Michigan's Translators to Hold October Conference

The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) will hold its third annual conference on translation and interpreting — "Work Locally, Think Globally" — on October 13, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

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Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 29, 2012

The Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN) is pleased to announce its third annual conference on translation and interpreting — "Work Locally, Think Globally" — held October 13, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Novi, Michigan. Previous conferences were highly successful, attracting attendees from more than seven states and Canada.

This year’s keynote speakers are Harry Obst, interpreter to seven United States presidents, and author of "White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation," and Nataly Kelly, author, interpreter, and Chief Research Officer at Common Sense Advisory, a market research firm dedicated to language services and technology. Kelly is coauthor of the upcoming book "Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World".

Instructional sessions will include topics such as cultural competency in medical interpreting, video remote interpreting, building relationships between project managers and linguists, and translation for the automotive industry.

“This year’s focus is especially relevant to how we build our local economies using global resources and maximizing the talent from our international communities,” says Kemba N’Namdi, MiTiN’s conference chairperson “This year’s conference is designed to promote job opportunities, by strengthening local talent to be competitive in the worldwide market.”

“MiTiN continues to be a regional leader in providing development opportunities for those working in the translation industry,” says James Kirchner, MiTiN president, “The conference allows both linguists and those who use their services to improve their professional knowledge in a vital, rapidly expanding field.”

The MiTiN conference is open to new and experienced translators, to students and to those who use language services. Registration is now open online at mitin.org/conference and will also be possible on-site.

MiTiN is a nonprofit association of translators, interpreters, agencies, and other language professionals in Michigan. Formed in 1991, MiTiN has more than 160 members representing over 40 languages. MiTiN is a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA).


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