CIOL AGM & Members' Day 2018


QEII Conference Centre
Broad Sanctuary
London SW1P 3EE

Programme – Saturday 10 March 2018

Arrival for AGM attendees – registration and tea/coffee

CIOL AGM (click for agenda and papers)

All other delegates to arrive – registration and tea/coffee

Opening of Members' Day in the St James Room
Welcome and session on 'Making the most of your CIOL membership'

First seminar – see choice of four sessions below

Second seminar – see choice of four sessions below

Buffet lunch

CIOL – the year ahead
Karen Stokes FCIL CL, Chair of Council

Threlford Lecture – presented by Professor Joanna Drugan, University of East Anglia
Crime and Translation 
Crime is increasingly transnational and multilingual. 70% of the estimated 3,600 Organised Crime Groups in the EU in 2013 had multinational membership and communicated across at least two languages (Europol 2013). Police therefore increasingly rely on linguists to investigate serious crimes such as human trafficking.

In this talk, Professor Drugan will give an overview of new research about the critical role played by linguists in this effort. What are their experiences of interpreting and translation? How do they help the police understand, prevent and prosecute such crimes? And what professional and ethical challenges do they face in doing so?

Joanna Drugan is Professor of Translation at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests focus on translation quality, ethics and technologies.

Drinks reception


Delivered twice at 10:45am and 12:00pm unless otherwise stated

1a. CIOL membership: your career partner for life - a session for students and career-starters
Find out how CIOL membership has helped members in their career paths
Panel discussion led by Karen Stokes FCIL CL, Chair of Council, with Jo Durning (MCIL), Claire Selden (MCIL), Adam Dewhirst (Career Affiliate) and Nicholas Nicou (ACIL)
(delivered once at 10:45am)

1b. Mentoring platform - details to be confirmed 
(delivered once at 12:00pm)

2. Client Relationships and Communications for freelancers
Presented by Konstantin Kisin, Kisin Language Services

3. Translation and Localisation for IKEA
'More møbler for your money': find out the challenges translators face when translating IKEA's Swedish terms into English.
Presented by Ian Hinchliffe, translator and former IKEA catalogue copywriter

4. Languages after Brexit – all presenters in these two sessions are contributors to the new book
Languages after Brexit – how the UK speaks to the world

  4, Part 1 - Trouble with English?
  Presented by Jennifer Jenkins, Professor of Global Englishes at the University of Southampton
  (delivered once at 10:45am)

  4, Part 2 - Panel discussion on the future of languages in the UK post-Brexit
  Panel discussion led by Tim Connell, with Rene Koglbauer, Helen Campbell, and Jennifer Jenkins
  (delivered once at 12:00pm)

We reserve the right to change the programme at any time.

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 Across Systems GmbH – Across are also presenting a Pre-event on 09 March: Teatime with the Across Translator Edition