CIOL AGM & Members' Day 2019


Doors open for AGM attendees – registration and tea/coffee


Arrival of Members' Day attendees – registration and tea/coffee

Opening of Members' Day - Welcome from Ann Carlisle

Becoming Chartered - a session for all delegates presented by Jane Galbraith, Head of Membership

First seminar – see choice of three sessions below

Second seminar – see choice of three sessions below


Group photos

CIOL – the year ahead presented by Judith Gabler FCIL CL, Chair of Council

Threlford Lecture – Who has the authority to speak?: Linguistic intolerance in the twenty first century 
Presented by Professor Bernadette O’Rourke, Professor of Sociolinguistics, Heriot Watt University

Drinks reception


Seminar 1 (choose one when booking)

Starting your career as a freelancer Part 1: Ten top tips for translators and interpreters

In a session aimed at Student Affiliates, career starters and career changers, Vasiliki Prestidge MCIL CL and Valeria Aliperta MCIL offer advice on starting up as a freelancer.

Emotional Intelligence for Translators and Interpreters

This talk explores the value of emotional intelligence and the place it should have in the translator’s/interpreter’s workplace, and asks the question how can language professionals learn to behave in more emotionally intelligent ways in a competitive and increasingly technological industry, where face-to-face interactions are becoming a thing of the past.

Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson MCIL
Senior Lecturer and Head of Translation, School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, OU

All work and no wellbeing – mental health strategies for interpreters

All work and no play makes Jack dull, and a regular diet of traumatic subject matter makes Jill unhappy. Add into the mix tight deadlines and difficult clients and a dearth of dedicated support services and no wonder both of them often feel unwell. If this sounds like you come and join this interactive session and share coping strategies to lead to better mental health and well-being for all. 

Sue Leschen FCIL CL

Seminar 2 (choose one when booking)

Starting your career as a freelancer Part 2: SDL Trados 2019 Freelance

Would you like to discover new ways to maximise your employability potential as a professional translator? Join this workshop for an introduction and live demonstration of SDL Trados Studio 2019. Explore the many ways that Studio 2019 is designed to make life for a translator easier and more productive.

Ed Flower, Field Marketing Manager at SDL

Beyond Translation – shape your career as a Linguist

How can you apply your language skills in the corporate world, and, more importantly, how do you get employers to hire you? If you are a linguist starting out on your career, or contemplating a career change, Anna Ostrovsky offers practical steps to help you shape the language career that’s right for you.

Presented by Anna Ostrovsky MCIL

The World of the Voice-over

Daniel Pageon has over 40 years’ experience with the ‘spoken word’ and has developed substantial expertise in both translating and voicing. In this entertaining session, he shares his experiences which started with translating and broadcasting for the BBC World Service. He has recorded thousands of corporate videos, e-learning courses and documentaries.

Presented by Daniel Pageon FCIL

Preparing for the DPSI (subject to demand)

Are you planning to take the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting this year? If so, this is an ideal opportunity to find out how best to prepare for the exam. (This session will run subject to demand.)

Sue Leschen FCIL CL

Threlford Lecture

Who has the authority to speak?: Linguistic intolerance in the twenty first century
Presented by Professor Bernadette O’Rourke, Professor of Sociolinguistics, Heriot Watt University
2:45pm, Main lecture theatre

Over recent decades we have seen important changes have taken place in our contemporary societies as a result of globalization and increased mobility. While there have been attempts at transnational and national levels to address the opportunities and challenges brought about by increased linguistic diversity, the management of such diversity on many levels continues to be influenced by the traditional foundations of linguistic nationalism. Such foundations have tended to be based on the principles of linguistic homogeneity, nativeness and monolingualism. These principles have kept in place a social order which has come to be characterized by socioeconomic hierarchies and inequalities with linguistic difference playing a key role. Such principles also constituted and continue to penetrate the basic epistemologies of linguistics itself, giving primacy to the “native”, “first language”, “mother tongue” speaker of a language as a linguistic model over the “non-native” or “second language” speaker.In the current social and political climate, we are seeing an even greater return to monolingual regimes leading to linguistic intolerance at many levels. In this talk I will examine the ideologies behind such intolerance and why certain profiles of speakers (new speakers, native speakers) and users of particular languages (majority or minority languages) are given more authority than others.

Bookings close at midnight on Friday 8 March 2019.

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