Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Interview with Barry S. Olsen and Katharine Allen of InterpretAmerica

Maria Cristina de la Vega, noted blogger on interpreting issues, interviewed InterpretAmerica Co-Presidents Barry S. Olsen and Katharine Allen for her blog this week. The topics covered range from current trends in the interpreting industry to interpreter training, fragmentation in the profession, and outlooks for technology and collaboration. A sneak peak at programming for next year's 4th Summit on Interpreting is also provided. Be sure to read the entire interview at Maria Cristina's blog site. The link is provided below.

Interview with Barry S. Olsen and Katharine Allen of InterpretAmerica

The interpreting  profession has really advanced into the limelight this year, to the degree that we  were  the subject of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Taniguchi vs. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd. Thus I thought it would be apropos to interview two visionary entrepreneurs in the field about their insights into the industry.
Barry Slaughter Olsen and Katharine Allen founded InterpretAmerica in 2009 with the express purpose of raising the profile of interpreting. Since 2010, InterpretAmerica has organized a yearly Summit on Interpreting, which brings together leaders from across the interpreting industry, individual interpreters, and end users of interpreting services. The 4th Summit on Interpreting will take place just outside Washington, D.C., in Reston, Virginia, on June 14-15, 2013.