Following the success of the first InDialog conference in November 2013, which mapped the status of Community Interpreting worldwide, the second international InDialog conference returns to the Russisches Haus für Wissenschaft und Kultur in Berlin on 20 and 21 November 2015. It will once again be dedicated to community interpreting in its many guises, and targets government representatives, policy makers, service providers, users and commissioners of signed and spoken interpreting services, researchers, trainers, interpreters, language and cultural mediators, and students.
InDialog will build on insights gained from the first conference and offer participants the opportunity to share their research, concerns, best practices and views on the discipline of community interpreting in our societies. A particular focus of the 2015 conference will be Community Interpreting In Dialogue With Technology.
The varying national contexts and professional needs as well as the sheer mass of languages requiring interpretation highlight the ongoing need for new and sustainable solutions and policies to support access to multilingual services within and across nations. The InDialog conference will contribute to identifying and promoting steps to implement effective solutions. Technology is becoming more and more evident in community interpreting today, it is time to examine its impact, opportunities and limitations in research, training and practice in the field.
The conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, individual talks, discussions and posters. It will take place in conjunction with the EXPOLINGUA Berlin, the 28th International Fair for Languages and Cultures.