Global Meetings

Simultaneous Translation for Events

This Convene TV video explores strategies for implementing real-time translation at meetings.

Have you thought about adding on-site interpretation to your events? With many simultaneous-translation programs, attendees check out headsets and then select a language channel each time they attend a session. Professional interpreters then translate session content in real time throughout the meeting.

John Kendrick of Conference Systems Inc. delivered a session on this topic, sponsored by PSAV, at PCMA’s 2016 Education Conference. In this edition of Convene TV, he provides a brief overview of the equipment needed to implement on-site translation and offers a few tips to make sure the experience is seamless for everyone involved. And EduCon attendee Kirsten Olean, CMP, CAE, director of meetings for the American Society for Microbiology, says she’s interested in learning more about simultaneous translation.

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