AIIC PRIMS meeting in Montreal

24 Aug 19 — 25 Aug 19


Montreal, QC, Canada

Sectoral meeting


Centre St-Pierre
Salle 100 Marcel-Pépin
1212 Rue Panet

Organised by
Private Market Sector Standing Committee

Draft Agenda

Saturday 24 August

Joint PRIMS-CdP Session: Quality

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Remarks by ExCo

9:30 - 9:50

CdP and PRIMS: Two Sides of the Same Coin

9:50 - 10:30

Elisabet Tiselius - Quality in Conference Interpreting

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Dominique Marechal - CdP’s Work on Quality Measurement

11:30 - 12:00

Nathalie Laliberté, Vice-President, Services to Parliament and Interpretation, Translation Bureau, and Matthew Ball, Director of Interpretation and Chief Interpreter, Translation Bureau, and Linda Ballantyne, AIIC Canada  — Partners in Quality

12:00 - 12:30


12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break         

14:00 - 17:10

Marco Poutré and Sandra Swenor,  Mouvement québécois de la qualité — Defining and Selling Quality

17:10- 17:30

Plenary Session and Round-up of Day 1

Sunday 25 August:

Distance Interpreting and Continuous Professional Development

9:00 - 10:00

AIIC Canada Bureau - Market Report from Canada

10:00 - 10:30

Distance Interpreting: Results from London

10:30- 11:00

Coffee Break


Debate on Distance Interpreting

12:00 - 12:30

Elisabet Tiselius - The Crucial Role of Deliberate Practice in Interpreting Expertise

12:30- 14:00

Lunch Break


Alexander Drechsel - AIIC Webinars, Online Training and Feedback

14:30 - 15:00

Nuria Campoy - The InterpreTimeBank Experience

15:00 - 15:15

Federica Manini - Interpreters in Brussels Practice Group (video)

15:15 - 16:15

Final Debate

16:15 - 16:30

PRIMS Wrap-up


Farewell Coffee

The Canada Region is organizing a Late Summer Cocktail at Le Complexe Sky, Bistro-bar Branché, 1478 rue St-Catherine est., Montréal H2L 2J1 (5-minute walk from Centre St-Pierre), with cash-bar and free snacks, on Friday, August 23rd at 18:00.  Use this opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones over snacks and drinks!

Don’t forget to take a look at AIIC’s calendar before booking your flight. You won’t want to miss out on any of the exciting courses organized by AIIC Canada in the run-up to and after the PRIMS meeting. 

Join us in Montreal for another excellent PRIMS Meeting! We look forward to seeing you there!

NB - this event is open only to AIIC members, candidates and pre-candidates.

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