The party in Albany was great! We got to reconnect with some of the people who had helped us launch the court interpreters’ effort, connected with new people, and there was an incredible mix:
• Spanish court interpreters
• Medical interpreters about to take training
• A Russian translator Continue reading
OSTI is getting ready for the fall! There are several events outside Portland, and we hope to connect with interpreters and translators in different places, and see how OSTI can help strengthen our colleagues.
Last Sunday, August 17, we met in Albany. Tomorrow we meet in Bend, and on September 6 we meet in Medford.
We are also working on conference planning! Please save the date! This week Erin Neff, Lois Feuerle and Helen Eby met representing the OSTI Board and the Planning team. We’ve got a very nice list of speakers ready! More later, when we unveil the plans, but let’s just say this:
Not in Portland.
Speakers covering some of the topics we have seen members bring up.
Speakers with a national reputation.
Very practical topics.
The topics should be of interest to medical and court interpreters, to translators, and to any freelancers.
See you there! Save the date for October 4!
Oh, we will need help… More on that later. However, if you like to do desktop publishing, we’d love to talk to you!
Please check out the minutes of the last Board meeting! We are planning our first conference, and have a great tentative list of topics and speakers. The Continuing Education Committee is doing great work, and we will be hearing their proposal at the next Board meeting on August 20. We have proposals for presentations on translation technology, topics that come from the ASL field, medical interpreting topics, court interpreting issues, and others.
Our CE team includes medical and court interpreters, translators, speakers of German, Spanish, Russian and ASL.
We will be needing a lot of help, so please stay tuned! Check it out below!
Agenda for August 20 2014 OSTI Board Meeting
MINUTES June 16-2014
In the OSTI Calendar page you will see several meetings:
Albany, on August 17
Bend, on August 23
Medford, on September 6
Some Board members will meet with local groups of translators and interpreters in these places to help them set up local groups, find out what kind of support we all need across the state, and just get to know each other. We look forward to meeting OSTI members and friends at these meetings!
We are also planning a conference for October 4. Please save the date! Details will be posted soon…
The Board meets by teleconference on August 20 to discuss Conference preparation and other issues. Members are welcome to attend. Please contact the membership team for login details.