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    • September 08, 2021
    • December 13, 2023
    • 28 sessions
    • online

    OSTI board meets every 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

    OSTI Members are welcome to attend.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

    To request more info, please contact us.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Oregon Court Interpreter Cafe, Hosted by OSTI

    w/ Special Guest Chantal Portillo, PhD

    Chantal will be speaking to us about how the OJD team she works with approached the COVID-19 public health crisis and their efforts to get remote interpretation going in the courts. Then, we will hear about Chantal’s preparation for in person court assignments during the pandemic. She will be available to answer questions.

    (Note: This event is open to Oregon Certified and Registered Court Interpreters, OSTI Membership not required.)

    Why: To socialize and check-in with our colleagues; to learn from each other and share our common experiences interpreting for the Oregon Courts during pandemic times; and—very importantly—to cut loose and socialize a little! These get-togethers will not be recorded, and are meant to foment solidarity amongst our colleagues when dealing with the various in-person, remote, and hybrid modalities of court interpreting. We can also chat about any issues that impact us in all aspects of court life. This is an ongoing event with varying hosts, an array of "set" and "loose" agendas, and guest speakers. Join us!

    Special Guest Bio: Chantal was born in the USA and raised in Spain, which provided her with a bi-cultural family background from a young age. This sparked her interest in languages and interculturality, which lead to a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation first, and a master’s and PhD in fields related to intangible heritage, sustainable tourism and intercultural interpretation and translation in the creation of sustainable cultural tourism products. Chantal was a conference interpreter in Spain for 10 years as well as being certified by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a judicial translator and interpreter since 2004. After moving to the USA and working as a certified medical interpreter for a year, Chantal got certified as judicial interpreter with the OJD and started working in 2015 as independent contractor for agencies and the courts. In 2020, and after 23 years of being an independent contractor, Chantal was hired by the OJD as staff interpreter at the Marion County Circuit Court, her current placement. In 2020 she also obtained the ATA certification EN to SP and got judicially certified in CA and NM. In her free time, Chantal loves hiking, doing yoga and acro-yoga, and crafting.

    Hosts: Oregon Certified Court Interpreters John Wan, Jessica Dover, and Adrian Arias

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact OSTI members

    Jessica Dover (jessica@almalunaspanish.com)

    Adrian Arias (interpreteraa@hotmail.com

    We hope to see you on January 26th!

    Best wishes,

    Adrian, John, and Jessica

    • February 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • on Zoom (link sent upon registration)

    This is a free discussion session
    for medical interpreters.

    Medical interpreters will discuss a variety of scenarios from real life, share their experience and suggestions on how to best handle each situation, they will broaden their repertoire of practical solutions to dilemmas.

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    Save the date for the 2022 OSTI Conference!

Past Events

January 19, 2022 Refugee Resettlement In 2022
December 10, 2021 Words for Fun: Memory, Periphery, and Then Some (Virtual)
November 29, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Cafe, Hosted by OSTI
November 19, 2021 Translation Rights with The Authors Guild, Discussion and Q&A
November 07, 2021 Vietnamese Medical Terminology for Interpreters with Tram Bui and Dr. Christina Nguyen
October 28, 2021 Court Interpreter Cafe, Hosted by OSTI
October 14, 2021 Creating Good VIBE (Virtual Interpreting Booth Experience)
October 03, 2021 OSTI 2021 Annual Board Meeting
October 03, 2021 Fall 2021 Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
September 17, 2021 OSTI 2021 Virtual Conference: Together Again (from afar)
August 30, 2021 OSTI Court Interpreter Cafe
August 25, 2021 8/25 (Wed) OSTI Board Meeting 7:30 PM
August 15, 2021 Ides of August Literary Translation Meetup (Virtual)
July 28, 2021 OSTI Court Interpreter Cafe - w/ Special Guest André Knaebel FCCI
June 29, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Social and Check-In - 6/29/2021
June 21, 2021 Mon 6/21 Rose Garden Social
May 28, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Social and Check-In
May 12, 2021 Spring-Summer Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
April 30, 2021 Oregon Court Interpreter Social w/ Special Guest Aimee Benavides
April 10, 2021 Recreational Linguistics
March 31, 2021 Translators & Interpreters with Pets
March 27, 2021 A Celebration of Heidi Schmaltz's Life
March 23, 2021 Improving interpreting skills - How to help each other
February 26, 2021 Editing Potpourri: A Crash Course in Copyediting for Translators
February 13, 2021 Winter Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
February 04, 2021 ATA Certification Panel and Q&A
January 20, 2021 OSTI Winter Literary Translation Open Mic
December 09, 2020 OSTI Winter Get-together 12/9 7:30 PM PST
November 11, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
October 18, 2020 Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop - Fall
October 14, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
September 13, 2020 Ethics Workshop by Cynthia Roat (Part of OSTI 2020 Virtual Conference)
September 12, 2020 OSTI 2020 Virtual Conference: From Masks to Mastery
September 09, 2020 OSTI 2020 Annual Members Meeting
August 12, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
July 29, 2020 Happy Hour to Celebrate OSTI Members
July 26, 2020 OSTI Summer 2020 Online Literary Translation Workshop
July 08, 2020 OSTI Board meeting
June 17, 2020 OSTI Literary Translation Open Mic (Virtual)
May 27, 2020 OSTI Remote Social Gathering, May 27, 2020 @ 2pm
April 22, 2020 OSTI Virtual Coffee Meet-Up - We Miss Seeing Your Faces!
April 19, 2020 OSTI Multi-Language Literary Translation Workshop
March 05, 2020 ATA Certification Exam Q&A
January 25, 2020 Social Gathering


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