Interpreting at conferences: getting the most out of your team!

Friday 18 October 2019

Place: Warsaw, Poland

Time: 9.30 - 17.00 hours

This training is for teams of sign language interpreters who would like to learn and improve their strategies and techniques interpreting at conferences. Teams of interpreters (deaf and hearing) can be those who work between signed languages, or a spoken and a signed language, or who interpret from live text. All team combinations are possible! You are asked to register as a team for this training.

To effectively team interpret in a conference setting requires skills and practice. This training gives you the opportunity to learn by doing, to exchange best practices and provide you the theory and examples to do so as a team.

This training provides you the opportunity to learn these team interpreting skills for conferences. Together with colleagues we will discuss theories and put it into practice. We will look at: 

  • Team combinations: strengths and weaknesses

  • Effectively interpreting with your team

  • Preparation tools

  • Supporting your colleague and receiving support

  • Positioning of interpreters

  • Cooperation with other teams of interpreters

  • Technical and logistical preparations

Participant’s profile
Participants are sign language interpreters who have a minimum of 2 years work experience. 

The training will be given in International Sign. No interpretation is provided.

Early Bird (till 31 July): 90 euros per interpreter (180 euros for one team)
Regular (1 - 31 August): 120 euros per interpreter (240 euros for one team)
Late (1 - 30 September): 150 euros per interpreter (300 euros for one team)

Coffee breaks are included. Participants will need to organize their own travel, meals and accommodation.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. A total of 16 (8 teams of interpreters) places are available. 
IMPORTANT: Please register as a team! It is not possible to register as an individual interpreter.

Note: VAT is not applicable and will not be charged

To complete the registration, please pay the registration fee by bank transfer at the same day of your registration. Your place is not confirmed till we have received your registration fee:

Maya de Wit Sign Language Interpreting Consultancy
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
IBAN: NL41INGB0002312732
Bank details: ING, PO BOX 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Please add "Training Warsaw + your name" in the description of the payment.

Note: if a fee applies for your bank transfer, please add this to the payment.

Cancellation policy
before 1 August: 50% of the registration fee will be refunded (excluding bank transfer costs)
1 August and after: No refund
Note: Cancellations must be sent by email and confirmed: contact @

Terms & conditions
When you register, your personal data and registration details are in safe hands according to our terms & conditions.


Institute of Applied Linguistics
University of Warsaw
Dobra 55, Warsaw

Room number 1.024