Conference interpreting is also known as simultaneous interpreting. As the name infers it is used at large seminar or workshop types of events. If there are people in the audience who have Limited-English Proficiency the event organizers will often arrange for conference interpreters. The audience members are each given a set of headphones with a radio and are instructed to turn to a certain channel. The interpreters sit in the back of the room with a headset equipped with a microphone and tune in to the same channel as the audience members. As the speaker presents, the interpreter/s whisper what is being said simultaneously with only about a 2 second delay. Depending on the length of the event, two interpreters may be used so they can each take breaks to ensure accurate interpreting.
iTi Conference Interpreting is used in a variety of settings:
- Business Conferences
- Business Lectures
- Community Meetings
- International Business Gatherings