Multiculturalism and Multimodality
1 – 2 June 2019
RYDGES LATIMER HOTEL
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch Central
The multicultural aspect of NZSTI’s 2019 Conference theme has added resonance in what will be the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. When speakers of different languages meet, the encounter is cultural as well as linguistic, and this is part of the reality of life not only in Aotearoa-New Zealand but in many countries throughout the world.
In an increasingly multicultural world, the translating and interpreting professions, dedicated as they are to promoting communication and understanding between peoples and cultures, have a more vital role than ever before in the resolution or mitigation of conflict, in the enhancement of life and civilization.
Against this background, developments in communication and information technology continue to present fresh challenges not only to the practitioners of today in terms of professional self-development but also to those entrusted with the education and training of the practitioners of tomorrow.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: GETTING NOTICED
Will those wishing to take part in this workshop please notify the presenter, Jenna Milesi, to enable her to prepare sufficient handouts etc.
Jenna’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring (if possible):
- Laptop & mobile phone (with data/wifi)
- Current business cards/flyers/something with current logo
NAATI INTERPRETER TRAINING WORKSHOP
A NAATI training workshop will be held in Christchurch on 31 May and 3 June (the days before and after the annual conference).
Topic: Note-taking and sight translation
7:00pm in the Colombian Lounge and Balcony, Casa Publica,
180 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central
See the Social Function page for details.
We look forward to welcoming you there.