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2021 Virtual Conference

2021 IMIA Virtual Conference

August 7, 2021 - 11:00am EDT to 9:30pm EDT

"Overcoming the Distance: Connecting Professionals as One Community"



Open Now - to August 6, 2021 Midnight Eastern Time

Now  to July 23, 2021 Early Bird Member $125
  Early Bird Non-member $225
  Presenters $75
  IMIA Officials (Board Members, State Chairs, Staff) $125
July 24 to August 6, 2021 Regular Member  $150
  Regular Non-member $250
  Presenters $75
  IMIA Officials (Board Members, State Chairs, Staff) $125


(All times are in EDT – Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Friday August 6, 2021

Pre-Conference Virtual Events 

7:30pm-8:30pm EDT
IMIA Board of Directors August meeting (Closed meeting)
8:30pm- 9:30pm EDT
Bring Your Own Drink Happy Hour:
All attendee pre-conference networking meeting
9:30pm-10:30pm EDT
IMIA Members Open Meeting/ Awards Ceremony


Saturday August 7, 2021

    Virtual Conference 

10:45am - 11:00am EDT
Early login
11:00am-11:30am EDT
Welcome Remarks: Nicholas Kern, IMIA President
11:30am- 12:30pm EDT
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Briseño, MS, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
12:30pm- 1:00pm EDT
Break and Exhibitor Hall

1pm-2pm EDT: Workshop Session 1
1.A: ​​Interpreting face-threatening acts
Raquel Lazaro Gutierrez
1.B: I play, therefore, I interpret: The use of videogames as a tool for medical interpreting teaching and practice
Dartagnhan Rodrigues
(10-minute break)- stretching break and visiting exhibitor booths
2:10pm- 3:10pm EDT: Workshop Session 2
2.A: So You Had a Bad Day? How to Overcome Workplace Anxiety for Interpreters
Arianna Aguilar
2.B: Defining Best Practices in the Medical Speech-Language Pathologist/ Interpreter-Translator Collaboration Process
Henriette W. Langdon
(50-minute break) 3:10pm- 4:00pm EDT Lunch break and visiting exhibitor booths
4:00pm-5:00pm EDT: Workshop Session 3
3.A: Bless Your Little Heart
Kamilah Torres

3.B: "Neither an advocate nor a member of the team": Replacing metaphors with principled reasoning
in clinical supervision for interpreters
Robyn Dean
(10-minute break)- stretching break and visiting exhibitor booths
5:10pm-6:10pm EDT: Workshop Session 4
4.A: Elevate your Career as an Intercultural Mediator
Izabel Souza

4.B: One Training Does Not Fit All
Ana Soler
(10-minute break)- stretching break and visiting exhibitor booths

6:20pm-7:20pm EDT: Workshop Session 5
5.A: Thinking aloud:  Measuring context and ethical sensitivity in medical interpreting
Robyn Dean
5.B: Interpreting Idioms and Cultural References (Russian)
Yuliya Speroff
(10-minute break)- stretching break and visiting exhibitor booths
7:30pm-8:30pm EDT: Workshop Session 6
6.A: Challenges and successful techniques to overcome the hurdles in remote healthcare interpreting
Reiko Mori

6.B: How you can make a living doing what you love....
How to successfully run your own business as a 1099 onsite interpreter
David Brackett
8:30pm- 9:30pm EDT
Special Guest Session: Ms. Odilia Romero, Co-Founder/Executive Director of
Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo (CIELO)

Closing Remarks
Amani Zaki, IMIA Board and Events Committee Chair


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