Letter from Lynda – Dear interpreters
Dear kiwi supporters of interpretation
I am appealing to you for just a small amount of your time.
We need help getting the word out about the International Interpretation Conference happening in Aotearoa New Zealand in April 3-7 2016.
Please think of three people in your region or discipline you think might be interested in attending the conference and forward them this letter.
This conference is of critical importance to INNZ as the income we hope to generate through aligned sponsorship will help keep the organisation afloat for another 8 years!
Interpretation is a small discipline in New Zealand; there are probably less than 1000 people who will have the word included in their job description but probably thousands using interpretation in their daily work.
And yet, next year the International Conference on Interpretation is happening here in Wellington. What an opportunity we have! We can get all the advantages of presenting and/or attending an international conference without having to cross the Tasman, Pacific or any other body of water that stands between us and the rest of the world.
What to do
1 – Think about presenting. Applications close at the end of the month but let us know if you need us to arrange a late application.
2 – Talk to your manager about making the conference your professional development for the year
3 – Think about a company that you could approach to sponsor, or part-sponsor you. We can send you a letter to support your approach to the company, showing the benefits to them in sponsoring you.
4 – But most of all keep the information flowing by sharing this with three more colleagues.
Spread the word. The story begins here, with you.