The International Language Services Conference
is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2016 Conference
taking place on Friday, October 14 in Houston, Texas.

All submissions must be received by Friday, May 13th, 2016.

About ILSC

The 5th annual International Language Services Conference will explore a 360° view of the interpreting encounter from start to finish, unifying all stakeholders in the process from the LEP patient to the hospital administrators, interpreter certifying organizations and educators, and compliance officials. The aim of this year’s conference is to address unique challenges and obstacles faced by each stakeholder and enhance collaboration and decision-making across and between stakeholder groups in order to better serve LEP patients.

Presentation Details

Each presenter will have 40 minutes to present. The topics for which we are accepting presentation proposals include:


Interpreter perspective

 Standards, Certification,
and Training of Interpreters

If you are an interpreter, consider the following questions for your proposal:

If you work with in Standards, Certification, or Training of interpreters, please consider the following:

  • What are the methods of entry into practice?
  • What are the barriers to entry?
  • Have standards of practice changed?  If so, how are they being disseminated and how are they being put into practice?
  • What are the top three (3) challenges interpreters are facing in today’s market?
  • How many standards/certifications exist for the language industry?
  • How can we as practitioners become more  articulate when describing the importance of standards and certifications?
  • How can practitioners influence the components of the standards/certifications?
  • How are interpreters and translators trained?
  • How can practitioners encourage the adoption of standards/certifications?
  • What are the biggest challenges faced in interpreter training?

Please submit your proposal by completing the following form:

  • Please read the Call for Presenters in its entirety before selecting a category. Your Bio should reflect your expertise and experience in the topic you are making a submission for.
  • Your abstract must be written in English in paragraph form, and cannot exceed a 100-word limit. (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.) All acronyms must be spelled out.
  • Your abstract must be written in English in paragraph form, and cannot exceed a 100-word limit. (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.) All acronyms must be spelled out.