I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the wonderful team at NABS & ASLIA National for choosing my application, providing me with recent sponsorship to attend the 21st ASLIA National Conference in South Australia.
The conference was a fantastic opportunity for me to update my knowledge on recent interpreting and Deafness studies and also that of current interpreting practice and to reflect on my own interpreting practice for the future.
There was also ample opportunity to gather socially to catch up with colleagues and to make some new friends and valuable connections.
It was a great to be able to reflect on the past 21 years of interpreting as a profession and to see the changes that have occurred during that time in a positive light, I’m sure the next 21 years will see many advancements with existing and new technology that will benefit both the interpreting profession and the Deaf communities that we are a part of.
I would again like to thank NABS for their financial support and giving me the opportunity to attend such an important event, I encourage all interpreters to get involved and attend the next ANC as it is an invaluable experience not to be missed. I look forward to attending the next ANC in Sydney 2013.
Written and Contributed by Michelle Mortimer – NABS Interpreter (Victoria)
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