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Conference Interpreting Services

Indy Translations can transform any conference or business meeting into a world-class event. We realize how essential it is to provide your attendees with the best interpretation possible. Cutting costs and sourcing inexperienced interpreters can ruin an event and blemish your company's reputation with your international clients. With that in mind, we only work with the finest and most knowledgeable simultaneous conference interpreters throughout the world to ensure each event comes off flawlessly. Our conference specialists will work with you each step of the way providing pre-conference planning and on-site support throughout the event.

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We can provide the wireless interpretation equipment and receivers needed for up to 1,000 participants, as well as tabletop and full-size interpretation booths, portable equipment and technical support. Learn more about our equipment rental.

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Conference Interpreting Buyer's Guide


What kind of a conference interpreter do you need?

Let's define the differences between the two types of conference interpretation: simultaneous and consecutive.

Simultaneous interpretation is the process of interpreting from one language into another at the same time as the presenter is speaking. This type of interpretation is best suited for professional conferences, presentations and theatrical events. The audience is provided with a small headset or earpiece that receives the interpretation via radio or infrared waves. If more than one language is being interpreted, the audience may shift between languages. Please keep in mind that for this type of interpretation, interpreters work in pairs for each language. Each interpreter works in shifts of 20-30 minutes. This method allows the presenter to speak at a normal pace and will not slow down an event.

Consecutive interpretation is a method which allows the presenter to speak for a short period of time, usually less than a minute. Then the interpreter then renders the message into the target language. This type of interpretation is best suited for one-on-one situations, small group meetings, short presentations and telephone interpreting. The time required to provide the interpretation is generally as long as, or longer than, the original message. Remember to factor in this additional time when determining the time required for such a presentation.

Indy Translations provides conference interpreting services across the country in nearly all major world languages including Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, German, Russian and American Sign Language (ASL). To get a quote for conference interpreting, click the button below or call us at (800) 695-8772 to speak with one of our conference interpretation specialists.

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