AIIC at a glance

Ten things you absolutely need to know about the only truly global association of conference interpreters


───1. 'AIIC' stands for 'International Association of Conference Interpreters' in French.

───Founded in 1953, AIIC is still the only truly global association of conference interpreters.

───Based in Geneva, Switzerland, AIIC has over 3000 members in some 100 countries.

───AIIC’s stringent application process – involving sponsorship by peers and validated experience – provides assurance of a high level of professionalism.

───The name 'AIIC' is synonymous with quality, professional ethics and working conditions designed to protect interpreter health and well-being.

───The collective agreements that AIIC has negotiated with a range of major international organisations safeguard the interests of AIIC members and non-members alike.

─── AIIC comprises numerous committees and working groups on a range of questions, from technical and health issues to research and training, all of them staffed by volunteer members.

───AIIC’s online directory of all of its members means that the right professional for the job is only ever a click away.

───With a finger firmly on the pulse of an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing world, AIIC is dedicated to ensuring the relevance of the individual practitioner and the global collective of interpreters alike.

───Proud of its heritage, the Association is the custodian of a vast repository of historical records, recently digitised to facilitate access for interpreters and researchers to the remarkable success story that is AIIC.