VEGA – AIIC’s Outreach & Mentoring Network

Your gateway to best practices in conference interpreting

The VEGA Network offers guidance on best practices to final year conference interpreting students, recent graduates and experienced colleagues, whether professionally trained or self-taught. VEGA also coordinates a mentoring programme for colleagues who are in the process of joining AIIC.


Guiding new interpreters

As a newcomer to the profession, you will benefit from the support and guidance of the VEGA network – a committed group of AIIC members who can help you realise your ambition to join AIIC. VEGA encourages all colleagues to follow best practices and respect the AIIC Code of Professional Ethics in the interests of enhancing the reputation of the conference interpreting profession.

The VEGA network is here for you

VEGA’s outreach events, workshops and information sessions around the world focus on best practices in conference interpreting, for both newcomers to the profession and for more experienced colleagues wishing to join AIIC.

VEGA’s mentoring programme helps AIIC pre-candidates to develop their skills and build professional networks as they gain experience. VEGA’s objective is to make AIIC visible, demonstrate its relevance, and facilitate the transition from aspiring to join AIIC to actually applying.

All VEGA members are volunteers and all VEGA events are run on a strictly not-for-profit basis.

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VEGA has produced a series of articles in a range of languages, aimed at colleagues just getting started in the profession, including students in the final year of their training:

──       A day in the life of a conference interpreter

──       Tips for beginners

──       Job offer checklist

──       Making your first contract stress free

──       Understanding booth manners

──       The successful conference interpreter’s checklist

VEGA members are also regular contributors to the AIIC Blog and Communicate!, AIIC’s biannual online magazine, where they offer insights that may be of interest to experienced colleagues who wish to become AIIC members.

If you are a student considering conference interpreting as a profession, check out  AIIC’s Training and Professional Development group’s page for a wealth of material.

If you are an experienced colleague who is ready to apply to AIIC, the only worldwide association of conference interpreters, discover AIIC’s application process now

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