2018 International Conference
Call for Presentations

2018 NAI International Conference – Reims France April 16-20, 2018

INSPIRING CRITICAL THINKING – Essential Questions of Past, Present and Future
The annual NAI International Conference is a critical component of professional development for many interpreters. Without the generous support of our volunteer faculty, the conference would not be the success that it has been year after year! If you have knowledge, experience or research that you can share with your colleagues, we invite you to be part of the program by submitting a session proposal.
Our theme for this year’s International Conference on Interpretation focuses on the essential questions that we as interpreters face in our professional lives and how interpretation can serve to articulate issues and help bridge the increasingly divisive public discourse.  Communication is a key to understanding – the interpretive communication process presents and translates information in a way that is meaningful to the audience, and this is a path to education and agreement.
What is interpretation’s role in inspiring critical thinking and meaningful conversations about the challenging issues of our times?   Similarly, what evolution has the profession seen in the thinking behind, and uses of, interpretation?  
We are looking for sessions that demonstrate ideas and practices that look at multiple perspectives, involve the audience in the conversation and provoke thinking that ties events and issues of the past to issues facing us today.   Session proposals will be critiqued for how well they fit within the overall theme and sub theme strands, and we encourage thoughtful consideration of new presentations and in-depth looks at issues of culture, conscience, and challenge.
PLEASE NOTE: all presenters and co-presenters whose presentation is accepted will need to register for the conference. We are not able to waive registration fees for presenters.


Please enter all information below in Title or Sentence case, not all upper or lower case. The information that you provide below will be used in both the print and online conference guide – so please be sure to enter the information in correctly. 

Presentation Title*
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Subtheme Strand*    
Format Types
Which format type best describes your Presentation?
  • Case Study (one or multiple presenters share a story about a specific program, or process with universal take-home messages for participants)
  • Panel (Up to 4 individuals discussing different perspectives on the same topic)
  • Point/Counter Point (Presenters offer divergent viewpoints on a topic.)
  • Research Presentation (Based on results from hard research)
  • Roundtable (Small group discussions on a selected theme with different topics)
  • Single Presenter (One presenter shares program or process with time for Q&A)
Time Preference*    
Would you be willing to present
this session as a webinar in the

Description of Session
Session proposals will be reviewed for the following criteria:

  • Adherence to conference theme and subthemes 
  • Relevance to the profession of interpretation
  • Interactivity and potential for engaging participants
  • Actionable outcomes - participants will go home with new ideas
1500 characters maximum (about 350 words)
This will be used by reviewers to evaluate your session.

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180 characters maximum (about 35 words)
This will be used by reviewers to evaluate your session.
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Audiovisual needs
Each session room is provided with these basic elements:

  • one easel
  • one surge protecting power strip
  • one extension cord
  • projection screen
  • projector (upon request)
  • small computer speakers (upon request - limited supply)
Do you need an LCD Projector?*    
Learning Objective 1*
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Special Requests
List any other comments, needs, or requirements. NAI cannot guarantee that these requests can be met; you'll be contacted to confirm any items here.


If you DO NOT HAVE CO-PRESENTERS you may submit now. If you do have co-presenters, please continue with this form below and submit below the Co-Presenters area. Please note: if you are the presenter you do not need to put yourself as a co-presenter.




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If you have any questions about this form or your submission please contact NAI.