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Signal Festival. Talks, panel discussion, and a live opera performance. Read the summaries and be inspired

Signal was a 1-day online festival that we hosted on Friday 24th September 2021 to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of Language Professionals’ Networking Event, a non-profit, interdisciplinary monthly social gathering.

Since 2018, we’ve organised networking events, every single month. And like any birthday worth its salt, we wanted to celebrate in style.

We thought we would dedicate a whole day to celebrate not only this special occasion but also the wonderfully colourful industry that we’re in as language professionals.

The event was a blast. We created this summary to share some of the thoughts and ideas that were discussed.

Click the links to read more, learn more and be inspired.

9.30 – 9.50am: Welcome. Moorfields Eye Charity: Making a Difference to the Lives of People Experiencing Sight Loss

9.50 – 10.30am: Coffee-powered Speed Networking Session hosted by Gabriella Ferenczi

10.45 – 11.30am: Timea Kadar: The USP is You

11.45 – 12.30pm: Joanne Ford: Five Star Service But No Tip!
Are you overdelivering and under-appreciated?

12.45 – 1.30pm: The Power of People. Business Lounge Networking hosted by Nathalie Danon

1.45 – 2.30pm: Julie Yoder: Put on your own oxygen mask first: the key to serving with integrity in your business

2.45 – 3.30pm: Bryn Bonino: Make A Leap: From Teacher To Entrepreneur

3.45 – 4.30pm: Mark Ghannam: AI and Languages. How AI will change the linguistics space

4.45 – 5.45pm: Panel discussion: AI in the language industry: threat or opportunity?

6 – 7pm: Storytelling Networking Hosted by Timea Kadar

7.15 – 8pm: Exclusive Live Show & Cocktail Reception: Bronwen Stephens-Harding: The Language of Love – An Opera Perspective

Thank you very much to all our wonderful speakers and panelists for their contributions and brilliant talks, to Bronwen Stephens-Harding for the riveting live performance, to all the attendees who joined regardless of the time zone and who actively engaged with us, and to all our sponsors for the trust, support and contribution.

As always, the money we have raised goes to support Moorfields Eye Charity.

Stay tuned for our next event, which will be on the 21st of October 2021.


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