Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the more controversial topics in linguistics, with some saying that AI is a useful tool and others worried that linguists will be replaced by AI in the future. On November 25th, we were joined by Computational Linguist, Anna Koroleva, to discuss natural language processing (NLP) and why she believes it is not coming to replace us.
The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day, so we decided to dedicate this month’s event to the topic of mental health in our industry. The event itself took place … Continue Reading Our October 2022 Event: Mental Health in the Language Services Industry
On Friday 30th September, language professionals once again came together on Zoom, this time for an open discussion that would question their own identity. Yes, this month’s topic was on … Continue Reading Our September 2022 Event: What Makes a Language Professional?
In August, we connected language professionals through what we call ‘link-building networking’. The theme of this month was ‘How to set healthy work-life boundaries’. We invited language professionals to submit … Continue Reading Our August 2022 Event: How to set healthy work-life boundaries
The July event was published just a week before the actual date, and therefore, it ended up to be an intimate event where we chatted for hours on end on all things life, work, productivity, languages, travel, covid, war and peace, inclusivity and discrimination, freedom and restrictions, balance and overwhelm, health and wellbeing.
What started out as an alfresco summer social event in Central London was one of our first forays into in-person events. We were thrilled to gather language professionals to connect over a fine cocktail in an iconic location: a pop–up picnic garden in Barbican surrounded by brutalist architecture and high art.
To continue the conversation we started in April, we decided that we’ll host another round of link-building-style networking dedicated to the same subject: Misconceptions language professionals come across in their field of work. Here are the submissions we received.
We invited language professionals to submit their written thoughts on common misconceptions about their field of work in the language services industry. Read their submission here.
Our March 2022 event was dedicated to the theme ‘Networking for Introverts’. Language professionals gathered to learn tips and to practice networking in a way that suits their perhaps more quiet nature.
Language is one of the most powerful tools that humans have; the role of a forensic linguist is to analyse how people use this tool at the interface of language and law. Annina Van Riper joined us on Thursday, 17 February 2022 to discuss how linguists use core linguistic tools (e.g. phonetics, syntax, semantics etc.) to examine language in forensic contexts.
Productivity coach Juliet Landau-Pope joined us on Thursday 17th January to talk about procrastination and to share some practical strategies and motivational tips to kickstart us all into action. Juliet … Continue Reading Our January 2022 Event. Juliet Landau-Pope: I’ll Do It Tomorrow. How to Overcome Procrastination
The final networking event of 2021 was dedicated to addressing our voice concerns. Voice teacher Anouska Taylor joined us to answer questions about the speaking voice of language professionals. Interpreters, … Continue Reading Our December 2021 Event: Q&A with voice teacher Anouska Taylor
This time, rather than inviting an expert speaker, we wanted to give the stage to the attendees of the event. Our goal was to create a trusted space where we could get together and discuss our experiences on how we all deal with difficult clients. Read on for more details.
On this occasion, we had the pleasure to welcome lawyer linguist Sue Leschen who brought us some eye-opening case studies and stories to help us think about setting the right … Continue Reading Our October 2021 Event. Sue Leschen: Working remotely – which terms and conditions should language professionals be negotiating with their clients?
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. Click the links to read more, learn more and be inspired.
After long months of tackling tech challenges, we all deserve an e-break.
No more glitching, unwillingly muted microphones, failing cameras. Just real on-site discussions, your favourite food to nibble on, some lovely drinks and the company of great people.