NZSTI Conference June 2020
NZSTI Conference June 2020

Speakers


Below are the confirmed speakers for the 2024 conference.

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Rory McKenzie

Keynote Speaker

Rory McKenzie (PhD, Literary Translation Studies, Victoria University of Wellington) is the Principal Adviser, Inter-Cultural Capability and Language at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities. In this role, he is responsible for supporting public servants and ethnic communities to better communicate and work with each other, particularly across linguistic and cultural barriers.

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Alejandra González Campanella

Presenter

Dr. Alejandra González Campanella, an NZSTI member for translation and interpreting, brings expertise from Aotearoa and abroad. Her doctoral research on trauma-informed interpreting in refugee contexts has garnered attention through publications and conference presentations. Beyond academia, she works in the humanitarian sector supporting refugee-background communities.

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Alison Rodriguez

Presenter

Alison is President of the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT).  A linguist and translator in legal, human rights and technical fields, she has diverse experience in strategy, policy and promotion of the arts. She is known for her strong advocacy of multilingualism, multilateralism, and cultural and linguistic diversity and, with particular focus on indigenous language revitalisation, association development and building a sustainable profession.  Alison also has an interest in the ethics of AI.

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Aurélie Sheehan

Presenter

Aurélie Sheehan joined NAATI in 2018 to support and enable the rollout of NAATI’s Certification system. Since January 2020, in her role as Manager, Certification Policy and Development, Aurélie has been focussing on NAATI’s Certification development strategy and Continuous Improvement Program while overseeing examiner training, certification test materials creation and test design for both specialist and non-specialist certification tests. She is an AUSIT member and has been a NAATI-Certified English to French translator since 2010.

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Byron Gibbons

Presenter

Byron Gibbons (BA NZSL-English Interpreting, AUT) is a Board Member of SLIANZ. A Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and NZSL interpreter working in Wellington, alongside his role in SLIANZ Byron works as a video relay and community interpreter, with experience in diverse settings including education, medical, government, workplace and theatre.

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Christof Schneider

Presenter

Christof Schneider taught students about tools for translators at the University of Auckland until 2022, had significant input in the development of two CAT tools and spent 16 years as a technology consultant to staff and customers of a large Language Service Provider. He is currently working as a consultant and full-time translator for English and German, based in Ngamotou/New Plymouth.

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Francesca Benocci

Presenter

Dr. Francesca Benocci works as a learning designer, literary translator, and interpreter. Her research interests include translation studies, transnationalism, postcolonial literature, postcolonial studies, Indigenous literature, and intersectional theory. Her latest curated and co-translated anthology of poems by author Janet Frame - Parleranno le tempeste, poesie scelte di Janet Frame - received wonderful reviews.

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Hiep Hoa Pham

Presenter

Dr Hiep Hoa Pham has worked as a translator, editor and language consultant in New Zealand, the US, Australia, and Vietnam for over 15 years. He has also taught courses on translation and interpreting at various universities. Dr Pham holds an EdD in Language Education from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Arts in Bilingual/ESL Studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and has published widely in the fields of translation, linguistics, and English language teaching.


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Jenn Gilbert

Presenter

Jenn is the current President of the Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand (SLIANZ). Jenn has worked as a NZSL interpreter for over 15 years. She has conducted research into trends around Sign Language interpreting, as well as looking into the shift to screens and use of zoom for interpreters and the Deaf community. Jenn works in many settings such as government, education and media.

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John Jamieson

Presenter

John Jamieson is a founding member of NZSTI, and now a semi-retired freelance translator, working from numerous languages into English. As well as striving to be a professional translator, he is an enthusiastic amateur thinker on how languages and translation work.

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Lan Hoang

Presenter

Lan Hoang is currently a PhD student of translation at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has been involved in providing community translation and quality assurance for Vietnamese communities around the world for many years. He is also a Chartered Linguist and ATA Standards Committee Member and NZSTI Full Member - Translation (English to Vietnamese).

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Liam Ennis

Presenter

Liam Ennis is the Managing Director of Congress Rental New Zealand Ltd. He brings over a decade of global experience in simultaneous interpretation and audio visual systems to conferences and events. Having honed his skills in multilingual technologies for events with a passion about integrating innovative solutions and maintaining high-quality standards, he continually pushes the boundaries of technology to enhance interpretation deliveries for everyone involved in languages.


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Tineke Jannink

Presenter

Tineke Jannink is a doctoral student at Victoria University of Wellington. As an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand with experience in legal practice, the area of court interpreting was one she naturally gravitated towards in her language focused Master’s and Doctoral studies.

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