Four Days Until Fall Forum!

Fall Forum, MIIS’ annual consecutive interpreting event, is scheduled for November 14. That’s in 4 days!

This year, students from 6 language programs will interpret for speakers from more than 10 countries, who will gather together to discuss one of the most urgent issues of our time: water

The diversity of speakers and languages are a pure reflection of the Monterey community. Our speakers hail from China, Colombia, German, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Taiwan, Uruguay and Venezuela, and they will speak about water issues in their countries in non-English languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish). These speeches will then be consecutively interpreted into English.

Some of the speakers come from MIIS and other education instit utions in the area, but others are members of the community who have volunteered to speak. Among them are a German artist and a retired journalist from China.


The following six panel discussions are planned.

–         Water and Politics                                –     Water and You

–         Water and Food                                    –     Water and Art

–         Water and Blue Economy                    –     Water and Technology

The event will take place at MIIS as the following schedule.

November 14, 2014map

–           13:15   Opening remarks in Irvine Auditorium

–           14:00   First 3 panel discussion (Irvine Auditorium, V499 & McCone Board, CF 434)

–           15:30   Second 3 panel discussion (Irvine Auditorium, V499&McCone Boardroom, CF 434)

–           17:00     Reception


This year, unlike in past years, three panel discussions will take place simultaneously in four venues, including one teleconference-style discussion in two rooms.  Please download the schedule below to see which panel discussion will take place in which room. Programs are available at the reception desk of Irvine Auditorium as well, both before and during the event.


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