IGA Invites You To The CFI Conference  


This year, CFI has partnered with IGA to organize and broaden this premier event among our
wider community of interpreters. Together, we have confirmed the participation of key presenters and exciting speakers.
The Most Cost-Effective CIMCE Option Available: This year, we are rolling back conference prices
to 2014 levels! CFI and IGA Members receive even bigger savings.
Amazing Presenters: We have gathered a top-notch line-up of presenters. And exciting plenary
sessions with key speakers from Judicial, Immigration and Medical.
  • Agustin De La Mora & Athena Matilsky – Best Practices in Team Interpreting
  • Daigan Gaither – Self-Care for Interpreters
  • Carlos Garcia – Medical Interpreting in Industrial Medicine
  • Lorena Pike – Identifying Speakers of Mexican Indigenous Languages
  • Gloria Rivera – Interpreting a Toxicology Report
  • Izabel Souza – Intercultural Mediation in Healthcare
  • Ines Swaney – Depositions and the Court Interpreter plus Improv for Interpreters
  • Gayle Tang – Ethical Decision-Making Process
  • Daniel Tamayo – Competence in T&I: Effective Solutions to Common Challenges
  • Beverly Treumann – CHIA Standards
  • Virginia Valencia – Consecutive Interpretation Workshop
  • Alvaro Vergara-Mery – Interpreting for Victims of Rape and Domestic Violence
Everything you need included in one price: Meals, coffee-breaks, self-study and even a cool tote bag. You are guaranteed to have a productive weekend of networking, connecting, learning and fun… with no hassles and no extra costs.
Building solidarity in our Profession: Our goal is not only to help interpreters fulfill CIMCE obligations, but also to inspire us, energize us, and expand our networks… All in one collegial, fun event.
The Honorable Dana Leigh MarksPresident of The National Association of Immigration Judges, 
To Deliver Keynote on Sunday, October 8th: Dana Leigh Marks has been an Immigration Judge in San Francisco since January of 1987. Since 1999 she has served seven terms as President and two terms as Vice President of the NAIJ. She has testified to Congress regarding the need to restructure our nation’s Immigration Courts to safeguard judicial independence. Her focus also includes zealously advocating for increased resources and improved working conditions at the Immigration Courts. She frequently speaks regarding Immigration Court issues, making television and radio appearances in English and Spanish. She actively represents the Immigration Judge corps with EOIR and OCIJ to assure the judges’ perspective is represented on all matters affecting judges. She served as lead negotiator to achieve our first collective bargaining agreement and has represented NAIJ and individual members in grievance and discipline negotiations. Judge Marks taught Immigration Law as an adjunct law professor for over a decade and continues to lecture extensively on various immigration law topics to judges, attorneys and journalists at seminars nationally.

Sunset at the Hilton Oakland

October 6-8  Hilton Oakland Airport

Right next to the Oakland Airport, with an efficient shuttle service and only two miles from the BART system, The Hilton Oakland Airport is not only convenient for getting to and from the airport and downtown San Francisco, but also offers a fantastic base for sightseeing around the Oakland area. Oakland Zoo and Jack London Square on the waterfront are both just a short drive away.


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