Colab Toronto - Summer 2018
Welcome COLABorators! We are excited to have you on this journey with us.

A few reminders before you begin. Given that Colab is a peer practice intensive rather than an instructional course, Colab requires either a degree in Conference Interpreting or at least 50 conference days. After filling out this form, you'll need to follow the payment instructions at the bottom in order to secure your spot.
Email address *
First Name(s) *
Last Name(s) *
Phone Number *
Please include plus (+) and your country code.
Place of Residence *
May we share your contact information with other Colab participants? *
Preferred Channels of Communication *
This is as much for pre-course communication as for managing booth documentation (ppts, schedules, announcements, etc). Check all that you use regularly and/or those you believe that you will have no problem using.
Interpretation Experience *
Please tell us a bit about your education and/or professional background in Conference Interpreting so that we can best leverage what everyone brings to the table. We love interpreters from all walks of life, but because Colab is peer-based practice and not an instructional course, we do require participants to have either a degree in Conference Interpreting or 50 working days of experience.
Website / LinkedIn Page
So we can get to know you!
A Language(s) *
B Language(s)
C Language(s)
Topic/Title of your Presentation for Simultaneous *
Your presentation should be delivered in your native language, preferably accompanied by a visual aid such as a powerpoint or speaking notes at a minimum, and last approximately 20 minutes. Suggested themes include: Immigration, Indigenous Issues, Economy, Agriculture, Environment, Canadian Government, and Medicine. Specific topics might include: marijuana legalization, safe injection sites, Trump's immigration ban, etc.
Topic/Title of your Speech for Consecutive (Optional)
Should you have a speech prepared or wish to prepare one for our consecutive rounds, we would be delighted! Your speech is to be delivered in your A-language; may be accompanied by a visual aid if you would like; and last 4-7 minutes.
Topic for Reporting Live! (Optional)
Reporting Live! is a time for us to brief one another about what is going on in the world in a digestible way. Ideally, this will require little preparation. You just give us the scoop on what is happening in your corner of the world, a topic that the rest of us might not be as familiar with. Past topics have included Physician-assisted death in Canada, the Dilma impeachment in Brazil, the South Sudanese Civil War and the Russia-Ukraine tensions. (Approximately 10 minutes in duration.) Not required, but a whole lot of fun!
Participation in Group Activities *
Please mark the activities you wish to participate in:
What are you interested in gaining from Colab? *
Acknowledgement of Commitment *
I understand that Colab is peer-based and thus it is essential that I am present for the WHOLE COURSE in order to provide speech material, feedback to my colleagues, and relay, in addition to interpreting. I agree to forgo my other professional obligations in order to be present for the whole course, except in the case of family emergency or illness.
Next Steps
Okay, you're almost done!

1. Don't forget to hit the "submit" button at the bottom of this form. You will see a message confirming your registration. A copy of your registration will be emailed to you (handy for remembering your speech topic later on), with the option to edit your information at a later date, if necessary.

2. TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, you will need to pay the CAD$275 course fee by visiting:

That's it, folks! About a month before Colab, you will receive an email with additional course details and instructions. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email the course coordinators Laura ( or Lauren (

See you in Toronto!
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