GC speakers may now use native language

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GC speakers may now use native language

Postby Mikerowaved » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:20 pm

"Earlier last month rumors were spreading that some general conference speakers would be giving their addresses in their native language.

Turns out the rumor was true."

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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby johnshaw » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:36 pm

'Allowed' :)
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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby russellhltn » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:49 pm

Logistically, this announcement will mean some tricky changes for conference translators, who will now need people who can translate between, for example, Spanish and German instead of English and Spanish and English and German.

Glad I'm not in charge of translation work. Not just the translators, but the poor person who has to switch all the audio. Because that potentially means switching translation teams mid-session.
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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby marianomarini » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:25 am

russellhltn wrote:
Because that potentially means switching translation teams mid-session.

Certainly this will be done from SLC. And I'm sure there is technology for doing with just a button (or two).

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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby russellhltn » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:33 am

marianomarini wrote:And I'm sure there is technology for doing with just a button (or two).

The problem is setting it up and making sure it works properly "when the time comes". Sounds simple, but proper execution is non-trivial. You also have to switch them at the right point - which is to say not mid-sentence.

They're probably looking at a custom-built audio switching/distribution system that the translators control.
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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby johnshaw » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:20 pm

russellhltn wrote:
Logistically, this announcement will mean some tricky changes for conference translators, who will now need people who can translate between, for example, Spanish and German instead of English and Spanish and English and German.

Glad I'm not in charge of translation work. Not just the translators, but the poor person who has to switch all the audio. Because that potentially means switching translation teams mid-session.


Good thing that talks are submitted well ahead of time :)
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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby russellhltn » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:30 pm

johnshaw wrote:Good thing that talks are submitted well ahead of time :)


There's still that stuff between talks where I think they go "off script".
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Re: GC speakers may now use native language

Postby aebrown » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:39 pm

russellhltn wrote:
johnshaw wrote:Good thing that talks are submitted well ahead of time :)

There's still that stuff between talks where I think they go "off script".

Any "off script" stuff is extremely rare to nonexistent (at this point) for speakers who are likely to avail themselves of the option to speak in a language other than English. Those speakers get up, give their prepared talk, and sit down. And even if they might have been tempted to say something off script, my bet is that for this conference where this option is first available, they would be instructed to stay on script.


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