The Second international contest of conference interpreters (COSINES Pi II) will take place at the Lomonosov Moscow State University on September 27–29th 2018.
‘The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease’. BBC
COSINES Pi II is the major global event of the year 2018 for all oral interpreters. It will attract top professionals including personal interpreters of Russia’s and USSR Presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin) and the gurus of oral interpreting in various industries. Never ever in the new history of Russia there was such concentration of professional interpreters who saw the faces and heard the voices of the decision makers of the world from the times of the cold war to the new era of supercomputers, Google, iPhone and Tesla. This is a thrilling event for the students and professional people.
The Contest has been supported and sponsored by the leading industry players. The Round table on the sides on the Contest will include the best specialists in the area – Professor of Linguistics Tatyana Chernigovskaya, Personal Interpreter to Mikhail Gorbachev Pavel Palazhchenko, the AIIC Conference Interpreter Julia Poger and other pundits of the craft. The final stage of COSINES Pi II will be broadcast live through YouTube – much like a sports competition for everyone to see and enjoy the tension, skill and the human intellect victory.
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COSINES Pi II takes place in the premises of the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University. We have at our disposal five huge lecture halls and spacious lobbies:
Address: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics, 1, Lenin Hills Block 46, Russia, 119991, Moscow
Our accomplished, engaging international staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cover an impressive range of professions both in and outside of the Contest Organizing Committee.
We are always on the lookout for new talents who bring added value to our Contest and Platform. You can send your CV and cover letter explaining why you may want to join our team. For more info on working at COSINES Pi, contact our Human Resources team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Specialists who may be in demand at COSINES Pi:
– Literary editors
– Web designers
– SMM specialists
– Project Managers
– Video Producers
– Sales Manager
– Community Managers
ORIGINS. COSINES Pi II is an International Contest of Simultaneous Interpreters annually held in Moscow in the premises of Moscow University. The acronym COSINES is formed from the constituent letters of the contest title. The Contest was founded and organized by Professor of Moscow State University Marklen Konurbaev in April 2017 and is now set to happen every year as a regular meeting point for conference interpreters and oral interpreting experts throughout the whole of Russia.
GRASSROOTS. Originally, the Contest saw itself as ‘Mind Olympics’ where budding and experienced interpreters could display their most surprising natural talents in meaning rendering and compete with their peers. The Jury included the pundits of the profession, many of whom served as personal interpreters to Presidents of the USSR, Russia, Bulgaria; CEOs of multinational companies and AIIC interpreters.
The MARKET. On the very first year the Contest attracted the attention of the whole market, hosting participants from over 22 cities around the globe including New York, Paris, the Hague, Antalya and a number of big cities in Russia and the CIS.
STRATEGY. In the coming years, COSINES Pi II will focus on developing a platform for endorsing interpreters’ professional reputation by providing services of independent expertise and managed account platform. The Platform could be further used by interpreters as a database of their personal achievements and as a service base for requesting to endorse their current reputation from the COSINES Board of Independent Experts. Conference interpreters will use this endorsement as another important document in their portfolio to prove their level and qualification.
THE SHOW. The 2018 COSINES Pi is organized as a series of online battles between the contestants and the coaching sessions for the super-finalists who will be advised by the guru of the profession, accent coaches and psychologists helping the finalists to get the best our of their performance on the stage.
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