Marklen E. KONURBAEV
Patron of COSINES Pi
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Dear interpreters! Friends and colleagues!
Welcome to the Fourth International Contest of Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreters COSINES Pi at the Lomonosov Moscow State University!
Every year we try to improve our professional contest of interpreters and add more aspects and activities to a mere show of excellence. We hope to turn our platform into a vibrant spot of communication between everyone who may be interested in oral interpretation as an art, trade, exercise or academic endeavor. We also plan to add the powerful instrument for estimating and visualizing your professional performance on a daily basis.
In 2017, COSINES Pi was designed as “Mind Olympics” which intended to recapitulate the importance of the natural endowment that every interpreter, arguably, possesses from birth. It was a display of fitness and brilliance in exercising one’s memory, erudition, power of concentration, articulation clarity, linguistic propensity. And we all loved what we saw and heard in the lecture halls of Moscow State University, on our web site, YouTube and social networks.
This year’s goal is vaster and more ambitious. We aim to establish the “The Support Service for Interpreter’s Professional Reputation”. We’ll seek ways to upkeep and tarnish your professional standing – reliable ways to keep you “high on the tide” in the eyes of the market and the customer wherever you go, work and travel. Professional network and personal accounts are being developed for your convenience on our web site, and expert criteria are being developed for reputation endorsement service. We hope to make it a regular practice for all of us and support your good name and professional status in the eyes of your potential peers and clientele.
The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation: that away,
Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.
Shakespeare: Richard II: Act 1, Scene 1
Traditionally your professional reputation is passed on by word of mouth through the interpreters who know you quite well and who can recommend you to an employer. The reputation of the recommender also needs support of this kind. But who will support you when none of your peers is immediately available? And who will support your reputation for the customer who, as things might be, has little trust in the peer who recommended you?
To this end, COSINES Pi has the Board of Independent Experts that includes the most trusted and highly respectable interpreters, businessmen, academics and leading educational institutions whose task will be to endorse a professional reputation of every applicant either during the regular annual events, like COSINES Pi or at any time throughout the year. Every applicant will request individual expertise through his or her personal account at COSINES Pi and may then use the Endorsement to support the existing reputation in the eyes of the customer.
Interpreter’s personal account at COSINES Pi is the key platform for our trade where contacts are made, glossaries exchanged, calendars displayed, business deals struck, new job engagements are made and – most importantly – reviews, feedbacks and references are collected and then endorsed by the Board of Experts.
So, participate, open your personal accounts at COSINES Pi to get access to the events, rich resources of the trade and your peers; collect the most valuable information and client feedback on your past and current achievements. Be a part of the new development that will make your success more meaningful and appreciated”!
Synchronize with COSINES Pi now!
Marklen E. KONURBAEV
Ph.D. (linguistics), Professor at Moscow State University
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The 4th COSINES Pi 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. the 4th COSINES Pi 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, the 4th COSINES Pi 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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