2018 Winter Workshop & AGM

J-Net Winter Workshop & AGM 2018 

Date: Saturday 3 February 2018
Place: Birmingham

The program for the Winter Workshop and AGM in the Priory Rooms in Birmingham is now mostly finalized. This workshop is free for all J-Net members to attend, so please do take this opportunity to update and add to your professional skills, network with colleagues, make new friends, and ensure that your voice is heard in J-Net’s decision-making process!

In the morning we will offer two tracks, one focused on interpreting and the other on translation, with the opportunity to switch during the coffee break.


  • Session 1 (10:00-11:00). Yosuke Shinokubo: Intragloss, a Mac-only tool developed specifically for interpreters: How useful is it in practice? Mikako Miyahara: Tips for making the best of iPad for interpreting
  • Session 2 (11:20–12:20). Andrea Alvisi and Ewa Jasinska: ITI Interpreters Development Network and standing out from the crowd: Tips for LinkedIn


  • Session 1 (10:00-11:00). Yuno Dinnie: あなたの腱鞘炎・腰痛・肩こり対策は間違っていませんか? 〜長く続けられる仕事のやり方を考える〜 [This talk will be given in Japanese]
  • Session 2 (11:20–12:20). Panel discussion with William and Akiko Eddis, Arline Lyons, and Claire Debenham: Collaborative working and quality control

The afternoon will start at 13:30 with a general presentation by Dan Lucas on “Raising Standards: How national and international standards are formed, what linguistic standards are in the pipeline, and how they might affect translators and interpreters.” This will be followed by the AGM from 15:00–17:00.

After the AGM, we will go to a nearby bar to allow time for networking for those leaving early.

The Shinnenkai Dinner, starting at 18:30, will be a special three-course menu presented by Sachiko Saeki, a former sous-chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Umu. It will be held as a pop-up dinner in Urban Emporiums (Church Street), five minutes’ walk from the Priory Rooms. The cost will be £35 per person, not including drinks. Because of the special nature of the menu, advanced reservations are essential, and we will be asking you to pay for the dinner beforehand. Please reserve early as the maximum number of diners is limited. The reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

You can see photos of the venue and the surrounding area on the event’s public Facebook page (which does not require a Facebook account to view), and more details of the speakers and dinner including the menu (set menu but shojin menu is also available) will be posted there later as well as on the J-Net website.

If you would like to attend the workshop & AGM, please email  and tell her if you would like to join the dinner as well.

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Claire Debenham and Atsuko Okada Househam