MCE Trendspotting: Real-Time Translation for Events

March 18, 2022 by lmiller
Filed in: News Tag: MCE Trendspotting

IEEE conferences and events are known for their international reach and participation. With 1800+ annual events taking place across the globe, we continue to see participants from all different backgrounds. Since many events have introduced a virtual component, this has removed boundaries and increased accessibility for those who are unable to attend in person.

To improve the user experience, there are many new tools that allow real-time translation personalized for event attendees. This allows participants to hear the presentations and interact in their native languages all through a simple web browser, app, or through the virtual platform itself. Note: these are not just for virtual events! They are also available for in-person or hybrid use. Here are some of the companies that are leading the way in this area:

  • Interprefy: Interprefy is a cloud-based remote simultaneous interpretation technology and services provider that enables interpreters to work from anywhere, anytime. With Interprefy, meeting and event participants can enjoy real-time interpreting in their chosen language. Interprefy offers integrations with more than 60 platforms including MS Teams, Zoom, Webex, On24, Hopin, and more.
  • KUDO: KUDO streams real-time language interpretation to participants’ smartphones and computers, so everyone can join in their own language from anywhere. KUDO offers built-in integrations with web conferencing solutions including EventMobi, Google Meet, On24, and more.
  • Interactio: Interactio is a remote multilingual meeting solution that offers a standalone video-meeting platform, audio streaming mobile application, and integrations with video-conferencing apps such as Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and more.

As the event industry evolves, IEEE conference organizers have the opportunity to experiment and try new technologies that will enhance the attendee experience. Translation tools can help increase live engagement, broaden international reach, and provide more accessible participation options.

Have you tried any real-time translation tools? Share your experience with us below!

This article was written by:
Lea Provost
Sr. Program Manager, Audience Development Strategy Services
IEEE Meetings, Conferences & Events