International Association of Conference Interpreters - AIIC
"AIIC is the only worldwide association for conference interpreters. Founded in 1953, it brings together more than 3000 professional conference interpreters in over 250 cities in over 100 countries. Language and languages are at the heart of international communication. The possibility to say exactly what one wants to say in one's own language and to understand perfectly what others are saying is a basic right. AIIC plays a central role in guaranteeing this right by working with all types of users to match supply to demand. AIIC promotes the profession of conference interpretation in the interest of both users and practitioners by setting high standards, promoting sound training practices and fostering professional ethics."