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InnoVent 2

Europe/Zurich
In-Person
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Palais des Nations

Description

Join us at InnoVent 2 to experience innovation in conferencing, exchange with leading experts about the future of meeting organization and be part of the international Geneva conference network.

The event aims to promote exchange about latest post-COVID-19 trends and developments in conference organization. Where are current opportunities and challenges? What developments do we have to adapt to and how do we go about it? How do we ensure that international Geneva is a hub for modern conferencing? 

Programme tracks:

  • How we meet
  • How we translate
  • How we interpret
  • How we design and publish
  • How we ensure accessibility

This event is inspired by the previous InnoVent: The future landscape of conferencing held in January 2020 (with digital recordings and other material still available on the event page). 

* Places are limited and registration is required, including for badge holders.

Contact
    • 09:30 10:00
      Innovation discovery tour at the UN Library
      In-Person
      Library & Archives Welcome Desk, First floor, B-Building

      Library & Archives Welcome Desk, First floor, B-Building

      Palais des Nations

    • 10:00 10:30
      Opening with ASG Ch.Norman Chalet (DGACM), OiC of the Division of Conference Management M.Keating & Director of the Division of Administration K.Kruglikova (UNOG). Moderator: F.Pisano, Director of Library & Archives (UNOG)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1

      Speakers:
      • Cherith Norman Chalet, Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM)
      • Michelle Keating, Officer-in-Charge of the Division of Conference Management, Chief of Language Services, the United Nations at Geneva
      • Kira Kruglikova, Director of the Division of Administration, the United Nations at Geneva

    • 10:35 11:30
      The future of meetings with R.Raskin (Virtual Events Group). Moderator: V.Brunne (UNOG)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1
    • 10:45 12:00
      The future of testing for interpreters with D.Nofska-Sierant (European Commission), H.Kuyf (Court of Justice of the European Union) & C.Pearson (European Parliament). Moderator: A.Barghout (UNOG)
      In-Person
      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      Palais des Nations

      Room XXVII E-building
      100

      Speaker:
      • Dorota Nofska-Sierant, Head of Unit, Polish Interpretation (DG SCIC), European Commission
      • Catherine Pearson, Head of the Multilingualism and Succession Planning Unit, European Parliament

    • 11:30 12:15
      Virtual event platforms with A.Krauss (German Foreign Office). Moderator: V.Brunne (UNOG)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1

      Speaker:
      • Andreas Krauss, Deputy Coordinator for German Personnel in international Organizations, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

    • 11:45 17:30
      Experience zone: Launch of the Information Portal for Conference Organizers, Indico.UN, WayFinder App, DiploFoundation, Multilingualism Action Team, UNOG Print Shop and Live demo: Smart glasses with Holograms & 3D Conferencing
      In-Person
      Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd Floor

      Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd Floor

      Palais des Nations

      • Launch of the Information Portal for Conference Organizers
      • Indico.UN
      • WayFinder App
      • DiploFoundation: Art installation “IQ'whalo”, Speech generator and AI for reporting of multilateral meetings
      • Multilingualism Action Team
      • UNOG Print Shop
      • Live Demo of Smart Glasses with Augmented Reality
    • 12:10 12:40
      Guided Tour of the Printshop at UNOG, 1st Session Starting point: Printshop Stand, Experience Zone, Mezanine
      In-Person
      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd floor

      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd floor

      Palais des Nations

    • 12:30 14:00
      Networking Lunch (organized with the sponsor of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland)
      In-Person
      Area behind Room XVII, accessible from the Serpent bar, E-Building, 1st floor

      Area behind Room XVII, accessible from the Serpent bar, E-Building, 1st floor

      Palais des Nations

    • 12:40 13:15
      Guided Tour of the Printshop at UNOG, 2nd Session Starting point: Printshop Stand, Experience Zone, Mezzanine
      In-Person
      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd floor

      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd floor

      Palais des Nations

    • 13:15 14:45
      Virtual Boothmate with R.Česonis (European Commission) & B.Defrancq (University of Ghent). Moderator: A.Barghout (UNOG)
      In-Person
      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      Palais des Nations

      Room XXVII E-building
      100

      Speaker:
      • Ramūnas Česonis, Head of the Lithuanian Language Unit (DG SCIC), European Commission
      • Bart Defrancq, Associate Professor of interpreting and programme director of interpreter training, Ghent University

    • 14:00 14:30
      The multilingual document of the future with C.Cheung (UNOG) & A.Manja (OHCHR). Moderator: A.Aboh-Dauvergne (UNOG)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1
    • 14:30 15:00
      Speech-enabled Post-editing of Machine Translation with D.Ciobanu (University of Vienna). Moderator: A.Aboh-Dauvergne (UNOG)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1
    • 15:10 16:40
      HumAInizing humans - How can AI augment our meetings? with J.Njegic & A.Djajic (DiploFoundation)
      In-Person
      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      B/01-135 - B-1-135 - Library

      Palais des Nations

      Library Events Room B.135 B-Building First floor
      1
    • 15:15 16:45
      Speech Recognition for Conferencing with S.Lobanova (UNOG), Y.Amartib & M.Calacean (European Commission), A.Djouama (ITU), A.Dewan & H.Meylan (WIPO), M.Recort Ruiz (ILO), D.Ciobanu & A.Secară (University of Vienna)
      In-Person
      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      E/1-27 - E-1-27 - Room XXVII

      Palais des Nations

      Room XXVII E-building
      100

      • DGI, European Commission presentation by Yassin Amartib & Mihaela Calacean
      • ITU presentation by Allaedine Djouama
      • WIPO presentation by Akshat Dewan & Henri Meylan
      • UNOG update by Tania Romera and Sofia Lobanova
      • ILO update by Maria Recort Ruiz
      • Speech recognition-supported captioning for accessibility by Alina Secară and Dragoș Ciobanu

    • 17:00 17:30
      Live demo: Smart glasses with Holograms & 3D Conferencing, Aleger Stand, Experience Zone, Mezzanine
      In-Person
      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd Floor

      Experience Zone, Mezzanine, E-Building, 2nd Floor

      Palais des Nations