ITI Conference 2024

Fringe events

It's not all work and no play at an ITI conference. For our in-person attendees there's always plenty happening both before and around the conference.

More fringe events are in the planning, so check back regularly to ensure you don't miss out.

In-person T&Cs

Monday 3 June

Walking tour

The Water of Leith – hidden Edinburgh walking tour

Date: Monday, 3 June
Time:  Walk 1 at 1:30pm & walk 2 at 3pm
Venue: Water of Leith walkway
Distance: 3 miles

Edinburgh’s river is mostly hidden from sight, a corridor of green and peace right in the heart of the city. Our walk will take in a little less than 3 miles of the the Water of Leith walkway, starting at Roseburn and finishing at Canonmills (or vice versa).

Walk 1 map and directions

Walk 2 map and directions

The Walkway is either asphalted or gravel throughout and not muddy unless after very heavy rain. Flat shoes (trainers adequate) are advised due to possible slippery surfaces. There are a few flights of steps to ascend or descend, but otherwise the walk is almost flat. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather, always remembering that Scottish weather can change rapidly! The walk is suitable for most abilities and we will ensure a leisurely pace.

There are café options, especially at Canonmills (several to choose from) or others on the way between Roseburn and Canonmills at Stockbridge. There are public toilets in Stockbridge Library, but no others along the route.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Lynda Hepburn [email protected] or +44 07563 975216.

CPD - Interpreting with integrity

Date: Monday, 3 June
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Venue: Nelson room at St Leonards Hall
Cost: £55.00
Presenters: Heriot-Watt Languages & Intercultural Studies Department
CPD points: 3

This insightful and practical workshop is designed to provide interpreters with the skills and strategies needed to navigate the complex ethical dilemmas they face daily, particularly in high-stakes settings.

Led by renowned conference interpreter Dr. Isabel Liu, and academic specialist in interpreting ethics and conference keynote speaker, Prof. Jo Drugan, this workshop will provide a structured space for interpreters to explore real-world challenges, evaluate value conflicts, enhance preparation skills, foster peer learning, and receive expert guidance.

Follow this booking link to find out more and to book your place on the workshop.
Please note places are limited.

Distillery tour

Date: Monday, 3 June
Time: 3-4pm
Venue: Holyrood Distillery, 19 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH
Cost: £22.50

Join us for a tour of Holyrood Distillery, located a short 15-minute walk from both the Royal Mile and the conference venue so you will still have plenty of time to attend the welcome drinks reception at 5pm.

The visit includes a tour of the distillery’s gin and whisky production areas, plus a welcome cocktail, a sample of gin and a sample of whisky. Tickets are available for the special conference price of £22.50 per person and the tour will last 1 hour.

If you would like to register for the tour, please complete the form below. The tour is limited to 23 guests, so please book soon to avoid disappointment!

Welcome drinks reception

Date: Monday, 3 June
Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: Centro, Concourse and Marquee at the John McIntyre Conference Centre

Join us for a welcome drink after your journey to the conference. This is an ideal opportunity to meet new and old friends and is included in your conference ticket. The drinks reception will finish at 6.30pm giving you plenty of time to arrange a meal out with friends or members of your ITI Network.

How to book: If you didn't select to attend when booking your conference ticket and would now like to, return to your conference booking in My events and select the 'Edit my details' button, then make sure you have ticked 'yes' to attending the drinks. Do this before booking closes on 30 May 2024. 

 

Tuesday 4 June

Headshot photographer

Date: Tuesday, 4 June
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Salisbury room, John McIntyre Conference Centre
Cost: £45

Do you have an outdated headshot? Are you looking for a professional quality headshot to improve your online presence? If so, the Conference is the perfect opportunity to book a slot with professional headshot photographer Vera Cloe Zebrowska.

Vera will be available on both days of the Conference, giving you an opportunity to select a convenient time to book your headshot.

To pre-book your headshot, please follow this booking link.

Yoga

Date: Tuesday, 4 June
Time: 5.30pm - 6pm 
Venue: Duddingston Room, John McIntyre Conference Centre

Unwind from day one of the Conference by joining Francesca Matteoda, FITI for a relaxing 'in your chair' yoga session. Francesca holds a Hatha yoga diploma (620 hours of training) from the Escuela Internacional de Yoga, recognised by the International Yoga Alliance. 

The 30-minute session will be taking place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre and is suitable for all abilities. 

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Francesca Matteoda [email protected].

Run

Date: Tuesday, 4 June
Time: 5.30pm - 6pm 
Venue: Meet outside the front of the John McIntyre Conference Centre
Distance: 2-3 miles on a flat route returning back to the John McIntyre Conference Centre

What better way to wind down after an intensive day at the ITI Conference than an easy-paced 30-minute run? With fine views guaranteed, this is a great opportunity to network in a more informal way. Don't worry about your pace — we will take things nice and steadily and make sure we keep together as a group. Conference proceedings finish at 5.15pm so it will be a quick turnaround but we'll be back for 6pm, so there will be plenty of time to get ready for the Gala Dinner at 7.15pm.

Anyone is welcome to bring along their trainers and join in!

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Siobhan Gorrie [email protected].

Gala Dinner

Date: Tuesday, 4 June
Time: Drinks start at 7.15pm for dinner at 7.45pm
Venue: South Hall, Pollock Estate
Cost: Included with an all-inclusive ticket

Before dinner, we will all gather in the Kirkland Room next to the South Hall Complex for a glass of fizz. If the weather is on our side we will be able to overflow into the outdoor gardens. Dinner will be in the South Hall Complex where you will be served a beautiful three-course meal with wine. Following the dinner there will be live music and dancing (until 11.30pm).

 

Wednesday 5 June

Bulletin clinic

Date: Wednesday, 5 June
Time: 9 - 10am
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre

Do you have an idea for an article you’d like to write for the ITI Bulletin? Or an idea of something that might be suitable for the Bulletin – but you’re not quite sure? Would you like to write for the Bulletin but are unsure what’s involved? Radhika Holmström, the Bulletin editor, will give an overview of how the magazine is produced (top line: you don’t have to be a polished writer!) and then discuss ideas submitted in advance from the floor.

Please send your ideas and questions in advance to [email protected] before the end of April 2024.

This clinic is only available to in-person attendees.

Headshot photographer

Date: Wednesday, 5 June
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Salisbury room, John McIntyre Conference Centre
Cost: £45

Do you have an outdated headshot? Are you looking for a professional quality headshot to improve your online presence? If so, the Conference is the perfect opportunity to book a slot with professional headshot photographer Vera Cloe Zebrowska.

Vera will be available on both days of the Conference, giving you an opportunity to select a convenient time to book your headshot.

To pre-book your headshot, please follow this booking link.