Member of the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ)
The German Association of Conference Interpreters, known by its German abbreviation VKD, represents Germany’s professional conference interpreters. We currently have over 700 members and are a member association of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ). The VKD has five main objectives:
- Defining and ensuring compliance with the highest quality standards
- Promoting training and CPD for members
- Supporting recently qualified conference interpreters
- Encouraging professional debate
- Supporting potential clients in finding qualified professional conference interpreters
Preparing a successful event
Are you planning a multilingual meeting and need interpreters? Click here for a list of helpful tips on preparing and implementing an event.
Finding an interpreter
Do you need an interpreter? Access our easy-to-use database to identify an expert for the language combination you need.
Tips for speakers
Speakers and interpreters need to work together to ensure that presentations hit the spot. Click here for information on how to make that happen.
For (potential) members
Become a member
Do you want to benefit from VKD membership? Click here to learn how to join the association and to download an application pack.
Benefits of a VKD membership
Are you a conference interpreter who wants to join a powerful professional community? Click here to learn about the benefits of a VKD membership for newcomers and experienced colleagues alike.
Training courses by VKD and BDÜ
Keep your professional and language skills up to date with VKD and BDÜ’s broad range of CPD courses.
For the media (information in German)
Download our press pack, which contains facts and figures relating to the VKD and its members.
Click here for the VKD’s current press releases and stay up to date on matters relating to conference interpreting.
The VKD in the media
Interested in reading what others have to say about the VKD and the profession in general? Click here for current articles.
Structure of the VKD
Our members give up their time to serve on the Executive Board, various committees and special functions of the VKD. Click here to learn more about their work.
About the VKD
This section contains information about the objectives, tasks and quality standards of the Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD) in the Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ).
If you have questions on our work, are planning an event involving conference interpreters or want to become a member, please get in touch! We are happy to assist you in any matter relating to conference interpreters.