Conference Language Services

We Have Provided Language Services in the Past 
to the Following Events and Clients

Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany
Visit to the US (Chicago, IL).

President Vicente Fox of Mexico
Visit to the US and tour (Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN).

Bush-Gorbachev Summit meeting (Washington, DC).

Jobs Conference (Kobe, Japan).

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Power Generation conference (Moscow, Russia)

Workshop on preparing financial packages for Russian power plants. MW provided all interpreters and simultaneous interpretation equipment (Gatlinburg, TN);

Workshop on energy-efficient construction. MW provided equipment and interpretation; (Moscow, Russia);

Workshop on corporate, financial and legal structure of utilities (Charleston, SC);

U.S. High Temperature Gas Turbine Mission to Russia (Moscow, Russia);

Power Generation and Distribution Law International Conference (Moscow, Russia); ; Conference on environmentally sound oil production in the Arctic. MW provided 25 English-Russian interpreters (Anchorage, Alaska);

Workshop on export controls at the Nuclear Research Institute (Kiev, Ukraine);

Workshop on oil spill emergency response system (Odessa, Ukraine);

Environmental Protection Agency

Ongoing program of scientific exchange on Dose Reconstruction. (Site visits to Chernobyl, Chelyabinsk and other nuclear accident locations);

U.S./Gazprom Working Group meetings (Moscow).

University of California
Workshops on Dose Reconstruction. MW provided equipment and interpreting.

Brown University
Oral history conference: End of Cold War. (Providence, RI).

Centers for Disease Control
Nuclear Epidemiology Seminars. MW provided all interpreters and equipment.

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Exchange program with GOSSTANDART, Russia. Annual meetings (in the U.S. and Russia).

Argonne National Laboratory
Scientific exchange with Semipalatinsk, Novaia Zemlia and other Russian scientists on nuclear armaments.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New generation nuclear power plant design and operation. MW provided all interpreters and equipment;

Odessa Ecoport project workshop (Odessa, Ukraine.) MW provided interpreting and equipment;

Oil spill rapid response and containment (Constanza, Romania).

Livermore National Laboratory
Russian and Byelorussian scientist briefings on Lab’s cutting edge research.

Sandia National Laboratory
Nuclear arsenal support conferences (London, England and Vienna, Austria).

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Program to assist GOSATOMNADZOR in writing Russian legislation on commissioning and decommissioning nuclear power plants.

Network Appliance
Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

U.S. Department of Defense

Workshops with Russian Ministry of Defense on nuclear arsenal stewardship in the post-CBNT era (London, England and Vienna, Austria);

5th US-Russian Federation Missile Defense Exercise (MDEX) (Ft. Bliss, TX).

Center for Naval Analysis
Sea Power Forum.

Arthur Andersen
The Energy Symposium (Houston, TX).


IRIDIUM satellite communications project Board of Directors meetings (Chicago, IL and Bangkok, Thailand);

Cellular communications and data transmittal infrastructure (training for Russian network operators). MW provided equipment;

Land Mobile Product Sector certification exercises;

iDEN group negotiations.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Underwriters Laboratories
Conference on industry-generated standards.

The MITRE Corporation
US-Russia ecological conference on the use of defense satellites and space photography for environmental purposes.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Exchange program on seismic construction

National Institutes of Health

Cancer conference.

Conference on bypass surgery.

Illinois General Assembly
Exchange program with members of CIS legislatures.

Arctic Council

Arctic Council Meeting (Anchorage, AK).

Senior Arctic Officials’ Meeting (Barrow, AK).

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission
Annual meetings of the Board (Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA, Juneau, AK, Vladivostok, Russian Federation, Jeju, Korea).

U.S. Postal Service
International conference on latest research in mail processing robotics (fuzzy sets, etc.) (Washington, DC).

Union Carbide
High-density polyethylene plant technology transfer to Russia. Training program for Russian plant operators (Piscataway, NJ).

United States Information Agency

U.S.A. conference of the Presidents of U.S.S.R. Universities;

Small Business Administration school for Russian businessmen;

U.S.-U.S.S.R. Information Talks (Chief Interpreter).

American Bar Association
A.A. Sobchak, Mayor of Leningrad: appearances in the U.S.A.

GE Executive Training Course
GAZPROM executive training workshops (Crotonville, NY, and Moscow, Russia). Michael Wasserman supplied interpreting equipment and 14 interpreters).

GE Power Systems
Turbine control training workshop.

U.S. Federal Reserve
Workshop for the heads of Central Banks of NIC.

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S.-U.S.S.R. Commercial Commission;

Capital Goods and Overseas Construction Department seminars and meetings (in the US, Russia and France);

Legal Department workshops on commercial law (Chicago, IL).

International Monetary Fund

Taxes in Emerging Economies Seminar (Washington, DC).

Conference on Second Generation Reforms (Washington, DC).

World Bank (Board of Governors)
Annual meetings (1998, 1999).

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings
Meetings XXII-XXV (in Tromso, Norway; Lima, Peru; The Hague, Netherlands; Warsaw, Poland; Madrid, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; Stockholm, Sweden; Edinborough, UK.)

Brown University
Oral history conference: End of Cold War.

Soccer World Cup USA 1994 (Chicago, IL)

The Seventeenth World Basketball Congress, World Basketball Championship (Indianapolis, IN)

International Olympic Committee

Games of the XXVIth Olympiad (the Centennial Olympic Games) (Atlanta, GA)

The Winter Olympics (Nagano, Japan.)

The Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City, UT)

The 114th IOC Session (in Mexico City, Mexico)

Pepsi Cola
Pepsi Ring of Honor (in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Albany, NY.)

Encore Entertainment
Treasures of Russia from Peterhof exhibition (Las Vegas, NV). Faberge Collection at Casa Loma press conference (Toronto, Canada).

The Field Museum
Kremlin Gold exhibition (Chicago, IL)

Herbalife International
Herbalife Extravaganzas, Presidential Summits and Weekend Leadership Training Sessions (Orlando, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Prague, Stuttgart, Rimini, Montecatini, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Chiba, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Moscow, Hawaii, Paris).

Heartland International
A Training Program for Armenian Water Sector Specialists: Institutional and Regulatory Issues for the Water Sector (Chicago, IL)

International Launch Services
Astra 1K Launch Campaign (Baikonur, Kazakhstan).

A short list of other interpreting clients and conference events:

U.S. Department of Commerce - Capital Goods and Overseas Construction
U.S. Department of Commerce Legal Department
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Dallas-Riga Lawyers' Exchange
U.S.I.A. Television
American Council of Young Political Leaders
Illinois General Assembly
President Reagan: U.S. - U.S.S.R. Information Bilaterals
National Center for Environmental Health
John Marshall Law School - Elena Bonner's speech
Small Business Administration
Arnold and Porter Law Firm
Payhauler Corporation
International Harvester
Melroe International
Urschell Laboratories
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
V. Mueller Medical Equipment
Source/Inc. advertising agency
Morgan Building Systems
Clarke Equipment
D & D Distribution
TLI International Corporation
Executives' Club of Chicago
U.S. - U.S.S.R. Enterprises
Don Meier Productions: “Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom”


Vibration Technology Quarterly
Executive Club of Chicago
Design Strategies
National Harvester Grapple Skidder Manual
Briefing books for GE Executive Training Programs
Encyclopaedia Britannica: Reconciling the Russian copy of contract with the English version A.S. Pushkin. Little Tragedies: The Covetous Knight and Mozart and Salieri (plays in verse)
Flann O’Brien. The Third Policeman (a novel)
Platonov. Sparrow's Travels (a story)
The Treasures of Russia from Peterhof Catalogue
Italian baroque terracotta from The Hermitage collection Catalogue (The Art Institute of Chicago)
Russia, the Spiritual Well of the World Catalogue (The Field Museum of Natural History)

References and letters of recommendation from above clients :

Available upon request.

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Current clients and past events
U.S. Department of State; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Senate Committee on Finance; Congress of the United States; President Reagan; United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce... --->
Letters of reference
The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations; ISTMA; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy; Arctic Council Secretariat; American College of Medical Toxicology; U.S. Department of State... --->

Contact information
Conference Language Services
Michael Wasserman
(773) 764-3224

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