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Conducting Inclusive Research across Language & Culture

September 19, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Free for EPIC Members

(Time in CEST: 7–8:00 pm)

Virtual Session

Sponsor Session presented by Carlos Hevia, Director of Business Development, and Katherine Baumann, Production Director – Multilingual Connections

Language access is critical to inclusive research, products, and organizations. It requires not just translation, but culturally nuanced translation that truly connects to the people we serve. In this session you’ll learn principles and tips, as well as discuss challenging issues such as using gendered, ethnic, and racialized terms and concepts in different linguistic and cultural contexts.

Multilingual Connections is an EPIC2023 Sponsor as well as an EPIC Equity Partner funding our equity and financial inclusion initiatives. Multilingual Connections specializes in culturally nuanced translation, transcreation, research moderation, and multimedia localization services that help clients create connections across languages and cultures. EPIC is a nonprofit organization and we’re grateful for the volunteers, members, and sponsors who support our community.

Carlos Hevia headshot

Carlos Hevia is the Director of Business Development at Multilingual Connections, a Chicago-based company that provides translation, transcription, transcreation, multimedia localization, and research services in over 75 languages. Carlos is passionate about culture and distinctly aware of its power to both unite and divide. Carlos believes that the strength of our connections is inextricably tied to the depth of our understanding of each other, so he focuses on helping those around him to find the common ground needed to build trusting productive relationships. When not working, Carlos is most likely spending time cooking, swimming, and cycling.

Katherine Baumann

Katherine Baumann is the Production Director at Multilingual Connections. Before joining the company, Katie worked as a freelance translator, with a focus on academic articles for journal publication and international development content. She has been with Multilingual Connections since 2014, moving from editor to project manager to production director. She loves how the translation and localization industry brings together so many areas, including cultural connections, linguistics, business, and technology. At work, she manages the company’s day-to-day production operations, service offerings, and project workflows. When not at work, Katie likes being outdoors, playing soccer, and sailing on Lake Michigan.


September 19, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Free for EPIC Members