What is the IMI Forum?

For those of you who have attended Foundations seminars, the Etna Project, and other BMC projects, the IMI Forum is a place for interpreters to come together and share our thoughts and our learning in a 'professional media' format. Unlike 'social media' (Facebook, Twitter, etc), the IMI Forum is not intended as a venue for anything and everything. Our hope is that the forum would be used to further the forward movement of our profession through discussion (in ASL or English) of your experiences attending BMC events, sharing what you're learning, posing questions to peers, and respectfully responding to others knowing that we all have opportunities to learn together.

It is the shared learning experience rooted in a Vygotskian environment using a pedagogy that allows each of us to gain insights into our own unique understanding of what it means to be an interpreter. As individuals, we each hold an understanding of the interpreting process. As a community, we have opportunities to use the collective knowledge and experience of all to spark our individual curiosity and discover where we are ready to learn.


Accessing the IMI Forum

During your registration for any BMC seminar over the last few years, you created a BMC account. It will be associated with your email address used when registering. Login using that information. If you've forgotten your login info, use the 'forgot your username' and/or 'forgot your password' links in the login area at the bottom of every page. If you've not registered in the last few years since we've started using this system, send a request through the Help Desk for assistance.

Once logged in, a new menu item appears at the top menu- IMI Forum. But you should be automatically directed to the IMI Forum area when you logged in. There you have options to edit your profile, add a profile picture and a cover picture, and browse and contribute to the forum, respectful of your peers and consumers and mindful of our Professional Code of Conduct.

To post video, simply insert the link from YouTube or Vimeo.


Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.

Link to the Foundations of Interpreting page on Facebook!


If you've forgotten your account info, simply click on 'forgot username' or 'forgot password' to receive an email about resetting your password. The email is sent to the email address you used when you registered for a BMC seminar.

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