2019 Global Communications Conference

Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Sheraton Madison
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713

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The Geo Global Communication Conference is a complimentary, one day educational meeting for our clients. Corporate communicators share their day-to-day experiences and take away new information in a benchmarking style environment. The day will include client topic roundtables, a panel discussion, and demonstrations.


Schedule of events
8:00 – 8:30Registration, continental breakfast
8:30 – 8:40Welcome
8:40 – 9:00Moderator topic descriptions (3-5 minutes)
9:00 – 10:00Roundtable 1 by topic
10:15 – 10:45Voice over demonstration
10:45 – 12:00Panel discussion: Ask the translator
12:00 – 12:45Lunch
1:00 – 1:30Interpreting demonstration
1:30 – 2:00Moderator topic descriptions (3-5 minutes)
2:00 – 3:00Roundtable 2 by industry
3:15 – 3:45Ice cream break
3:45 – 4:15Roundtable summary and closing remarks



Jacque Jugenheimer

Ask the Translator Panelist

For more than 21 years Jacque has been working as translator, editor, interpreter, and voice talent. She is certified by the American Translators Association for translations from English to German and is one of the few fully-certified, court-interpreters for German in the United States. 


Jon Lindley

AV Requirements, Demonstration  and Roundtable Moderator


Jon has been with The Geo Group Corporation for 8 years. He started as an Audio Engineer and was promoted to AV Department Manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and a Masters in Entertainment Business. Jon manages projects, produces audio recording, subtitles and graphic localization. He brings the European flair to The Geo Group with his British accent and sense of humor.

Butch Riddle

Healthcare & Compliance Roundtable Moderator

Butch Riddle has 12+ years of experience at Merz, North America, Inc. as a Technical Services Program Manager in the international healthcare industry. Other experiences include project management and technical services creating a high degree of interaction with Sales, Marketing, Legal, Regulatory and R&D to name a few business units.


Philipp Strazny

Roundtable and Panel Moderator


Philipp is a native German and studied Linguistics at the University of Cologne and the UW Madison. After working several years as a freelance translator, he joined The Geo Group Corporation and is their IT and Localization Manager. His focus in this role is “workflow efficiency”.

Patricio Ortiz

Ask the Translator Panelist


Patricio earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instructions from The University of Austin Texas (Multilingualism and Cultural Studies), Masters in Bilingual/Spanish/Multicultural Education and a Bachelor degree in Anthropology. He is a translator and interpreter winning international fellowships, honors, and awards. Patricio is a member of many professional associations and has multilingual teaching licenses in three states.

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