Barbara Moser-Mercer is Professor of conference interpreting, Director of the Interpreting department and Director of InZone at the Faculté de traduction et d’interprétation, University of Geneva. Her research focuses on cognitive and cognitive neuro-science aspects of the interpreting process and on the human performance dimension of skill development. She has co-developed the Virtualinstitute©, the first fully integrated virtual learning environment for interpreters, which she currently also leverages in partnership with ICRC, ILO, UNHCR, MSF, UN-OCHA, UN-WFP, and UNAMA for training interpreters working in conflict zones (InZone), both on-site in the field and virtually. She was a member of the High Level Group on Multilingualism of EU Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard Orban, and coordinated the European Masters in Conference Interpreting (www.emcinterpreting.org) from 2008 to 2012. She is also an active conference interpreter, member of AIIC and of AIIC’s research committee.