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DIVISION EVENTS
oATA's professional-interest Divisions provide specialty- and language-specific information and networking to assist their members in today's competitive marketplace. Attend these Division Events to make the contacts that count and find the answers you need.



Division Open House
oGet to know the ATA Divisions!
oMeet and mingle with your fellow Division members. This event allows all Divisions to socialize and introduce themselves to newcomers. Attendees who are not members of a Division can also take this opportunity to get to know the different Divisions and learn more about them.
oWednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Open to registered attendees



LD After Hours Café
oDrink in poetry and prose!
oATA's Literary Division hosts this coffeehouse "open mic" reading. Read your original or translated excerpt, listen to readings from your multitalented peers, or both. If reading, don't forget to bring your works with you

oFriday 9:00pm - 11:00pm Open to registered attendees
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Division Annual Meetings
oShare your common interests!
oATA Divisions hold their annual meetings to discuss new developments and ideas, while offering a chance to network with colleagues sharing common languages or specialties. Division members, as well as nonmembers, are encouraged to attend. Open to registered attendees.


Arabic Language Division
Friday 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Language Technology Division
Friday 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Chinese Language Division
Friday 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Literary Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Educators Division
Thursday 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Medical Division
Friday 5:15pm - 5:45pm
French Language Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Nordic Division
Thursday 12:15pm - 12:45pm
German Language Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Portuguese Language Division
Thursday 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Interpreters Division
Friday 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Science & Technology Division
Friday 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Italian Language Division
Friday 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Slavic Languages Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Japanese Language Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Spanish Language Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Korean Language Division
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Translation Company Division
Friday 5:15pm - 5:45pm



Division Breakfast Meetings
oNew, old, and interested members are invited!
oYou're invited to get to know division leadership. A few tables at the general continental breakfast will be reserved for these meetings. Open to registered attendees.


Interpreters Division
Saturday 7:30am - 8:30am
Science & Technology Division
Friday 7:30am - 8:30am
Italian Language Division
Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am
Translation Company Division
Friday 7:30am - 8:30am




OFFSITE DIVISION EVENTS
oThe following events are organized by the ATA Divisions and require separate registration and payment.



Arabic Language Division: ALD Dinner
-Enjoy an evening with your Arabic Language Division colleagues for dinner at THE PALM.
-Cost: Pay onsite
-For details, email Heather Knight Wiersema at heather92101@me.com.
-Thursday 6:30pm Registration and payment required



French Language Division: FLD Dinner
-Venez nombreux and join us for the FLD Dinner during this year’s ATA Annual Conference in beautiful Chicago! The dinner will be held in a private room at CYRANO'S FARM KITCHEN and will be prepared by Chef Didier Durand.
-Cost: $57 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-Payment must be received by October 17. For details and to reserve your place, email Natalie Higgins at natalie@higginstranslation.com.
-Thursday 7:00pm Registration and payment required



German Language Division: GLD Networking Reception
-Enjoy an evening with your German Language Division colleagues at BAR TOMA, an Italian neighborhood pizzeria.
-Cost: $43 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-Payment must be received by October 15. For details and to reserve your place, email Michael Engley at michael@mengley.com.
-Thursday 7:00pm Registration and payment required



Italian Language Division: ILD Networking Dinner
-Enjoy an evening of fine food with fellow ILD members at at VOLARE RISTORANTE ITALIANO.
-Cost: Pay onsite
-For details and to reserve your place, email Francesca Marchei at sp1@francescamarchei.com by October 30.
-Friday 8:00pm Registration and payment required




Japanese Language Division: 2014 JLD Annual Dinner
-Come and enjoy conversation with JLD members and friends over a tasty Japanese meal at SUSHI TAIYO.
-Cost: $50 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-Payment must be received by October 24. For details and to reserve your place, email Hiroyuki Tsuchiya at tsuchiya@yamaryusa.com or call +1-847-967-0120.
-Friday 7:00pm Registration and payment required



Medical Division: MD Dinner
-We are pleased to invite you to our Medical Division Dinner to enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine and camaraderie at Bella Bacinos, an Italian trattoria concept restaurant in the heart of downtown Chicago. VIEW DETAILS AND MENU.
-Cost: $55 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-For details and to reserve your place, email Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo at divisionmd@atanet.org.
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Thursday 6:30pm Registration and payment required



Nordic Division: ND Dinner
-We will have our division dinner at TRE KRONOR, a Scandinavian restaurant.
-Cost: Pay onsite
-For details, email Tapani Ronni at tapanironni@yahoo.com.
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Saturday 7:00pm Payment required




Portuguese Language Division: PLD Annual Networking Dinner
-We are pleased to announce our Annual Networking Event at THE HUB 51, one of the top 10 new restaurants in Chicago. Come have fun and mingle with colleagues over delicious food and good music in a private lounge.
-Cost: $58 per person (until October 15); $62 per person (until October 30). Both costs includes tax and gratuity. Payment must be received by October 30.
-For details and to reserve your place, email Elenice Araujo at elenice@elenice.com.br.
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Thursday 6:00pm Registration and payment required



Science & Technology Division: S&TD Dinner
-Please join us for dinner at EMILIO’S TAPAS, one of Chicago's most popular restaurants (Critics’ Choice Award 5 years in a row), to see old friends and to meet new ones.
-Cost: $56 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-Payment must be received by October 29. For details and to reserve your place, email Alicja Yarborough at yarborough.translations@gmail.com.
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Thursday 7:00pm Registration and payment required



Slavic Languages Division: SLD 2014 Banquet
-Please join us at SAYAT NOVA, "Chicago's original Armenian restaurant," for a convivial evening. Enjoy a great meal, greet old friends, and meet new colleagues.
-Cost: $35 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-Payment must be received by October 23. For details and to reserve your place, email Fred Grasso at frdgrasso@satx.rr.com.
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Thursday 7:00pm Registration and payment required



Spanish Language Division: SPD Annual Dinner
-Come join us at TAPAS VALENCIA and enjoy an evening of good food, lots of fun, and great surprises. We will have our traditional RaffleDazzle!
-Cost: $40 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
-For details and to reserve your place, email Fran Samuel at alacartetrans@msn.com.
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Friday 6:30pm Registration and payment required

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