The ATA Annual Conference lets you connect with over 1,500 colleagues from around the world. With the variety of special events offered, you can promote yourself and your services, reunite with friends, or just have fun!
ATA welcomes you to Miami!
This is the event that starts it all. Everyone you hope to see and meet will be there. Reunite with friends and colleagues, and mingle with this year's speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors.
Here's your chance to get to know ATA's Divisions! Divisions are professional interest groups providing specialty- and language-specific networking. Connect with fellow Division members, leadership, and newcomers.
New this year!
ATA will host a Photo Booth, featuring an open-air style that can accommodate groups and high-resolution photos that print onto commemorative strips.
You can text and email your photos instantly, as well as share them through social media. The photos will also be posted to a private online gallery which will be made available after the conference.
The Photo Booth will be open throughout the Welcome Celebration.
Come celebrate the ATA 56th Annual Conference!
Wednesday • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Buddies Welcome Newbies
New to the Conference?
Wouldn’t it be nice to see a familiar face when you’re attending the conference for the first time? This mutually rewarding networking opportunity lets "Newbies" (first-time attendees) get paired up with "Buddies" (seasoned attendees) to get the most from their conference experience.
Pre-registration is encouraged. MORE»
Start the conference off right!
President Caitilin Walsh and President-Elect David Rumsey provide an overview of conference highlights, introduce the new events for this year, offer tips about the hotel and city, and discuss general agenda items that all attendees need to know.
Thursday • 8:30am - 9:00am
Find solutions! Make connections!
Supercharge your networking skill set in this fast-paced, interactive, and collaborative event. Work in small teams to tackle common business-related challenges, while making new friends and creating new partnerships.
Thursday • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Business Practices Happy Hour
Get down to business!
Join your colleagues of the Business Practices Yahoo!® discussion group to learn more about this valuable business-oriented ATA online forum. Take part in the discussion now by CLICKING HERE.
Thursday • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Browse among books and chat with their authors and translators. The opportunity to purchase books will also be available. Find out which books, along with their authors or translators, are being featured this year. MORE»
Friday • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ready to work? Ready to hire?
Freelancers and company reps can meet to build potential partnerships. Find your future employer or find qualified employees and contractors. Bring your résumés and business cards to share. Agency reps will be posting their current openings and ongoing needs so you can make the connections that are right for you.
Friday • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Stretch, Breathe, & Move
Chase away the tension from travel and translation!
Wake up, breathe, gather strength through yoga, connect with energy through Qi Gong, and have some fun with dance. Enjoy exercises to help translators with what you need most—targeted relaxation and stretching just where it feels best.
Thursday - Saturday • 6:30am - 7:15am
Get ready to party yourself into shape!
Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating.
Thursday - Saturday • 6:00am - 7:00am
Keynote and Closing Session
Relive the conference all over again!
Look back on four days of networking, learning, and fun with photos and videos. Get a preview of what's in store for next year's conference in San Francisco! Winners of the STAY & WIN drawing will be announced.
Four-time Emmy winner JAN FOX provides a keynote speech that will inspire you to take all you have just learned and share your knowledge with colleagues and clients. The keynote speaker is sponsored by the AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION.
Saturday • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Share one last goodbye ... until next year!
Here's your chance to slow down, unwind, and make time for all those missed connections during the past four days. Raise your glass and share a toast with friends, colleagues, speakers, and more. A cash bar will be available.
Saturday • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference Dance Party
Put on your dancing shoes!
Join us for entertainment that promises to get you on your feet. Mingle, laugh, and dance the night away as the DJ spins a mix of Brazilian, salsa, disco, pop, funk, and global dance music.
Saturday • 9:00pm - 12:00midnight
If you register for the full conference, you may attend all events and sessions, unless otherwise stated.
If you register for Saturday Only, you may attend only those events and sessions taking place on Saturday.
What can I attend?
See the full list of
which events and sessions are included. MORE»