NETWORKING

ATA58 offers an endless variety of specialized networking opportunities where you can build partnerships, promote yourself and your services, reunite with friends, get more involved with your association, or just have fun!

  • Welcome Celebration

    Everyone you hope to see will be at this event. Reunite with friends and colleagues, and mingle with this year’s speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors, as well as fellow Division members.

  • Job Fair

    Agency reps will host tables and post their current and ongoing needs at this two-hour recruitment event. You will see which agencies will be there and who they are hoping to recruit!

  • Brainstorm Networking

    Supercharge your networking skill set in this interactive and collaborative event. Work in small teams to tackle business-related challenges, while making friends and creating partnerships.

  • Division Annual Meetings

    ATA’s professional-interest Divisions provide specific information and networking to assist their members in today’s competitive marketplace.

  • Buddies Welcome Newbies

    First-time attendees (Newbies) get paired up with seasoned attendees (Buddies) to get the most from their conference experience.

  • Presentation of Candidates & Election

    Hear candidates voice their opinions and then let them hear yours by casting your vote for ATA board members. You must be a Voting Member to vote.

  • Business Practices Happy Hour

    Get down to business with your colleagues from the Business Practices online forum. Take part in the discussion now.

      • Conference Dance Party

        Mingle, laugh, and dance the night away as the DJ spins a mix of Brazilian, salsa, disco, pop, funk, and global dance music.

What do attendees like best about an ATA conference?

Being inspired to learn, progress, and raise the bar of our work.
Amazing speakers who are generous with their time.
Feeling the pulse of the industry and meeting high-profile translators.
Discussions of challenges and insights with others working in the same field.
Professional development really happens here.
Sessions are relevant and stimulating.
An international atmosphere with a relaxed spirit.
Finding potential employers and making important industry connections!
Sessions provide new ideas from different perspectives.
The immense possibilities. There is always something for everyone.
Learning and sharing with colleagues. You can never place a high enough value on that!
The conference always inspires me for another year of work.
My favorite part is always the attendees. So many enthusiastic, bright people.
Making valuable connections to get my business off the ground.

  • 96% said "YES!"

Attendees were asked if they made new contacts while attending an ATA conference. 96% said “Yes!”

      • Exhibit Hall

        Get a first-hand look at new products you will actually use. Visit schools offering programs designed for your development. Meet with employers here to recruit your services. Become an Exhibitor!

      • Annual Meeting of All Members

        Find out what your association has accomplished and the goals that are being set for the future. Members of the audience are given an opportunity to ask questions and make comments to board members and committee chairs.

      • Stretch, Breathe, & Move

        Chase away the tension from travel and translation with targeted relaxation and stretching where you need it most.

      • Zumba

        Party yourself into shape with high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating.

      • After Hours Café

        Drink in poetry, prose, and drama at this coffeehouse “open mic” reading. Read your original or translated excerpt, listen to others, or both.

      • Closing Session

        Look back on four days of networking, learning, and fun with photos and videos. See what’s in store next year in New Orleans! Winners of the Stay & Win drawing will be announced.

For even more networking and education opportunities, make plans to attend Advanced Skills & Training (AST) Day. AST Day will offer a selection of intense, interactive three-hour courses with limited seating, plus an exclusive networking event.

ADVANCED SKILLS
& TRAINING DAY

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