SPECIAL EVENTS

Networking can happen in a variety of ways, so ATA59 has a variety of special events to match. Expand your networking circle by attending all of these events.

Welcome Celebration

ATA WELCOMES YOU TO NEW ORLEANS!

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.

Meet the Candidates! Engage with this year’s candidates before you vote on Thursday.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
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.

If you wish to participate, we encourage you to sign up now! Learn More

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
WEDNESDAY 4:45PM – 5:30PM

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.

Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees
SATURDAY  9:00PM – 12:00MIDNIGHT

Dictionary Exchange

RECYCLE YOUR RESOURCES!

Donate the dictionaries you no longer need and find ones you can put to good use. One linguist’s trash is another linguist’s treasure. Tables will be available throughout the conference for you to drop off and/or pick up used dictionaries.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
WEDNESDAY 7:30AM – SATURDAY 5:00PM

Mindful Movement

WAKE UP YOUR MUSCLES AND MIND!

Ease into your day by stretching, breathing, and moving mindfully. With options for all levels, this can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be. Bring your (sleepy) self in comfortable clothing to work out the kinks from tension and translation. Bare feet or socks are acceptable. No experience required!

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY – SATURDAY  6:30AM – 7:15AM

Zumba

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.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY – SATURDAY  6:15AM – 7:15AM

Job Fair

AGENCIES ARE HERE TO RECRUIT YOU!

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

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY  6:00PM – 8:00PM
FRIDAY  6:00PM – 8:00PM

Brainstorm Networking

FIND SOLUTIONS! MAKE CONNECTIONS!

Supercharge your networking skills in this fast-paced, interactive, and collaborative event. Rotate through small teams to tackle common business-related challenges, while making new friends and creating new partnerships. Don’t forget your business cards!

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
FRIDAY  7:00PM – 8:00PM

Business Practices Happy Hour

LET’S 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.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
FRIDAY 8:00PM – 9:00PM

After Hours Café

DRINK IN POETRY AND PROSE!

ATA’s Literary Division hosts this coffeehouse “open mic” reading. Read your original or translated excerpt, listen to readings from your multitalented peers, or both. The last 30 minutes of this event will be open to non-English readings. If reading, don’t forget to bring your works with you.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
FRIDAY 9:00PM – 11:00PM

Closing Session

RELIVE THE CONFERENCE!

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

Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees
SATURDAY  5:00PM – 5:45PM

Closing Reception

SHARE ONE LAST GOODBYE!

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.

Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees
SATURDAY  5:45PM – 7:00PM

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS

Photographer Sandra Pitre is offering onsite headshot services. Get 3 headshots for $30. To make an appointment and provide payment, contact Sandra directly at ataphotos2018@gmail.com.

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BOOK YOUR HOTEL

Discounted rates are available at the New Orleans Marriott until October 1 or as space allows. LEARN MORE

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