ATA Activities

ATA-1 (T, 8:30-10:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Opening Session

Muriel M. Jérôme-O'Keeffe, ATA president and managing director, JTG, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; and Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president-elect and conference organizer, Seattle, Washington

ATA-2 (T, 10:15-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
Presentation of Candidates and Election
Muriel M. Jérôme-O'Keeffe, ATA president and managing director, JTG, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia

ATA-3 (T, 1:45-3:15pm) - ALL LEVELS
ATA Divisions Committee Meeting
Miho Kite, chair, ATA Divisions Committee, Rohnert Park, California; and Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president-elect and conference organizer, Seattle, Washington

ATA-4 (F, 8:30-10:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Annual Meeting of the Association
Muriel M. Jérôme-O'Keeffe, ATA president and managing director, JTG, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia

ATA-5 (F, 10:15-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
Demystifying Accreditation: An Open Forum

Celia Bohannon, deputy chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and freelance translator and editor, Saxtons River, Vermont; Shuckran Kamal, chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and staff translator/interpreter, Office of Language Services, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC; and Peter W. Krawutschke, founding director, Translation Center, and professor of German, Western Michigan University, and past ATA president, Kalamazoo, Michigan

This forum is offered for ATA members who seek a better understanding of the ATA accreditation program. The panel will respond to questions from the audience about accreditation policies and procedures.

ATA-6 (F, 10:15-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
Newsletter Editors Meeting

R. Michael Conner, independent translator and editor, The AATIA Letter, Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association, Austin, Texas; and Lydia Razran Stone, freelance translator and editor, SlavFile, ATA Slavic Languages Division newsletter, Alexandria, Virginia

The Newsletter Editors Session invites members of the translator/interpreter press to examine problems they have encountered in the publishing process and the solutions they have devised. Attendees are encouraged to participate actively in the discussion, which may cover such topics as developing editorial policy statements, encouraging original submissions, obtaining permission for reprints, managing production tasks, soliciting advertising, using layout tools and techniques, and publishing on the Web. Participants should bring and distribute 30 copies of their recent association publications (not necessarily from the same issue) and information about their publication policies on advertising, subscriptions, circulation figures, and production costs for a planned survey.

ATA-7 (F, 1:45-3:15pm) - ALL LEVELS
Meet Your Board

Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president-elect and conference organizer, Seattle, Washington

ATA-8 (F, 3:30-5:00pm) - ALL LEVELS
Chapters and Regional Groups Meeting

Kirk Anderson, independent Spanish, French, Chinese translator and instructor, Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida

ATA-9 (S, 8:30am-12:00 noon) - ALL LEVELS
ATA Accreditation Exam

Shuckran Kamal, chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and staff translator/interpreter, Office of Language Services, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

ATA-10 (S, 8:30-10:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Committee Chairs Meeting
Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president-elect and conference organizer, Seattle, Washington

ATA-11 (S, 1:00-4:30pm) - ALL LEVELS
ATA Accreditation Exam
Shuckran Kamal, chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and staff translator/interpreter, Office of Language Services, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

 

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