Conferences & Seminars
|ATA 54th Annual Conference: Call for Proposals
The deadline to submit a proposal for the ATA 54th Annual Conference was March 11, 2013.
We have received over 300 proposals and will give priority to those submitted before the deadline. You may still submit a proposal, but it will only be reviewed if we find a certain topic within our program to be lacking in content.
Please also consider submitting a proposal for next year's conference. The proposal form will be available in January 2014.
What is the ATA Annual Conference?
The ATA Annual Conference is an essential professional development event specific to the needs of translators and interpreters. Over 150 educational sessions are offered, including a selection of three-hour, in-depth Preconference Seminars. Sessions feature more than a dozen languages and a variety of specializations. Speakers come from all over the world and volunteer to share their experience and expertise with all attendees. They are working translators and interpreters, many of whom are also educators, attorneys, physicians, CEOs, and managers.
To learn more, please visit last year's website for the ATA 53rd Annual Conference.
Why should I offer to speak?
Speaking at the ATA Annual Conference is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. All proposals are selected through a competitive peer-review process. If your proposal is selected, you may take advantage of the following benefits:
|•||By contributing to the advancement of your profession, you will build your reputation and résumé, widen your networking circle, gain recognition as a leader in the industry, and position yourself as a key player to help shape the future of your profession.|
|•||Your name will be featured in the Preliminary Program, sent to over 11,000 people, and in the Final Program that is provided to each conference attendee. Your biography will also appear on the Conference Website.|
|•||The paper of your presentation may be published in the Proceedings of the ATA Annual Conference.|
|•||You will receive a Speaker ribbon with your attendee badge so that you will be recognized throughout the event.|
Reduced Conference Registration
|•||The Primary Contact* of each presentation receives a discount of $100 off the full conference rate (not applicable for one-day and student registration).|
|*For each presentation, ATA designates the Primary Contact who is responsible for coordinating his/her presentation. If additional speakers are involved, they must register at the full rate if they wish to attend conference sessions and events.|
Special Price for the ATA eConference
|•||The Primary Contact may pre-order the ATA eConference at a special discounted price (50% off the regular price), offered only to speakers who participate in the recording.|
How can I prepare a winning proposal?
|•||Do not send any supplemental material. The decision to accept your proposal is based only on the information provided in this proposal. Information provided separately will not be considered.|
|•||Submit a complete proposal. If you are unable to submit a complete proposal at this time, please consider a submission for next year. Incomplete submissions will be disregarded.|
|•||Polish your proposal. Only well-written abstracts and bios will be taken into consideration.|
|•||Focus on education. Proposals that appear to focus on selling products or services will be rejected.|
|•||Know your audience. Your proposal should be designed for attendees with a specific level of experience. Preference will be given to proposals designed for audiences with five or more years of professional experience.|
|•||Make it relevant. Your proposal should provide clear objectives for what attendees will learn and how they can apply this knowledge.|
|•||Submit your proposal by March 11, 2013. Proposals submitted after this date may be considered for selection, but preference will be given to those proposals received by the deadline.|
Presentation Proposal Form
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