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ATA 55th Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit a proposal for the ATA 55th Annual Conference was March 10, 2014.

We have received nearly 400 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 2015.



Please read the following information carefully. All fields are required unless otherwise noted.




ABOUT 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 a variety of languages and 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 54th Annual Conference.
 
 
SPEAKER BENEFITS
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:

Increased Recognition
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 registrations).
  *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 TO PREPARE A WINNING PROPOSAL
Learn more by watching this 60-minute webinar, presented by Corinne McKay. Click here to view.
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 10, 2014. Proposals submitted after this date may be considered for selection, but preference will be given to those proposals received by the deadline.
   
   
PRIMARY CONTACT
As the Primary Contact, ATA will ONLY  communicate with YOU  to coordinate this presentation. If there are other speakers involved with this presentation, you must notify them of any relevant information in preparation for the Conference.
  Mr       Ms       Mrs
First Name:
Last Name:
ATA Membership Number:  if applicable
Phone:
Email:
 
 
PROPOSAL AGREEMENT
You must agree to the following statements or your proposal will not be accepted.

By submitting this proposal, I am making a professional commitment to present at the ATA Annual Conference. If I become unable to present for any reason, I will contact Teresa Kelly immediately at teresak@atanet.org.
I understand that if I wish to attend any conference sessions or events, I MUST register for the conference. Speakers do NOT receive a complimentary registration.
I understand that I do NOT receive any monetary compensation (with the exception of speakers selected to provide Preconference Seminars) or reimbursement for any expenses.
I affirm that this proposal is NOT intended to sell or promote products or services.
If accepted, I understand that ATA will schedule my presentation according to what is best for the attendees. ATA is NOT able to fulfill special scheduling requests.
If accepted, I understand that ATA may record my presentation to be included as part of the ATA eConference. (You will be given the opportunity to opt out of this recording at a later date.)
If accepted, I will prepare my presentation to the best of my ability and will meet all deadlines required.
 
 
AUDIOVISUAL SUPPORT
ATA will ONLY provide the following audiovisual support:
LCD Projector (to project the image of your laptop screen)
PC Audio (to amplify sound from your laptop)
Flipchart (large pad of paper with markers)
Microphone(s) depending on number of speakers
I understand that ATA will ONLY provide the items listed above and I agree to develop my presentation accordingly.
 
ATA will NOT provide the following audiovisual support:
Computers or Laptops

Internet connections
I understand that ATA will NOT provide the items listed above and I agree to develop my presentation accordingly.
 
 
PROPOSAL FORM
 
Presentation Information

Title:
 
Abstract (Precise summary of presentation content)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required (If other language is used, an English version must also be provided.)
- Click here to see sample abstracts
 

Bio of Primary Contact* (Precise summary of relevant professional experience)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required
- Click here to see sample bios

*If there are additional presenters for this proposal, space will be provided for their bios at end of this form.



Video Sample (optional):
If you have a sample of presentation skills, upload your video here.

Number of presenters:
 
What language(s) will you be speaking during this presentation?
 
What language(s) must attendees know in order to benefit from this presentation?
 
Topic
Select the topic that best categorizes your presentation.

Non-language-specific Topics
If attendees do NOT need to know a specific language, please make a selection below:
ATA Activities
Financial Translation
Independent Contractors
(Marketing, practices, and other business issues for freelancers)
Interpreting
Language Services Companies
(Marketing, practices, and other business issues for companies)
Language Technology
(Software and hardware used in the industry)
Legal Translation & Interpreting
Literary Translation
Medical Translation & Interpreting
Science & Technology
Terminology
Training & Pedagogy
Translation
(Editing, revising, localization, subtitling, and other translation-related topics)
Translation & Interpreting Professions
(Topics that explore developments in the professions as a whole)
Other
Language-specific Topics
If attendees DO need to know a specific language, please make a selection below:
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Middle Eastern Languages
Nordic Languages
Portuguese
Slavic Languages
Spanish
Other
 
Length
I understand that my length preference will be taken into consideration, but the final decision belongs to the Conference Organizer.

60 minutes
60-minute sessions take place on Thursday, November 6 to Saturday, November 8.

 
3-hour Preconference Seminar
All Preconference Seminars take place on Wednesday, November 5.
  Preconference Seminars are highly competitive. Less than 20 are selected. If needed, could you reduce your 3-hour presentation to 60 minutes for inclusion in the regular conference program?   Yes      No
 
Level
Beginner (for attendees with 1-3 years of experience)
Intermediate (for attendees with 4-6 years of experience)
Advanced* (for attendees with 7+ years of experience)
All Levels (for attendees of all levels of experience)

*Preference will be given to proposals designed for an advanced level.
 
Additional Presenters
If there are additional presenters for this proposal, complete the following:

 
Presenter #2 Mr       Ms       Mrs
First Name:
Last Name:
ATA Membership Number:  if applicable
Email:
Bio (Precise summary of relevant professional experience)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required
- Click here to see sample bios
 
 
Presenter #3 Mr       Ms       Mrs
First Name:
Last Name:
ATA Membership Number:  if applicable
Email:
Bio (Precise summary of relevant professional experience)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required
- Click here to see sample bios
 
 
Presenter #4 Mr       Ms       Mrs
First Name:
Last Name:
ATA Membership Number:  if applicable
Email:
Bio (Precise summary of relevant professional experience)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required
- Click here to see sample bios
 
 
Presenter #5 Mr       Ms       Mrs
First Name:
Last Name:
ATA Membership Number:  if applicable
Email:
Bio (Precise summary of relevant professional experience)
- 100-word maximum
- Spell out acronyms
- Paragraph form (Outlines and bulleted lists will NOT be accepted.)
- English required
- Click here to see sample bios
 
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