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T&I Advocacy Day 2017

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T&I Advocacy Day 2017

In partnership with the Joint National Committee for Languages, ATA is hosting an all-day advocacy event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Conference attendees only.

Why advocate?

Advocacy empowers individuals and groups to mobilize around a collective narrative in order to advance strategic policy priorities and other shared goals in a resource-efficient way. If we don’t advocate for our professions, no one else will!

Registration for T&I Advocacy Day 2017 is now closed.


T&I Advocacy Day 2017 Schedule


  • Welcome (10:00am – 10:15am)

  • Overview (10:15am – 11:00am)
    Review of Federal issues that impact language services professionals; challenges to and opportunities for growth of the professions.

  • Review and Working Groups (11:00am – 11:30am)
    Discussion and statements of target issues, best practices for advocacy, and collaborative working groups.

  • Lunch on own (11:30am – 12:45pm)

  • Bus departs (1:00pm)
    Transportation provided by ATA.

  • Advocacy Meetings on Capitol Hill (1:30pm – 4:00pm)
    Appointments with Congressional offices and Executive Branch agencies, scheduled by the Joint National Committee for Languages.

Attendees are responsible for their own return transportation to the Washington Hilton.


Background Information and Statements on Advocacy Issues

For any additional questions, please contact Maria Pulcini at mpulcini@languagepolicy.org.


Thank you for attending ATA's 58th Annual Conference and for your participation in T&I Advocacy Day 2017.