The American Translators Association will celebrate International Translation Day on Friday, September 28.
ATA is set to make this year’s International Translation Day all about reaching out and changing the way the world sees translators and interpreters. Join us on September 28 for a social media blitz on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram to promote the professions. We’ll put up the posts, tweets, and downloadable infographics for you to share with family, friends, and clients. You can find us at #InternationalTranslationDay and #ataitd2018.
2017 marked a historical milestone in the celebration of this event. On May 24, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring September 30 to be International Translation Day.
Established by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), this annual celebration is an opportunity to spotlight the important work of translators, interpreters, and others in the language services industry who endeavor to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers. The day is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars, and symposiums across the world.
Founded in 1959, the American Translators Association is the nation’s largest professional organization for translators and interpreters. Its primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions. ATA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, has nearly 10,000 members in over 100 countries. For more information on ATA, please visit www.atanet.org.
Are You a Member of the Media?
Visit the ATA Press Room for industry insights and responses to current affairs involving the translation and interpreting professions.
- Upcoming CBS Sitcom The United States of Al Faces Backlash over Afghan Representation April 2, 2021
- Study Finds Google Translate Still Isn’t Good Enough for Medical Instructions April 2, 2021
- Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Adding Five Languages, Including ASL, to the Written Test April 2, 2021
- St. Louis Metro Partners with St. Louis Mosaic Project for COVID-19 Language Access Initiative April 2, 2021
- Translations of Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem Spark Debate: Can White Translators Interpret It? April 2, 2021