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  ATA Activities
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ATA-1 Opening Session
Marian S. Greenfield and Jiri Stejskal
Thursday, 8:00-8:45am - All Levels
ATA-2 Presentation of Candidates and Election
Marian S. Greenfield
Thursday, 9:00-10:45am - All Levels
ATA-3 Annual Meeting of Division Administrators
Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
Thursday, 11:00-12:00noon - By Invitation Only
ATA-4 Orientation for First-time Conference Attendees
Amanda B. Ennis and Jill R. Sommer
Thursday, 11:00-12:00noon - Beginner
ATA-5 Chat with the Board—WE ARE LISTENING
Marian S. Greenfield
Thursday, 11:00-12:00noon - All Levels
ATA-6 Skill-building Seminar for Mentors and Mentees
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
ATA-7 Checking in: ATA Mentors and Mentees, Past and Present
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
ATA-8 Public Relations and Your Bottom Line: A Review of the ATA PR Initiative
Rina Ne'eman
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
ATA-9 Annual Meeting of All Members
Marian S. Greenfield
Friday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
ATA-10 ATA Ethics and Business Practices Workshop
Courtney Searls-Ridge
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
ATA-11 Preparing to Take the ATA Certification Exam: Questions and Answers
Jutta Diel-Dominique and Terry Hanlen
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
ATA-12 "Boot Camp" for Newly-elected Division Administrators
Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - By Invitation Only
ATA-13 How to Recharge Your Local Chapter or Regional Group
Tuomas S. Kostiainen and Caitilin Walsh
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
ATA-14 Grader Recruitment for ATA's Certification Program
Jutta Diel-Dominique
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - Advanced
ATA-15 All PR is Local
Tony Beckwith
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
ATA-16 Closing Session
Jiri Stejskal
Saturday, 5:15-6:00pm - All Levels
ATA-17 NEW ATA Certification Exam Software Demonstration
Alan K. Melby
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
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  Financial Translation
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FIN-1 Getting the Terminology Right in Financial Translation
Robert B. Killingsworth
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
FIN-2 CANCELLED Translating for the Asset Management Industry
Eugenio Virguti
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - Beginner
FIN-3 CANCELLED Features of Financial Translation
Javier Gil
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
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  Independent Contractors
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IC-1 Taxes Translated: Federal Forms and Schedules for Professional Translators and Interpreters
Amanda B. Ennis
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - Beginner/Intermediate
IC-2 Marketing for Independent Contractors
Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
IC-3 Breaking into the Industry: How to Gain Experience When Employers Will Not Give You Experience Without Previous Experience
Clemencia Macias, Elizabeth M. Taylor, and Adam M. Wooten
NEW TIME Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - Beginner
IC-4 Microeconomics for the Translator
Ury Vainsencher
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - Beginner/Intermediate
IC-5 Business Practices Discussion Panel
Gabe Bokor, Brenda S. Sprague, Ines Swaney, James E. Walker, and Ed Zad
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
IC-6 How to Lose Customers
Susan C. Rials
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
IC-7 CANCELLED The Effects of Globalization on the Independent Translator
Izabella McCue
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Interpreting
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I-1 Interpreting Interpreter Ethics
Diane de Terra and Julie E. Johnson
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
I-2 Community Interpreting in the Health Sector Involving Mexican Indian Languages in Mexico and in the U.S.
Georganne Weller
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
I-3 French Consecutive Interpreting Workout
Jacolyn Harmer and Julie E. Johnson
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - Intermediate/Advanced
I-4 Expanding Our World: Interpreting for Languages of Limited Diffusion
Janet M. Erickson-Johnson and Linda Joyce
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - Intermediate/Advanced
I-5 Interpreting and Check Interpreting at Depositions
Paul H. Yi
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
I-6 Interpreters Division Annual Meeting
Giovanna L. Lester
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
I-7 That Crucial First Step: Pre-assignment Preparation and Research
Kelly A. Gomes
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
I-8 Strategies for Successful High-profile Conference Interpreting
Jacki J. Noh
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
I-9 Interpreting at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal
Kayoko Takeda
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
I-10 Sight Translation: Practice and Theory
Arlene M. Kelly
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Language Services Providers
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LSP-1 Sample Translations as a Sales Tool
Renato S. Beninatto
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LSP-2 Websites That Get Attention
Michael R. Cardenas
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LSP-3 Raising the Bar: Optimizing the Agency-Subcontractor Relationship
Beatriz Alicia Bonnet and Keiran J. Dunne
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
LSP-4 Project Management: Essential Keys to Make a Machine Work Without Glitches
Cecile Bonnet
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LSP-5 The ASTM Translation Standard: Why Should You Care?
Beatriz Alicia Bonnet and Kim Vitray
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LSP-6 Farsi in Iran versus Dari in Afghanistan
Farah Arjang
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
LSP-7 Translation Company Division Annual Meeting
Kim Vitray
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
LSP-8 Roll Your Own: Web-based Translation Portals and Translation Management Systems
Dierk Seeburg
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
LSP-9 Quality Still Doesn't Matter!
Renato S. Beninatto
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LSP-10 The Perfect Love Triangle: The Client, the Agency, and the Independent Contractor
Michael R. Cardenas
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Language Technology
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LT-1 Improvements to Translation Tools
Jennifer DeCamp
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LT-2 The Merits of Using a Mac in a PC-centric Translation World
Yves M. Averous, Christine Lemor-Drake, Michael Metzger, and Catherine Theilen-Burke
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LT-3 Translation Support Tools Forum, Part I
Alan K. Melby
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
LT-4 Translation Support Tools Forum, Part II
Alan K. Melby
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LT-5 Free and Open Source Software for Translators
Dierk Seeburg
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LT-6 Trados: Beyond the Basics 3
Tuomas S. Kostiainen
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - Intermediate/Advanced
LT-7 From Blogs to Wikis: The Brave New World of Web 2.0
Yves M. Averous
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
LT-8 Best of Both Worlds: Combining Windows and Linux
Topi K. Junkkari
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LT-9 Language Technology Division Annual Meeting
Michael Metzger
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LT-10 Creating Your Own Tools of the Trade Using Visual Basic for Applications
Wassim Nassif
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
LT-11 NEW Selling Yourself Short? Counting Tools and Word Count Standards
Clove Lynch, Marita Marcano, and Jill R. Sommer
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Legal Translation & Interpreting
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LAW-1 Judicial Reforms in Spanish-speaking Countries and Their Impact on Legal Terminology
Holly Mikkelson
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
LAW-2 Court Interpreter Training Materials
Arlene M. Kelly
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - Beginner
LAW-3 The Challenges of Nuremberg and Beyond: Interpreting at International Tribunals
Nancy Schweda Nicholson
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
LAW-4 Contract Law Demystified
Vera M. Caldas Wilkinson
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - Intermediate
LAW-5 The Asylum Process in the U.S.: A Crucial Need for Error-Free Translation and Interpreting
Marianne Reiner
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Literary
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L-1 CANCELLED Textual Grid as a Translation Constraint
Natalia Galeeva
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
L-2 The Effects of Globalization on the Translation of Caribbean Texts
Desrine Bogle-Cayol
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
L-3 Marilyn Gaddis Rose Lecture: The News from Translation—Some Emergent Occasions
John Felstiner
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - Intermediate/Advanced
L-4 When Opera Parodies Opera
Ronnie Apter and Mark Herman
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
L-5 Literary Division Annual Meeting
Enrica J. Ardemagni
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
L-6 Translating Mines by Susan Straight: How to Apply the Theory and Practice of Translation to Avoid Cultural Clichés
Cecile Bonnet
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - Beginner/Intermediate
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  Medical Translation & Interpreting
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MED-1 Tips and Techniques for Learning Medical Terminology
Janet M. Erickson-Johnson
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - Intermediate/Advanced
MED-2 National Certification for Health Care Interpreters: Where Do We Stand?
Maria-Pez Avery, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, and Mary Esther Diaz
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
MED-3 HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Coinfection and Disease: Terminology Research and Glossary Development
Mélanie G. Shepherd and Patricia M. Thickstun
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
MED-4 Medical Division Annual Meeting
Mary Esther Diaz
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
MED-5 A Method to the Madness: Achieving Excellence in the Field of Medical Translations
Jason M. Bredle, Judy Bruce, and Helena Correia
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - Beginner
MED-6 CANCELLED Cultural and Terminology Issues Surrounding Cancer Clinical Trials: The Spanish and Russian Perspectives
Janet Casaverde-Pineda and Elena N. Morrow
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
MED-7 Translating and Interpreting for the Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Patient
Claudia E. Soronellas-Brown
Saturday, 10:00-11:30am - Advanced
MED-8 A United Front: A Collaborative Perspective on Educating Medical Interpreters
Brenda Nicodemus, Carol J. Patrie, Laurie A. Swabey, and Marty Taylor
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
MED-9 Improving Communication, Improving Care: Lessons from One Innovative Hospital on Language and Cross Cultural Care
Cristina Krasny
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
MED-10 NEW Implementing Video Phone Interpreting at the Largest County Hospital in the U.S.
Melinda Paras and Beverly Treumann
Saturday, 8:00-9:30am - All Levels
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  Science & Technology
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ST-1 Simplified Technical English: Quality Assurance and Cost Savings for Translations
Berry Braster
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
ST-2 i18n, t9n, l10n: A Secret Code or Aspects of Code Translation?
Claudia Eggert
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Terminology
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TERM-1 Slices of Life: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to the Study of Country-specific Cultures, Institutions, and Daily Life
Joseph P. Mazza
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Training & Pedagogy
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TP-1 Raising the Bar for Interpreters and Linguistic Experts in Health Care: Developing Curricula for Graduate-level Education
Holly E. Jacobson
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
TP-2 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Teaching Translation and Interpreting But Were Afraid to Ask!
Claudia V. Angelelli, Sonia Colina, Christian Degueldre, Holly E. Jacobson, Geoffrey S. Koby, and Kayoko Takeda
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
TP-3 ATA Research Forum, Part I
Claudia V. Angelelli, Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre, Brian James Baer, Sonia Colina, Christian Degueldre, and Holly E. Jacobson
Friday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
TP-4 ATA Research Forum, Part II
Claudia V. Angelelli, Tatyana Bystrova-McIntyre, Brian James Baer, Sonia Colina, Christian Degueldre, and Holly E. Jacobson
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
TP-5 E-Learning and Translator Training
Milena Savova
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
TP-6 Translator Training in Liberal Arts Curricula
Rosemary Arrojo, Marilyn Gaddis Rose, Marko J. Miletich, and Benjamin P. Van Wyke
Saturday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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  Varia
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V-1 Translating and Interpreting the Language of Politicians
Rut Simcovich
Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
V-2 The Art of Defining: A Look at Dictionaries and Their Eccentricities
Verónica S. Albin and Freek Lankhof
Friday, 10:00-11:30am - All Levels
V-3 CANCELLED Improving Your Writing Skills in English
Vicki C. Santamaria
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - Beginner/Intermediate
V-4 NEW Why ISO Matters
Dagmar Dolatschko and Simone Fresinger
Saturday, 1:30-3:00pm - All Levels
V-5 NEW Deformation Professionnelle: What a Career in Translation Does to You
Betty T. Howell and Anne Catesby Jones
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm - All Levels
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