ATA Conference
Special Events

The ATA Annual Conference lets you connect with over 1,500 colleagues from around the world. With the variety of special events offered, you can promote yourself and your services, reunite with friends, or just have fun!

- Event Schedule
- Special Events
- Division Events
- Tool Tutorials
- Association Activities
- Buddies Welcome Newbies
Welcome Reception

Welcome to the ATA 54th Annual Conference!
-The American Translators Association invites you to spend an evening with colleagues and friends. This is the event that starts it all and is the highest attended event of the conference. Be our guest for a selection of hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.
-Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Open to registered attendees

Opening Session

Start the conference off right!
-President Dorothee Racette and President-Elect Caitilin Walsh provide an overview of conference highlights, introduce the new events for this year, offer tips about the hotel and city, and discuss general agenda items that all attendees need to know.
-Thursday 8:30am - 9:00am Open to registered attendees

Speed Networking

Make more contacts than you ever thought possible!
-Accelerate your marketing potential in a very different environment from the typical networking get-together. Don't miss this fun, exciting, and effective way to meet more people and generate more business than any other single event. A cash bar will be available.
-Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Open to registered attendees

Résumé Exchange

Ready to Work? Ready to Hire?
-Freelancers and company reps can meet to build potential partnerships. Find your future employer or find qualified employees. Bring your résumés and business cards to share.
-Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Open to registered attendees

For the Love of T&I

Join this project with a purpose!
Learn about the passion we all share for the translation and interpreting fields by taking part in this interactive exhibit that will inspire your mind and refresh your soul. Attendees will be asked why they love translating or interpreting, and be provided the opportunity to share their statement with others.
-Thursday - Saturday 24-Hour Interactive Exhibit Open to registered attendees

Buddies Welcome Newbies

New to the ATA Annual Conference?
"Newbies" (first-time attendees) can be paired up with "Buddies" (seasoned attendees) to get the most from their conference experience. Take part in some getting-to-know-you activities throughout the conference during this mutually rewarding networking opportunity. MORE»

Business Practices Mixer

Get down to business!
-Join your colleagues of the Business Practices Yahoo!® discussion group to learn more about this valuable business-oriented ATA online forum. A cash bar will be available.
-Friday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Open to registered attendees

Stretch, Breathe, & Move

Chase away the tension from travel and translation!
-Wake up, breathe, gather strength through yoga, connect with energy through Qi Gong, and have some fun with dance. Enjoy exercises to help translators with what you need most—targeted relaxation and stretching just where it feels best.
This event is sponsored by Corporate Translations.
-Thursday - Saturday 6:30am - 7:15am Open to registered attendees


Get ready to party yourself into shape!
-Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective, and totally exhilarating.
-Thursday - Saturday 6:00am - 7:00am Open to registered attendees

Student Breakfast

Start building your professional network!
-Students are invited for an informal exchange of ideas, experiences, and opportunities. Let us get to know you and find out how ATA can support you as you get ready for your career. A section of tables will be reserved at the general continental breakfast for this event.
-Saturday 7:30am - 8:30am Open to registered attendees

Closing Session and Reception

Share one last goodbye ... until next year!
-Look back on four days of networking, learning, and fun with a photo slideshow and get a preview of what's in store for next year's conference in Chicago! The presentation will be followed by a reception. A cash bar will be available.
-Saturday 5:15pm - 7:00pm Open to registered attendees

Conference Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes!
-Join us for entertainment that promises to get you on your feet. Mingle, laugh, and dance the night away as the DJ spins a mix of Brazilian, salsa, disco, pop, funk, country, and global dance music. A cash bar will be available.
-Saturday 9:00pm - 12:00midnight Open to registered attendees
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