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American Translators Association  45th Annual Conference  October 13-16, 2004 • Toronto, Canada • Sheraton Centre

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ATA will be showing the following throughout the conference in Cinema II of the Sheraton Hall during Exhibit Hall hours. Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-2pm.

The Interpreters: A Historical Perspective, produced by the International Association of Conference Interpreters, follows the development of interpreting—from the consecutive interpreting of World War II, to the birth of simultaneous interpreting at the Nuremberg Trials, to present-day interpreting at the United Nations. Duration: 51 minutes.

Freelance Translator was developed by the Highline School Districe and sponsored by ATA to help students see the career choices available. ATA member Jessica Cohen speaks about her career and background. Duration: 6 minutes.

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Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 6-7:30pm

Welcome to the ATA 45th Annual Conference!
The American Translators Association invites all conference attendees to enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends. Be our guest for a generous selection of hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, and a hosted bar.
Open to all ATA conference attendees.

Networking Session
Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm

Take of advantage of this opportunity to meet company owners, seasoned professionals, and newcomers in a relaxed atmosphere. The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) is co-hosting this event and will provide a special gift for all attendees. Members of ATIO have been invited to join ATA conference attendees for a unique networking experience. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar are available. Open to all ATA conference attendees.

Book Splash
Thursday, 8-9pm

A Special Event to Celebrate Books and the People Who Make Them.
Attendees can have the opportunity to browse among books, chat with authors, translators, editors, and publishers, while enjoying the ambiance of the world of books and those who love them. If you are interested in being a participant at the Book Splash, please complete the Book Splash Registration Form.

Round Robin Tennis Tournament
Friday, 4-6:30pm

If you love to play tennis, here's your chance to mix it up with colleagues and friends! Players of all ages, fitness levels, and genders can join us on indoor courts at the Mayfair Lakeshore Racquet and Fitness Club. The fee includes transportation between the conference hotel and the club. All you need to bring is a racket, your tennis shoes, and tennis attire. Ticket required. See the Conference Registration Form.

Scrabble® Social
Friday, 8-9:30pm

Scrabble is the Perfect Game for Fellow Wordsmiths! Exercise your knowledge of terminology in this open round of Scrabble®. Come enjoy an evening of fun and games with your colleagues. Open to all ATA conference attendees.

Certification Exams
Saturday, 8:30-11:30am
Saturday, 1:30-4:30pm

Exam sittings will be offered twice on Saturday. Eligibility and Pre-registration is required. To learn more about ATA Certification and to obtain the necessary Eligibility Requirements Form and Exam Registration Form, visit www.atanet.org/certification.

Closing Reception
Saturday, 6-7:30pm

A cash bar will be available. Open to all ATA conference attendees.

Closing Banquet
Saturday, 7-9pm

Spend time with new friends...
Catch up with colleagues...
Share one last goodbye...

Silvia Zehn, ATA Member and outstanding pianist, will provide jazz piano music.
Ticket required. See the Conference Registration Form.

Conference Dance
Saturday, 9pm-midnight

It's time to CELEBRATE!
Dance to live entertainment and mingle in a festive atmosphere as the 45th Annual Conference comes to an end. A cash bar will be available.
Open to all ATA conference attendees.

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