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March 2021

Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

March 2 / 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST
American Translators Association

What happens if you are hit by the proverbial bus? Or have power outages after a weather event? Or have to spend unplanned time in the hospital? Sensible contingency planning is not only your responsibility but also a gift to whomever will be handling the business in your absence.In this seventh episode of ATA's Back to Business Basics webinar series, presenter Karen Tkaczyk will walk attendees through implementing a basic emergency plan, including office infrastructure, crisis communications, and business continuity.What…

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Business Planning for Interpreters and Translators

March 9 / 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
American Translators Association

Being successful requires good business management skills, some of which you may have already learned the hard way. This 90-minute webinar is here to help.

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Interpreting Idioms and Cultural References

March 13 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
American Translators Association

Interpreters invest a significant amount of time in learning professional terminology, such as terminology related to medical, legal, educational, or social services, as well as the ins and outs of the U.S. health care, school, and criminal justice systems—and rightly so. However, interpreting in these settings involves more than Latin-based legal terms, dense medical jargon, or educational abbreviations. You'll also be expected to interpret small talk, stories, jokes, idioms, and cultural references.Interpreting idioms and cultural expressions may seem less important…

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Translating in the Age of Neural Machine Translation

March 23 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

Webinar description will be added soon.

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ATA New Member Orientation

March 24 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
American Translators Association

Start your membership off on the right foot by learning how to take advantage of all the benefits ATA has to offer! Attend this free one-hour member orientation session for a roadmap to the “what, why, and how” of member benefits.What will you learn?How to set up your online ATA Directory listingHow to join and participate in ATA DivisionsWhere to find ATA social mediaWhere to look for ATA professional developmentWhat ATA publications are availableWhat ATA member discounts are availableHow to…

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MICATA Virtual Conference

March 26 - March 27
Mid-America Chapter of ATA
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April 2021

Board of Directors Meeting

April 23 - April 25
American Translators Association

The ATA Board of Directors Meeting will be held online. All ATA members are invited to attend. Want to attend? Email your name and membership number to boardmeeting@atanet.org with the subject line Request to Attend the ATA Board Meeting. The Board meeting agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. Don't know how a Board meeting works? Listen to The ATA Podcast: Inside the ATA Board Room for a look at what happens.

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May 2021

NAJIT 42nd Annual Conference

May 14 - May 16
National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators

As a service to members, ATA provides information about non-ATA events that serve the translation and interpreting community. Inclusion in ATA's event calendar does not imply affiliation with or endorsement by ATA.

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June 2021

Certification Exam (Sold Out)

June 12 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Boston, MA Boston, MA United States
American Translators Association
$525

This exam sitting is sold out. You must be a member of ATA prior to the exam date. All exam sittings have a maximum capacity and admission is based on the order in which registrations are received at ATA. Exam sittings will follow social distancing and other recommended practices. There are no wait lists for sold out exams, although sold out exams may become available if there are cancellations. Watch this page to see if the status of any exam changes…

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August 2021

Board of Directors Meeting

August 6 - August 8
American Translators Association

The ATA Board of Directors Meeting will be held online. All ATA members are invited to attend. Want to attend? Email your name and membership number to boardmeeting@atanet.org with the subject line Request to Attend the ATA Board Meeting. The Board meeting agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. Don't know how a Board meeting works? Listen to The ATA Podcast: Inside the ATA Board Room for a look at what happens.

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October 2021

ATA 62nd Annual Conference

October 27 - October 30
American Translators Association
ATA conference attendees at an educational session

Get Ready for ATA62! No matter what your language, specialty, or experience level, you'll discover ways to enhance your skills and grow your business at ATA62 in Minneapolis, October 27-30, 2021. See what you missed at ATA61 and get a glimpse of ATA62!

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Board of Directors Meeting

October 30 - October 31
American Translators Association

The ATA Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Minneapolis, MN. All ATA members are invited to attend. Want to attend? Email your name and membership number to boardmeeting@atanet.org with the subject line Request to Attend the ATA Board Meeting. The Board meeting agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting. Don't know how a Board meeting works? Listen to The ATA Podcast: Inside the ATA Board Room for a look at what happens.

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