Newsbriefs: April 2024


May 1, 2024

Calling All Writers! ATA’s Public Relations and Advocacy Committees Need Your Help!


Volunteer for ATA and put your writing skills to great use! The PR and Advocacy Committees are seeking strong writers with a passion for raising awareness about the T&I professions to join their teams. Volunteers should be self-starters who can work with minimal guidance to help draft content such as press releases, blog posts, statement letters to decision-makers, etc. Volunteers must be current ATA members in any individual member category.


Contact Jamie Hartz ( or Ben Karl ( to learn more.


Learn more about ATA’s Public Relations Committee here

Learn more about ATA’s Advocacy Committee here

ATA65 logo with the ATA logo and a buck running through the number 65. Caption reads 65th Annual Conference, October 30 - November 2, 2024 | Portland, Oregon.

Start Planning Now for ATA65!

Portland, Oregon | October 30 – November 2, 2024

Attend one of the best events for professional translators and interpreters! At ATA’s 65th Annual Conference, you’ll find educational sessions, job recruitment and networking opportunities, and colleagues and leaders who understand what it means to be a language professional. Learn more at!


Book Your Room Today
A limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center (conference headquarters hotel) and the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland have been reserved at a discount for attendees. ATA rates are available until October 4, 2024, or as space allows. Learn more and book your hotel room now!


Visa Information
You may need a visa to travel to the U.S. We encourage you to make the necessary arrangements as soon as possible. Please see the ATA65 website for additional information. Review visa information now!


Need More Information?
If you have any questions, please contact:
Adrian L. Aleckna, CMP
Director, Professional Development and Events

Scam Alert!

We’ve recently noticed an increase in spam emails that are supposedly from ATA Executive Board members. If you receive an email that looks suspicious from an ATA Board member (e.g., one asking you for a favor or containing a link or attachment), do not respond. Just delete it.


Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from an individual or organization you know or trust. The message could be from a scammer. When in doubt, simply create a new email to your contact to verify that they sent the message. Remember, the best defense is vigilance.


For further information, see “How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams,” from the Federal Trade Commission.

Reporting Scams

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. There are many ways to report scams, most of them as easy as completing an online form. Your complaint will help authorities around the world spot trends and coordinate efforts to combat fraud.



You’ll also find a basic overview of scams and how to avoid them on ATA’s website.  

International Federation of Translators Webinar

“The Translation Industry by Numbers: Between Growth, Transformation, and Reinvention”

May 10, 2024 | Presenter: Gabriel Karandyšovský

Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society Online Event

“Machine and GenAI Translation Techniques”

June 1, 2024 | Presenters: Konstantin Dranch and Elena Murgolo

Earn 1 ATA CEU

Artificial intelligence can and should be used to make translators’ lives easier and possibly more fun.

Please join us to explore effective ways to control AI and use it to maximize gains in localization workflows.


See ATA’s Online Calendar for translation & interpreting events around the world.

Did You Miss These Articles in the March/April Issue of The ATA Chronicle?

Don’t worry.  You can catch up on your reading anytime by logging into the Chronicle-Online!



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All members receive ATA Newsbriefs as part of their membership. ATA’s monthly e-newsletter includes highlights of media coverage from around the world related to the translation and interpreting professions as well as announcements and updates specific to ATA activities and other T&I organizations.