Newsbriefs: January 31, 2024


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ATA 65th Annual Conference: Call for Speakers

The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for ATA’s 65th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 30-November 2, 2024!

Speaking at an ATA Annual Conference is a challenging and rewarding opportunity.  You will gain recognition as an industry leader by sharing your expertise with your T&I colleagues!


Submit Your Proposal by March 1, 2024!


Submission Is Open to Everyone

Whether you are an ATA member or not, your proposal is welcome! ATA65 will feature speakers from around the world – working translators and interpreters, many of whom are also educators, attorneys, physicians, CEOs, and managers. They all have much to share. This is your opportunity to join their ranks, leverage your expertise, build your reputation, and help shape the future of the T&I industry.


All proposals will be assessed through a competitive peer-review process.


Submitting Your Proposal

What is your area of expertise? What topic do you wish to address as an ATA65 speaker? You’ll find the full list of presentation topics and descriptions on the ATA65 Conference website. Click here to learn how to submit a presentation proposal.


If you’ve never written a proposal to present at an ATA Annual Conference, then this is the place to start! Watch How to Submit a Successful ATA Annual Conference Proposal to learn more about developing and submitting a presentation proposal for this event.


Book Your Room Today

A limited number of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center (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!


We hope you’ll consider sharing your expertise at ATA65, the premiere conference for T&I professionals, and look forward to celebrating with you in Portland! 


Need More Information?

If you have any questions, please contact:

Adrian L. Aleckna, CMP

Director, Professional Development and Events

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ATA Elections

The Nomination Period for 2024 Is Now Open!


The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following positions:


  • Director (three regular positions, each for a three-year term).

  • Director (one unexpired position to be filled for a remaining term of one year).


Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members during ATA’s 65th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 30-November 2, 2024!


Who Is Eligible to Be Nominated?

Under ATA’s Bylaws, all Active members of ATA are eligible to run for elected office. Active members are those who have passed an ATA certification exam or who are established as having achieved professional status through Active Membership Review or through ATA’s Credentialed Interpreter recognition process.


Active members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Other membership categories are not eligible to serve as officers or directors. However, any member may submit a nomination.


Members of the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee are not eligible to run for elected office.


Submitting Your Nomination

Any ATA member may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also permitted and encouraged.


Nominations should be submitted as early as possible so that the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee can fully consider proposed candidates. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2024.


Before submitting your nomination:


  • Contact the nominee first, explaining your intention and the fact that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office.

  • Keep in mind that ATA officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis. Please do not nominate colleagues who express serious concerns about service, or who have conflicting priorities.


Become an ATA Voting Member

It’s easier than you think! ATA Associate Members who can demonstrate that they are professionally engaged in translation, interpreting, or closely related fields may apply for ATA Voting Membership. How? Click Become a Voting Member to find out!


Make a Nomination


Questions? Need More Information?


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Association of Language Companies On the Hill

February 29, 2024 | 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST | Virtual


The Association of Language Companies (ALC) invites you to join us on February 29, 2024, as we meet with U.S. congressional members to discuss issues that impact our work in providing language access for all. The virtual meetings with congressional offices are your opportunity to empower the language services industry by building on ALC advocacy’s success as a trusted source of information and ideas on all things language.

Register by February 15 to receive an individualized schedule with your specific congressional representative. International members are encouraged to participate to bring a global perspective!


ATA members receive a 15% discount. (Promocode: ATA15OFF)


Register Here

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida “Spring into Action” Conference

March 15-17, 2024 | Miami, Florida


The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida, ATA’s Florida chapter, is excited to extend an invitation to all ATA members, chapters, and divisions to our upcoming “Spring into Action” conference, March 15-17, in Miami!


“Featuring the Languages of Florida” is our guiding theme in 2024, as we continue to promote language access and growth opportunities for our members through education and networking across different in-demand fields of translation and interpreting.


This year we have partnered with the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padrón Campus to offer our attendees the best possible conditions to learn, grow, and enjoy.


ATA members receive a discount on registration!


Click here for program details and to register!

New Mexico Translators and Interpreters Association Spring Conference

March 1-3, 2024 | Albuquerque, New Mexico


Join NMTIA March1-3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for three full days of CEUs for translators and interpreters working in the medical, legal, and community settings.


Click here for program details and to register

National Endowment for the Humanities / Arizona State University Summer Institute

“Translation and Traveling Texts: East Asian National Literatures in an Era Without Borders”

June 17-28,2024 | Tempe, Arizona


The National Endowment for the Humanities and Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a two-week residential institute entitled “Translation and Traveling Texts: East Asian National Literatures in an Era Without Borders,” June 17-28, 2024. Applicants should be faculty members and/or doctoral students from institutions of higher education.


Moving across a range of texts from China, Japan, and Korea, the institute will focus on literary and cultural contact between China, Japan, and Korea from the 17th century to the present. Special attention will be given to new ways of researching and teaching transnational flows of texts and information at the university level.


Click here for details

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities from ATA


If you’re looking for professional development with top-notch speakers, ATA is the place to turn in 2024!

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.

For more information about ATA, please contact:

American Translators Association
211 N. Union Street, Suite 100 | Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 683-6100;