Newsbriefs: March 26, 2024



March 26, 2024

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Last Chance! ATA 2024 Call for Nominations Deadline – March 29, 2024

Don’t miss your opportunity to help shape the future of the Association! The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee is currently accepting nominations for the following positions:

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

  • 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!

Nominations must be received by March 29, 2024.

Submitting Your Nomination

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

ATA’s success depends on the leadership of its officers and directors. That leadership begins with nominations like yours. Click here to start.

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?


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.

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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

There’s Still Time to Apply for ATA’s Mentoring Program

Get the Support You Need! ATA’s Mentoring Program offers matching services to members at different stages in their career. Mentees and mentors benefit from this mutually rewarding program.

Application Deadline: March 31.

Why not apply today!

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 filling out 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.  

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters  

2024 National Certification Summit | April 6, 2024

Trados Studio 2024 Is on Its Way!

Discount for ATA Members

Attention ATA members! Buy Trados Studio 2022 today and receive Studio 2024 free of charge at launch!

This offer applies to new and upgrade purchases of Trados Studio Freelance.

Click here for details! 

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

Did You Miss These Articles in The ATA Chronicle?

Don’t worry.  You can catch up on your reading anytime by logging into the Chronicle-Online! Here are just some of the articles you can access:

How Does ATA’s Nominating Process Work?

The Realities of Child Interpreting and Ways Forward: A Recap of ATA’s Virtual Roundtable Discussing the Film Translators

Brave New World: AI and Interpreting

Extraditions: Concepts, Research Techniques, and Terminology

The Legal Duty of Care: What Is It and How Does It Impact the Role of the Judiciary Interpreter?

How Public Speaking Can Bring You Better T&I Clients

Building Translation Studies and Interpreting Programs for the Future: Blending Academics and Experience

Note: The ATA Chronicle Is a Member-Only Access Benefit – Login Required

All current members can access the full content of The ATA Chronicle by following these login instructions:

– Click here for the Chronicle-Online site.

– Click on “Log In” at the top right.

– Select “Lost Your Password” and enter your email address (not a username or member #).

– Click “Get New Password.”

– You should receive an email with a link to reset your password.

– Click the link and use the “Suggest new password” prompt.

– Then use your email and new password to access the site.

Once logged in, members can also read the magazine on their desktop or mobile device. And be sure to look for the Online Extras and Bonus Features!

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.