Translating & Interpreting
for the
Government Seminar
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Washington, DC
April 3-4, 2004

Sponsored by ATA and NCATA

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Gain insight and training from experts in Washington; learn what qualifications, certifications, and skills are required to work as a translator or interpreter in the Federal Government; hear from influential members of the State Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Foreign Language Resource Center, and other prominent agencies.

Schedule for Saturday, April 3:
The American Translators Association will provide a full day of in-depth sessions, including a continental breakfast in the morning and a Networking Session following the final presentation. Continuing Eduation Credit: Earn up to 7 points for the ATA Continuing Education Certification Program. Sessions will also be submitted for CIMCE credit in the States of California and Washington.
8:00am Onsite Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am Working with the U.S. Government: Information Resources
Jennifer DeCamp
11:15am Translating and Interpreting for the FBI
Olga Navarrete
12:15pm Lunch on your own
1:45pm Translating and Interpreting for the State Department
Marc Fallow  and Joseph Paul Mazza 

The Government Spectrum: How Different Levels of Government Require Different Types of T&I Services
James W. Plunkett, Martin A. Roldan, and JoAnn Roosa

6:00pm Cash Bar Networking Session
~ An ATA Professional Development Seminar ~
Schedule for Sunday, April 4:
The National Capital Area Chapter of the American Translators Association will provide a half day of sessions on translating for foreign governments, including a continental breakfast. Staff translators at foreign embassies and international organizations will discuss their work and the resources they use. Continuing Education Credit: Earn up to 2 points for the ATA Continuing Education Certification Program.
9:00am Onsite Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00am The Embassy Translator: A Connecting Link Between Cultures and Countries
Cheryl Fain
10:30am Translating Extradition Procedures: A Personal Experience
John Vázquez
11:15am Precision, Ambiguity, and Diplomacy in Translation
Bob Feron  

Translating for International Organizations
Alexandra Russell-Bitting

Space is limited. To register, choose a form from the menu on the left and fax to (703) 683-6122 or mail to ATA, 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590, Alexandria, VA 22314.

ATA Certification Exam
An ATA certification exam sitting will be held on Sunday, April 4. This will be a standard exam, not specialty-specific. To register, please visit the ATA website to obtain the Eligibility Requirements Form and Examination Registration Form.

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