FLD Continuing Education Series – Episode 10: State of the FLD Fall 2017

Eve, Jenn, Angela - L to R
Eve, Jenn, Angela – L to R

Welcome to the tenth episode of the French Language Division’s Continuing Education Series podcast.

The main focus of this podcast is the craft of translation (English > French and French > English). It also provides a forum for the Division Administrator and Assistant Administrator to give a State of the FLD address. The purpose of this episode is to let members know what is happening with the FLD.

In today’s episode, FLD Administrator Eve Bodeux and FLD Assistant Administrator Jenn Mercer join Angela Benoit for the third State of the Division episode (episode 10 of the entire series). Get the latest on all things FLD, including a sneak preview of what your Division is planning for the upcoming the 58th American Translators Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC in October 2017.

List of links mentioned in this episode:

SOUNDCLOUD: You may access Episode 10 and other podcast episodes on SoundCloud here. On SoundCloud, you can listen to the episode in your browser or download a copy of this episode directly to your computer.

ITUNES: This episode and the entire podcast series are also available on iTunes here. On iTunes, you can subscribe or listen online.

 

FLD Meet-Up at the 58th ATA Conference Being Held in Washington, DC in October 2017

French Language Division Mixer/Meet-Up

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 – from 6 to 7 pm

Washington, DC – The Sidecar Bar (at the conference hotel, the Washington Hilton)

In addition to the official FLD dinner, the French Language Division will also be holding an informal mixer/meet-up at the Sidecar bar at the conference hotel, on the Thursday evening of the conference. This informal event does not require reservations and the only cost is what you order at the bar.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your fellow FLD members in a relaxed environment, check in with old friends and make new connections. Feel free to drop in to this casual event for a few minutes or stay for the entire hour. This will also be a great place to organize your own dinner with FLD colleagues if you are unable to attend the official dinner.*

*This year’s official FLD dinner will be on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7 pm and must be reserved and paid for in advance. See the FLD website for more details: http://www.ata-divisions.org/FLD/index.php/2017/08/15/fld-dinner-ata58/. Please be aware that we do expect the official dinner to sell out.

FLD Dinner in Washington, DC for ATA’s 58th Annual Conference – Sign Up Now!

FRENCH LANGUAGE DIVISION DINNER AT ATA’S 58TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The French Language Division’s dinner at the Washington, DC conference will be held at La Tomate Italian Bistro. We hope to see you there!

We expect this event to sell out. 

WHEN
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE
La Tomate Italian Bistro
1701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202)-667-5505
https://www.latomatebistro.com/

MENU

~ SALAD – you will choose one of the following: Mozzarella over Vegetable Caponata – OR-  House Salad

~ ENTRÉE – you will choose one of the following: Fusilli – OR – Pork – OR – Salmon

~ DESSERT – Tiramisu

Note: Drinks are not included.

PAYMENT AND RESERVATIONS

Price: $56.00 per person and this includes three-course dinner, tax, and gratuity.

NOTE: All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be the diner’s responsibility and are *not* included.

Payment for the dinner must be made in advance by PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/us/home) to andie.n.ho@gmail.com and received, on or before Friday, October 9, or before the event sells out.

Please select the “send money to friends and family” option so that the FLD is not charged additional PayPal fees.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not provide refunds. You may sell or give your ticket to another conference attendee to attend in your place. If you do so, please notify us of the update, but the FLD does not provide refunds once a spot for the dinner has been purchased.

TRANSPORTATION

From the conference hotel, the Washington Hilton, La Tomate Italian Bistro is a 10-minute walk, one mile
along Connecticut Ave NW. For those who’d like to walk as a group, we’ll meet up in the conference hotel lobby at around 6:45 p.m.

QUESTIONS?

Contact us at divisionfld@atanet.org.

Join us for ATA’s 58th Annual Conference!

The American Translators Association will be hosting its 58th annual conference for translators, interpreters, and agencies from October 25 through October 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Join colleagues in several days of learning, networking, and other business opportunities. Registration is now open!

To learn more about the conference, click here.

Accommodation information is available here.

You can also follow the fun on Facebook or Twitter using the conference’s special hashtag, #ata58.

French Language Division and Related Sessions at ATA Conference in San Francisco – 2016 – #ATA57

French and related sessions for the upcoming American Translators Association Conference – #ata57

  • You’re Not Fluent Yet! Speaking the Language of Sustainable Development (Pavey), Thurs 11:15
  • 44 Tips for Amazing English>French Translations, Parts I & II, Luc Labelle, FLD Invited Speaker, Thurs 2 pm & 3:30 pm
  • Translating Contracts for French Translators (West), Friday 10 am
  • Preparing for ATA’s French>English Certification Exam (Sowcheck and Hansen), Friday 11:15 am
  • Translating Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay (McKay) Friday 2:00 pm
  • Breaking the Mold: Throwing Out Translation for an Intimate Look at Source Material (Benoit), Sat 10 am
  • Turning Abstract French into Hands-On English (Hamilton), Sat 11:15
  • French>English Translation Slam (Bodeux, Ho, Mercer), Sat 2 pm
  • The Language of Medicine in Five Easy Pieces (Herrmann), Sat 3:30
  • Translating Poincaré: French, Mathematical-Physics, and Chaos (Pop), Sat 8:30

For details on these sessions go to: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2016/bylanguage/#F

Please consider writing an article on a session you attend at this conference for our newsletter!

FLD Dinner in San Francisco for ATA’s 57th Annual Conference – Sign Up Now!

Registration Now Open:

French Language Division Dinner for the ATA’s Conference in San Francisco

SOLD OUT!

Please feel free to organize informal lunches and dinners with your French colleagues.

Meet up with friends and colleagues for the annual FLD dinner on: Friday, November 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm

LOCATION
Café Bastille
22 Belden Place, San Francisco.
0.6 miles from the conference hotel, a 15-minute walk.
Tel: (415) 986-5673
http://www.cafebastille.com/

PAYMENT AND RESERVATIONS
Space is limited and this event is expected to sell out! Advance payment required. Cost is $52.25 per person, including tax and gratuity.
> Please note that no beverages are included and are to be purchased on a cash basis only.

To reserve a spot, [SOLD OUT] No reservations accepted after Wednesday, October 26, or after the event is full. No refunds.

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MENU (selections to be made the night of the event)

First Course, choice of:
French Onion Soup or
Mixed Baby Lettuce Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Second Course, choice of:
Beef Bourguignon or
Coq au Vin or
Mushroom Fettucini (Vegetarian) or
Moules Mariniere or Normande (Mussels in white wine or cream)

Third Course, choice of:
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake or
Raspberry Pistachio Cake

++ If you have special dietary needs that are not accommodated in the menu above, please contact us at divisionfld@atanet.org immediately after making your reservation on PayPal so that we may make arrangements.

QUESTIONS?
Contact divisionfld@atanet.org

FLD Continuing Education Series – Episode 7: State of the FLD – Summer 2016

Eve, Jenn, Angela - L to R, clockwise
Eve, Jenn, Angela – L to R, clockwise

Welcome to the 7th episode of the French Language Division’s Continuing Education Series. In today’s episode, FLD Administrator Eve Bodeux and FLD Assistant Administrator Jenn Mercer join Angela Benoit for the Summer 2016 State of the Division episode. Get the latest on all things FLD, including a sneak preview of what your Division is planning for the upcoming 57th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association, in San Francisco, that will take place from November 2 – 5, 2016. (Follow the conference on Twitter with the hashtag #ata57.)

SOUNDCLOUD: You may access Episode 7 and other podcast episodes on SoundCloud here. On SoundCloud, you can listen to the episode in your browser or download a copy of this episode directly to your computer.

ITUNES: This episode and the entire podcast series are also available on iTunes here. On iTunes, you can subscribe or listen online.

Join us for ATA’s 57th Annual Conference!

[Update: Registration is now open! Click here to join us.]

The American Translators Association will be hosting its 57th annual conference for translators, interpreters, and agencies from November 2 through November 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Join colleagues in several days of learning, networking, and other business opportunities. Registration opens soon!

To learn more about the conference, click here.

Accommodation information is available here.

You can also follow the fun on Facebook or Twitter using the conference’s special hashtag, #ata57.

Enrichez nous!

The deadline for presentation proposals for ATA’s 57th annual conference is March 4, 2016. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California, November 2-5, 2016.

Proposal submission is open to everyone. ATA membership is not required. You may submit multiple proposals, but a maximum of two proposals will be accepted per speaker.

First time presenting? Watch this free ATA webinar on conference presentation best practices. Read a summary of one of last year’s FLD presentations here. Email your administrator at divisionfld@atanet.org to discuss your ideas or suggest a colleague who might need a nudge to share.

Ready with your contribution? Click here to submit your proposal today!

FLD Activities and Sessions at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association

There’s so much to do at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association taking place in Miami from November 4 – 7, 2015. Make sure you schedule some French Language Division events into your schedule! 

  • Sign up for preconference seminar SEM-E about Source-Language Cultural Literacy for French>English Translators that takes place on Wednesday at 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
  • Visit with the FLD (and other Divisions) during the conference Welcome Celebration on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 – 7 pm
  • Come hear about what the FLD has accomplished this past year and where we’re going at the French Language Division Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 4:45 – 5:45 pm.
  • Enjoy an outdoor reception and indoor meal with colleagues and friends at the French Language Division Dinner on Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 pm at the Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Restaurant.
    You must register and pay in advance for this event: more info here.
  • Attend French Language Division track sessions at the conference. Click here for a list of French-track sessions on the ATA’s conference website.
  • Tweet about your experiences, hook up with other attendees or share what you’ve learned at the conference using FLD’s own conference hashtag: #ata56FLD. Don’t forget to give a shout out to the FLD’s Twitter account when you do: @ATA_FLD
  • Sign up to write an article for À Propos, the FLD newsletter, about something you’ve learned at the conference or other information you’d like to share. Contact us at divisionfld@atanet.org.

And, most importantly, don’t forget to have a great time! See you in Miami!