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2019-01-11. The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for the ATA 60th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California, October 23-26, 2019. Proposals must be received by March 1, 2019. Learn more:

2019-01-08. The short film mentioned below is now available in full here: 

2019-01-04. Interpreters in the Spotlight: Chuchotage, a film about conference interpreters vying for the attention of a Hungarian delegate, nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category. Watch the trailer here:


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[Call for Speakers for ATA 60th Annual Conference]


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Proposals for the 60th ATA Annual Conference due March 1, 2019

By Helen Eby

ATA speakers bring a broad variety of topics and perspectives to the conference. This is what makes it interesting! Copresenting is an option. It provides you with colleagues to discuss things all the way through the preparation phase.

Now, if you want that coveted speaker ribbon, it is time to …

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Mobile Interpreting Technology

By Maha El-Metwally

We all watched President Donald Trump being greeted in Spanish by the Argentinian President Mauricio Macri at the G20 Summit. Mr. Trump then tossing the mobile interpreting system on the floor while commenting that he understood him in Spanish better than …

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Member feedback request for Board of Directors meeting in Austin, TX

Dear members of the Interpreters Division,

The ATA Board will meet in Austin, TX, on February 2nd and 3rd at the downtown Hilton. We value your feedback.  All members are invited to attend the meeting.  If you cannot be there in person, we would love to receive your feedback and comments by e-mail.  We …

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Interpreting in WA public schools

Do you have experience lobbying for meaningful language access? How about dealing with government entities? Here is your chance to help the State of Washington’s public schools develop a program geared towards providing interpreters in K-12 settings. Find out more about what you can do to advocate for our profession:

It appears that …

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New Code of Conduct for Washington State Judiciary Interpreters

FROM THE EDITOR Along the path of our skilled professions and amongst the passing of time we take our hats off and thank those individuals who work so hard advocating for our daily presence either translating or interpreting in a breadth of settings throughout the world. It is through their baby steps and consistent moving …

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[Happy New Year 2019]

Year-End Review

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back on a world separated by language barriers.

Interpreters have been in the news. Every day, we enable communication at medical appointments, conferences, educational settings, judicial environments and human resources meetings, to name a few.

All this has required that we take our responsibility seriously, be prepared, …

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Letter to Members

Dear Members of the Interpreters Division,

Just in case you missed ATA Headquarter’s broadcast about the new Interpreters Division Leadership Council, here it is again!  We’ve been playing catch-up after attending an amazing ATA 59th Annual Conference in October, recovering from a tasty Thanksgiving weekend, and getting all the holiday season’s preparations ready to …

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[It's time to renew your ATA membership]

Seven ATA Benefits for Interpreters

Membership Expires December 31st!

  • Discount at the ATA annual conference.
  • Discounts for webinars throughout the year.
  • Contribute some funds from your membership to the local Chapter of your choice.
  • Join over 4000 members in the Interpreters Division. Being part of its discussion group allows you to interact with members from …
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    From New Orleans to Paris: The Unexpected Places Your (First) Presentation Will Go

    As we grow within our professional careers there comes a time to not be shy to comment, or fearful to change, but to open one’s arms and share the knowledge we acquire by presenting it to those who wish to hear our voices. Professional conferences are where we can shine! I invite you to live the moments of first time presenting at a professional conference through the words of Hélène V. Conte.

    Roxane King

    ATA ID Content Blog Editor

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    Esther M. Navarro-Hall Obituary

    It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Esther M. Navarro-Hall, a truly wonderful advocate for interpreters and the profession.

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