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2019-02-27. If you are planning to present at ATA 60th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California, remember to submit your proposal by Friday! Do you need help? Read the ID blog latest post. 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:

2018-12-15. Renew your ATA membership today! If you are not a member of the Interpreters Division, it’s a great opportunity to join.

2018-12-03. What really happened at the G20 in Buenos Aires? AIIC South America issued a statement today. Read it here:

2018-11-30. WA Court Interpreters: The new Code of Professional Responsibility for Judicial Interpreters was just unanimously approved by the Supreme Court of Washington. Read more on the ID Facebook post:

2018-11-16-17. The Discuss Interpreting International Conference is under way in Paris, France. Click here to watch the streaming live:

2018-11-15. The ID member-only discussion group in Google Groups is open now! Please send an email to to register with our new group. Please include your full name as listed in the Directory of ATA Members. This is a member benefit.

2018-11-03. The Interpreters Division is under new Leadership since the Annual Meeting held on October 25, 2018. Meet the new Administrator and Assistant Administrator:

2018-10-30. The Leadership Council of the Interpreters Division would like to share with all ID members a FB post by Anna Martorell Fusté about exemplary interpreter Esther M. Navarro-Hall‘s current health condition and the possibility of contributing to her care:

2018-10-24-27. This is it! The ATA 59th Annual Conference is underway. Learn all about it in the conference website:

2018-10-10. Listen to the ATA Podcast interviews with candidates of the 2018 ATA Election here: Read their statements here:

2018-09-30. Happy International Translation (and Interpretation) Day! ATA launched an International Translation Day social media blitz on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram with (free to download!) infographics that raise awareness of our profession.

Mardi Gras Cocktail Party – Come and enjoy the Interpreters and Medical Division Mardi Gras Cocktail Party during ATA 59th Annual Conference on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 @ 7:00PM. Register here:

Interpreters Division Annual Meeting – The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 4:45PM to 5:45PM. Division members, as well as nonmembers, are encouraged to attend! By the way, the full ATA Annual Conference website is now online:

2018-08-09. Webinar: All of the Above – Preparing Interpreters for Computer-Based Examson August 23 with Liz Essary, part of NCIHC Home for Trainers Webinar series. Read her contributions to the ID blog: How about Overcoming Test Anxiety for Interpreters? and Preparing to Interpret at a Conference: Lessons Learned from a Healthcare and Court Interpreter.

2018-07-31. The Board is set to meet this week-end August 3-4 in Portland, Oregon, and all ATA members are welcome to attend the meeting! Read our post requesting member feedback |  Listen to an ATA podcast for a behind-the-scenes look at an ATA Board meeting | Meet the members of the ATA Board of Directors.

2018.07.24. Mark your calendars! The Interpreters Division Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 4:45PM to 5:45PM. Division members, as well as nonmembers, are encouraged to attend! By the way, the full ATA Annual Conference website is now online:

2018-07-19. The Executive Committee of AIIC has just issued a statement “in reaction to the suggestion that the interpreter present at the recent meeting between President Trump and President Putin may be required to give testimony”. 

2018-06-22. RAICES needs volunteer interpreters for mothers/families who have been separated from their children at the border. Languages needed: Zapotec, Nahuatl, Mayan family languages (Mam, K’iche, Tz’utujil) and Mixteco family languages. Interpreters don’t need to be in Texas, or even in the US. They can interpret remotely. Email:

2018-06-08. First day of NAJIT 39th Annual Conference in San Francisco (CA). Follow the conference on Twitter with the hashtag #NAJIT2018. The ID wishes all colleagues a very successful and fruitful conference. Don’t forget to stop by the ATA table!

2018-06-05. AIIC Legal Interpreter Committee Legal Symposium is under way in San Francisco (CA) until June 8th. Learn more about the event

2018-03-28. The ATA 59th Annual Conference website is up! Mark your calendars: October 24-27, 2018 in New Orleans!

2018-03-11. think! Interpreting has been promoting the interpreting profession at the Globalization and Localization Association’s (GALA) annual conference for five years now. think! Interpreting 2018 is to be held on March 13-16 in Boston, MA.

2018-03-01. ATA 59th Annual Conference: Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and share your knowledge at the ATA conference. Submit a winning proposal! The ATA59 proposal form is now online:

2018-02-19. Webinar: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Transplantation and More! on February 23 and 24 presented by Certified Medical Interpreter Gloria M. Rivera. Check out our Events page for more professional development opportunities.

2018-02-12. Webinar: Digital Age and Interpreting on March 13 presented by conference interpreter Maha El-Metwally.

2018-02-06. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation urgently needs skilled Arabic-English interpreters to serve as volunteers in its ongoing medical missions to Greece. To learn more please visit

2018-01-22. Scam email targeting court interpreters. Read more

2018-01-18. The Board is set to meet this week-end January 19, 20, and 21 in Miami, Florida, and all ATA members are welcome to attend the meeting! Read our post requesting member feedbackListen to an ATA podcast for a behind-the-scenes look at an ATA Board meeting | Meet the members of the ATA Board of Directors.

2018-01-12. Webinar: Stress and Interpreting on January 17 presented by Eliana Lobo. Read more in The IEO Insider newsletter.

2018-01-11. AIIC is celebrating its 37th Assembly in Valencia, Spain from January 10-14. Follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #aiicvalencia18. Follow live AIIC debate on the future of the profession Saturday 2:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. EST) here:

2017-12-30. California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) Online Webinar on February 18, 2018: Professional Development for Remote Interpreters: What’s in it for Me? Learn more:

2017-10-26. Dear ATA 58th Annual Conference attendees: Come and join us TODAY, from 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM to learn about the Division, to network and to share ideas! You don’t need to be a member of the Division to attend the session.

2017-10-23. Get to know the Interpreters Division during the Welcome Celebration event at ATA58! On Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM be sure to stop by the ID table.

2017-08-24. ATA webinar on September 12–A Closer Look at the Endocrine System. The endocrine system never gets the flashy headlines, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it! Medical translators and interpreters will want to attend this webinar to examine the endocrine system and its related hormones, diseases, and disorders. Presenter Tracy Young will also share visual concepts and memory techniques to strengthen translator and interpreter skills in this complex specialty.

2017-06-21. Spanish/English court interpreter job opening in federal court in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more.

2017-06-20. Job Analysis Survey for the Medical Interpreter. The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) is conducting a survey. Learn more:

2017-06-09. Court Interpreter training coming to Wisconsin Rapids. Organized by the Director of State Courts Office, training sessions will take place on June 24-25. Learn more:

2017-04-27. ATA webinar on June 9—More Tools and Toys for ‘Terps. There’s an app for everything, right? Take this time to explore apps and technology that interpreters can use to train and hone their craft. Learn more:

2017-03-04. ATA webinar on March 9—Translating for the Courts. Observe like a detective, be faithful like a court interpreter, and decide like a judge. These are the three basic skills every translator needs to be successful in court translation. Why? Join us to find out! Learn more:

2017-02-10. ATA Joins Coalition in Open Letter to U.S. President. A coalition of 14 organizations representing translators and interpreters around the world called on the U.S. President to lift the current ban on immigration. Read now.

2017-02-05. ATA webinar—Specialization: why and how, and what’s the big deal? Translators and interpreters are often told they should specialize. But why? Examine the concrete benefits of specializing, get an inside look at a specialized translation practice, and then learn how to develop your own plan for becoming an expert in your field. Learn more:

2017-02-03. Job announcement: English/French Bilingual Interpreter at NATO headquarters. Read more on the AIIC website

2017-01-31. ATA Statement Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration. “As the voice of over 10,000 interpreters and translators in the United States and abroad, the American Translators Association is very concerned about President Trump’s recent Executive Order to suspend issuing visas to nationals from certain countries in the Middle East and northern Africa.” Read more

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