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2022-10-01. Thank you to all Division members who attended today’s Annual Meeting!
2022-09-16. The Interpreters Division Annual Meeting will be held online on October 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. All members of the Interpreters Division are invited to attend. Registration to the ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference is not required. Link to access the virtual event: https://ata63.org/division-annual-meetings/.
2022-09-16. The ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference will take place in person on October 12-15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Division Annual Meetings will take place online on October 1-3, 2022 (and registration to the conference is not required to attend).
2022-08-10. The Interpreters Division is hosting a new Interpreter Connections session today (5 PM PST – 8 PM EST). Join us to discuss long term career planning for interpreters. Learn more: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/ata-interpreter-connections/
2022-07-28. ATA’s Board of Directors will meet August 6-7 in Chicago, Illinois. All members are invited. The Board values your feedback. If you have comments for the Board, please send them to any Board Director. You’ll find email addresses here: atanet.org/about-us/board/
2022-05-13. The Interpreters Division is hosting a new Interpreter Connections session on May 25th (5 PM PST – 8 PM EST). Join us to discuss tried and true tips for remote interpreting. Learn more: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/ata-interpreter-connections/
2022-04-01. The ATA 63rd Annual Conference Website Now Online. Plan now to join your colleagues for ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles (October 12-15). Begin at this year’s conference website where you’ll find an overview of all the conference has to offer—from networking to education to social events. Be sure to listen to what last year’s attendees had to say about their experience. Finally, check out the fabulous city guide with things to do and places to go. There’s even an app to show you how to “Discover LA.”
2022-03-08. ID hosts a new Interpreter Connections event today for another round of informal discussion about our profession. Learn more
2022-03-01. Today is the last day to submit your proposal for ATA’s 63rd annual conference. Follow #ata63 for conference updates.
2022-02-19. ID Administrator Helen Eby is presenting a 90-minute session today titled Writing Presentation Proposals for Conferences and Continued Education. The presentation is a service to members of the Interpreters Division. Questions? Comments? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-02-01. ATA 63rd Annual Conference: Call for Speakers. The American Translators Association is now accepting presentation proposals for ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California (October 12-15, 2022). Learn more: https://www.atanet.org/ata-events/call-for-speakers/
2022-01-30. The ATA Board of Directors will meet February 5-6, 2022 in Los Angeles. The Board welcomes any feedback from members. Send your comments to any Board member: https://www.atanet.org/about-us/board/
2022-01-30. The call for nominations for the Board of Directors is open. Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members at the upcoming ATA Annual Conference. Read more.
2022-01-30. ATA’s 63rd Annual Conference will be held October 12-15, 2022 in Los Angeles. Get ready for #ATA63!
2021-10-29. Interpreters Division Distinguished Speaker Robert Joe Lee is presenting two sessions on Friday, 29th, 2021, at 2:30-3:30 PM CDT and 4:00-5:00 PM CDT: Lessons Learned over 25 Years from the Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification. https://ata62.org/distinguished/
2021-09-25. All members of the Interpreters Division are invited to the Interpreters Division Annual Meeting on October 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT. Mark your calendars!
2021-09-01. Read ATA’s position paper on Remote Interpreting
2021-08-24. ATA urges Administration to prioritize evacuation of Afghan interpreters and their families. Read the press release
2021-08-23. Registration is open for ATA 62nd Annual Conference. Learn more: https://ata62.org/
2021-04-17. The ATA Board will be meeting April 24-25 via Zoom. Send your feedback to any member of the Board: https://www.atanet.org/about-us/board/
2021-04-17. Register for the next Interpreters Connections 3 meeting on May 26 via Zoom. Learn more: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/ata-interpreter-connections/
2021-04-09. ATA 62nd Annual Conference will be held in person in Minnesota, MN, and virtually, October 27-30, 2021. Learn more: https://ata62.org/
2021-02-22. The American Translators Association is accepting presentation proposals for #atanet‘s 62nd Annual Conference, October 27-30 in Minneapolis. The deadline is March 1! Submit your proposal today.
2021-01-20. The ATA Board of Directors will meet via Zoom meeting January 23-24. Read the agenda.
2021-01-20. Call for speakers for ATA’s 62nd Annual Conference now open! Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2021.
2020-12-29. ATA Interpreter Connections is an online networking meeting for members of the Division. Register for the January 9 meeting! Learn more about these events.
2020-12-22. Following the release of the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program recommendations, ATA petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explicitly include on-site medical interpreters among the listed examples of health care personnel eligible for Phase 1 vaccinations. Twenty other organizations countersigned the ATA letter. Read the letter
2020-12-18. It is time to renew your ATA membership. Did you know that ATA is offering an installment plan in 2021?
2020-10-22. #ATA61 has just started. We wish everyone a successful and productive conference. Learn more about the activities of interest to interpreters: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/ata61/
2020-10-18. Thank you to all who attended the joint Educators, Medical and Interpreters Divisions networking event!
2020-10-09. Get ready for #ATA61! All the information about the ID Distinguished Speaker, the Annual Meeting, the Networking event and more is here: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/ata61/
2020-09-30. Happy International Translation Day!
2020-08-25. Registration is open for ATA’s 61st Annual Conference! Learn more: ata61.org
2020-08-06. Taking the pulse of our members: All Interpreters Division members have received an email from ATA with a link to a short survey intended to measure the financial impact of this unprecedented situation on our interpreting careers. The survey will close on August 26, 2020.
2020-08-04. Get ready for ATA61! ATA’s 61st Annual Conference takes place on October 21-24, 2020… wherever you are. ATA61 is going virtual! Whatever your role in the T&I Industry, ATA61 is the place where dedicated professionals come together to expand their knowledge and their network. Learn more:ata61.org
2020-07-30. The ATA Board of Directors will meet August 1-2 via Zoom. The Board welcomes any feedback from members. Send your comments to any Board member: https://atanet.org/governance/governance_board.php
2020-06-08. Dear Members, please take a moment to read ATA’ Statement on Racism and Inequality. As a Division of ATA, we condemn any form of discrimination and we strive to reach equality through fair and equitable language provision.
2020-04-09. ATA and six other organizations signed an ‘Open Letter on Ensuring Healthcare Interpreters Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ put forth by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.
2019-12-12. Read ATA position statement on California Assembly Bill 5: https://www.atanet.org/pressroom/statement_ATA_position_on_California_AB5.pdf
2020-04-21. ATA Webinar Series presents: Becoming a Court Interpreter in California, with Jennifer De La Cruz. April 25, 2020. Register now
2020-04-16. The ATA Board of Directors will be meeting online this Saturday, April 18, 2020. If you have comments for the Board, you can contact any Board member. ATA Board of Directors Officers
2020-03-19. Get ready for ATA61! ATA’s 61st Annual Conference takes place October 21-24, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Whatever your role in the T&I Industry, ATA61 is the place where dedicated professionals come together to expand their knowledge and their network. Learn more: ata61.org
2020-02-21. Job announcement: Permanent Employment Opportunities for Certified Spanish and Portuguese language Court Interpreters within the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/
2020-02-07. The ATA Board of Directors will meet at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on February 8-9, 2020. All ATA members are welcome to attend the meeting! Read the agenda: http://www.atanet.org/governance
2020-01-15. Call for proposals for ATA’s 61th Annual Conference is open! Proposals must be received by March 2, 2020.
2020-01-07. Last Call for ATA Survey and On-Demand Access to “Pricing Your Work.” Survey ends January 8. This is your last chance to participate and get a free ATA59 conference session on demand!
2019-12-26. ATA Professional Development Survey 2019 – The survey is meant for individual members and it should not take more than 8-15 minutes to complete. Each member received a link to the survey by email. Please check your emails. The survey closes on January 8, 2020.
2019-10-24. It’s today! Attend the Annual Dinner hosted by the Interpreters and Medical Divisions during ATA’s 60th Annual Conference. You are cordially invited to the Interpreters and Medical Divisions Annual Dinner on Thursday October 24th, 2019 at 7 pm at the famous Le Vallauris. Read more
2019-10-17. Are you attending ATA’s 60th Annual Conference? Here’s the interpreting track sessions, including speakers, times and locations: Interpreting sessions at ATA60
2019-10-16. Save the date! The Interpreters Division invites you to attend the Division’s Annual Meeting on Thursday 24 October from 4:45 to 5:45 PM. Read more
2019-09-30. Happy International Translation Day! ATA invites you to celebrate it by sharing a short animated video A Day in the Life showing how translators and interpreters’ work makes things happen.
2019-07-12. ATA has issued a statement opposing discontinuing immigration interpreting services.
2019-07-04. Interpreters in the news: Trump administration ending in-person interpreters at inmigrants’ first hearings. Read the San Francisco Chronicle article published on July 3, 2019.
2019-06-29. Compensation of Court Interpreters in the State of New York – By comparing and contrasting the jobs of court reporter and court interpreter, the authors hope for a reclassification of the New York State job title for court interpreters, which in turn may lead to better compensation.
2019-05-17. ATA’s Board of Directors recently approved the following mission statement: “ATA’s mission is to promote the recognition of professional translators and interpreters, to facilitate communication among its members, to establish standards of competence and ethics, to provide its members with professional development opportunities, and to advocate on behalf of the profession.” The statement, which draws from Article II of ATA’s Bylaws, offers members and the public a quick snapshot of both the vision and the function of the Association.
2019-04-26.The Interpreters Division distinguished speaker for ATA 60th Annual Conference is Ms. Odilia Romero, General Binational Coordinator of the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations. Her talk will cover the history of indigenous migration to the US and the struggle for recognition of indigenous people’s rights.
2019-04-23. ATA President wrote the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to request the creation of a public directory of federally-certified interpreters that all in need of interpreting can access.
2019-04-23. Upholding the standards is crucial for the provision of professional interpreters especially in courts. ATA President wrote the Texas House Judiciary in opposition of a proposal to lower interpreter passing scores on oral exam.
2019-04-04. The ATA Board will meet in Alexandria, Virginia, and all ATA members are welcome to attend the meeting. 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.
2019-03-23. Interpreters in the Spotlight: Sign-language interpreter becomes a symbol of New Zealand’s inclusive response to the Christchurch terror attack. Learn more: https://wapo.st/2Ua3Zhz
2019-03-01. ATA Interpreter Connections, a new way of connecting for ATA interpreters, is coming to Toronto! Save the date: March 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Union Social Eatery (St. Clair). Our event is free to attend, and food and drinks are at your own expense. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2BXBv05
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: http://bit.ly/ata60speak
2019-01-08. The short film mentioned below is now available in full here: https://vimeo.com/309900652 [not anymore]
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: https://t.co/uyFGfW9chR.
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: http://bit.ly/2PgDaSs-AIIC-Statement
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: http://bit.ly/2SrPzoANewCode
2018-11-16-17. The Discuss Interpreting International Conference is under way in Paris, France. Click here to watch the streaming live: https://bit.ly/2DoLflD
2018-11-15. The ID member-only discussion group in Google Groups is open now! Please send an email to email@example.com 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: http://www.ata-divisions.org/ID/about/leadership-council/
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: https://www.facebook.com/64402011/posts/10100282265884345/
2018-10-24-27. This is it! The ATA 59th Annual Conference is underway. Learn all about it in the conference website: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2018/
2018-10-10. Listen to the ATA Podcast interviews with candidates of the 2018 ATA Election here: http://atanet.org/resources/podcasts.php Read their statements here: http://www.atanet.org/governance/election2018_candidate_statements.php
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: https://www.picatic.com/event14730841514565
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: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2018/
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: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2018/
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”. https://aiic.net/page/8618/the-principle-of-confidentiality-for-professional-interpreters/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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! atanet.org/conf/2018
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: http://www.atanet.org/events/proposal.php
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 https://www.sams-usa.net/volunteer/
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 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.
2018-01-12. 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: https://aiic.net/assembly/live
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: http://www.chiaonline.org/event-2704611
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. http://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/special/
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. http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar171_medical_endocrine.php
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: https://www.research.net/r/CMIJAFB
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: http://wislawjournal.com/2017/06/08/court-interpreter-training-coming-to-wisconsin-rapids/
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: http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar169_interpreting_tools.php
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: www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar165_translating_courts.php
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: www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar162_specialization.php
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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