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See you again at the ATA 57th Annual Conference

November 4-7, 2015
San Francisco, Calif.



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Blast from the past

Did you know that you can still read the past issues of The JLD Times? All are archived in pdf. Past conference presentations are also available.



Message from Administrator

December 15, 2015


It has already been over a month since our colleagues headed home from the ATA’s 56th Annual Conference in Miami full of new ideas and inspiration, wads of business cards, and hopefully some deeper business relationships. This was an election year for the JLD, and I feel privileged to write this message as your new Administrator and on behalf of our new Assistant Administrator.


We are grateful to Jim Patrick for his work on the Leadership Council of the JLD since 2011.


I would also like to thank:

» Everyone who submitted a proposal for ATA56, and our 2015 Planning Committee.

» All our speakers at ATA56: Our members who volunteered to introduce speakers, write summaries, or provide comments on the conference: Sarah Lindholm, Drew Fernando, Miyako Okamoto, Patricia Pringle, Paul Koehler, Phil Soldini, Lindsay Anderson, Jim Patrick and new attendee Tyler Miller. Again to Sarah Lindholm, as well as Connie Prener, Hiroki Fukuyama, and Hiro Tsuchiya for lending a hand wherever necessary – penning minutes, guiding people to dinner, taking care of our DDS, joining panels, giving out stars (you had to be there). To Izumi Suzuki, Hiro Tsuchiya, Paul Koehler, and Jim Patrick for volunteering for our new last minute session (J8).


» Special Thanks to our colleagues at the Japan Association of Translators for providing us copies of the latest issue of their anthology, “Translators Perspectives."


» Special Thanks to Prof. Juliet Winters-Carpenter and Prof. Mariko Okada who traveled from Japan to present.


Looking ahead, next year’s conference (ATA57) will be in November 2 – 5, in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency Embarcardero. We estimate there will be twice the number of JLD attendees both to the conference and possibly to our Annual Dinner. Please look for ways to contribute. I am looking forward to serving the JLD as Administrator, and to hearing from and collaborating with you in 2016.




Nadine A. Edwards, JLD Administrator
Yoshihiro Mochizuki, JLD Assistant Administrator
DivisionJLD at atanet.org