If you plan to attend ATA58, consider participating in the T&I Advocacy Day on Wednesday before the conference.
“Learn about the Federal issues that impact language services professionals, challenges to and opportunities for growth of the profession, and best practices for advocacy before heading to Capitol Hill. This all-day advocacy event is complete with training sessions, collaborative working groups, and meetings with Congressional offices and Executive Branch agencies!”
You can find additional information here: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2017/advocacy/.
Please note that number of spaces is limited – sign up early!