Welcome to the website of the American Translators Association’s (ATA) Science and Technology Division (S&TD). Take a look around to learn more about us. If you are a professional translator or interpreter and are not already a member of ATA or the division, we encourage you to join here.
Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for the annual conference in Chicago. There are many excellent proposals for the S&TD track.
Did you know that our Division has a LinkedIn group? Join us at http://linkd.in/1jDj9Sm and share information that may be of interest to other members.
The New England Translators Association (NETA) will be hosting its 18th annual conference [http://www.netaweb.org/cms2/conference] in Natick, MA on May 3rd, featuring keynote speaker Dr. David Bellos, author of "Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything". Early Bird registration is available until April 3rd. As always, a sitting of the ATA certification exam has been scheduled for the following day, May 4th.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the ATA conference in Chicago is March 10th. See http://www.atanet.org/conferencesandseminars/proposal.php for details. If you want to run an idea past the Leadership Council before submitting it, please feel free to email any of us.
We have posted three new articles on our blog:
The latest report from the Administrator to the ATA Board can be now found under the Official Business tab of the website.
The Division has formed a new Leadership Council for December 2013-November 2014. The core team will remain, but we welcome new member Sarah Koby, who will co-administer the Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Thank you to Tess Whitty, Nick Hartmann, and Susanna Weerth for their service to the division.
We would like to encourage our members to submit presentation proposals for the ATA 55th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 5-8, 2014. You can learn more about the process by watching Corinne McKay's recent free webinar on the topic, "How to Write a Winning ATA Conference Proposal" [http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar133_proposals.php]. The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2014. For more information, visit www.atanet.org/conferencesandseminars/proposal.php. Karen Tkaczyk's recent webinar on "Technical Writing for ‘into English’ Translators" is now available on demand from the ATA website: www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar134_technical_writing.php.
We have posted a 2013 "Year In Review" article on the division blog: www.ata-sci-tech.blogspot.com.