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.
The American Translators Association (ATA) will host its 55th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois November 5-8, 2014. This conference showcases diverse panel discussions, expert presentations, training workshops, and scholarly papers. Both general and language-specific sessions will be offered. The conference also offers language professionals one of the best opportunities to network with colleagues. For conference information see http://www.atanet.org/conf/2014/
Registration for the ATA's 54th Annual Conference in Chicago (November 5-8, 2013) opens this month. Presentation topics that will be of interest to S&TD members include: nanomaterials, gene therapy, explosives, fuel cells, cycling, food and agriculture, semiconductor manufacturing, chromatography, and innovation. There will also be a Preconference Seminar on technical writing and a division dinner on Thursday evening. Stay tuned for the full schedule of S&TD sessions and activities.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Christiane Feldmann-Leben will be a distinguished speaker at the ATA's 55th Annual Conference in Chicago. Her presentations are entitled:
Join the ongoing discussions on our blog [http://ata-sci-tech.blogspot.com/]! We have posted two new articles:
Thank you to those of you who have sent us ideas for a social event in Chicago. We are still in the planning stages and could use your help! If interested, please contact Karen Tkaczyk at karen[at]mcmillantranslation[dot]com.
We are looking for volunteers to help organize a social event for the division during the Chicago conference. It could be a site tour or a meal. If you are interested, please email Karen Tkaczyk at karen[at]mcmillantranslation[dot]com.
Hotel rates for the ATA 55th Annual Conference in Chicago have been reduced to $234/night. Also, a deposit is no longer required. For more information, go to http://www.atanet.org/conf/2014/hotel.htm
Did you know that our Division has a Facebook group? Join us and share information related to ATA Science and Technology Division activities or that may interest the members.
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.