Join us for ATA’s 57th Annual Conference!

[Update: Registration is now open! Click here to join us.]

The American Translators Association will be hosting its 57th annual conference for translators, interpreters, and agencies from November 2 through November 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Join colleagues in several days of learning, networking, and other business opportunities. Registration opens soon!

To learn more about the conference, click here.

Accommodation information is available here.

You can also follow the fun on Facebook or Twitter using the conference’s special hashtag, #ata57.

Enrichez nous!

The deadline for presentation proposals for ATA’s 57th annual conference is March 4, 2016. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California, November 2-5, 2016.

Proposal submission is open to everyone. ATA membership is not required. You may submit multiple proposals, but a maximum of two proposals will be accepted per speaker.

First time presenting? Watch this free ATA webinar on conference presentation best practices. Read a summary of one of last year’s FLD presentations here. Email your administrator at to discuss your ideas or suggest a colleague who might need a nudge to share.

Ready with your contribution? Click here to submit your proposal today!

FLD Activities and Sessions at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association

There’s so much to do at the 56th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association taking place in Miami from November 4 – 7, 2015. Make sure you schedule some French Language Division events into your schedule! 

  • Sign up for preconference seminar SEM-E about Source-Language Cultural Literacy for French>English Translators that takes place on Wednesday at 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
  • Visit with the FLD (and other Divisions) during the conference Welcome Celebration on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 – 7 pm
  • Come hear about what the FLD has accomplished this past year and where we’re going at the French Language Division Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 4:45 – 5:45 pm.
  • Enjoy an outdoor reception and indoor meal with colleagues and friends at the French Language Division Dinner on Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 pm at the Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Restaurant.
    You must register and pay in advance for this event: more info here.
  • Attend French Language Division track sessions at the conference. Click here for a list of French-track sessions on the ATA’s conference website.
  • Tweet about your experiences, hook up with other attendees or share what you’ve learned at the conference using FLD’s own conference hashtag: #ata56FLD. Don’t forget to give a shout out to the FLD’s Twitter account when you do: @ATA_FLD
  • Sign up to write an article for À Propos, the FLD newsletter, about something you’ve learned at the conference or other information you’d like to share. Contact us at

And, most importantly, don’t forget to have a great time! See you in Miami!

French Language Division Dinner at ATA’s Conference in Miami – Sign up Now!

Registration Now Open: French Language Division Dinner for the ATA’s Conference in Miami.

It’s a date with the FLD for dinner in Miami:
Thursday, November 5, 7:00pm

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Restaurant and Lounge
1000 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 403-3101

$49.00 (see below for details and surcharge if you pay with PayPal)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 or sooner if all seats sold. Space is limited.


TERRACE RECEPTION (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
-Serrano Ham Croquettes
-Asian Vegetable Spring Rolls
-Cuban Quesadillas
-Gazpacho served in a Champagne Flute
>>Please note that there will be a cash bar only during the reception.

DINNER (7:30pm – 9:30pm)
Salad Course:
Baby Spinach in Quinoa Salad

Main Course:
Note: You do not need to select a main course in advance. Each guest will have the
opportunity to try both entrees and sides, if desired.

-Chicken with Mushrooms and Madeira Wine Reduction
-Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Caper Reduction

-Chorizo Infused Yucca Mash
-Vegetable Tagliatelle

Lolita’s Caramel Kiss

Please note that, during dinner, soft drinks, water & ice tea are included.
Alcoholic drinks, coffee and hot tea are on a cash basis only.

++ If you have special dietary needs, please contact us at by
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, so that we may make arrangements.


Price: $49.00 per person, including tax and gratuity. Please note that alcoholic drinks,
coffee and hot tea are not included.

Payment of $51.00 by PayPal, or $49.00 by check, should be received on or before
Wednesday, October 28. Seating is limited and we may close registration earlier if full.
Pay via PayPal: Go to the PayPal website ( and select the “Send
Money” tab. Enter the amount ($51.00) and transfer this payment to

Pay by check: Mail a check payable to Odile J Legeay to the address below. Please
include your contact information if you would like to receive a confirmation message.
Odile J Legeay
2307 Nicholson St
Houston, TX 77008

The restaurant is a 15-minute walk (0.75 mile.) from the conference hotel. You may also
take the Miami Trolley up Brickell Avenue to shorten the walk. The trolley is free.

Contact Eve Bodeux,

FLD Hashtag for the ATA Annual Conference in Miami, November 4-7, 2015

We are designating the Twitter hashtag for the French Language Division as   for the upcoming American Translators Association Conference in Miami, November 4-7, 2015. The hashtag for the entire conference is .

If you can’t attend the ATA Conference, follow the  hashtag to see tweets from French-related conference seminars with tips or comments of interest and other information.

If you are able to attend the ATA conference, share information with others about French-related topics or translation tips using the FLD hashtag. In addition, please use  tag if you would like to let others also attending the conference know where you are meeting up for a drink with other French/English colleagues, or share information about other French / English conference-related activity.

And, of course, use the conference hashtag  to tweet about all things conference.

Try clicking on the hashtag links above for both of these tags to see what people are tweeting right now about the conference!

56th Annual Conference: Nov. 4–7, 2015

November 4-7
American Translators Association
56th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL

Whatever your role in the translation and interpreting industry, ATA56 is the place for dedicated professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and their network.

Find both the motivation and instruction you need to raise the bar of your work. Get re-energized by new ideas and techniques to take your career to the next level. Hear from passionate leaders in your field about what the future holds and how to prepare for it.

Join a community of over 1,500 colleagues from around the world who share your interests and experiences. Collaborate with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges. Build partnerships with others in your field to work towards common goals.

Don’t miss the one event created just for you! For more information, click here.