The latest from the GLD

Despite GLD members’ far-flung locations, we get together whenever we can. The ATA Annual Conference, with a dedicated GLD social event, as well as the GLD Members in Europe Workshop provide members with the opportunity for face-to-face networking and education. To maintain contact between on-site events, our Digital Events Coordinators arrange for Digital Socials and GLD webinars. ATA membership allows members to attend many international T&I-related events at a discount. Check out our GLD calendar to find out about events of interest to our members—all over the world!

GLD Digital Events

Katrin Rippel Galati and Erin Riddle, our Digital Events Coordinators, host regular GLD Digital Socials and webinars with topics particularly geared to GLD members.

GLD Virtual Educational Event 3/2023

Meet & Connect with Colleagues and GLD Friends

RSVP for the GLD Zoom Educational Social on April 1, 2023 at 18:30 pm CET / 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am PST

The topic of this get-together is “Why not You!?Tips for Presenting at the ATA conference or other public speaking events."

Each of us has something unique to bring to our profession and our clients – why not share it with your colleagues?!

Let’s talk about ATA conference proposals and presentations, some tips for effective public speaking, and how to overcome the fear of presenting in front of an audience. Then we’ll explore YOUR ideas and experiences in Zoom outbreak rooms while networking and socializing with colleagues.

After this social event, you might just be inspired to become the next presenter!!

Join us via Zoom on April 1, 2023 at 18:30 pm CET / 12:30 am EST / 9:30 am PST, bring your breakfast, lunch, or happy hour drink. The meeting will last approximately 75 minutes.

To join this GLD social, sign up here

Attendance is limited to 100 participants.

Questions? Contact Katrin Rippel Galati or Erin Riddle

GLD Virtual Educational Event 2/2023

Meet & Connect with Colleagues and GLD Friends

RSVP for the GLD Virtual Educational Event on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm CET / 11:30 am EST/ 8:30 am PST


The topic of this get-together is “Learn About the ATA Certification Exam and How to Prepare for It"

Participants will learn about the ATA certification exam in general and best practices for how to prepare for it. Geoff Koby will provide a brief introduction to the program, the types of texts, and the expectations of the program, along with information about how texts are graded and what graders look for.

Join us via Zoom on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm CET / 11:30 am EST/ 8:30 am PST, bring your breakfast, lunch, or happy hour drink. The meeting will last approximately one hour 15 minutes.

To join this GLD Virtual Educational Event, sign up here

Attendance is limited to 100 participants.

Questions? Contact Katrin Rippel Galati or Erin Riddle

GLD Digital Social 1/2023

Meet & Connect with Colleagues and GLD Friends

 RSVP for the GLD Zoom Social on January 23, 2023 at 6pm CET / 12pm EST/ 9am PST

The topic of this get-together is “Learn About Your GLD Member Benefits & the Many Ways to Use Them"

Participants will learn about their ATA member benefits and brainstorm ideas for how to apply them in their business practice.

Join us via Zoom on January 23, 2023, at 6pm CET / 12pm EST/ 9am PST, bring your breakfast, lunch, or happy hour drink.

To join this GLD social, sign up here


Attendance is limited to 100 participants.


Questions? Contact Katrin Rippel Galati or Erin Riddle

Member meetings

Like all other ATA divisions, the Leadership Council of the GLD invites all members to meetings to inform them of its recent activities, discuss issues relevant to our profession and obtain feedback from the membership.

You can find the meeting minutes under the Resources tab here on the GLD website.


8th Annual ATA GLD Members in Europe Workshop

Back to the roots: Mainz, the home of Weck, Worscht & Woi, Gutenberg & Chagall, Mainz 05 soccer, and the 1st ever GLD in Europe Workshop

The city of Mainz is not only the home of Weck, Worscht und Woi, the Gutenberg Bible, world-famous Chagall windows and the Mainz 05 soccer club, it was also the backdrop of the first “GLD Members in Europe Workshop” back in 2014. That one-day informal gathering has grown into a mini-conference featuring a guest speaker, peer-led educational sessions, and social events from Friday evening until Sunday midday.

After a three-year hiatus, we’re excited to return to our roots for the now eighth annual workshop to reconnect, learn from each other, take in the sights, and sample the local cuisine. Details below.

We hope to see you there!

When: March 10 to 12, 2023

Where: z-Quadrat

Große Langgasse

55116 Mainz

Early registration: €60

By December 1, 2022

Standard registration: €75

After December 1, 2022 until Feb. 15, 2023 or sold out

Registration: Via Eventbrite, see below

What’s in it for you?

  • ATA/GLD insights and updates
  • A hands-on workshop by an invited speaker
  • Peer-led professional development sessions
  • The opportunity to present and share your knowledge and skills
  • Social events and lots of time for networking and fellowship
  • Coffee and refreshments

Guest Speaker

Jay Marciano, Director of MT Outreach & Strategy at Lengoo, has spent 24 years at the forefront of developing and applying MT. He has held senior positions at Lionbridge (2010-2020) and SDL (2001-2010), where he was responsible for the global strategy of using MT to increase translation efficiency. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA). Jay presents widely on MT, AI, and the future of the translation industry, and is a leading figure in building understanding among language professionals of the power and potential of MT and other AI-driven technologies.


Educational Sessions

Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please submit session proposals to by November 15, 2022.

Social Events


Walking tour, 4:30 to 6:00 pm: Learn more about our host city on a walking tour of Mainz (price: €8, not included in the workshop fee, pay in cash on the day)

Dinner: Following the tour, we’ll have dinner at UDP Mainz, which is just a short walk from the B&B Hotel. Guests are welcome on the tour and at dinner.


Lunch: at Souperie, Große Langgasse 6, 55115 Mainz. Places will be reserved for all workshop attendees.

Dinner: In the evening we’ll meet for a networking dinner at Weinhaus Michel, Jakobsbergstraße 8, 55116 Mainz (, which features local Meenzer fare. The Gewölbekeller has been reserved for us and you may bring your guests.


Lunch after the Sunday sessions will be a free for all as everyone goes their separate ways. A map with nearby eating options will be provided, so you can grab a bite with a colleague before catching your train.


The workshop is open to GLD members only. Registration includes all Saturday and Sunday sessions as well as refreshments on both days.

For an invitation, please write to Robin Limmeroth at

Once you have received your invitation, use Eventbrite to register and sign up for individual social events. Please note that Eventbrite will add a small processing fee and that the registration fee is non-refundable unless there is a waiting list.* All meals and the Friday walking tour will be paid separately at each event.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the B&B Hotel near the Mainz main train station. Please note the information below when making your reservation. Please note that the rates are not available on the B&B Hotel website; you must email the hotel!

Gruppenreservierungsnummer: 447457

Gruppenname: German Language Division

Room rates and conditions:

Zimmer mit Französisch-Bett: je Zimmer zur Einzelnutzung €65,00

Zimmer mit 2 Einzelbetten: je Zimmer zur Einzelnutzung €70,00

Zur Doppelbelegung €75,00

The rooms are available for booking at these rates until January 30, 2023


Frühstücksbuffet: 10.50 EUR

(Die Preisen verstehen sich pro Nacht und Zimmer, inklusive Mehrwertsteuer)

Check-In: ab 14 Uhr

Check-Out: bis 12 Uhr


Mo.-Fr. 6-10 Uhr

Sa., So. und feiertags 7:30-10:30 Uhr

If you have any questions, please write to GLD’s Assistant Administrator, Karen Leube, at

*In order to cover the up-front costs of renting the venue, we cannot offer refunds unless we meet our minimum number of registrations and have a waiting list. We thank you very much for your understanding.

Get Ready for ATA64!

No matter what your language, specialty, or experience level, you'll discover ways to enhance your skills and grow your business. Get a glimpse of ATA64 in Miami, October 25-28, 2023 here.

Submit a proposal

Click here for information on submitting proposals, including a video on submitting a successful proposal.


GLD social event at the conference

Check back soon to see where we'll be headed in Miami for a fun night of networking!

GLD Calendar

The GLD Calendar of translation and interpreting events compiles industry events around the world that may be of interest to translators and interpreters working in the German-English language pair. You can add all the events to your Google Calendar by clicking on the plus sign.

If you know of an event we may have overlooked, please share! Just send a note to Stella Waltemade at and we’ll see to it that your colleagues know about it, too!

Find the ATA Calendar of Events here. For the current ATA Certification Exam schedule, click here.