The American Translators Association celebrates its 57th annual conference this year in our state in San Francisco from November 2 – 5. This is a big year for our organization of ATISDA. Not only are we the newest ATA Affiliate, but we also have a number of ATISDA members presenting at this conference.
The cheapest rate is the early registration rate, which is available through September 23; after then, the price increases the closer you get to the conference date. You can choose to attend the entire conference or just the events on Saturday.
You will also save money on registration fees if you are an ATA member. If you are not already a member of ATA, you can join before the conference to get 15 months of membership for the price of the standard 12-month membership. However, this only applies to new members or to those whose membership has lapsed, according to the email I received in response to this question from ATA Headquarters.
To connect with other ATISDA members who will be attending the conference this year, join our event page on the ATISDA Facebook page.
Find other online conversations about the conference on social media with the hashtag #ATA57.
When you’re at the conference, you’ll want to be sure to support your fellow ATISDA members and attend their presentations and demos. Here is a list of the seven sessions that six of our members will be presenting:
~ Friday, 10 – 11 AM; All Levels; Presented in English & Portuguese
Dad Is Cool: A Wild Ride Translating a Comedian’s Book on Parenting
Rafa Lombardino, CT | Marcos Piangers
~ Friday, 2 – 3 PM; Beginner; Presented in English
“Ouch! It hurts!” The Basics of Pain
Gloria M. Rivera
~ Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM; All Levels; Presented in English
The CAT Show: Demos by CAT Tool Users (Trados & WordFast)
Percy Balemans | Tuomas Kostiainen, CT | Steven Marzuola | Jenae Spry | Joseph Wojowski
~ Friday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM; All Levels; Presented in English & Dutch
Dorine Oz-Vermeulen | Cindi Sheridan-Heller | Leo van Zanten
~ Saturday, 10 – 11 AM; All Levels; Presented in English
Get More Clients: Growing Your Freelance Translation Business Through Referral Selling
~ Saturday, 2 – 3 PM; Beginner; Presented in English
DotSub: Online Platform for Basic Transcription and Subtitling
Rafa Lombardino, CT
~ Saturday, 2 -3 PM; Intermediate; Presented in English & German
German Immersion Strategies for Expatriates and Other Deutsch-Fans
To get everyone excited about seeing the ATISDA presenters, I will be doing a series of upcoming blog posts about the topics that they will be covering. Look for future posts to learn why you will want to attend these informative sessions.
(Top: Photo credit: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2016/)