American Translators Association Hosts 58th Annual Conference
The American Translators Association (ATA), the nation’s largest professional organization for translators and interpreters, will hold its 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, October 25-28, 2017. The event, to be held at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW), will attract an estimated 1,800 professional translators, interpreters, and language services providers from around the world.
The conference (www.atanet.org/conf/2017) features more than 175 educational sessions covering a diverse variety of languages and topics, including law, technology, medicine, literature, and more. Here are just some of the many sessions to be offered:
- Advocacy Day (ATA members visit members of Congress)
- The Role of Translation in the Immigration Process
- Localizing President Trump’s Statements into Russian
- Interpreting and Translating for Senior Policymakers and Ministers
- The Long and Winding Road to Becoming a Presidential Interpreter
- The Secret Language of Bureaucrats
- The Role of the Interpreter in Diplomacy
- The Challenges of Interpreting in a Humanitarian Setting
- Literary Dialect: The Challenge of Translating New York Hustlers and Brazilian Miners
Founded in 1959, the American Translators Association’s primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions. ATA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, has nearly 11,000 members in over 100 countries. For more information on ATA, please visit www.atanet.org.