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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

May/June 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The ATA Board of Directors held its Spring Board meeting virtually April 24–25, 2021. Here are some highlights from the meeting. Budget The Board approved the July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 working budget and the 2022-24 draft budgets. The proposed $2.6 million working budget provides an interim […]

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

March/April 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors held its Winter Board meeting virtually January 23–24. Here are some meeting highlights. Committee Appointments President Ted Wozniak led the Board discussion on his research regarding appointments to ATA committees. The current wording of the Bylaws along with our parliamentary […]

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From the Executive Director: The New Year, New Look, and Board Meeting Highlights

January/February 2021 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The new year brings hope and opportunity. For ATA, it also brings a new look. The new ATA website will be online shortly. You’ll find it visually appealing, the content completely reviewed, and with better navigation. We have more to do with the directories. In addition to […]

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From the Executive Director: Conference Wrap-Up

November/December 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org We did it! Thanks to the more than 1,500 participants, presenters, and volunteers who made ATA’s 61st Annual Conference a reality. Of particular note and thanks, ATA President-Elect and Conference Organizer Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo put in hundreds of hours in shaping the conference—from selecting sessions to finding […]

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

September/October 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met online August 1–2, 2020. Here are some highlights from the meeting. Final Budget: The Board approved the final budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021. This $2.5 million budget reflects a significant drop in certification exam […]

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From the Executive Director: Conference Planning During a Pandemic

July/August 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org What crazy times! Typically in this issue, we would announce that conference registration is open and start promoting early registration discounts, program highlights, and various networking events. This year, like everything else, plans were fluid. But we now have some certainty. At press time for this issue, […]

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

May/June 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org For the first time since December 20051, ATA’s Board of Directors did not meet in person. The Board met online April 18, 2020, for the Spring Board meeting. The meeting was originally scheduled for Alexandria, Virginia, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some […]

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From the Executive Director: Board Meeting Highlights

March/April 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The American Translators Association’s Board of Directors met February 8–9, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting followed the Board’s Annual Strategy Day. The Annual Strategy Day allows the Board to discuss in-depth aspects of the Association and the translation and interpreting professions. Strategy Day is coordinated […]

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From the Executive Director: ATA Membership: Invest in Yourself

January/February 2020 Issue

From the Executive Director Walter Bacak, CAE walter@atanet.org The profession is facing some challenges. Marketplace pressures to increased regulatory activities are affecting independent contractors. ATA can help. Don’t go it alone. The new year means it’s time to renew your ATA membership. Membership renewal notices have been mailed. You can also renew online: http://www.atanet.org/membership/renew.php. In […]

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