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Boston, Here We Come!

March/April 2020 Issue

Planning is in full swing for ATA’s 61st Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, set to take place October 21–24 at the Westin Waterfront Boston. For many of us, this is the event of the year—known for the high level of professional development opportunities and networking available to members and attendees. As one 2019 attendee said […]

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Striving for Better Communication

September/October 2019 Issue

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” The context in which Strother Martin said this to Paul Newman and the rest of the road gang in Road Prison 36, the setting for the film Cool Hand Luke, in no way applies to ATA. Still, I think it’s important to acknowledge the existence of such […]

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Palm Springs or Bust!

July/August 2019 Issue

ATA60 is less than five months away, so it’s not too soon to start making plans to come to Palm Springs for four days of top-notch professional development training, numerous networking opportunities, and the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Conference registration is open, so reserve your hotel room now […]

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ATA60: Professional Development at Its Best

May/June 2019 Issue

This year is a milestone for ATA as it will hold its 60th Annual Conference in beautiful Palm Springs, California. Palm Springs is a lovely small town with some great dining and entertainment options. (More on the venue in future columns.) For now, I would like to focus on one of the main reasons for […]

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ATA59 Is Just Around the Corner!

September/October 2018 Issue

By the time you read this ATA59 will be just weeks away. If you haven’t registered yet, head over to the conference website and sign up today! Here’s a rundown of some important information you’ll need to assist you while making travel plans. I’ve also highlighted just a few of the many reasons why you’ll […]

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NOLA-Bound: ATA59

July/August 2018 Issue

ATA59 is less than four months away so it’s not too soon to start making plans to come to The Big Easy for four days of top-notch professional development training, numerous networking opportunities, and the chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. (And let’s not forget the beignets, étouffée, jambalaya, and […]

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Attending ATA59: An Investment in Your Professional Future

May/June 2018 Issue

Planning for ATA’s 59th Annual Conference—October 24–27, 2018, in New Orleans—is well underway, so now is the time to start making your plans to attend. Come meet with about 1,600 of your fellow translators and interpreters, agency owners/representatives, and exhibitors so you can learn, network, and be more successful in your profession. But maybe you’re […]

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Outside the French Quarter: The “Other” New Orleans

March/April 2018 Issue

ATA’s 59th Annual Conference is set for October 24–27, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Planning for ATA59 is well underway. Distinguished speakers have been invited to submit proposals, and session proposals for a variety of languages and specializations are coming in on pace with last year. Speakers come from all over the world to share […]

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Onward to DC and ATA58!

September/October 2017 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corinnemckay ATA’s Annual Conference goes by many nicknames: “The language industry family reunion,” and “The experience you can’t download,” among others. However you look at it, attending an ATA conference—whether for the first time or the 30th—is an energizing, educational, and, some might say, transformative experience. We’re looking […]

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