COVID-19 and Support for ATA Members

While there is no way to put a positive spin on the loss of business under COVID-19, ATA would like to encourage members to see downtime as an opportunity to strengthen their skills and stay connected to their passion for languages.

Free ATA58 Virtual Conference

To support that goal, ATA is making the ATA58 Annual Conference recordings available for free to all members.

The ATA58 Virtual Conference offers 49 sessions in total, ranging from law to medicine, business to literary translation, science to government. We are confident there is something here for everyone. See the complete list of sessions here.

Click Free ATA58 Virtual Conference to watch now!

ATA Members and the CARES ACT 

Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The legislation is intended to lessen economic impact of the nationwide economic shutdown.

ATA has summarized the major provisions that are most likely to affect ATA members, both individual and corporate. Click to read ATA Members and the CARES Act.

Do You Have a Resource to Share? 

ATA is compiling a list of business resources to assist translators and interpreters during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources will be posted to ATA’s website. If you have a useful resource to share, please go to ATA Resources for Translators and Interpreters and submit. We are looking for links specifically related to business management, continuing education, and COVID-19 information sources.

We Are a Community—Share and Connect!

COVID-19 has disrupted the translation and interpreting marketplace in ways we could not have imagined three weeks ago. This is going to be a real challenge. But as an ATA member, you don’t have to go it alone.

ATA Division Listservs provide opportunities to share and discuss everything from terminology to options for going forward. Login now to join a division.

More than 800 members follow the ATA Business Practices Listserv. Discussions range from contracts to payment practices to the latest scams. The support is real and practical. Request to join.

The ATA Chronicle-Online keeps members up to date on technology, business, and translation and interpreting practices. Read “Watch Your Back for a Recession” in the January/February 2020 issue.

ATA Social Media is terrific for connecting with translators and interpreters and keeping up with ideas, webinars, podcasts, and the latest T&I news around the world. Use #atanet or #ataconnect.

Questions? Need More Information? 

Remember, ATA is here to support you, both now and in the future. Please do not hesitate to let your association know how it can support you in your professional life.

ATA staff are available 9 to 5 EDT! Call us at +1-703-683-6100, extension 3001, or email Need to get in touch with someone about membership? Send an email to Trish Boward at

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