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Registration Is Open! ATA 62nd Annual Conference (In Person and Virtual)

July 27, 2021

Whether attending in person or virtually, you’ll get everything you need to thrive as a professional translator or interpreter! Check out what to expect at ATA’s 62nd Annual Conference, October 27-30, 2021, and start making your plans now!

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The ATA Podcast — Episode 60: The ATA Halftime Show

June 16, 2021

In Episode 58, Host Matt Baird speaks with ATA Board Director and Advocacy Committee Chair Lorena Ortiz Schneider about the committee’s most recent campaigns!

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ATA Joins Red-T in Advocating for Interpreters

May 3, 2021

ATA has joined Red-T’s international language coalition and Amnesty International to request the urgent relocation of interpreters who assisted American forces in Afghanistan.

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Stand Up, Take Action! ATA Asks Senate to Amend PRO Act

March 12, 2021

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, also known as PRO Act, represents a dramatic change in U.S. labor law, including the adoption of the ABC worker classification test at the federal level. This will make it more difficult for individuals to claim independent contractor status. We are calling on ATA members to contact their senators as soon as possible to inform them of the serious unintended consequences of PRO Act on our industry.

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ATA Endorses H.R. 1009 to Require Federal Agencies to Translate Materials Related to COVID-19

March 10, 2021

Read ATA’s letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1009, which would require all federal agencies that receive federal assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic to translate COVID-19 material prepared for the general public into multiple languages.

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ATA 2021 Elections: Slate of Candidates

March 9, 2021

ATA will hold its regularly scheduled elections at ATA’s 62nd Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to elect a president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three directors. Here are the candidates proposed by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee!

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What You Need to Know about the Small Business Administration’s “Second Draw” of Its Paycheck Protection Program

January 29, 2021

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has now rolled out the “Second Draw” of its Paycheck Protection Program (aka “PPP2”), so now is a good time to take another look at the various federal financial support programs that are potentially interesting as sources of emergency funding for freelance translators and interpreters, as well as LLCs and S-Corps owned by translators and interpreters. The PPP2 application period expires on May 31, 2021.

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Call for Speakers – American Translators Association’s 62nd Annual Conference, October 27-30, 2021

January 6, 2021

ATA is now accepting presentation proposals for the ATA 62nd Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 27-30, 2021. This will be a hybrid (in-person and virtual) Conference. All speakers should be prepared to present in person, in Minneapolis, unless ATA makes a decision to hold a fully virtual event.

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ATA Petitions CDC to Include Interpreters

ATA coordinated a letter with 20 other language organizations and associations to the Centers for Disease Control calling for onsite medical interpreters to receive early COVID-19 vaccinations.

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