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Have You Registered for ATA61 Yet?

September 18, 2020

ATA’s 61st Annual Conference features world-class speakers, first-class education, and six-month access to all 120 sessions on demand. With the early registration rate for members at $299, each session is less than $3. Plus no travel or hotel costs. This deal is a winner!

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ATA 2020 Election: Get to Know the Candidates and the Issues Involved

The slate is set, the candidates are ready, and the opportunity to learn more about who’s running for the Board is just a click away! Also, make sure to read about the two proposed amendments to ATA’s Bylaws and read the member opinions regarding each.

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ATA Celebrates International Translation Day 2020 with “How Your Smartphone was Made Thanks to Translators and Interpreters”

This year, ATA celebrated International Translation Day 2020 with an animated video reminding the world just how critical translators and interpreters really are! Watch the video here, and then share with your family, friends, and clients. And don’t forget to listen to the special International Translation Day episode of The ATA Podcast!

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ATA 61st Annual Conference Goes Fully Virtual

July 8, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States continuing to climb, your health and well-being remain our top priority. Keeping this in mind, and in order to bring some certainty to our Annual Conference event, the ATA Board of Directors has decided to shift from a “hybrid” (in-person and virtual) model to a fully virtual conference model this year.

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Paycheck Protection Program: A Guide for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

June 23, 2020

In response to the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. federal government launched a number of programs to help businesses and individuals who would not normally be eligible for emergency funding or unemployment benefits. Two of these programs are potentially interesting for freelance translators and interpreters, who may be eligible for support under at least one of the programs.

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Last Chance to Advocate for Amendments to AB 1850!

June 15, 2020

California Assembly Bill 1850 has passed the Assembly and been sent to the Senate. It is imperative that you contact your senator and demand that “professional translators and interpreters” be exempt from the stringent ABC test under AB 5, in favor of the previous Borello test.

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ATA Statement on Racism and Inequality

June 8, 2020

As a professional association that brings together over 9,000 language experts of diverse backgrounds, many of whom work directly with underprivileged people, the American Translators Association stands in solidarity with our members and colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC), as well as those in the communities they serve.

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ATA 2020 Elections: Slate of Candidates

May 1, 2020

ATA will hold its regularly scheduled elections at the upcoming 2020 ATA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, to elect three directors for a three-year term.

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California Senate Labor Committee Shelves SB 900 Amending AB 5

April 16, 2020

California’s Senate Bill 900, an amendment which would have exempted specified translators and interpreters from the ABC test under the state’s Assembly Bill 5, was shelved by the Senate Labor Committee on May 14.

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