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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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Looking Ahead to ATA58

July/August 2017 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corinnemckay Enclosed with this issue of The ATA Chronicle, you’ll find the Preliminary Program for ATA’s 58th Annual Conference, to be held October 25–28, 2017, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. For this, our first conference in our nation’s capital since 1975, we’ve selected a conference hotel […]

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Study Day: Looking at the Big Picture

March/April 2017 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corinnemckay In addition to serving as the conference organizer, ATA’s president-elect traditionally organizes the Board’s annual Study Day. Each year, we add an additional day to our January Board meeting to step back from nuts-and-bolts topics and look at bigger-picture issues affecting ATA and the language industry as […]

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Onward, to ATA58!

January/February 2017 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corinnemckay ATA57 is in the history books. And by almost any metric, it was a huge success. We welcomed 1,822 attendees from 60 countries and offered 176 educational sessions and 16 Advanced Skills and Training Day courses, more than half of which sold out before the conference. In […]

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ATA’s Annual Conference: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

November/December 2016 Issue

As I write this, we’re one week out from the early registration deadline for ATA57 in San Francisco, and all signs point to an excellent turnout. By the time you read this, the conference will be in the history books and we’ll be looking ahead to ATA58. As of mid-September, our room block at the […]

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Making the Most of ATA57

September/October 2016 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corrinemckay Whether you’re attending ATA’s Annual Conference for the first or the 40th time, you’ll want to make the most of the experience. Attending the conference is a significant investment in terms of time and money, but attendees also tell us that the conference is the highlight of […]

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New for San Francisco: Advanced Skills and Training (AST) Day

July/August 2016 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corrinemckay In looking over the attendee evaluations of past ATA Annual Conferences, several trends stand out. Most of our attendees rave about the conference and say that whether they’re attending for the first time or the 30th, they always learn something valuable and make new connections. Another […]

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What’s new for ATA57?

May/June 2016 Issue

From the President-Elect Corinne McKay corinne@translatewrite.com Twitter handle: @corinnemckay At every ATA conference, we try to strike a balance between maintaining the events that everyone loves while still injecting some new offerings into the program. A big change for this year is the slate of sessions and activities on Wednesday, November 2, the day before the […]

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