ATA57 provides a comprehensive selection of educational opportunities for professional development specific to your needs. You’ll find sessions featuring a variety of languages and specializations, that focus on practical skills and theory, across all levels of experience. You’ll be inspired and challenged to consider new ideas through hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and lecture presentations.

Conference Sessions

Choose from over 170 sessions!
Conference sessions feature the following tracks:

  • Education & Training
  • Financial Translation
  • Government T&I
  • Independent Contractors
  • Interpreting
  • Language Services Companies
  • Language Technology
  • Legal T&I
  • Literary Translation
  • Medical T&I
  • Science & Technology
  • T&I Industry
  • Terminology
  • Translation

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  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Nordic Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Slavic Languages
  • Spanish

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ATA-certified translators may earn one CEP for each hour attended, up to a maximum of 10 CEPs. Certified interpreters may earn continuing education credit. Learn More


They come from all over the world! 
Being dedicated language professionals, speakers volunteer to share their experience and expertise. They are working translators and interpreters, educators, attorneys, physicians, CEOs, and managers. Speakers are selected through a competitive peer-review process. Learn More

Among the speakers, are a select group of Guest Speakers. Chosen by ATA leadership, they contribute a high level of advanced learning, experience, and excellence. Learn More


Tool Support Stations

Techs are here to help!
Translation tool support stations will be available throughout the Exhibit Hall to provide hands-on, one-on-one assistance and advice for a variety of tools. Get the answers to your questions in 15-minute sessions with true techs—not sales reps. Learn More

If you are a translation tool vendor who is also an exhibitor, you could be invited to provide a support station. Contact Teresa Kelly at

YES! I learned new skills!

Attendees were asked if they learned new skills while attending last year’s ATA conference. 93% said “Yes!”

What do attendees like best about the ATA conference?

Being inspired to learn, progress, and raise the bar of our work.
Amazing speakers who are generous with their time.
Feeling the pulse of the industry and meeting high-profile translators.
Discussions of challenges and insights with others working in the same field.
Professional development really happens here.
Sessions are relevant and stimulating.
An international atmosphere with a relaxed spirit.
Finding potential employers and making important industry connections!
Sessions provide new ideas from different perspectives.
The immense possibilities. There is always something for everyone.
Learning and sharing with colleagues. You can never place a high enough value on that!
The conference always inspires me for another year of work.
My favorite part is always the attendees. So many enthusiastic, bright people.
Making valuable connections to get my business off the ground.

For more ways to learn, make plans to attend Advanced Skills & Training Day.
AST will offer a selection of three-hour courses with limited seating, plus a networking event. Learn More