Advocate for yourself and your profession!

In partnership with the Joint National Committee for Languages, ATA will host an all-day advocacy event, complete with training sessions, collaborative working groups, and meetings with Congressional offices and Executive Branch agencies!

First, we’ll learn about Federal issues that impact language services professionals, challenges to and opportunities for growth of the profession, and best practices for advocacy. Then, we’re headed to Capitol Hill for advocacy meetings.

Why advocate?

Advocacy empowers individuals and groups to mobilize around a collective narrative in order to advance policy priorities and other shared goals in a strategic and resource-efficient way.

If we don’t advocate for ourselves,
no one will do it for us!

Organizers will handle all aspects of meeting scheduling and logistics. Transportation from the Washington Hilton to Capitol Hill will also be provided.  Attendees are responsible for their own return transportation back to the Washington Hilton.

T&I Advocacy Day Schedule

Welcome: 10:00am – 10:15am

Overview: 10:15am – 11:00am

Review/Working Groups: 11:00am – 11:30am

Lunch on own: 11:30am – 12:45pm

Bus departs: 1:00pm

Advocacy Meeting at Capitol: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Stand up for your profession!

Additional registration is required. Register today!

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
WEDNESDAY    10:00am – 4:00pm


  • Due to scheduling conflicts, you cannot register for T&I Advocacy Day if you are also registered for any AST Day courses.
  • This event is limited to 50 participants.
  • ATA-certified translators may earn two CEPs for participating.


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