Attention ATA Members! Take an active role in your association—and your profession—by participating in these events.

Leadership Training

Division and Chapter volunteers are invited!
Members of ATA Division Leadership Councils and ATA Chapter/Affiliate Boards are invited to attend this roundtable discussion of ongoing issues and new topics recommended from last year’s training, followed by the annual meetings of both Division Administrators and Chapter Leaders.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
WEDNESDAY    1:30PM – 4:30PM

Breakfast with the Board

Get to know ATA leadership!
Members of the ATA Board of Directors will be available for informal discussions throughout the conference. Take this opportunity to introduce yourself, ask questions, or convey your ideas. A few tables at the general continental breakfast will be reserved for this event.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only

Opening Session

Start the conference off right!
President David Rumsey and President-Elect Corinne McKay provide an overview of conference highlights, introduce the new events for this year, offer tips about the hotel and city, and discuss general agenda items that all attendees need to know.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY    8:30AM – 9:00AM

Annual Meeting of Voting Members and Election

Meet the candidates before casting your vote!
Hear this year’s candidates voice their opinions and then let them hear yours by voting for the Board members of your association. You must be a Voting Member of ATA to vote. If you are not a Voting Member of ATA, learn how to become one! Learn More

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY    9:30AM – 11:00AM

Mentee/Mentor Meeting

Current mentees and mentors are welcome!
If you are currently participating in the ATA Mentoring Program, please join the Mentoring Committee to discuss and connect.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
THURSDAY    4:45pm – 5:45pm

Annual Meeting of All Members

Get involved in your association!
Find out what your association has accomplished and plans for the future. Members of the audience are given an opportunity to ask questions and make comments to board members and committee chairs.

Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
FRIDAY    8:30AM – 9:30AM

Board Meeting

Observe the proceedings!
See your Board members in action as they discuss and deliberate. Board Meetings are open to the public. You are welcome to attend and observe the proceedings.

Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees, as well as to the public.
SATURDAY    1:00PM – 4:30PM
SUNDAY    8:00AM – 10:30AM

Keynote and Closing Session

Inspiration to last until next year!
Mohamed Abdel-Kader, invited by the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation, shares inspiring stories about the importance of language professionals, at home and around the world. Executive director of the Stevens Initiative, Mohamed leads an international effort to build global competence skills for young people in the U.S., the Middle East, and North Africa.

Look back on three days of networking, learning, and fun with photos and videos. Get a preview of what’s in store for ATA59 in New Orleans! Winners of the Stay & Win drawing will be announced.

Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees
SATURDAY    5:00PM – 6:00PM


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