ATA58 provides a comprehensive selection of educational opportunities for professional development specific to your needs. You’ll find sessions 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!

Sessions feature a variety of languages and specializations, and were selected through a competitive peer-review process.

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

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  • 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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Continuing Education Credit

Earn while you learn!

ATA-certified translators may earn one CEP for each hour attended, up to a maximum of 10 CEPs. Extra CEPs can be earned for being a Buddy in the Buddies Welcome Newbies program. Certified interpreters may earn continuing education credit on select Conference Sessions and AST Courses. 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 Adrian Aleckna at


  • 93% said "YES!"

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


What do attendees like best about an ATA conference?

Learning new paths to explore from colleagues who are willing to share their knowledge freely.
Gaining global knowledge of the language industry.
Meeting new people and thinking of myself as part of a professional community.
Having sustained, face-to-face networking with potential and current clients that we wouldn’t have otherwise.
It is a great environment to network with like-minded individuals and gain contacts for future work.
I loved every minute of it. It truly is a worthwhile experience.
I feel very proud to be a member of our profession.
Being together with kindred spirits is refreshing and uplifting.
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.


For even more networking and education opportunities, make plans to attend Advanced Skills & Training (AST) Day. AST Day will offer a selection of intense, interactive three-hour courses with limited seating, plus an exclusive networking event.



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