ATA58 offers an endless variety of specialized networking opportunities where you can build partnerships, promote yourself and your services, reunite with friends, get more involved with your association, or just have fun!

Special Events

So many to ways expand your circle!
Networking can happen in a variety of ways, so ATA58 has a variety of special events to match. Expand your networking circle by attending all of these events.

  • Welcome Celebration
  • Job Fair
  • Brainstorm Networking
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Business Practices Happy Hour
  • Buddies Welcome Newbies
  • After Hours Café
  • Stretch, Breathe, & Move
  • Zumba
  • Closing Reception
  • Conference Dance Party

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Association Events

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

  • Breakfast with the Board
  • Opening Session
  • Keynote & Closing Session
  • Annual Meeting of Voting Members & Election
  • Leadership Training
  • Annual Meeting of All Members
  • Board Meeting

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Division Events

Make the contacts that count!
ATA’s 20 professional-interest Divisions provide specialty- and language-specific events and networking to assist their members in today’s competitive marketplace.

  • Arabic Language Division
  • Chinese Language Division
  • Dutch Language Division
  • Educators Division
  • French Language Division
  • German Language Division
  • Government Division
  • Interpreters Division
  • Italian Language Division
  • Japanese Language Division
  • Korean Language Division
  • Language Technology Division
  • Literary Division
  • Medical Division
  • Nordic Division
  • Portuguese Language Division
  • Science & Technology Division
  • Slavic Languages Division
  • Spanish Language Division
  • Translation Company Division

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  • 96% said "YES!"

Attendees were asked if they made new contacts
while attending an ATA conference.

96% 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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