ATA’s professional-interest Divisions provide specialty- and language-specific information and networking to assist their members in today’s competitive marketplace. Attend these events to make the contacts that count and find the answers you need.

Division Annual Meetings


ATA Divisions hold their annual meetings to discuss new developments and ideas, while offering a chance to network with colleagues sharing common languages or specialties. Division members, as well as nonmembers, are encouraged to attend.

*Open to 3-Day Conference Attendees Only
**Open to 3-Day and Saturday-Only Conference Attendees

THURSDAY 12:30PM – 1:00PM*

Educators Division
French Language Division
Law Division
Nordic Division
Science & Technology Division

THURSDAY 4:45PM – 5:45PM*

Dutch Language Division
Interpreters Division
Korean Language Division
Literary Division
Slavic Languages Division
Translation Company Division

FRIDAY 12:30PM – 1:00PM*

Arabic Language Division
Chinese Language Division
Italian Language Division

FRIDAY 4:45PM – 5:45PM*

Audiovisual Division
German Language Division
Government Division
Japanese Language Division
Medical Division

SATURDAY 12:30PM – 1:00PM**

Language Technology Division
Portuguese Language Division
Spanish Language Division


The following events are organized by the ATA Divisions and require separate registration and payment.

Audiovisual Division: AVD Happy Hour

Grab a bite with us or join us for a toast at Backspace Bar & Kitchen, a literary-themed bar which is a 2-minute walk from the New Orleans Marriott.

Cost: You only pay for what you consume. Just start your own tab at the bar and sit with us.

Please Click Here to RSVP.

Registration and payment required

French Languages Division: FLD Dinner

The French Language Division’s dinner will be held at the Creole House Restaurant and Oyster Bar.

Cost: $55 per person (includes three-course dinner, tax, and gratuity)

Advance registration required. To register, please Click Here.

Registration and payment required

German Language Division: GLD Networking Dinner

Alle Jahre wieder – ‘Tis the season for the annual GLD networking event. There’s no better way to relax and enjoy the company of our colleagues during the busy conference week. Held at a charming courtyard venue, the Courtyard in the Quarter, in the beautiful French Quarter just a few minutes by foot from the New Orleans Marriott.

Cost: $65 per person (includes tax, gratuity, wine, beer, and soft drinks)

Payment must be received by October 15. For details and to reserve your place at the dinner, contact Ruth Boggs at rutheboggs@gmail.com.

THURSDAY 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Registration and payment required

Government Division: Frenchmen Street Tour – New Orleans Jazz and Cocktails!

Please join the GLD for a unique networking event as we tour some of the famous Jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street, one of the top nightspots in New Orleans. Listen to live jazz and learn how to mix a mean cocktail. A professional tour guide will accompany our group, and you may purchase drinks and Creole food at our stops along the way.

Cost: $38 per person (includes club entries and tour guide, but not food and drink)

Register by October 22 by Clicking Here.

Age Requirement: 21 years or older

Meeting Place: The Dragon’s Den, 435 Esplanade Avenue (about a 12-minute ride from the New Orleans Marriott)

Registration and payment required

Interpreters Division and Medical Division:
ID/MD Mardi Gras Cocktail Party with live Jazz and Blues

You are cordially invited to join the Interpreters and Medical Division Mardi Gras Cocktail Party at BB King’s Blues Club.

Cost: $60 per person

Advanced registration required. For details, please Click Here.

Registration and payment required

Japanese Language Division: JLD Annual Networking Dinner

Join us for our Annual Networking Dinner during ATA59! Enjoy conversation with colleagues over fine dining at the lovely Arnaud’s, just steps away from Bourbon Street! Bring your spouse and other guests.

Cost: $70.59 per person by October 14 (includes tax, gratuity, fees) or $81.22 per person (includes tax, gratuity, fees) after October 14

Please Click Here to make your reservation.

FRIDAY 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Registration and payment required

Korean Language Division: KLD Dinner

Join us for dinner at Creole House, a new casual seafood restaurant that includes classic Creole and Cajun seafood dishes. Friends and spouses welcome.

Cost: $40 per person (includes tax and gratuity, but not alcoholic drinks)

To reserve your place, please contact Davi Kim at KLDdinner2018@gmail.com.

Registration and payment required

Nordic Division: ND Dinner

This year’s ND Dinner will take place at the oldest French-Creole fine dining restaurant in New Orleans, award-winning Antoine’s.

Cost: Please bring cash to order off the menu. The restaurant can only take a certain number of credit cards per party.

RSVP by October 15 (seating is limited) by contacting Thor Truelson at thortruelson@gmail.com or 612-325-4443.

Registration and payment required

Portuguese Language Division: PLD Cocktail Party

We are pleased to announce our annual networking event at Dragon’s Den, located in a two-story New Orleans style building with a balcony overlooking Esplanade Avenue. You’ll enjoy an evening with your division’s colleagues over hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Cost: $60 per person by October 12 (includes tax and gratuity) or $65 per person after October 12 (includes tax and gratuity)

Payment must be made to PLD’s PayPal account. If you have questions, contact Rafa Lombardino at rlombardino@wordawareness.com or Barbara Mendes at barbara.mendes@gmail.com.

FRIDAY 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Registration and payment required

Science & Technology Division: S&TD Dinner

Please join us at our traditional Science & Technology Division dinner for a relaxing evening of networking, meeting new friends, and catching up with old ones.

Cost: $56 per person if paying by check or $58 per person if paying by PayPal (includes three-courses, tax, and gratuity)

Payment must be received by October 3. Please visit the ATA59 SciTech Dinner Website for details.

Registration and payment required

Slavic Languages Division: SLD Dinner

Please join us for a convivial evening. Enjoy a great meal, greet friends, and meet new colleagues at Creole House Restaurant and Oyster Bar.

Cost: $40 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Payment must be received by October 19. For details and to reserve your place, contact Eugenia Tietz-Sokolskaya at eugenia@sokolskayatranslations.com or 610-955-7940 (mobile).

Registration and payment required

Spanish Language Division: SPD’s “Muchas culturas, un solo idioma” Annual Dinner

We invite you to celebrate our traditional annual dinner at Fogo de Chao, the unique Brazilian churrasco experience! Within walking distance from the Conference Hotel, Fogo offers a glimpse into traditional Southern Brazilian culture in the heart of The Big Easy. Please join us for dinner and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends!

Cost: $55 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Payment must be received by October 22. Click Here for the menu and reservation details, or contact Charo at charowelle@veraswords.com or Yolanda at ysecos@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Registration and payment required

Translation Company Division: TCD Networking Dinner

Join language company professionals, translators, and interpreters for food, drinks, and networking. This is a great opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, forge collaborative partnerships, meet prospective customers, and learn more about the Translation Company Division.

Cost: $60 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click Here to purchase. Register early, limited seating! Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis.

WEDNESDAY 7:30PM – 10:00PM
Registration and payment required



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