Special Events

Connect with over 1,800 colleagues!

-With the variety of special events offered, you can promote yourself and your services, reunite with friends, or just have fun!

Welcome Reception

Welcome to the ATA 53rd Annual Conference!
-The American Translators Association invites you to spend the evening with colleagues and friends. This is the event that starts it all and is the highest attended event of the conference. Be our guest for a selection of hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar.
-Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

Division Open House

Get to know all the ATA Divisions!
-Mingle with members of ATA’s 17 professional-interest Divisions and learn how they provide specialty- and language-specific networking. A variety of desserts and coffee will be available.
-Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm Open to all ATA conference attendees
-This event is sponsored by Idem Translations, Inc.

Speed Networking Session

Make more contacts than you ever thought possible!
-Accelerate your marketing potential in a very different environment from the typical networking meeting. Don't miss this fun, exciting, and effective way to meet more people and generate more business than any other single event. A cash bar will be available.
-Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

Translation Company Division Networking Breakfast

Bring your coffee, croissant, comments, and questions!
-Join the TCD leadership for breakfast. Learn how to grow your business by being part of the Translation Company Division.
-Friday 7:30am - 8:30am Open to all ATA conference attendees

Book Launch Celebration

Celebrate your profession!
-Found in Translation (published by Perigee/Penguin USA) shines a spotlight on the importance and prevalence of translation and interpreting. Join author Nataly Kelly as she shares her inspiration through compelling and entertaining stories that affect every-day life. A cash bar will be available.
-Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

Business Practices Happy Hour

Get down to business!
Join your colleagues of the Business Practices Yahoo!® discussion group to learn more about this valuable business-oriented ATA online forum. A cash bar will be available.
-Friday 6:30pm - 7:30pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

After Hours Café

Take part in this coffeehouse "open mic" reading!
-Hosted by ATA's Literary Division, this event lets you drink in poetry, prose, and drama. Read your original or translated excerpt, listen to readings from our multitalented members, or both. If reading, don't forget to bring your works with you. Coffee and tea will be available.
-Friday 9:00pm - 11:00pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

Stretch, Breathe, & Move

Chase away the tension from travel and translation!
-Wake up, breathe, gather strength through yoga, connect with energy through Qi Gong, and have some fun with dance. Enjoy exercises to help translators with what you need most—targeted relaxation and stretching just where it feels best.
-Thursday - Saturday 6:30am - 7:15am Open to all ATA conference attendees
-This event is sponsored by Corporate Translations

Closing Session and Reception

Share one last goodbye ... until next year!
-Look back on four days of networking, learning, and fun with a photo slideshow and get a preview of what's in store for next year's annual conference in San Antonio! The presentation will be followed by a reception. A cash bar will be available.
-Saturday 5:15pm - 7:00pm Open to all ATA conference attendees

Conference Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes!
-Join us for entertainment that promises to get you on your feet. Mingle, laugh, and dance the night away as the DJ spins a mix of Brazilian, salsa, disco, pop, funk, 80s, and global dance music. A cash bar will be available.
-Saturday 9:00pm - 12:00midnight Open to all ATA conference attendees
-This event is sponsored by National Language Service Corps
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What do attendees like best about the ATA Conference?
“The great feeling of enthusiasm and excitement in an international atmosphere with a relaxed spirit.”
“The opportunities for face-to-face networking, bonding with colleagues, and learning new things.”
“A great variety of events with a relaxed atmosphere to connect with old friends and meet new ones.”
“The chance to meet and reconnect with other like-minded professionals.”
“Networking with colleagues and other industry players, meeting new people, and sharing ideas.”

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