ATA Activities

ATA-1 (T, 8:30-10:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Opening Session
Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president, Seattle, Washington; and Thomas L. West III, president-elect and conference organizer, and owner, Intermark Language Services, Atlanta, Georgia

ATA-2 (T, 10:15-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
Presentation of Candidates and Election
Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president, Seattle, Washington

ATA-3 (T, 1:45-3:15pm) - ALL LEVELS
Divisions Committee Meeting
Timothy T. Yuan, ATA Board member, freelance translator, and simultaneous interpreter, U.S. Department of State, Queens Village, New York

ATA-4 (T, 3:30-5:00pm) - ALL LEVELS
The Accreditation Program and Examination: An Informational Presentation
Celia C. Bohannon, deputy chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and freelance translator and editor, Saxtons River, Vermont; Terry Hanlen, accreditation program manager, Alexandria, Virginia; and Shuckran Kamal, chair, ATA Accreditation Committee, and staff translator/interpreter, Office of Language Services, U.S. Department of State, Vienna, Virginia

This forum is offered for ATA members who seek a better understanding of the ATA accreditation program. The panel will respond to questions from the audience about accreditation policies and procedures.

ATA-5 (F, 8:30-10:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Annual Meeting of the Association
Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president, Seattle, Washington

ATA-6 (F, 10:15-11:00am) - ALL LEVELS
Meet Your Board
Ann G. Macfarlane, ATA president, Seattle, Washington

ATA members and conference attendees are invited to meet with newly elected and continuing Board members at this informal get-together.

(F, 11:00-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
How to Become an Active or Corresponding Member of ATA
Harvie Jordan, chair, Active Membership Review Committee, Austin, Texas

ATA-7 (F, 11:00-11:45am) - ALL LEVELS
ATA Mentoring Program
Courtney Searls-Ridge, ATA secretary and bureau owner and manager, German Language Services, Seattle, Washington

Join the chair of the ATA Mentoring Program for an exploratory session. Both experienced colleagues who are considering mentoring and newcomers looking for assistance are welcome to attend. This program is being developed and all input is welcome.

ATA-8 (F, 1:45-3:15pm) - ALL LEVELS
ATA Newsletter Editors Meeting
Ruth Boggs, editor, Capital Translator, and English<>German translator, Fairfax, Virginia; and Marcia K. Glenn, vice-president, New Mexico Translators and Interpreters Association and editor, Rattles from New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The annual meeting of ATA newsletter editors will include a discussion on the challenge of putting out ATA newsletters at the chapter and division level, an information exchange, a question-and-answer session, and handouts related to newsletter editing.

ATA-9 (F, 3:30-5:00pm) - ALL LEVELS
Chapters and Regional Groups Meeting
Kirk Anderson, ATA Board member, chair, ATA Chapters Committee, and independent translator, Miami Beach, Florida



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