The American Translators Association has just published the preliminary program for its Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, California, on October 24-27, 2012.
On October 24th you can attend several three-hour preconference seminars which are great educational opportunities to learn directly from the experts. Here is a brief summary of some of the preconference seminars. They focus on interpreting; legal, financial and medical translation; terminology management; and the translation business.
Seminar K: Simultaneous Interpreting: Mission (NOT!) Impossible for Medical and Community Interpreters Katharine Allen (Presented in English; All Levels)
Seminar D: Tips and Exercises to Improve Your Sight Translation Skills for Legal Interpreting
Georganne Weller (Presented in English; All Levels)
Legal, Financial and Medical Translation:
Seminar F: English-Spanish Criminal Procedure Law Terminology: Latin-American Reforms
Sandro Tomasi (Presented in English and Spanish; Advanced)
Seminar G: Translating Financial Analysis (Spanish-English)
Marian S. Greenfield (Presented in English and Spanish; Intermediate)
Seminar M: Advanced Spanish-English Legal Translation Workshop
Thomas L. West III (Presented in English; Advanced)
Seminar N: Translating Clinical Trial Protocols (English-Spanish)
Pablo Mugüerza (Presented in English; Intermediate)
Seminar J: Terminology Management for Translation Environments
Barbara Inge Karsch and Sue Ellen Wright (Presented in English; All Levels)
Seminar C: Managing, Importing, and Exporting Bilingual Glossaries with UniLex
Fabio M. Said (Presented in English; All Levels)
The Translation Business:
Seminar H: Working the Room
Chris Durban (Presented in English; All Levels)
This seminar will focus on identifying, preparing for, and attending events for the express purpose of linking up with direct clients.
Seminar I: Negotiation Skills for Translators: The Win-Win Process
Ray Reyes (Presented in English; Intermediate)
Seminar A: Beyond the Basics of Freelancing
Corinne McKay (Presented in English; Intermediate)
Seminar B: Why We Are Management Accountants, Like It or Not
Jonathan T. Hine (Presented in English; All Levels)
From October 25th to October 27th you can attend more than 150 educational sessions, as well as several tool tutorials and ATA meetings. The educational sessions are divided according to language, field and skill required to attend. These are the highlights for English-Spanish translators.
• Criminal Justice Terms 101
Sandro Tomasi (Thursday, 11:00am-12:00pm; Beginner; Presented in: English and Spanish)
• A Federal Criminal Case: From Initial Appearance to Sentencing and Beyond
Ana Lorena Lefebvre (Thursday, 2:00pm-3:15pm; Intermediate; Presented in: English and Spanish)
• Lingüística forense: Análisis del lenguaje más allá de la interpretación
Silvia San Martin (Thursday, 3:45pm-5:00pm; Advanced; Presented in: Spanish)
• Capitalization in English and Spanish
María Barros (Friday, 10:00am-11:00am; All Levels; Presented in: Spanish)
• Anglicisms and Their Various Shapes
Marilyn Zeledon (Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm; All Levels; Presented in: Spanish)
• Not Your Father’s Bureau: A Look at Today’s Roles of Linguists within the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Monica F. Alvarez (Friday, 2:00pm-3:15pm; All Levels; Presented in: English)
• My Tijuana Family
Rogelio Camacho (Friday, 3:45pm-5:00pm; All Levels; Presented in: Spanish)
• Best Practices for Spanish Technical Writing
Mario E. Chávez (Saturday, 8:30am-9:30am; Advanced; Presented in: Spanish)
• Spanish Language Division Annual Meeting
Marcela A. Jenney-Reyes (Saturday, 8:30am-9:30am; All Levels; Presented in: Spanish)
• Neutral Spanish: The Non-Existent Language
Aurora Humarán (Saturday, 10:00am-11:00am; All Levels; Presented in: Spanish)
• Interpreting Slang and Taboo Language for the Courts
Alfonso Villasenor (Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm; All Levels; Presented in: English and Spanish)
• An Overview of Spanish Monolingual Law Dictionaries
Sandro Tomasi (Saturday, 2:00pm-3:15pm; All Levels; Presented in: English)
• Translating with Confidence: Effective Solutions to Common Roadblocks
Daniel Tamayo (Saturday, 3:45pm-5:00pm; Intermediate; Presented in: Spanish)
This year’s novelties:
A new FREE app that will put the entire conference at your fingertips. Use it as a guide, to connect with exhibitors, network and much more.
The app will also feature an Attendee Network where you can post your résumé.
ATA members will receive the complete program with the July issue of The Chronicle.
The preliminary program is available online here.
For more information about the conference, registration, hotel and travel, and more, visit the ATA website.