Upcoming Fall Conferences and Webinars

Time flies - it's already July! That means that the conference season is almost upon us. Time for a short list of U.S.-based events that you might or might not have heard about.

XIX FIT (International Federation of Translators) World Congress in San Francisco, CA. This international federation of translators and interpreters has more than 100 member associations around the world. This congress is rarely held in the U.S., so this is a fantastic opportunity. Dates: August 1-4, 2011.

Translate in the Catskills in Maplecrest, NY. Organized by translation industry guru Chris Durban and held in the scenic Catskills, this new seminar is back by popular demand. Now in its second year, "Style in Translation" will focus on polishing translator's writing skills in their target language. Some workshops focus on the French/English language pair, but it's all about writing -- all language combinations are welcome. Dates: August 12-14, 2011.

AAIT (Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators) 5th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This year marks the organization's 30th anniversary and its 5th conference, so there is a lot to celebrate! This year's topic is "Industry Transformation and Trends." Held at the Doubletree Hotel, this two-day conference will feature several well-known speakers, including Marcela Jenney and one Jenner twin. Have a look at the program here. Dates: September 24-25, 2011.

eCPD webinars -- worldwide. Organized and hosted by our wonderful colleagues Lucy Brooks and Sarah Dillon, eCPD webinars are a great way to get professional development without leaving the house. The fall schedule includes a fantastic line-up, including Note-Taking for Interpreters on September 1, Working as a Literary Translator on September 13, Pricing Strategies for Translators on October 17, which Judy is quite excited to present, Nataly Kelly's Getting Started with Telephone Interpreting on October 26, and about a dozen other high-level workshops. Cost is very reasonable, and all you need is an internet connection -- accessing the webinar after you've registered is a breeze.

ATA 52nd Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. So we might be a little biased,  but this is our favorite conference of the year. Not only do we get to meet up with all our friends and colleagues, enjoy dinner and drinks together, but we also attend dozens of interesting seminars and workshops. See you in Boston?


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