Message from the ILD Administrator

Dear ILD members,
I am sure you have all received the call for proposals from the ATA headquarters, but just in case some of you were a bit distracted and missed that message, here it is again (pasted below) for your reference.

Whether you are a multiple conference attendee or have never been to an ATA conference before, please start thinking about joining us in San Diego next October.
The venue looks magnificent and the Italian program should be up to expectations - and maybe even exceed them :-)
We are also working on the fun side, with our Leadership Council member in charge of Hospitality already busy looking for a proper spot for our offsite social event.

The annual conference is a great opportunity to meet colleagues and potential clients, catch up with old friends, finally give a face to people you have been in touch with via email for ages, enjoy a trip to a beautiful and interesting city and abandon the quiet of the lone-freelancer's office
to enjoy a few days with literally thousands of other professionals involved in the translation business.
It is a truly great experience, that I am always looking forward to year after year.

Now, I hope you are seriously considering going to San Diego, but let's make the whole thing even more interesting: how about going as a speaker?
Many of you have years of experience and solid knowledge and expertise you
could share with your fellow translators. This is your chance to do so: don't miss it!
Speaking at the annual conference is a very effective way to get exposure and let people know about your skills, while contributing to the attendees' learning experience.

Do you have an idea you would like to develop into a presentation proposal?
Get in touch with me ( or with Marica Angelides (, and we will be happy to assist you with drafting your abstract and submitting your proposal through the website. Or go directly to and fill in the form. If you are selected, you will also get a $100 discount off the conference fee.

Competition is stern, so please be careful, pick a subject you know well and find a creative way to present it. Consider the possibility of co-presenting with one or more colleagues: co-presented sessions are often more interesting for the audience and less demanding on the speakers. If you have an idea and are looking for other speakers, write to us and we may be able to
suggest a few names.

Don't leave it too late: drafting a compelling title and an effective abstract is a time consuming process and the deadline is March 12th!

Let's make the Italian lineup something people will not want to miss.
Good luck!

ILD Administrator


Call for ATA Annual Conference Presentation Proposals

The American Translators Association is now accepting
presentation proposals for ATA's 53rd Annual Conference
in San Diego, California (October 24-27, 2012).

More than 1,800 translators, interpreters, educators, language
services companies, and project managers are expected to
attend this year's Conference. Making a presentation to such
a diverse audience is an excellent strategy to gain widespread
recognition as a leader and expert in your field.

Speaking at an ATA Annual Conference is also a challenging
and rewarding opportunity. A competitive peer-review process,
with an emphasis on relevant topics in the translation and
interpreting communities, is used to select presentations. The
prestige of being accepted--as well as a discount on conference
registration fees--is an unbeatable benefit of presenting.

Submissions are invited from all areas of translation and
interpreting, including finance, law, medicine, literature, media,
science and technology, terminology, independent contracting,
business management, and training/pedagogy. Sessions
may be language specific or general.

to learn more about the proposal process and to access the proposal


The deadline for submitting a presentation proposal is March 12, 2012.

The ATA 53rd Annual Conference in now online! Look for hotel details,
registration rates, and a Google calendar reminder to register early and
save. Go to

Question? Need Info?
Contact Kwana Ingram, Member Relations Manager
Phone: (703) 683-6100, extension 3001

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