10 Reasons to Attend the ATA Annual Conference





When it comes to getting answers to business questions, this is the place to be. The ATA Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive, and most respected educational program in the profession. Still need convincing? Check out these 10 reasons to attend.

More Than 175 Educational Sessions. Whether you are a veteran or a first-timer, you’ll walk away from the ATA Annual Conference with practical and realistic ways to build, manage, and grow your business.

Face-to-Face Networking. Get to know your colleagues, find new business contacts—more than 1,800 translators, interpreters, and company owners who can relate to you and your profession will attend this year’s Conference.

Free App to Make Life Easy. Access the entire conference from your laptop, tablet, or cell phone with a free app—create an electronic schedule, share your résumé with colleagues, and connect with other attendees like never before.

Buddies Welcome Newbies. This is the second year of an event that pairs first-timers with veteran attendees–an opportunity to begin the conference with a smile, a friend, and a lot of tips for getting the most out of the conference.

NEW! The Tool Bar. Get a grip on technology! Get answers to your translation tool questions! Check out these one-on-one 15-minute sessions with real techs.

Meet the Vendors. Yes, the Exhibit Hall has all the latest software, books, and technology but it also offers you an opportunity to get to know the vendors and ask questions.

Résumé Exchange. Ready to work? Ready to hire? This special event is the place for freelancers and company reps to meet. Bring your business cards and résumés.

Division Open House. Targeted one-on-one information networking with professionals working in your specialty or language. Not a division member? No problem! Please attend and get to know these special interest communities.

Association Activities. The chance to find out more about ATA’s goals and how you can be part of them.

Time to Have Fun. From the opening Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening to the Conference Dance Party on Saturday night, there will be things to do, places to go, and fun to be had.

And one more …

NEW! Brainstorm Networking. Find solutions! Make connections! Work in small teams to tackle common business-related challenges and get to know more about your colleagues.

ATA 55th Annual Conference
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
Chicago, Illinois
November 5-8, 2014