From ATA’s website:
[ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.
Association membership is available to individuals (Active, Corresponding, Associate, Student) and organizations (Corporate, Institutional).
One of ATA‘s primary missions has been to promote the professional development of translators and interpreters. The association holds a number of conferences throughout the year in support of this goal.
The ATA Annual Conference is held each fall in a major city or popular resort area. This four-day event showcases panel discussions, expert presentations, training workshops, and scholarly papers. The conference also features a job marketplace, a vendor exhibit hall, certification testing, and networking sessions designed to build professional contacts for attendees. ATA members receive discounted conference registration rates as a membership benefit.]Look for upcoming events at The Northen California Translators Association (NCTA), our local chapter of ATA.