ATI Newsletter – Spring 2018Leave a Comment
Arizona Translators & Interpreters
We Teach, We Share, We Learn
Newsletter – Spring 2018
“Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities.”
— Alexandre Dumas
May 24 American Translators Association (ATA) Continuing Education Webinar
“Agencies vs. Freelancers? A Market Analysis”
June 8 National Assn of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT) NAJIT 39th Annual
June 16 ATI Phoenix AND Tucson Meetup – Theme: “How I Got Started in the Business”
12:30-2:00 pm Phoenix Location: TBA (Email Trevor firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions)
Tucson Location: TBA (Email Aldina email@example.com if you have suggestions)
TBA Arizona Translators & Interpreters (ATI) Summer Workshop (details coming soon!)
September 29 Arizona Translators & Interpreters (ATI) Annual Conference
Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ
September 30 International Translation Day
Welcome to the first issue of the new Arizona Translators &
At its strategic planning meeting in February, the ATI Board decided to launch a quarterly
newsletter for all members. The goal of the newsletter is to keep you connected with the ATI’s
activities. It will also let you know how you can get more involved. Contact Jennifer Baldwin
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to suggest what you would like to see in the newsletter.
Aside from administrative business and routine planning for our seasonal workshops and annual
conference, the strategic planning meeting focused on how we can provide a greater benefit
to ATI members, how we might attract new members, and how we can raise the profile of ATI
as the authoritative professional organization for language service providers in Arizona.
Revamped meetups for networking, enjoying great food, and
now… taking part in themed discussions about our profession!
Arizona Translators & Interpreters, Inc. Spring 2018
Our informal restaurant
“meetups” have proven to
be popular among ATI
members. They give us a
chance not only to grow
and deepen our
professional network, but
also to simply enjoy
socializing with friends and
colleagues in our profession
in a casual setting.
This year, we are building on
this successful formula by
meetups. Each meetup’s
theme indicates the topic of
a brief informal presentation
or optional suggested topic
of discussion that will be
incorporated into the event.
No preparation is required
on your part, and any
themed discussion or activity
is entirely optional. The focus
of the meetups will continue
to be socializing and
networking, but we hope
the themes will make an
already enjoyable event
even more worthwhile.
Come check out our
revamped meetups! We’d
love your suggestions for
meetup themes, as well as
your general feedback and
suggestions. Tell us in person
at a meetup, or email Trevor
or Aldina Hanessian
your ideas anytime.
GET INVOLVED WITH THE ATI
Join a committee to make a difference in your T&I association
The Board encourages all ATI members to
participate in committees.
When you join a committee, you will have an
opportunity to directly influence ATI
operations. Join one of the following
committees to magnify your voice and to
demonstrate to your clients and colleagues
your commitment to our profession.
Membership Committee – Responsible for
attracting new members and increasing
member engagement. This committee
organizes activities for networking and
professional development. To join, contact
Trevor Cook (email@example.com).
Conference Committee – ATI’s annual
conference is a major regional event that brings
together hundreds of language professionals for
continuing education, networking, and
professional development. Step up from the
sidelines and show your commitment to your
field by assisting in the planning and execution
of this key event. To join, contact Francesca
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