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FROM THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
MADALENA SÁNCHEZ ZAMPAULO
madalena@accessibletranslations.com
Twitter handle: @mszampaulo

ATA61: Planning in a Time
of Unpredictability

T

he past month or so has been a
whirlwind for all of us. With the
COVID-19 pandemic in full swing,
events, trips, meetings, and so much
more have been cancelled or postponed.
I know this crisis is affecting everyone
right now, so it feels a bit odd to be
planning and sharing about ATA61 in the
midst of everything. That said, I see our
Annual Conference this year as a way to
reconnect with one another after a rough
start to the year.
Whether we are able to hold the
conference in Boston or are forced to
move it completely to an online platform,
rest assured that we are aware that this
year is different than any other, and we
are planning an online component to
the conference. No matter the format,
our conference remains an opportunity
to come together with more strength
and perspective to move forward in our
professions, learn from one another,
make up for continuing education
opportunities lost from cancelled events
in the first half of the year, and spend
time in community with cherished
colleagues and friends.
Now, for an update! The call for
proposals for ATA61 closed on March
2 with a total of 494 proposals. I think
it's safe to say that we'll have quite
a roundup of fascinating sessions to
attend this year. For those who took
our Professional Development Survey
at the beginning of the year, thank you!
It was a great tool to help us see what
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kind of content you would like from
our Professional Development Program,
and it guided me in creating a call for
proposals that fit your preferences.
Without giving too much away, let me
just say that our colleagues delivered!
Stay tuned for more information in the
July-August Chronicle.

Whether we are able to hold

off the learning events on Wednesday
with a series of Advanced Skills and
Training (AST) sessions. We'll have quite
a lineup this year, so if you make plans
to arrive earlier in the week, make sure
you check out the variety of three-hour,
intensive workshops and grab a seat once
registration opens.
For those interested in taking
ATA's certification exam, there will
be two morning AST sessions for
English>Spanish and Spanish>English
exam preparation. Speaking of the exam,
there will be two opportunities to test at
the Annual Conference again this year-
one on Wednesday afternoon and another
on Saturday morning.
The Annual Meeting of Voting Members
will take place on Thursday. You'll
have the opportunity to hear from the
candidates for the three available director
positions and present a question for them
to answer. So, be sure to:
■	

Watch for the statements from
the candidates in the September-
October Chronicle.

■	

Subscribe to The ATA Podcast to hear
interviews with the candidates (watch
for details in ATA Newsbriefs).

■	

Become an Active Member so you can
vote in the election.

■	

Attend the Annual Meeting of
Voting Members.

■	

Attend the Thursday morning Breakfast
with the Candidates in Boston.

the conference in Boston or are
forced to move it completely to
an online platform, rest assured
that we are aware that this
year is different than any other,
and we are planning an online
component to the conference.

As usual, we'll hold our Annual
Meeting of All Members on Friday.
This is your chance to hear about the
big-picture items from the past year,
including the treasurer's report, updates
from our stellar Public Relations
Committee, and much more.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT AT ATA61?
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF AT ATA61
In the meantime, and assuming we get
a chance to meet in person in Boston,
let's take a look at what to expect this
year! In addition to the 174 regular
conference sessions taking place
Thursday through Saturday, we'll kick

You can expect many of the same
events you know and love. We're also
introducing a few new items to this mix
this year.
For those who are early risers, we'll
have our energetic morning movement
and exercise options available. And for
those who prefer to start their day at
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