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

ATA61:

Virtually Anywhere
for Everyone

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TA61 is right around the corner
and there's a lot to be excited about!
While we're all itching for the time
when we can once again gather in person,
this year's Annual Conference (October
21-24) will be more accessible than ever.
No matter where you are in the world,
you can join colleagues right from your
home office to make the most of an event
that we look forward to all year.
All conference attendees will have
access to the 120 educational sessions for
at least six months, possibly longer, after
the conference ends. We're working out
the technical details to make the sessions
available on ATA's server for longer-term
access. A huge perk of attending a virtual
conference is the ability to catch up on
any sessions you miss or that don't work
for your schedule simply by accessing
them later on demand. You would be hard
pressed to find another event with this
level of education at your fingertips. So,
why not check out the conference website
(https://ata61.org) and register today!

HERE'S WHAT ELSE YOU CAN EXPECT
AST Sessions and Buddies Welcome
Newbies: We'll kick off pre-conference
activities on Wednesday with 16
Advanced Skills and Training (AST)
sessions presented by some of the top
speakers in our professions. There
are a variety of workshops related to
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interpreting, translation, and business
skills. At the end of the day, first-time
conference attendees will have the
opportunity to meet veteran conference
goers as part of the Buddies Welcome
Newbies experience.

All conference attendees
will have access to the 120
educational sessions for at least
six months, possibly longer, after
the conference ends.

Mindful Movement and Zumba: Each
morning we'll get the day started right
with two options for healthy movement
before a day of meetings and sessions. I
would like to thank Eva Stabenow and
Cris Silva for agreeing to share their
energy with us again this year as they
lead the virtual Mindful Movement and
Zumba workouts.
Annual Meeting of Voting Members
and Meet the Candidates: On Thursday
morning, attendees will be invited to
attend the Opening Session, followed by

the Annual Meeting of Voting Members.
Members who are unable or do not
wish to attend the conference can still
attend the Annual Meeting of Voting
Members and the Annual Meeting of
All Members. We'll have the chance to
hear from the seven candidates running
for three director positions this year.
As usual, there will be time for you to
ask questions of the candidates. If you
would like to spend some additional time
getting to know the candidates, I invite
you to attend the Meet the Candidates
event while sipping your morning
coffee or enjoying an afternoon cup of
tea-wherever you are in the world!
(Don't forget to check out the candidates'
statements on pages 7-11 of this issue
and their interviews on The ATA Podcast.)
All voting will take place via proxy this
year. You can choose to vote prior to the
conference or wait to hear the candidates'
speeches on Thursday morning. Proxy
information will be sent to all Voting
members so watch your inbox!
Sessions, Brainstorm Networking, and
Stronger Together: We'll hold 30 of the
120 educational sessions on Thursday
afternoon. Don't forget to wrap up your
day with colleagues during the Brainstorm
Networking event, hosted by the Business
Practices Education Committee, or attend
our new evening networking event,
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