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2017 ATA Conference Highlights Video Two UMTIA Board members attended the ATA Annual Conference this year. It was held in Washington D.C. at the end of October. Here is a video recap of the main highlights of the conference. There were more than 170 education sessions, close to 200 experienced presenters, and around 1,800 attendees from all over the world… READ MORE »

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**Important Changes to CEUs for CMI Certificants**

As of January 1st, 2018, the IMIA/NBCMI will no longer honor the CEAP/RID/ATA granted CEUs. Instead, CMI certificants, for example, will need to earn IMIA/NBCMI approved CEUs in order to maintain their certification. CMI certificants will need to obtain a proof of attendance of each workshop. A sign-in/sign-out proof of attendance template sheets will be made available at… READ MORE »

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Preparing to Interpret at a Conference: Lessons Learned from a Healthcare and Court Interpreter

During my training as a conference interpreter, some of the most important advice I got was this: Don’t crush your listener with a wall of sound.  But what does that mean? It took me a while to figure it out. Rather than parroting a word-for-word monotone (and likely meaningless) rendition of what the speaker’s saying… READ MORE »

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UMTIA Conference Info for Attendees

**Please note that the 2017 UMTIA Conference is SOLD OUT and we will not be accepting same day registrations.** To those that are registered…   See you tomorrow, Saturday, November 11th, 2017!    2017 UMTIA Conference           University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management Check-in and hot breakfast: Outside the Honeywell Lecture Hall… READ MORE »

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Types of People You’ll Meet at Interpreters & Translators Conferences and How to Network with Them

In preparation for UMTIA’s upcoming conference this Saturday, here’s a fun read about the different types of people you’ll meet at conferences for translators and interpreters. Which one are you?? The Professional The Social Butterfly The Learner The Networking Introvert The Educator The Presenter Or someone else…? See the full article on Interpreter Education Online… READ MORE »

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