This is a brief note to let everyone know about some upcoming events for translators and interpreters in the NC/SC area. If you’re a member of CATI, you probably received this information in Heather Hille’s recent CATIWeek email, but for anyone who didn’t receive it, here you go!
- Charlotte Area Social–this social for anyone living near the Charlotte area will take place next Wednesday, August 21, at Libretto’s Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you’re interested in going to this or any future socials around the Charlotte area, RSVP to Anna Gallant Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Triangle Area Social–if you live in the Triangle area, there will be a social held for you on September 5 at Straw Valley Café from 7-9 p.m. Direct your RSVPs for this one to Heather (email@example.com).
Conferences, Workshops, and Training
- The 2013 ATA Conference is coming up! This year the conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on November 6-9.
- If you’re in the Durham area, Duke is hosting the IMIA 2013 Administrators and Trainers Symposia (September 6 for the Administrators symposium and September 7-8 for the Trainers symposium). The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) is working on standardizing training for medical interpreters, so if you’re a medical interpreter or are interested in becoming one, check it out!
- The IMIA has also approved an online course in medical terminology to be offered through Durham Technical Community College for 2.4 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). If you have any questions, please contact Sara Juarez via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (919-536-7200, ext. 3232).
- Finally, the University of Maryland will host the 5th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair on October 23, so if you’ll be in the UMD area around that time, head on over. For more information, please contact Juhl (email@example.com).
That’s about it for now. Stay tuned for upcoming posts, which will include a review of David Bellos’s popular book on translation, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?, as well as profiles of different T&I academic programs and more upcoming events.