Chicago – What’s in store for us

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– Bianca Bold (PLD Assistant Administrator) –

ATA’s 55th Annual Conference is taking place this year in beautiful Chicago from November 5th to the 8th. Division officers have recently received a preliminary list of sessions, and I’d like to share what we know about the exciting Portuguese track at this point.

Brazilian, Portuguese and American speakers will cover a wide range of topics, from medical translation and interpreting to tips for young interpreters, legal and soccer terminology, literary translation and Portuguese language tips.

We’d like to thank the presenters for the time and effort put into preparing these sessions. We all know how hectic a translator’s or interpreter’s schedule can be, so we really appreciate your participation. Special thanks to Angela Levy, who has kindly agreed to be our Distinguished Speaker this year. A quick Google search will give you an idea of how much this pioneering T&I professional has to share with us!

As usual, we’ll also have PLD members presenting sessions in other tracks. We’ll post a list of these in the near future, and will include other sessions that are related to Portuguese.

We’ll let you know when the abstracts are available on the conference website. For now, here’s a preliminary list of our session titles and speakers (subject to change).

Sessions Speakers
The Secrets of Success in Medical Translation and Interpreting Angela Levy (PLD Distinguished Speaker)
The Most Important Things Young Interpreters Should Know Before Starting Their Professional Careers Angela Levy (PLD Distinguished Speaker)
Contract Terminology and Concepts (English<>Portuguese) Naomi Sutcliffe de Moraes, Marsel de Souza
Footie Lingo: The Language of Soccer in Portuguese and English Jayme Costa-Pinto
Venus and Adonis: A Tale of Seduction (Now) Told in Portuguese Jayme Costa-Pinto
Improve Your Brazilian Portuguese and Your Translations Cláudia Belhassof

 

Tereza and I will preside over the annual PLD meeting. And we’re certain you’ll enjoy our networking event this year. Hospitality Committee Chair Elenice Barbosa has been working hard to bring something fresh to the table, and we’ll post details soon. Stay tuned!

There’s also the Division Open House, which happens every year right after the Welcome Reception. You’ll be able to mingle with fellow PLD members, welcome newcomers and get to know our division, while enjoying some yummy treats! J

I could go on and on, but I’ll leave you with this tempting Chicago promo video ATA has prepared and just remind you to keep an eye on the conference website.

Hope to see you all there!

 

One Comment

  1. Hi Bianca, thanks for the info!

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