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AATIA will once again offer an all-day workshop that will enable TDLR-licensed interpreters to earn all their required continuing education hours for the year. This year’s workshop will be held on Saturday, August 16th. The ever-popular Eta Trabing has again agreed to be our presenter.

The topic for the mandatory ethics portion of the workshop will be “Does culture impact ethics?” That should generate some discussion! The focus of the second part of the workshop will be municipal court vocabulary – one of the topics suggested by several participants at last year’s workshop. This year we will be sure to leave enough time for some hands-on practice!

We will open registration in early June. Meanwhile, save the date!

General Meeting – April 12

Our next general meeting is next Saturday, April 12, 2014,
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
in the Walnut Ballroom of the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

During the meeting there will be a discussion about situations that arise in translation and interpretation that present ethical dilemas. Please come to the meeting armed with personal examples of difficult ethical situations you have faced in your work.

Our presenter will be Rita Pavone who is an English <> Italian translator and interpreter. She has extensive experience with public relations, training and project management. Her topic will be public speaking. She will discuss interactions with small groups or vs. large crowds, how to manage time constraints and nervousness, and focusing on your message. She will give tips on how to prepare for this type of occasion and what strategies to use for managing stress.

As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!

General meeting on February 8

Our next general meeting is next Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.
The new board will be introduced and one of our new board members, Waleska Ghini, is the speaker for our Member Spotlight series. There will be a presentation by Marisol López who will talk about body language. She will discuss cultural differences, how to practice good body language, nonverbal communication, gestures, strategies and how all this applies to interpreters during their work.

As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!

No January general meeting

For 2014 general membership meetings will be held on even numbered months, not odd numbered months as was done in the past.
This means that there will NOT be a general membership meeting this month.
Our next meeting will be in February, 2014. The time and location are to be announced.

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  • General Meeting December 14

    Please join us for our next general meeting December 14, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.
    Seth S. Hammock will give a presentation about interpreters who have a small business and want to expand. He will address how interpreters with limited experience face several unknowns which hinder starting and growing an interpreting practice, such as where to get relevant work, what a productive practice routine looks
    like, and when to make the next move in order to expand skills and business.
    As usual, refreshments will be served and there will be a chance to network before and after the meeting! Hope to see you there!

    President: Rene Diaz
    Secretary: Rose Tempfer
    Director of Finance: Veronica Flores
    Director of Membership: Waleska Ghini
    Director of Communications: Jonathan Cole
    Director of Professional Development: Monika Spindel

    Congratulations to all!

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  • ATA Conference in San Antonio November 6-9

    What would the kids tweet from San Antonio?

    No telling! But they would probably have a lot to say about SeaWorld or Six Flags, if they like amusement parks. If they went to the San Antonio Children’s Museum they might be tweeting about the history, population, and geography of the city. (That may be a bit of a stretch!) For details, see Family-Fun Entertainment in San Antonio .

    In the evening, the River Walk is very family-friendly. You can all sit at a table on the banks of the river watching the world go by, or take a gentle barge trip along the river while people on the banks watch you go by. Either way, the sights and sounds are both stimulating and soothing to young and old. So the kids would probably tweet about their night on the River Walk in Old San Antonio. With the parents, but still…

    For even more to see and do, watch the PBS Day Tripper episode about San Antonio or stop by the AATIA hospitality table at the conference.

    See you there!

    15% off Flamenco Tickets for members of AATIA!

    On Thursday, October 24th, FlamencoAustin presents flamenco giant Niño de Pura at the Long Center. A terrace party with Pilar Andújar’s live flamenco and Chef Maria Candil’s complimentary tapas precedes the fiery flamenco genius and his troupe in Dell Hall. They’re flying from Sevilla, Spain for just one concert in North America – this one! Come and experience Niño de Pura’s spectacular energy, brilliance and passion!

    Visit AustinClassicalGuitar.org or call 512-474-LONG for tickets, and be sure to use your AATIA discount code: ANDALUCIA. Óle!

    AATIA is one of the nation’s leading resources and advocates for the translation and interpretation community. Our mission: to serve AATIA members through education, networking, and promotion of translation and interpretation professions.

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