Who We Are and What We Do
State government, the main campus of the University of Texas, and a vibrant high-tech industry all call Austin home. And with the Mexican border just a few miles away, Austin has become a gateway to Latin American trade and culture. No wonder the city has attracted a large pool of highly qualified people who provide translation and interpretation services in many languages.
Since 1985, AATIA has brought together language specialists to share expertise, provide opportunities to learn more about the tools and techniques of professional translators and interpreters, and promote the recognition of translation and interpretation in the larger community. Today, with its strong regional, national, and international ties, AATIA is one of the largest and most active associations of professional translators and interpreters in the country.
Members and guests get together at bimonthly general meetings and other events, including those arranged by its special interest groups. AATIA also holds workshops on a variety of subjects and periodically sponsors ATA certification exams.
Bimonthly meetings are held in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Details are posted in the “Upcoming Events” section of our home page. General meetings are open to anyone with an interest in translation/interpretation. You do not have to be a member to attend.
AATIA is an “affiliated group” of the American Translators Association (ATA) and has co-hosted national conferences and seminars with ATA and also with the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT).
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