Call for Proposals | ULAC24 – Utah Language Access Conference 2024: Raising the Bar

The Utah Translators and Interpreters Association (UTIA) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for its 2024 Utah Language Access Conference: Raising the Bar. This conference will provide workshops, panels, and presentations with applicable Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the ATA, Utah Courts, RID, UIP, CCHI and NBCMI (CEUs will vary depending on the subject matter). ULAC24 will take place from June 28th to 29th at the Eccles Conference Center on Utah State University’s Logan campus in northern Utah.

Deadline29 Feb. 2024

Proposals for workshops, panels, presentations, or posters in languages other than English are encouraged, specifically those in high demand in Utah. Workshops, panels, and presentations can be related to translation and localization, interpretation (both ASL and spoken languages, in any field: medical, legal, education, etc.), laws and regulations regarding Language Access, etc. Presentations or panels can be given in English or in any other language.

Please see UTIA’s website for a link to the form where you can submit your proposal: https://www.utianet.org/events/utah-language-access-conference-raising-the-bar/?

With ULAC24, the Utah Translators and Interpreters Association is focusing on “Raising the Bar.” For language access professionals, raising the bar means holding oneself to higher standards of practice, further professionalizing the field, and making public life better for those at varying stages of emerging bilingualism and for those who use American Sign Language (ASL). For emergent bilinguals in Utah and for those who use ASL, raising the bar means holding society to higher standards of inclusion. “Raising the Bar” reflects a commitment to setting new benchmarks in quality, inclusivity, and effectiveness in serving the diverse linguistic needs of the state, including those who use ASL and speakers of other languages.

While this will be the 3rd installment of the Utah Language Access Conference (ULAC24), it is actually the 4th time UTIA has organized the conference. It was previously held in 2018, 2019, and was set to be held in the Spring of 2020 but was canceled due to the pandemic. ULAC 2019 enjoyed over 300 attendees, and there is currently a growing desire for in-person events like ULAC24, so we expect a fantastic turnout this summer.

Attendees represent the wider language access community, coming from government (legislators, courts, social services, public health), the private sector (hospitals, language companies, attorneys, non-profit organizations, technology companies, etc.), and the Utah System of Higher Education (Utah State University is hosting, and students from Utah (Weber State University, the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University) and the rest of the country are welcome to join!

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