The Colorado Translators Association’s annual conference grows

The Colorado Translators Association Team 2019

The Colorado Translators Association (CTA) hosted its ninth annual conference at the iconic NCAR building in Boulder on April 26-28, 2019.

The event attracted a diverse audience of translators, interpreters and language service providers from all over the United States. In addition to breakout sessions and workshops, the conference featured a career fair with tables for local language service providers and sponsors.

CTA’s annual conference has been steadily growing, and this year reached full capacity on Saturday with 115 attendees. Sunday also hit a record number with more than 80 participants.

The conference traditionally spans three days. Friday’s ATA Certification Exam sitting was followed by a preconference happy hour at St. Julien Hotel in downtown Boulder.

Saturday started with an opening address by Corinne McKay, president of the American Translators Association, who gave an overview of the past and future of the profession. Throughout the day, conference attendees chose from a variety of presentations, from Concordance Tools and Business Startup Essentials to Video Game Localization and Special Education Assessments.

The final session on the Power of Meditation taught attendees how to make this practice part of their busy lifestyles. This was followed by a reception and a raffle.

Sunday was another full day of workshops with a daylong SDL Trados Studio training by Andrew Martin as well as a workshop on the Anatomy of Simultaneous Interpretation Skills & Voice Training by conference interpreter Cyril Flerov.