29th Annual
CATI Conference - 2016

If you have questions,
call (919) 636-9301
or send an email to
Kristy Stevenson, CATI
Organizational Communications Manager


The 29th Annual CATI Conference

Saturday, April 2, 2016

"Building Networks One Word at a Time"






UNCC Center City ~ Downtown Charlotte, NC (this location is not on the main UNCC campus)
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Registration for the 2016 Annual CATI Conference is NOW OPEN - https://29th-annual-cati-conference.eventbrite.com/

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Click HERE to download a map and directions.

ATA Certification Exam: Sunday, April 3rd, 10am-1pm. Register Now.
**This year's exam will be computerized! (Click for more info)**

Call for Speakers: 2016 Annual CATI Conference
We are still accepting proposals for presentations. 

If you've got information, insight, or an interesting lesson that you feel would benefit the CATI community, please contact us and let us know that you would be interested in presenting at the Conference. 
The sessions which are 45 minutes in length may or may not be language specific. Topics of interest include: legal/ business/ medical translation/ interpreting; managing your business (accounting, time management, business growth, networking); a review of English known mistakes; and resources (reference material, education, forums/blogs for translators/interpreters), just to name a few. If you are interested in sharing your skills and/or experience with your colleagues, please contact CATI Board Member Javier Castillo today at javier@castillols.com.

Be sure to renew your CATI membership to qualify for Conference registration at the discounted CATI member rate.

If you are not yet a CATI member, please consider joining now to get the member rate. Click here to view the benefits of membership.  New members and renewals are *always* welcome!



Keynote Address:   – Cris Silva
"Innovation in Translation and Interpretation." A few years ago, translation tools were understood to mean machine translation. And machine translation was going to end our careers as we knew it. We didn't know so much about brain plasticity and interpreters' brains and thought that remote interpretation was impossible. Times have certainly changed and the future is now. Come see what innovation means for different people and institutions across the world and where we're headed.

Cristina Silva is an ATA-certified English>Portuguese, Portuguese>English translator, conference interpreter, consultant, and voice-over talent. She graduated from Kent State University with an MA in translation and relocated to Colorado, where she took a job as a terminology manager. Currently, she coordinates the Portuguese Translation Department at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She was recently certified as a Terminology Manager by the European Certification and Qualification Association. 


Break-out Sessions:

How to Bring Terminology Management to Center Stage:Case Studies of How It Can Make or Break a Project – Cris Silva
In most projects, terminology management is done on a haphazard or ad hoc basis. Yet, poor terminology management or lack thereof can make or break a project. It can take time, money, negotiation, and technology to change one term, whether it is in one file or cross 23 languages. Through 6 real case studies of several types of translation projects, the speaker will suggest terminology management best practices for a successful project.

More Sessions Coming Soon



ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Details Coming Soon





This event will be held rain or shine.

Visit the CATI Facebook page. Feel free to share with fellow students or colleagues.

Business Casual to Business.

ATA continuing education points are pending. Certificates are delivered electronically, so it is very important that we receive your correct email address during registration.

Whatever you prefer to take notes - pen and paper, notebook, tablet. 
Event schedule either on your tablet, notebook, phone, or printed out.
Business cards (not required, but useful). 

A good idea, along with ticket from Eventbrite (printed or in email).
Photo ID is required for the ATA exam on Sunday. All exam takers receive detailed information from ATA on what they need to do. Exam takers should refer to their information packet from ATA and read it carefully.

Details coming soon.

Random uncertainty: 
Feel free to ask any Board members for help (see their badges). Also, CATI members are friendly.











Our Conference's corresponding Exam Sitting will take place on Sunday, April 3, 2016, 10am-1pm.

**This year's exam will be computerized! (Click for more info)**


The last day to register for the ATA Exam is March 20th.

You do not need to attend the Conference to sit for the exam.

All candidates applying for ATA certification must provide proof that they meet the certification program eligibility requirements. Please direct all inquiries regarding general certification information to ATA Headquarters at +1-703-683-6100. Registration for all certification exams should be made through ATA Headquarters. All sittings have a maximum capacity and admission is based on the order in which registrations are received. Forms are available from ATA’s website or from Headquarters.



BOOK SWAP at the Annual CATI Conference:


Clean out your bookshelves—bring books to the conference that you’re ready to pass on, and pick up some new (used) books. Bring dictionaries, books about language, books in foreign languages, books you think people in our industry would like to read, magazines, other media—non-fiction and fiction welcome.

We’ll have a table at the conference where you can leave your contributions and browse through the offerings. All free!

Everyone must have at least one dictionary they’re not using anymore. This is your chance to swap it for something else. All leftover books will be donated to a good cause (friends of the library or other).




The Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City, 230 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

704-335-5400 or 1-800-HOLIDAY for reservations

Or use this website link - Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (group code: CAT)

A block of 20 rooms has been set aside for  April 1 - April 3.

The special conference rate for 1-king bed or 2-double beds is $139.00, plus taxes. This location is within walking distance of the CATI Conference.

*** To get the special conference rate, you must identify yourself as associated with CATI, and rooms must be reserved before 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. ***

Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or advanced deposit.

Parking is charged at the prevailing rate: $18/day for self parking, and $24/day for valet parking.

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