The 2014, 27th Annual CATI Conference was held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC.
Thanks to everyone who made the day a success -- see you next year!!
THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:
Business Casual to Business (see photos from our 2013 conference).
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.
Feel free to ask any Board members for help (see their badges). Also, CATI members are friendly.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - http://27thannualcaticonference.eventbrite.com
>>> Sign up now and save: early conference registration begins February 10 and ends March 22nd.<<<
Late registration runs March 23rd through the day of the event. Payment may be made ONLINE or BY MAIL.
Please send checks to CATI Conference, c/o Kristy Stevenson, 12400-3 Wake Union Church Road, PMB #42, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Mailed registrations must also include this completed form.
Conference registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. [Due to catering limitations, food cannot be guaranteed for registrations after April 1st.]
CATI members must be current on their annual dues to register at the CATI discounted rate.
Handouts will be distributed to registrants prior to the Conference.
*Please use this link to register separately for Sunday's exam sitting.
ATA Certification Exam: Sunday, April 6.
To be hosted by the ATA in the Health and Education Complex (HEC), Room 2037
[Registration deadline for the ATA Certification Exam ONLY: March 22, 2014. Late registrations must contact the ATA directly.]
We are excited to announce that the CATI Conference will be returning to USC Upstate in Spartanburg this year. This was the venue for our 2011 Conference which was one of our most heavily attended. An ATA exam sitting* will be hosted the following day in the same location.
The campus address is 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, and we will be in the CAMPUS LIFE CENTER.
Lisa Carter, owner of Intralingo Inc. and an acclaimed Spanish-to-English literary translator will be our keynote speaker. Her work has won the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation and she's been nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Her address: "Giving Authors a Voice in Translation"
Ours is a noble task: to convey an author's words, voice, style, meaning and intent in another language. And yet it is a task fraught with decisions at every step of the way – complicated by the fact that, as translators, we are to remain silent. She will consider our role, our responsibility, and the reality of being such a conduit.
Carter will also host an afternoon session titled "10 Tips for Translators."
We encourage you to reserve your hotel room(s) now and lock in CATI's group rate. Please use Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (rather than the acronym CATI) when securing your reservation. These numbers are valid through March 14:
1. Comfort Suites Westgate
Carolina Association of Translators & Interpreters Group Rate is $99.00 for Double/Double Suites (all King Suites are taken). The address is 458 W. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301.
To reserve room at the special rate, call the hotel directly (864-699-6700).
2. Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Westgate-Spartan Blvd and Spartanburg North-Sha Lane, 2 locations).
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Westgate-Spartan Blvd, the rate is $109.00.
For Spartanburg North-Sha Lane, the rate is $99.00.
You can make your reservations 2 ways:
a. Call the hotels directly.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Westgate at Spartan Blvd. 864-699-7777
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spartanburg North 864-504-3333
For either hotel ask for a room out of the Carolina Association of Translators & Interpreters block.
b. Or make your reservations online. The websites are:
• For Holiday Inn Express & Suites Westgate
• For Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spartanburg North (Sha Lane):
Choose your hotel, then go to the website and enter your arrival and departure dates. Next, scroll down to the hyperlink that says “Have a Group Code?” When you click, enter your 3 letter code CAT, then click on the blue view rates button. Your rooms and rates will automatically populate. The code is the same for both Holiday Inn hotels.
Click here to view pictures from the 2013 Annual CATI Conference. Thank you Michael White, our wonderful photographer!