• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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August and September Professional Development Events at ATIF

Saturday, August 20Marketing forT&I Professionals

Gio Lester

Gio Lester

Registration is open for this update of the workshops given by Giovanna Lester at ATA Annual Conferences in 2008 and 2010, and at the ATA Portuguese Language Division mid-year conference in 2009 at UMass Amherst.

The four-hour workshop-style presentation will explore the goals and objectives of a marketing program, how to stay top-of-mind with your clients, electronic media campaigns, and much more. Learn more here.

Date, Time and Location
Saturday, August 20 from 9:30 a.m. (registration) to 2:30 p.m. Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus,  627 SW 27th Avenue, Miami FL 3313
For Pricing and Registration click here.

Saturday, September 17Note-Taking Techniques for Consecutive Interpreting

Georganne Weller

Dr. Weller

Dr. Georganne Weller, an international authority in the field of linguistics, is a member of AIIC [Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence] and a Federally Certified Court Interpreter, as well as a Department of State Conference and Seminar interpreter. Dr. Weller is a frequent ATA presenter, and has led seminars and taught at universities in Chile, Brazil, Mexico and throughout the U.S. on the subject of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.  Georganne, who helped formulate the NAJIT exam, has decades of combined experience as a highly qualified and well respected Spanish-Portuguese-English interpreter, translator, instructor, workshop presenter, published author, and university professor. Learn more here.

Registration is open, and Continuing Education Credits have already been requested from ATA and NAJIT. Florida Courts: An application has been approved by the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program for Continuing Interpreter Education credit. CEAA award no. 11-025 for 4.8 CIE credits.

Date, Time and Location
Saturday, September 17 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Mark you calendars. More details soon.

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