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Jeanette Anders 
Arizona Translators & Interpreters, Inc 


Friday September 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM MST

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Desert Willow Conference Center 
4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85040

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2012 ATI's 2nd Annual Conference:
Bringing Excellence to Language Access


For information on becoming a sponsor or to reserve a table at the exhibit - this year including a job fair, click here.

Come and join your peers, friends and colleagues across the state and beyond, as we present a unique full-day program focused on developments in the profession of medical, legal, and community spoken and sign language interpreting and translation.

Arizona's diverse communities have been changing dramatically over the past 10 years, enriching the state's cultural experience with populations from all over the world. The need for organizations to improve communication and strengthen communities through the implementation of effective language access programs is greater today than ever before.

Interpreters, translators and the organizations and businesses that work with them can greatly benefit from attending this unique event!

 What do organizations and communities need to know when implementing a language access program? How can interpreters and translators improve their skills and develop as professionals? What should language service providers do to ensure the highest standards of practice?

A series of educational sessions will be presented byleading subject matter experts covering issues that impact Arizona's healthcare system, health plans, courts, government offices, call centers, language service providers and other organizations on a daily basis. Engage in interactive discussions with panelists. Obtain tools, resources and the most current information available!   

Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare providers, insurers, courts and legal practices, government agencies, 911 services, call centers and many other organizations can learn practical solutions and best practices for implementing a language access program. Hear policy and regulatory changes, be informed of legal issues and requirements and discover how to efficiently incorporate language access programs within your organization to effectively provide language access and cultural awareness. 
  • Interpreters and translators, trainers and educators can benefit from skills and terminology sessions and workshops as well as training and education program. 

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012
Desert Willow Conference Center
Phoenix, Arizona

 Directly following the Conference sessions - 5:00pm-8:00pm:

As a special treat to members and attendees...after a day of developing skills, gaining knowledge, and networking, ATI brings us all the opportunity to celebrate our diversity and culture! Don't miss this incredibly fun event directly following the conference: the Festival of Cultures, which offers an array of cultural food and entertainment (included in registration fee).

Early-Registration Rate Extended -
Thru Monday Only!!

   Special Group Rate available

Register with a group of two or more of your colleagues to
qualify for a discounted rate - enter as Additional Participants
when you register online. You may pay at the door, but register
online to qualify for drawing to win one of three headshots.


Hotel information

Homewood Suites, located within a short distance from
conference center, is offering a special rate for our
out-of-town guests. See information here.

Many THANKS to our Ambassador sponsor:Language Line Services

THANKS to our Diplomat sponsor:TransPerfect Remote Interpreting



Friday, September 14, 2012 – 8:30AM to 8:00PM

Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85042
For map & directions, click here

Take advantage of Extended Early-Registration Rate or
for nonmembers, get together with two other colleagues
and enjoy the discounted group rate: 

Registration Rates 




Early (by Sept. 9) 




Late (after Sept. 9) 




Group Rate (3 or more)





*Student Registration: open to graduate and undergraduate college or university students
enrolled full-time in any program or part-time in a translation- or interpreting-related program, including foreign language study through an accredited educational institute. STUDENTS MUST BRING VALID STUDENT ID TO THE CONFERENCE!

**Refunds will be given less a $35.00 processing fee if request is received by September 5, 2012.
No refunds after that date, substitutions are permitted.

***Conference fees include all workshop sessions, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, refreshment
breaks, access to vendor exhibits, and job fair, handouts and the evening social reception the “Festival of Cultures”.



8:00-8:45 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am
Welcome & Session Opening

9:00 am-5:00 pm
Keynote, Workshops, and Panel Discussion, featuring:


Judy Jenner, Keynote Speaker

Dan Gatti, Technology Best Practices

Francesca Samuel, Removal Proceedings... Interpreting In A World Apart!

Francesca Samuel, Marketing Your Business in the Era of Social Media*
    * Don't miss updating your profile picture!
       Photographer will be on hand at the Job Fair. 

Frederick Moyle, CPHIMS, The Economics of Language Access

Jaime Fernandez, 1,2,3 to Linguist Careers

Dr. Jeffrey W. Gabittas, Do you have any experience?: The benefits of service learning in the Translation and Interpretation Program at Pima Community College.

Ken Anders, Education

Linda Joyce, MS CMI, Describing Pain - Getting It Right!

Rosanna Balistreri, Sight Translation: practicing the basic skills 

Teresa O. Peña, The Role of the Interpreter in the Era of Integrated Health

Victoria F. Vásquez, Title VI:  The Duties and Responsibilities of Interpreters and Translators in Light of Changing Federal Requirements   


Additional sessions to be announced as speakers are confirmed.

In addition to these engaging and educational workshops,
Lunch, Exhibit with Job Fair

5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Festival of Cultures