AOI Makes Waves at the 64th Annual American Translators Association Conference

February 22, 2024

MIAMI, FL — October 2023 — The Academy of Interpretation (AOI), dedicated to advancing the language services industry through professional development and education, successfully participated, and presented in the American Translators Association's (ATA) 64th Annual Conference held in Miami, Florida.

The ATA Conference, a leading event in the language services industry for interpreters and translators, provided AOI with a platform to showcase its latest offerings and engage with a diverse audience of language professionals. During this event, AOI shared its insights on the creation of its newest course, "Interpreting in Educational Settings: A Comprehensive 24-Hour Course," and forged connections with potential students, partners, and course creators.

Salar Giving ATA Presentation
Salar Raoufi During ATA Presentation

"We were excited to be part of the ATA's 64th Annual Conference, which gathers language enthusiasts and professionals from around the world," said Sameh Abdelkader, Director of Education at AOI. "This event not only allowed us to introduce our new course, but also presented a unique opportunity to connect with fellow language advocates and share our vision for the future of language services."

The AOI's presentation gained considerable interest from attendees, highlighting the growing importance of effective communication in educational environments as well as covering the art of crafting such a course. The course aims to equip interpreters with the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate clear and accurate communication between educators, students, and parents.

While at the conference, the AOI team also enjoyed networking with various language chapters, discussing industry trends, and exploring potential collaborations with like-minded organizations. These interactions further strengthened AOI's commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the language services community.

Maria with AOI Partner
Maria Teresa with AOI Partner

"Our time at the ATA conference was incredibly rewarding. We met with language professionals and enthusiasts who share our passion for breaking down language barriers," added Abdelkader. "We look forward to working with potential students, partners, and course creators as we continue to evolve the language services industry."

The Academy of Interpretation's participation at the ATA's 64th Annual Conference was a testament to its dedication to promoting high-quality standards and education within the language services sector. The AOI remains committed to nurturing the future of language professionals and ensuring effective communication across diverse settings.

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AOI team with IES Book
AOI Team with Interpreting in Educational Settings Course Book

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About the Academy of Interpretation (AOI):

The Academy of Interpretation (AOI) aims to professionalize and maintain quality standards in the language services industry via proper credentialing, education, and experience, as well as expand accessibility to interpreting training courses, workshops, and language testing.

About the American Translators Association (ATA):

The ATA was established to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of its members. Members include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.