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Registration, Conference Program Now Online

July 25th, 2012 | by LTD | No Comments

It just has been announced that the conference program for the San Diego ATA conference in October is now online. You can find a list of all Language Technology session in our post of July 18.

You can also register now, either online or by mail. Online registration and a link to download a paper registration form are on the ATA website.

We hope to see you in San Diego!

From the Admin Desk: Denver is closing in on us

October 9th, 2010 | by mm | No Comments

Here are some updates we want to highlight for the upcoming ATA conference in Denver:

  • Kick-off the ATA conference with our LTD Open House Special on Wednesday night!
    Meet and mingle over coffee and dessert with members from all 16 ATA Divisions. Connect with colleagues working in your area of professional interest.
    We will be there! Karaoke included! Gadget show-off contest guaranteed!
    ATA Division Open House (Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  • LTD General Meeting has been moved! Saturday 10-11 am!
    The god of conference-hangovers had mercy with us and we are now going to meet at 10 am on Saturday! That is the former Language Technology #6 time slot. (whose presenter in turn will warm up the crowds for us!). Still not decided to come? Please we want you there! Free coffee refills are promised.
  • Brave and proud Translation tool loving presenters wanted!
    We want to make use of our General Meeting time on Saturday to give something to the membership they can really make use of and has got honest and sincere quality. YOUR OPINION. Ten precious minutes of your collected wisdom and experience on the use of one Translation Memory tool. That is all we want and ask for. If you enjoy exposure and know it is a fun and free way to stardom in the Translation industry contact us now!

From the Admin Desk: Denver anyone?

July 25th, 2010 | by mm | No Comments

The other weekend I attended the ATA Board Meeting as they were in town. And one thing led to another. That is the question what we want to do this year at the LTD General Meeting, part of the annual ATA Conference? For those who attended last year in New York you will remember that we took a good part of the GM to listen to an excellent panel on the hot topics of 2009. And for this year I would want to entertain the idea to ask our membership. What would you like to talk about, listen to, know more about? Join us on our LTD mailing list or drop me a note and let me know what you think we should put on the Agenda of the General Meeting

From the Admin Desk: LTD @ ATA Colorado 2010 Conference

March 7th, 2010 | by mm | No Comments

The deadline for Conference Speaker Proposal Submissions is coming closer and we are still open for suggestions from our LTD membership. Here is what we are looking for:

  • Distinguished Speaker(s)
    We need Experts, Heroes & Legends that have got really something great to say and contribute and that can be related to Language Technology. If you are someone of that caliber or you know of someone that matches this profile, please contact us within the next few days.
  • ATA Conference Sessions Proposals
    Interested in presenting under the LTD umbrella? This year the conference is seeking more Intermediate & Advanced Sessions topics and speakers for the conference and we would argue that speaks to our Geek Heart(s). Now is the time for your great pet project to show off (Scripting your repetitious tasks on your computer, writing you own tools in C, the esotherical research into Word counts in various Translation Tools…) Not sure yet how to propose this? Let us know and we can coach (again with the disclaimer that all proposals are only approved the moment you will get the notification from the conference organizer).
  • Machine Translation Conference Session Proposals
    This will be a collocated event in Colorado starting right after ATA conference. We would love to see some of us to present at the AMTA conference held right after our own conference. We want to ambassador our needs to the Machine Translation community. We need to share our expertise with them so that progress can made where possible and impossibilities are better understood. If you were interested to present, let us know.

And then the Wish List:
Let us know what topics you would love to hear about this year in Colorado.

  • From the Machine Translation Community
  • From Fellow Translation Colleagues Expertise and Experience
  • Panels, Training, Tutorials & Workshops

Wonder how to get in touch with us? Check out our contacts page.

Missed the Language Tech Sessions in NY?

December 31st, 2009 | by mm | No Comments

I got my DVD set from the ATA 2009 conference in New York and I must say it is excellent way of obtaining the content for those missing out on the event or having session schedule conflicts while there. A treasure chest of recorded conference sessions (almost all LT tagged sessions) can be found on the DVDs next to seminars given during the pre-conference day. For more info check out https://www.atanet.org/conf/2009/dvdrom.htm .

Crowd, Cloud and Machine Translation

November 7th, 2009 | by mm | 3 Comments

Our Annual General Meeting was definitely a “not to be missed event” at the ATA Conference in NY thanks to the enlightening and insightful presentations and answers of our panel, Rosana Wolochwianski, Naomi Baer and Beatriz Bonnet moderated through key questions by Laurie Gerber. One can really say that myth, hype and distortion were lifted in this session and gave attendees some perspective where the trends are going. Another voice echoing our findings at the conference can be heard (and read) here.  Insightful perspective on Translation Crowdsourcing from Jost Zetsche. If the link does not work for you, you will find the article published in the next ATA Chronicle or in Jost’s biweekly newsletter.