As we reflect on 2023, we at NOTIS would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the pillars of our Society: our members, volunteers, employees, sponsors, speakers, event attendees, and, in general, all of our colleagues in the varied fields of translation and interpreting. Your dedication to our community does not go unnoticed, and we thank you for the vital work you do each day.
This past year marked a significant chapter for the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS), and we could not have done it, any of it, without you. Together, in 2023, we:
- Celebrated 35 years of supporting, educating, connecting, and inspiring language professionals in and around our 5-state territory (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Idaho)
- Surpassed 700, then 800 — then nearly 900 — members: a testament to the growing strength of our community
- Inaugurated an online Ethics Panel, a platform for interpreters, translators, and those working with language professionals to seek expert advice on their most pressing ethics questions
- Developed our on-demand webshop program, ensuring easy access to valuable content and CEUs for all
- Published high-quality content on our blog and in our quarterly newsletters, written by and for NOTIS members and the wider T&I public
- Elevated the online presence of our literary group, the NW Literary Translators, with a dedicated webpage and a sales page on bookshop.org
- Awarded 6 Membership Development Grants, affording members the opportunity to attend major national conferences and further their professional development
- Hosted numerous in-person events, including our German Translation Slam, Summer Picnic, Holiday Party, and — the highlight of them all — our Annual ITD Conference
- Engaged with some of the best in the literary and publishing worlds at the AWP Book Fair
- Forged and fortified connections at ALTA46 and ATA64
- Offered one of the most comprehensive continuing education calendars in recent years.
Thank you for your support! We look forward to another year of collaboration, learning, advocacy, and community building.
To a new year filled with peace, harmony, and happiness,
The NOTIS Board of Directors & Staff
P.S. A special shout-out — a special thank you — to the American Translators Association (ATA), of which NOTIS is a proud regional chapter.
P.P.S. We welcome you to read our full 2023 Annual Report here (clicking this link will prompt an automatic download).