2021 Career Day Exhibitors

**click** on the logos below to learn more about each company or organization












Translators and interpreters in all fields are invited to attend NOTIS’s online career day on October 2, 2021. We’re planning a full day of panel presentations, networking events, and opportunities for one-on-one chats with employers, educators, and other organizations serving professional linguists. All events are free to attend for NOTIS members. Students are especially encouraged to join us and learn about career options. All participating organizations will be listed on a special website accessible to event registrants prior to the event and throughout the month of October.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021   All events on Zoom   Times are in Pacific Daylight Time

9:30 Welcome from NOTIS

9:45-10:55 – Educator panel. Invited representatives from college/university/certificate programs will discuss opportunities for training and continuing education.

Chair: Zakiya Hanafi
Richard Watts, University of Washington Translation Studies Hub
Svetlana Ruth, Svetlana's Training
Saori Sampa, Seattle Central College T&I Program
Patrick Blaine, American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)
Veronika Demichelis, American Translators Association (ATA)
Andrea Menz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation & Interpreting Studies program

11:00-12:15 – Translator & Interpreter panel. Working language professionals will discuss the perks and challenges of their specific fields of expertise.

Chair: Pinar Mertan
Melody Winkle, freelance translation
Maria Lucas, court interpreting
Rosemary Nguyen, freelance translation & interpreting
Lola Rogers, literary translation
Barbara Robertson, medical interpreting

1:00-2:00 – Employer panel. Recruiters from companies or institutions who hire freelancers or in-house linguists will discuss the jobs they have open, the qualities of their ideal candidates, and current and future opportunities or industry trends.

Chair: Shelley Fairweather-Vega
Daniel Ediger and Dusty LaMay, Northwest Justice Project
Parker Falke, AMN Healthcare Language Services
Yvonne Simpson, Harborview Medical Center
Brenda Kehoe, Spokane International Translation
James Wells, WA State Administrative Office of the Courts
Yeonsoo Kim, Academy of Languages (AOLTI)
Shoichi Takasaki, Blueprint Technologies

2:00-4:00 – Networking sessions. Registered recruiters and other organizations will host breakout rooms. Visit the ones that interest you to speak with their representatives and to chat with your colleagues. Hosts include all the organizations represented on the Educator and Employer panel, and more:

  • EDUCATORS University of Washington Translation Studies Hub - Seattle Central College - ATA - ALTA - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation & Interpreting Studies program - Svetlana's Training - OSTI
  • HOSPITALS Harborview Medical Center - UW Medical Center - Providence Health - OHSU
  • NONPROFITS Northwest Justice Project - Americans Against Language Barriers
  • AGENCIES AND TECH COMPANIES Blueprint Technologies - Universal Language Service - Academy of Languages - Spokane International Translation - AMN Healthcare Language Services - Dynamic Language
  • COURTS Eastern District of Washington (AOUSC) - Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)



  • NOTIS members: free

  • Others: $20 (note: at this price it’s cheaper for students to join at the $15 annual dues level)

Includes access to the website listing exhibitors and all Zoom sessions

Register as an attendee here!


  • Educational or professional organization (non-profit entity): $25

  • Recruiter or employer (for-profit business): $50

Includes a listing on the website, access to all Zoom sessions, and the ability to host a breakout room during an afternoon networking session. Sponsorship gives priority listing on the website (top of page) and your logo on event advertisements.

Register as a presenter here! 
Your company or organization will l be listed on our event website with your logo and will have the chance to send a representative to speak on our panels or host a networking breakout room!

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