After postponing in-person events in 2020 and hosting a virtual Career Day in 2021, we at NOTIS are excited to announce the return of our annual, in-person event! In honor of International Translation Day (#ITD2022), NOTIS will be holding a one-day conference at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. This lively affair will bring together local translation & interpretation professionals for a fun day of networking, conference sessions, panel discussions, and more.

As the United Nations states on their website, "International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security." This is precisely what NOTIS endeavors to do—all year round—and we couldn't do it without you.

So come on out and celebrate with us on October 1st, won't you? Don't miss this opportunity to meet your present and future colleagues, earn CEUs and learn more about language careers in and around the Pacific Northwest! 

When:  Saturday, October 1, 2022
Where:  Highline College** in Des Moines, Washington
** The conference will be in Building 8 on the map, and parking is FREE in any lot.
The South Lot is most convenient to the venue.

Conference SCHEDULE

  8:30 – 9:00 Registration & mingling—with complimentary coffee and tea 
  9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & president's remarks  
  9:30 – 10:25 Retirement Planning for Independent Contractors, with Michael Avzaradel 
  10:25 - 10:35 Ten-minute break
  10:35 – 11:30 Tax Planning for Independent Contractors, with Elizabeth Fiattarone
  11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (included in admission cost) 
  12:30 – 1:00 Mingling game & appreciation
  1:00 – 2:15 Crisis & Change: How Our Professions Have Been Affected by Pandemic and War, a panel discussion moderated by Shelley Fairweather-Vega, with Howard Chou, Laura McGilvra, Elizabeth Adams, Caitilin Walsh, & Dominique Hoffman
  2:15 – 2:30 Coffee break
  2:30 – 4:00 Translation and Interpreting: How Do They Differ?, with Helen Eby 
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:15Choose 1 of the following 2 options
 Option 1: Navigating Rough Waters (AOC Code of Ethics), with Linda Noble (in the classroom)
 Option 2: The Emotional Weight of Interpreting: Self-Care Strategies for Interpreters, with Yvonne Simpson (in the dining area)

Speaker bios 

Conference Sessions 

Continuing education credits 
INFo here **To BE updated upon approval**

cost of admission

Admission includes full access to conference sessions, panel, & activities;

coffee and tea services; and a catered lunch (select your meal at registration).


Student Member $25
Nonmember $80


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