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2018 Conference Information


Get ready for this year's NETA conference: DIVERSITY THROUGH LANGUAGE, held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in collaboration with UMass Boston at the UMass Boston Campus Center, 3rd floor.

The conference brings together academic scholars, researchers, and experts to give attendees the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and to network with other members of the translation and interpretation field. The conference features four tracks:

  1. Translation,
  2. Interpreting,
  3. Auxiliary/support services/technology, and
  4. Academic section.



The day begins with a compelling view on immigration from our keynote presenter, author, and Salem State College Professor, Aviva Chomsky, who will deliver her talk: A Country of Immigrants? Settler Colonialism, Immigration, and Race in the United States.


After the break out sessions, don’t miss Chris Durban, Endnote Presenter, translator and author of Translation: Getting It Right, will share her insights about the translation market and the skills translators need to build a practice at the top end of the market in her presentation: Filthy Lucre: Translators and Money.



Top off the day at our annual reception, enjoy delicious food and network with friends and colleagues!

PRECONFERENCE EVENT  – Friday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m.
Evening of Bilingual Readings (Sign-Up Form)
Hotel Lounge, Double Tree Club by Hilton
240 Mt. Vernon Street (on UMass Boston campus)

POSTCONFERENCE MASTER CLASS – Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kickstart Your Business
Presented by Chris Durban,
Cambridge Center for Adult Education








Gladys Matthews

President of NAJIT


Ethics or Professional Conduct?

Alexia Klein

Portuguese translator

Translating for a Minority Group: The Politics of Language

Eduardo Berinstein

ATA-certified translator

Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation Tools


Steve Sanford

MA Trial Court interpreter


Skill-Building Strategies for Interpreters and Interpreter Trainers


Laura Balladur & Francisca Lopez

Bates College professors


Visible Violence


Heidi Cazes


I got 3,243,756,981 hits! How come I picked the wrong term? Assessing your sources in terminology research


Margarita Bekker

CCHI Chair


Demystifying Sight Translation in Healthcare Settings

Julie H. Tay

Considering Linguistic Racism and the Problematics of “Diversity” for Translators and Interpreters of English

Panel on Business Practices, with Tapani Ronni and others



Cynthia Peinado

Spanish interpreter


Informed Consent: A Patient’s Right and Responsibility



REGISTER TODAY and join us for an event that is engaging, perfect for personal and business development, and great for networking!

The university is easily accessible by car and public transportation, and you won’t pay city parking prices.

Like our event page on Facebook, and if you want to help with any organizational aspect, please email


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