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When: 2/12/2011
From 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: SFSU Downtown campus
835 Market St. (between 4th and 5th St.)
San Francisco, California 
United States

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NCTA General Meeting
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: SF State Downtown Campus, located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre,
835 Market Street @ 4th Street, room 607, 6th floor.
Transportation and parking: Munirail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31 or 66, stops at Powell and Market Streets; BART: Powell station. See also
1:00 p.m.: Orientation for new members + networking
New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the new member orientation. Come meet fellow translators and learn more about the association.
1:30 p.m.: NCTA business and election results
2:00 p.m.: How do language service providers keep up with evolving client demands, and how can you?
The translation and localization industry is a dynamic business with changing demands. Factors that drive this change include diverse subject matter requirements, overall globalization and maturing clients. Service quality is no longer simply a matter of translation accuracy, but rather the combined outcome of a connected value delivery system. In this presentation, Kristen Corridan, Manager of Procurement and Quality at LUZ, Inc., discusses the current trends, demands and challenges of serving life science clients in a constantly evolving environment. How does LUZ keep up and how can you?
About the speaker
Kristen Corridan is the Manager of Procurement and Quality at LUZ, Inc. — an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified language service provider specializing exclusively in life science translations. In this role, Kristen leads LUZ’s vendor management department and is responsible for all supplier relationships as well as LUZ’s vendor performance program. In addition, she is responsible for maintaining and administrating LUZ’s Quality Management System, including developing and implementing quality assurance initiatives. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics and Portuguese from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
3:15 p.m.: Networking
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking. We'd like to thank our sponsor, translation and localization company LUZ, Inc., for providing the refreshments for the meeting!
Note: Those who are ATA-certified will receive 1 CE point for attending the meeting.

The Translators’ Macintosh User Group TransMUG will meet just prior to the NCTA general meeting.
When: Saturday, February 12, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: "Out the Door” in the Westfield San Francisco Center
If you plan to attend, please send a mail to

NCTA’s general meetings are organized four times a year, in December, February, May and September. The meetings generally start with a 30-minute new member orientation and feature a guest speaker, panel discussion or workshop. Association matters are also discussed. The February meeting serves as our election meeting; the September meeting may be combined with a trade fair or other larger event. The details are announced in Translorial and on this page.


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