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When: 5/7/2011
From 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: SFSU Downtown Campus
835 Market St.
San Francisco, California 
United States

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NCTA General Meeting

When: Saturday, May 7, 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 664, 6th floor.
Transportation and Parking:Muni rail 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
2:00 p.m.: Shifting Trends in Translator and Interpreter Training
As retirement looms for the baby-boomer generation of professional translators and interpreters, who will replace them? How will the role of professional translators and interpreters evolve in the years to come? Do prospective students of translation and interpretation typically have the same profile today as 25 years ago? Are schools adapting the T&I curriculum to accommodate the increasing demands placed on professional translators and interpreters, as well as changes in student profiles? This talk will address the quiet revolution transforming the world of the professional translator and interpreter and simultaneously creating opportunities and challenges for T&I education.
About the speaker:
Jacolyn Harmer has been a practicing freelance conference interpreter and translator for 35 years. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and served for several years on the AIIC Training Committee. Since 1985, she has served on the Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education faculty, teaching translation and interpretation, as well as the Interpretation Practicum. She has developed and delivered Training of Interpreter Trainer programs in the US, Asia and Europe . She earned her Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in interpreter pedagogy from the University of Geneva (ÉTI) and holds a MA in Hispanic Studies.
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 company ION Translations, LLC, for providing the refreshments for the meeting!
Note: For those who are ATA certified, you 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, May 7, 2011, 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 RSVP to

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