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December NCTA General Meeting
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When: 12/5/2015
1:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd)
Room 5224
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: Robert Finnegan

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Join us for our quarterly general meeting!

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plus: New Member Orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 5224, 536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd), San Francisco

Transportation and Parking: Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 31, 38, 41, or 71. BART: Montgomery station.

Door prizes! All attendees will be eligible to enter free raffle.

12:30 p.m.:  Orientation for New Members

New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.

1:00 p.m.: Networking

Come meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.

1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business

2:00 p.m.: Timor Leste: Experiences of a UN Portuguese-English Translator

The presenter will share his experience working as a linguist in Timor-Leste. The presentation will be divided into three parts:

1) Timor-Leste: background, languages and people;

2) UN Peacekeeping Mission in Timor-Leste, and specifically his work as translator with the UN Serious Crimes Investigation Team;

3) Language-related careers in the United Nations.

Robert Finnegan is an ATA-certified Portuguese-to-English translator. He is an ex-seminarian and missionary, US Army veteran (missile/radar repairman), freelance translator and interpreter since 1991, and was the founder of Contact Traduções in Brazil and owner from 1995-2008. He was a staff translator with the UN (2008-2013), and currently works as adjunct professor at NYU for Introduction to Portuguese-to-English Translation. During his career, he has worked in-house for World Bank projects, a leading beer brewery, an environmental NGO and a telecom company.

 3:15 p.m.: Networking

Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking.


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