*This conference has been postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kindly proceed to the conference's main website and stay tuned for more updates*
The Utah Language Access Conference is an event hosted by the Utah Translators and Interpreters Association or UTIA, an affiliate of the American Translators Association. The event is scheduled to take place on May 15-16, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The conference is a perfect opportunity for linguists and language service professionals such as translators and interpreters not only from Utah but all over the world to develop their language skills and enrich their knowledge of the language service industry even further.
At the time of this writing, the organizers of UTIA are still accepting applications from both sponsors and presenters. See the link for “more information” below for registration, sponsorship and presenter reservations and information. The final conference agenda is not available at present, though interpretation and translation specialists from around the globe are encouraged to participate, either as presenters, sponsors or as attendees. What attendees can ultimately look forward to are insightful presentations and exciting workshops as done in previous UTIA events.
Outlined on their event page, the organizers are welcoming presentation topics that are aligned with the list they've provided below. The organizers are even encouraging non-English presentations and workshops.
- Language Access and patients/defendant’s rights
- Terminology and key concepts for a specific field or specialization
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate services
- Skills needed for, and challenges in interpreting in medical/legal settings
- Interpreting skills (consecutive mode, sight translation, simultaneous mode, note taking, time management, selfcare, advocacy, cultural mediation, etc.)
- Interpreting for languages of lesser diffusion
- Translation skills and tools related to clinical and legal-medical language
- Work benefits or challenges for contract interpreters, freelance, staff interpreters, translators and bilingual employees
- Applications of technology that improve access to care/services, interpreter training and on-the-job tools for working interpreters
- Requirements for professional licensing and/or certification
- Marketing and managing your business as an independent contractor
The event will be held at the University of Utah Health. Outside of the conference venue, there are numerous sites in and around Salt Lake City that will help fill in the time between conference functions. One of the largest and surprisingly, often overlooked tourist attractions in Salt Lake City is the Great Salt Lake itself. Salt Lake City is also rich with a unique and fascinating history, from ancient archaeological digs to fine dining and a vast history of many of the local sites and sounds as they appeared in the early twentieth century. For those who may be more inclined towards different activities, the Nevada border is only about a 2-hour drive straight across Interstate 80, and provides 24-hour attractions for the visitors there.
Venue Website: https://healthcare.utah.edu/
Venue Address: 26 2000 E, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84113, United States
For more information about the event, registration process and event fees, click here;
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