Cancellation of the 2020 MICATA Conference

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 MICATA Conference has been canceled.

We trust that cancelling the conference was the right decision, despite the inconvenience and disappointment it will cause. MICATA is committed to refunding registration fees paid by all participants. The Board of Directors is actively working on a number of options to help our members collect their important continuing education credits, including holding stand-alone workshops this fall and exploring the option of webinars or other remote learning set-ups.

We will be in touch with more details as soon as possible. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of MICATA.

Abigail Dahlberg
MICATA President


President’s Message

Welcome to the Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association (MICATA). MICATA has members not only from the Midwest, but also from throughout the United States and even from around the world. MICATA represents translators and interpreters of languages from Arabic to Zulu and all that are in between! MICATA provides a forum for translators, interpreters and other language professionals to share ideas and expertise and we aim to keep our members informed and updated through our events. MICATA also strives to convey the importance of hiring professional translators and interpreters to the users of our services.

Are you not yet a member of MICATA? Visit the Join MICATA page to learn more about becoming a member and the benefits of membership.

Are you looking for a translator or interpreter? Please visit our Membership Directory where you can search by language and location. Our FAQs page answers a number of important questions including how to tell if you need a translator or an interpreter. We hope you enjoy browsing our site.

I would like to end this welcome message by sharing with you that our profession continues to grow: employment for interpreters and translators is projected to grow around 46% from 2012-2022, much faster than the average of all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Interpreters and Translators.

Happy Translating! Happy Interpreting!

Abigail Dahlberg
MICATA President, 2019-2020