2020 MICATA Conference Preview

Make plans now to attend the 2020 MICATA Conference March 27-29 on the campus of Johnson County Community College. Visit the links under the Annual Conference menu tab above for more information and to register.

Conference Preview Highlights

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.

Our biggest event each year is our annual conference, which is coming up March 27-29. We’re currently accepting proposals for conference sessions and pre-conference workshops. Click here for more information.

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