Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association

We are a professional community built to help promote, uplift, and advance the language professionals of Midwest America.

Welcome to MICATA

A professional association of translators andinterpreters in the Midwest

Founded in 1978, MICATA is one of the oldest chapters of the American Translators Association. With members located throughout the U.S. Midwest and around the world, MICATA represents translators and interpreters of languages from Arabic to Vietnamese. The diversity of our members is our biggest asset and we pride ourselves on serving the interests of such a varied and vibrant group of language professionals.

Our mission is to promote the translation and interpreting professions in the area and foster their recognition among the general public. Another key element of our work is advancing the standards of professional ethics, business practices and competence. To this end we organize educational events and professional development opportunities, including the MICATA Annual Conference, and advocate on behalf of our members and the profession as a whole.

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Be part of the professional community

MICATA membership enhances your visibility and offers many valuable benefits through resources such as our Membership Directory, special pricing for MICATA events and access to our blog. 

Click below to learn more about the different types of memberships we offer and the benefits of our membership program.

What Our Members Say

Testimonials from MICATA Members

Upcoming Events

We look forward to another productive year of in-person and virtual events as we continue to serve our members and the language community at large. Click below to see upcoming events.