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Call for Proposals for MATI’s 16th Annual Conference

 Saturday, September 7, 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Location TBD

The Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters is now accepting presentation proposals for their 2019 Annual Conference.

We are looking for proposals that provide up-to-date and innovative content, promise to stimulate audience engagement and discussion, and will have a lasting impact on attendees. Presentations will be approximately one hour in length.  

Proposals are invited from all areas of translation and interpreting, including finance, law, government, medicine, literature, science and technology, education and training, terminology, independent contracting, and business management. Your proposal should include an abstract (summary of presentation content) of up to 200 words and a speaker bio of up to 100 words with complete contact information including email and phone number. 

Deadline for submissions is close of business on Friday, April 5, 2019. 

You do not need to be a MATI member to submit a proposal. If you know someone who would make a great presentation, please encourage them to submit today! Please submit your proposal to Enrica Ardemagni, Conference Committee, with a copy to


Call for Nominations for the Board

Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters

Deadline for Nominations: Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Nominations for the Board 2019.docx
Use this form to nominate your candidates, send completed form to Enrica Ardemagni at and also

This is a Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors of the Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI), a chapter of the American Translators Association that represents Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. The Board is the chief governing body of the organization and follows its Bylaws as well as those of the ATA. The term of office for board members is for a period of two years.

The following positions are open for election:

Vice President


3 Board Directors

Descriptions. The Vice-President and Secretary are considered Officers of the Association. The Vice President shall be a voting member, and all board members must be both individual members in good standing of both MATI and ATA.

Vice President: The Vice President shall assist the President and perform his or her duties in the event of the President’s absence, incapacity or removal. The Vice President shall also be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.

Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and the monthly general meetings, for disseminating the minutes and keeping all records pertaining to all meetings, regular and emergency, and shall be in charge of correspondence and announcements of meetings of the Association.

Board Director: The Board should reflect the geographic composition of the membership. To this end, reasonable efforts should be undertaken by the Nominating Committee to seek candidates from all the states represented in the Association.

Individuals may nominate one person per position open, as well as self-nominate. Please send all nominations to Enrica Ardemagni at and also using the Nomination Form in the link below! 

New Board members will be inducted during our Annual Business Meeting, taking place on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Call for Nominations for the Board 2019.docx

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