Q. When I click on the join the broadcast button on an Advanced Skills and Training session on Wednesday, I receive a message stating that this broadcast is only available for specific attendees?
A. The Advanced Skills and Training sessions are specialized, in-depth workshops. Pre-registration and payment are required. They are not included in the conference registration fee. If you would like to register for an AST, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Where do I access the agenda to plan which sessions I want to attend?
A. On the ATA61 virtual platform, the Agenda tab is in the top far left of the tab headings. To build your own agenda, click the star icon next to the session name. This will save the session to your favorites. You can also use the “add to calendar” feature to create your agenda.
Q. How do I log in to the live sessions?
A. Once inside the ATA61 virtual platform, go to the Agenda tab, click on the session you are interested in and click “broadcast.”
Q. Can I exit and rejoin a session?
A. Yes. You can leave and return at any time during a session.
Q. How do I view a recording of a session?
A. Video recordings of sessions will be made available within 48 hours after the live event. Registration is required to access and play the on-demand sessions.
Q. Which sessions will be recorded for the ATA61 Virtual Conference?
A. All 120 sessions will be recorded for convenient and flexible on-demand playback. Access to these sessions will be included in your three-day registration and will be available at least six months after the Conference. AST session recordings will only be available to AST registered attendees.
(NOTE: ATA cannot guarantee that all sessions will be included due to unforeseen issues.)
Q. Can I access presentation materials or handouts prior to a session?
A. Yes, downloadable attachments can be found by clicking on the appropriate session under the Agenda Tab. Please note that not all speakers have provided handouts.
Q. What are the technical requirements to attend?
A. A computer or tablet with speakers or earphones and a reliable internet connection is all you need to attend. No special software is required; however, we highly recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser for the best experience. Also, if you notice a "pulsing" of your screen, try maximizing the window.
Q. How do I access the virtual platform/sessions from my smartphone?
A. Please go to the web browser on your smartphone and type or copy/paste the link, https://event.ata61virtual.com/home. Please be sure to use the same email that you have registered with to log in. No need to login with a ticket number, your email is all you need.
Q. I’m having some technical issues. Where can I get help?
A. Click the HELP/FAQ button on the homepage or go to the HELP/FAQ tab for technical tips, and access the live chat feature.
Q. How do I contact others attending the Conference?
A. You can use the Community feature. Go to the Community tab to network with each other before, during, and after the event.
Q. How can I market or promote myself and services?
A. You can use the Community feature. Go to the Community tab to complete your profile and market yourself by sharing your contact information or resume in the Summary section.
Q.How do I add information or make changes to my Community profile?
A. Click on the down arrow in the upper right column of the screen. Go to edit profile.
Q.Where can I add my resume?
A. You can copy and paste your resume or add an abbreviated version to the summary field.
Q. How can I make my website or blog link active/live in the Community section?
A. Please include http: in front of your web address or blog address in order to make it live and redirect.
Q. How do I see additional information in an Attendees profile?
A. Click on the picture or name in the Community section.
Q. What if I did not register for an AST Session and would like to attend?
Q. What if I did not pre-register for a Networking Event and would like to attend?
A. You can go to the Agenda tab, click on the event you are interested in and click "broadcast."
Q. What other things can I include in my Community profile?
A. In the Summary section of your Community profile, you can include your working languages, areas of specialization, credentials, ATA volunteer positions, your resume and more. Don’t forget your photo!
Q. What time zone is used for the schedule?
A. The schedule is in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Q. Where is my Certificate of Attendance?
A. Your personalized Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you after the Conference.
Q. Where do I find information on Continuing Education Credits?
Q. What if I have to cancel my Conference registration?
A. No refunds will be issued after October 2. Please visit the ATA61 Conference site https://ata61.org/register/ to view the ATA61 Cancellation Policy.
Q. What should I do with the emails received from ATA and EventLink, the conference platform provider about the Conference and/or Zoom Meeting links and login information?
A. Please keep them in a folder so they are readily available when needed.
Q. What is the Virtual Programs Code of Conduct for ATA61?
A. Please review the Virtual Programs Code of Conduct - LINK
Q. What is ATA’s Mission Statement?
A. ATA’s mission is to promote the recognition of professional translators and interpreters, to facilitate communication among its members, to establish standards of competence and ethics, to provide its members with professional development opportunities, and to advocate on behalf of the profession.
Q. What is ATA’s Antitrust Compliance Policy?
A. Please review ATA’s Antitrust Compliance Policy - LINK
Q. What is ATA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice?
A. Please review ATA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice - LINK
Q. How can I make my website or blog link active/live in the community section? A. Please include http: in front of your web address or blog address in order to make it live and re-direct.