Miami here I come!
I signed up for the 56th Annual ATA Conference today. I am very excited to once again network with colleagues and to continue learning and expanding my skills in workshops. I have never been to Miami and I am looking forward to being near the ocean again and to having some delicious Cuban food.
Every year there is also the option to attend one or more pre-conference sessions, which are longer than regular sessions and are scheduled the day before the main meetings. This year I signed up for one about Title VI with Dr. Glenn Flores, who wrote one of the first and most-cited articles about the impact of errors during bilingual medical appointments that are conducted with untrained bilingual employees or family members as interpreters. It will be an honor to meet Dr. Flores and learn more from him.
I am not presenting this year, but hope to get back on the circuit next year. The annual conference is always an intense event and one of the few times I cannot sleep well, no doubt because of the stimulating conversations and ideas I generate from them.