Call for Papers- The deadline for submitting proposals is now closed!


The deadline for submitting proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent proposals!


An International Event in Collaboration with 

Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF)

Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA)

Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (former MDCIC)*

Miami, Florida
March 20-22, 2020

Call for Papers 

We are pleased to invite educators, students, and practicing colleagues in the world of translation and interpreting to this event hosted at the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (former MDCIC) in Miami, Florida. This international event will feature Palabras Mayores, a recognized group of speakers from Spain and Mexico, Dr. Alexander Rainof, recognized lecturer in the fields of translation and interpretation, plus national and local presenters! The event is designed to provide those interested in acquiring or perfecting their skills in translation, editing, and interpreting with the opportunity to learn from experts in these fields as well as to foster professional growth.


Abstract Submission: Areas of interest should include innovative, engaging, fresh, and cutting-edge topics in the following areas:

  • Translation, editing, and post editing
  • Court, community, and medical interpreting
  • Interpreting methods and note taking
  • Sight translation
  • Comparative analysis ENG<>SPA topics for both interpreters and translators
  • Technologies, trends and business practices for translators and interpreters
  • Issues of translation and interpreting in training and education
  • Best practices and Ethics for Translation and Interpreting professionals

 Submission deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

Sessions can be offered as 90-minute presentations or 180-minute presentations. Abstracts must be submitted in English or Spanish and not exceed 300 words. Please include:

Name | Email | Address | Phone of requesting individual:

  1. Brief description of content:
  2. Speaker’s name & professional qualifications:
  3. Time/Length of activity:
  4. Signature of requesting individual:
  5. Date of proposal submission:
  6. Photo in JPG format. Recommendations: 900×600 minimum resolution, 250 kb minimum weight (1800×1600 pixels)

Abstracts should be attached as a Word file and sent to:

We look forward to receiving your proposals! Should you have any questions please contact us.

Charo Welle, SPD Administrator/Acting Chair SPD Professional Development Committee:

Marco Díaz, SPD Assistant Administrator:

*DISCLAIMER: Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (MDCEPC) is providing space at the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus as a professional courtesy to the American Translators Association (ATA)’s Spanish Language Division (SPD) and the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) for the event “Spring into Action 2020” to be held March 20 – 22, 2020.