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NCTA General Meeting: Let’s talk about AB5 – NO MORE CAPACITY, ONLY RSVPs will be admitted

February 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Due to the room capacity, we asked that you please RSVP! If you haven’t RSVPed and show up the day of, we cannot guarantee a seat. Unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity on RSVPs. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can assign your seat to another person. There will be a writeup summarizing the meeting that will be posted on this site and on Translorial.com.

When: Saturday, February 8th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 3214, 536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd), San Francisco


12:30 p.m.: Orientation for New Members & Networking
Get to know more about NCTA, meet, and network with fellow translators and interpreters.
Learn more about our association!

1:15 p.m.: NCTA Business

1:45 p.m – 3:15 pm.: AB5

An overview of AB 5, the latest developments impacting our professions, where we are now and where we are headed. The presenter(s) will provide guidance on how attendees can do their part and share reports from colleague meetings with their local lawmakers. The session will also have a Q&A period.

3:30 p.m.: Networking


About the Speakers:

Lorena Ortiz Schneider:

Lorena is the founder of the Coalition of Practicing Translators and Interpreters of California, a non-partisan non-profit advocacy group composed of working language professionals throughout California from every field formed as a response to AB 5. She is ATA’s Interpreter Division (ID) Assistant Administrator and has served as the editor of the ID Blog. Lorena has presented at numerous industry conferences. A native English and Spanish speaker, fluent in French and working Portuguese, Lorena has a BA from UCSB and a Translation and Conference Interpreting MA from MIIS. A professional interpreter and translator since 1992, she is an American Translators Association (ATA) Certified Translator and Credentialed Interpreter (CI-Healthcare and CI-Legal), and California State Certified Administrative Hearing Interpreter. Lorena has worked for the US Department of State, as Conference Interpreter for industry and community-based programs, as a medical and legal interpreter in California Courts, in addition to mental health and behavioral wellness programs. Her translation work includes medical/legal documents, marketing materials for products across various industries.

Shamus Sayed:
Shamus Sayed is the Vice President of Interpreters Unlimited, Inc., a San Diego-based language service company offering interpretation and translation services. Over the years, IU has grown from a local provider to a recognized national company with 5 offices throughout the country.
In addition to his role with IU, Shamus is a former U.S Congressional Candidate, board member of the Association of Language Companies and Junior Achievement of San Diego.
When not working, Shamus enjoys spending his time with his wife and two fun and unpredictable sons. For more information, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/shamussayed/

Transportation and Parking: Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 31, 38, 41, or 71. BART: Montgomery station.
Transportation to/from Sacramento (inexpensive, non-stop, express bus service): Megabus


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Fernanda Brandão-Galea


Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street --- We recommend taking BART to the venue; parking is limited!
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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