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NCTA Virtual General Meeting

December 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Please RSVP by Dec. 4th

NCTA has always preferred to hold face-to-face events but as you know, it is no longer possible at the moment. We’d like to invite you to the third Virtual General Meeting, directly from home.

We will host our meeting on Zoom. You will need to RSVP to this invitation from the NCTA website, while logged-in or by providing your email address. After you confirm your attendance, you will receive an email with the Zoom details just prior to the meeting. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec. 4th, 6:30pm US Pacific time, to receive the Zoom invitation! No EXCEPTIONS!


– Welcome and NCTA business
– Guest Speaker – Getting Started with Terminology Management
– Q&A
– Virtual networking
– Closing

Getting Started with Terminology Management

Terminology management can make or break the success of a translation project in terms of both budgets and sales. Identifying and standardizing terminology reduces the need for expensive queries management and rework on jobs. Terminology is a crucial aspect of user experience design. Despite its strategic value, many are unaware that terminology is at the core of producing solid, well-performing products. Join this session for guidelines on getting started with terminology management. Learn about key concepts, strategies for unpacking how terms will be interpreted, and ways to write new terms to increase the adoption of the intended messaging among audiences.

About the speaker:

Alaina Brandt is an assistant professor of professional practice in the Translation and Localization Management program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Alaina Brandt is an ATA director and the assistant administrator of ATA’s Translation Company Division. She serves on Technical Committee 37 on Language and Terminology (International Organization for Standardization) and Committee F43 on Language Services and Products (ASTM International). She is a trainer through her localization consultancy Afterwords Inc. She has an MA in language, literature, and translation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Instructions to Connect – Zoom

If you have never used Zoom before, here are a few tips:

  1. 1.) If you have RSVPd, you will receive a link to the meeting with meeting ID and password. You won’t be able to join without that link.
  2. 2a.) To join the meeting, simply click on the link (preferably a bit before the meeting starts). If you have never joined a Zoom meeting before, you will be prompted to download an app to your device. There are Zoom apps for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
  3. 2b.) If you have joined a Zoom meeting before and have the Zoom app on your device, simply click on the link.
  4. 2c.) Alternatively, without installing anything, you can simply call in by phone (audio only) to the phone number given in the link. You’ll then be asked to enter the Zoom ID and password by typing on your phone.
  5. 3.) If you are joining a Zoom meeting, you do not need a Zoom account.
  6. 4.) Once you’ve connected to the meeting, follow the instructions of the meeting host.
If you are unsure how to connect after receiving the link (which will be sent out just before the VGM) and reading the above instructions, please email the NCTA webmaster.
Stay safe and let’s get together!


December 5, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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