International Translation Day Celebrations Across Colorado

By Kate Avdeeva
CTA Treasurer and Denver Happy Hours Host

On the last day of September the CTA members and language lovers − translators, interpreters, teachers, and project managers − gathered to savor a refreshing drink and to enjoy talks in four different locations.

International Translation Day DenverDenver Area

Sixteen language professionals and amateurs met at Asbury Provisions right after the WordFast Road Show sponsored by the association. Thanks to a great team of staff, the bar space was easily accommodated to the fast-growing group of attendees. Excellent service provided made everyone joyful and relaxed during the evening. The conversations were branched off discussing the ATA 58th Annual Conference, language-specific certifications up to career advancement, travels, and work-life balance insights.

Grand JunctionInternational Translation Day Grand Junction

In Grand Valley, two CTA members, Sharon Heller and Anna Stout, met at the French owned Le Rouge Piano Bar on Main Street, Grand Junction. The conversation ranged from the translation industry trending towards agency work, to non-profits, to a shared love of writing.  It was not just a celebration of International Translation Day, but a warm start to Anna’s birthday festivities. Regrets were received from CTA members Tom Acker and Katia Curbelo. Sharon is looking forward to a coffee get-together in Glenwood in the near future to meet up with Katia.

International Translation Day LafayetteLafayette

The rustic-industrial café Proper Coffee + Cocktails was kind to our members to stay open beyond its working hours, so “cyber” colleagues Kathy DiCenzo and Jan Lande could enjoy their quiet gathering. Amazingly, it was their first encounter in person despite the fact that Kathy and Jan have been working together for a long time. What a nice opportunity the ITD celebrations gave to these CTA peers!

International Translation Day Fort CollinsFort Collins

In the north of Colorado, active CTA-member Geoff Norby was pleased to be surrounded by Andrew Catford, Bob Bernhart, Nadine Dirksen, Ingrid Grotheer, and Claude to share the evening. The group conversations covered a wide range of topics from dogs, tattoos, and German architecture vocabulary to the benefits of going to the annual ATA conference and different aspects of professional/business insurance. They had some old friends in the group and some new friends, and they had a great time talking about (linguistic) false friends!