Past activities

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Save the Date for the 2nd OHCIA Conference on Oct. 25, 2014. This is a great opportunity to obtain more information about Certification and Qualification requirements, meet other interpreters and more. Registration open!

October 29 – November 1, 2014, Portland, Oregon
Biennial Conference of Interpreter Trainers

November 5 to 8, Chicago
American Translators Association Annual Conference: Connect with over 1,800 colleagues from around the world, share your interests and experiences, and build partnerships. Choose from over 175 sessions, learn practical skills and theory, be inspired by new ideas, and join the discussions that matter to you and your profession. View the program. Oregon CEU’s approved.

Sunday, November 16, 3 to 7:30 pm
OSTI Board meeting. Members are welcome. Please contact for details.

C: Sunday, March 1, 2015 – Seattle
TEAM INTERPRETING FOR SPOKEN LANGUAGES AND FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, sponsored by the Court Interpreters Division (WITS) of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS). Click here to register and for details.

C: Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Bellevue College, Seattle, WA
“Vehicular Homicide” by Carol Meredith. Spanish Interpreters. 6 CE credits approved by WA and OR.
For registration details, email:

C: Thursday, March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm webinar
OJD Ethics webinar: The Importance of Impartiality, with the Honorable Judge Gregory Silver, Carla Farrell, Max Christian and Ed Alletto. Click here for registration information.

M: May 2/3; May16/17; May 30/31: June 13/14 in Vancouver, WA
Bridging the Gap: 64-hour Medical Interpreter Training, SW Washington/Portland, OR.
Click here for more information.

T: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 am to 1 pm, Seattle, WA: ATA Certification Exam
NOTIS is hosting the ATA certification exam at North Seattle Community College. Click here for registration information on the ATA website.

C: May 15 to 17, NAJIT Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA
Oregon CEUs approved. Click here for more details.

M: June 8-9 (online) and 15-20 (in person), Portland
OHA Healthcare Interpreter Learning Collaborative. Click here for more information.

C: June 12 to 14. 2015: 4th Annual Pacific Northwest Court Interpreting Conference
Please click here to register. This year we are beyond thrilled to have Holly Mikkelson as the main trainer. In addition to Holly’s workshops we have an exciting ensemble of presenters, including the Honorable Nan G. Waller, Presiding Judge in Multnomah County, joining us on Saturday to talk about Sex Crimes and Sex Trafficking, and Amanda Smith is back on Sunday to present a Language Neutral workshop focusing on consecutive interpreting skill building. We encourage you to register early as many of the workshops have attendance limits, and to take advantage of a lower registration fee.

C: June 20, Ellensburg (Spanish)
A note from Ken Barger, an OSTI member: Keo and I are at it again! Por la mañana, yo presentaré el taller de ética, y por la tarde, Keo dará el de etimologíaSe ha aprobado un total de seis créditos por este evento: dos de ética y cuatro generales. Aquí están los detalles: Etica y etimologia 6 20 15

M: June 29-30 (online) and July 6-11 (in person), Bend
OHA Healthcare Interpreter Learning Collaborative. Click here for more information.

C: July 20 to 24: Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam oral administration – tentative dates.
Click on this link for registration and other information.

July 6, 7:15 to 8:30 pm, online: OSTI Board meeting
OSTI members may join. Please contact for login information.

July 27, 7:30 to 8:45 pm, online: OSTI Board meeting
OSTI members may join. Please contact board members for login information.
The Nominating Committee is due to report to the OSTI Board on July 25. On the agenda: Nominating Committee report, Conference update, other issues.

M: August 9 to 15: The Community Interpreter Training of Trainers, Monmouth, Oregon
Sponsored by Gaucha TI, in collaboration with Western Oregon University. Click here for more information.