Past events

2014: OSTI’s first year
We may have omitted some items may be missing in the record of the first year of activities, because we are recording this after the fact.

January 7, 2014
OSTI files Articles of Incorporation with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division.

July 19, 2014
OSTI thanks Rep. Williamson

Regional gatherings:
Friday, May 30, Wilsonville
Sunday, August 17, 2014, Albany
Saturday, August 23, Bend
Saturday, September 6, Medford

October 4, 2014
First OSTI Conference in Albany, Oregon!
We had over 30 in attendance

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.

2015: OSTI’s second year

January 2, 4 to 8 pm
Bring in the New Year with OSTI and a guest from the Colegio de Traductores Públicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires! More details here. Free event.

C: Saturday, January 17, 2015, Salem
Preparation for Oregon Court Interpreter written examination. Click here for more information.

M/C: January 24 to May 9, every other Saturday, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Woodburn, Oregon
Medical Interpreter Training provided by Gaucha Translations. This course fulfills the training requirements for medical interpreting certification in Oregon. Class size is limited to 30 students, preferably 20. Click here for more information.

M: January 31 to March 21, weekly (4 Saturdays, 4 Sundays), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Portland, Oregon
Healthcare Interpreting Class at OHSU School of Nursing, organized by OHCIA.
This program is intended for those who are currently working in the interpretation field and who are seeking Oregon’s state qualification and certification. This class is designed by the OHCIA to meet the 60 hours of health care interpreting training required by Oregon’s State Law. We will give an overview of interpreting, medical history, standards of practice, code of ethics, and an introduction to health care.

M: February 10, 2015, Online
Interpreters Associates, a course that meets the training requirements for medical interpreter certification in Oregon, begins a 10 week course. Click here for more information.

C: Sunday, February 15, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Milwaukie, OR
SEMINARIO DE DERECHO CIVIL DE LA REPUBLICA DE ARGENTINA, by Viviana Dovald, Attorney, Argentina AND
LESIONES DE VIOLENCIA Y EL SINDROME DEL BEBE SACUDIDO, by Dr. Luis Alberto Castro, MD, Argentina
5 CE UNITS, SPANISH SPECIFIC APPROVED BY OREGON JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT,
4.5 CEU’s APPROVED BY WASHINGTON STATE
For schedule, registration, fees, and syllabus, contact Martin Blanco at 503-709-4959 or martinblanco@comcast.net

C: February 21, 2015: Written Exam
Registration for the written exam opens on January 5 and must be submitted by February 13, 2015. Check this link for more details.

Monday, February 23, 7 to 9 pm
OSTI Board meeting, online
Members invited. Please contact membership @ ostiweb.org for details. A tentative agenda will be available in early February.

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: MeredithInterpreting@gmail.com

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: April 9 to 17, Boardman, Oregon – Bridging the Gap for Medical Interpreters
This course satisfies the State of Oregon’s training requirement for certification. Click here: BTG Boardman April 2015 for more information.

M: Saturday, April 11, 8:30 to 10:30, Portland – social event – non-OSTI
Portland Interpreters Coffee, organized by Kara Chabot DeGiovanni, at Sisters Coffeehouse, 1325 NW Marshall, in the Pearl. Kara created the Portland Interpreters Coffee, a way for interpreters to connect, on Facebook on March 1, 2014

M: April 11 to May 30, Sat. and Sun., OHCIA Healthcare Interpreter Training
This program is intended for those who are currently working in the interpretation field and who are seeking Oregon’s state qualification and certification. Click here for more information.

C: April 16, 6 to 8 pm: CIS Oral Exam preparation webinar
Only people who are eligible to take the exam in 2015 are being invited to attend this webinar. Registration for this webinar closes on April 9. Click here to register.

C: Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Portland, Oregon – Spanish and indigenous languages of Latin America
Training for indigenous interpreters – Un taller para los que hablan español y un idioma indigena de México, América Central o
America del Sur – becas disponibles. Click here for more information. Please pass the word along by distributing this flier!

M: April 23 – 27, IMIA conference, Rockville, MD
International Congress is the only international congress that focuses on medical interpreting. This event is a must for those who want to know the latest advancements in the field of medical interpreting worldwide. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 27, 7 to 9 pm, online: OSTI Board meeting
Contact the membership team for login details. OSTI Board meetings are open to all OSTI members. Meetings are often held by GoTo meeting so OSTI members can attend remotely.

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 heby@gauchati.com 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.

C: August 29 and 30, 2015: Oregon Court Interpreting oral examination

M: September 8-9 (online) and 14-19 (in person), Pendleton
OHA Healthcare Interpreter Learning Collaborative. Click here for more information.

M: September 14 to 23 – Bridging the Gap, Beaverton, Oregon
Contact Linguistic Global Associates for more information.

M: September 16 to October 02 – Bridging the Gap, Beaverton, Oregon
Contact Linguistic Global Associates for more information.

M September 19, 2015 (Saturday) Medical Oral Certification Exam Preparation Workshop
A one day workshop to help interpreters prepare for the NBCMI and CCHI oral interpreting exams. Click here for more information.

M: Thursday, September 24, 10-12: Health Care Interpreter Stakeholder Session
These sessions are intended to bring together interpreters, company owners, medical providers and all other stakeholders to solve problems in medical interpreting.
Oregon Health Authority Office, 421 SW Oak Street, Suite 750

M: September 26 to October 15 – Bridging the Gap, Vancouver, Washington
Contact Linguistic Global Associates for more information.

September 25 and 26: North Bend, Oregon. OSTI represents its members at NALS conference in North Bend, Oregon.
Members are welcome to visit. See this blog post for more information. Email heby@gauchati.com to confirm participation.

September 26, 4 pm: Eugene, Oregon: OSTI members and friends gather in Eugene at Bradley Owen’s home.
Speakers: President, Helen Eby, and Board Member, Lois Feuerle. Topic: Report on NALS Conference presentation and How to Be and Interpreter and Not Go Broke. Contact Bradley Owen for more information (see OSTI member directory).

September 30: International Translators Day!

October 4: NOTIS Conference in Seattle

M: October 3 to November 21: OHCIA Healthcare Interpreting training, Portland, Oregon
Click on this link for more information.

OSTI: October 9-11: 2nd Annual OSTI Conference
The OSTI Conference includes some groundbreaking presentations! Topics range from Culture awareness for medical interpreters, to Autopsy Basics, How to reach your potential as a freelance translator, Translators as copy-editors, and Understanding foreign clients in immigration procedures. Do not miss this amazing conference! Click here to register for the ATA Certification Exam. Click here to register.

There is also an ATA Certification exam on October 11, which is full. Click here to register for the ATA Certification Exam. Click here to register.

C: October 5 to November 15, 2015: Registration for the 2016 court interpreting certification cycle.
Details tbd

M: Saturday, October 17: OHCIA Annual Conference
Register here!

T: October 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Copy Editors Boot Camp in Portland, Oregon
Hosted by the American Copy Editors Society. Click here for more information.

October 16-17: WASCLA Summit, Ellensburg, WA
WASCLA, the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, is an organization consisting of legal professionals, advocates, law enforcement personnel, interpreters/translators, educators, service providers, advocates and community members, who are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Oregonians may be interested in seeing how different fields may apply lessons learned from each other.

November 4 to 7, Miami, FL: American Translators Association Annual Conference
Join us in Miami! Make plans to attend November 4-7, 2015 in Miami, Florida along with 1,500 attendees from more than 60 countries. Click here for more information.

OSTI: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Free OSTI presentation, Gresham, Oregon
Keys to a sustainable interpreting and translation freelance business
A free OSTI presentation
Speaker: Helen Eby
Location: 24800 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030, Cascade Room 1 and 2, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
This venue is 8 minutes from McMenamins Edefied, where OSTI members and friends can have lunch after the meeting.

M: November 18 to December 4 – Bridging the Gap, Beaverton, OR
Contact Linguistic Global Associates for more information.

2016

Sunday, January 10, 3 pm to 7 pm

Rescheduled for January 10 because of snow emergency – originally scheduled for January 3
OSTI Board members will discuss plans for 2016 and have a potluck from 3 to 7 pm. OSTI members are welcome. Please contact membership@ostiweb.org for more information. Click here to see the agenda.

January 14 – Thursdays from 7 to 8 am – Spanish writing for fluent speakers of Spanish, Hillsboro, Oregon
Gaucha TI is launching a class for interpreters who want to improve their Spanish writing skills. Click here for registration details. Click here for a description of the course.

January 14 – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Free – Tax tips for Freelance interpreters – Online webinar
Click here to register for a free webinar by CHIA, the California Healthcare Interpreters Association.

C: January 15 – Registration closes for Written exam preparation for Court Interpreting exam
Click here for information to register for the Court Interpreting Exam Preparation class

M: January 16 to March 12, OHCIA Health Care Interpreting Training.
Click here to register and see schedule.

C: Saturday, January 23, 9:00 to 4:00 Written Examination Preparation for the Court Interpreting exam
Click here for details about the course. Registration closed on January 15.

M: January 25 to May 23, 2016, Mondays from 5 to 9 pm, Hillsboro, Oregon
The Community Interpreter International – Medical Edition – a language neutral 64 hour course approved by the OHA. 36 hours of CE credits for Court interpreters for the full course and for 24 hours of CE credits IMIA and CHI for the Medical Terminology portion (can be taken separately). Click here for more information.

M: Saturday, January 23, from 12:00 to 5:30 pm: Interpreting in Cancer Genetics, Tacoma, Washington
Instructor: Cindy Roat. Event sponsored by NOTIS and Tacoma Hospital. Click here for more information.

M: January 13 to January 22 – Bridging the Gap, Beaverton, Oregon
Contact Linguistic Global Associates for more information.

Free OSTI Presentation
A: February 27, Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Independent Contractor or Employee.
Speaker: Trevor Leahy from the Oregon Employment Department
Beaverton, OR

OSTI: Saturday, March 5, 1 to 4 pm, Board meeting and social, Beaverton, Oregon – online login available
Click here for details and agenda.

Wednesdays, March 16, until September, from 7 to 8:30 pm online – ATA translation exam study group
Click here for more information and to register. This group is open to OSTI members only. It starts in March and finishes in September, at the OSTI conference in Bend.

NOTIS events with Thomas West March 19 and 20, 2016:
T,C: March 19, Translating Contracts with from French to English with Thomas West – Click here to register! NOTIS event! – 2 CEUs
T,C: March 19, Mexican Civil Procedure and “Hilando muy fino con el lenguaje jurídico” with Thomas West – Click here to register! – 6 CEUs
T,C: March 20, Translating Contracts with from Russian to English with Thomas West – Click here to register! NOTIS event! – 2 CEUs

2016

T: March 31 to April 2: American Copy Editors Society conference in Portland
Click here for more information. This conference may be helpful for those seeking to enhance their English writing and editing skills. Click here for a list of sessions. Helen Eby, OSTI President, will speak on Translation as Teamwork. OSTI and the ATA will have a booth at the ACES conference.

C: April 2, Seattle, WA – Criminal Law Terminology with Sandro Tomasi
English <> Spanish Criminal Law Terminology: General Principles – Click here to register

M: Saturdays, April 2 to May 28, Portland, Oregon – Medical Interpreting Training with Jazmin Manjarrez of LinguaCulture Connections
This program is an interactive, skills-based program. It’s never boring. You will be engaged in role plays and activities.You will have audiovisuals to enhance your learning. If you’re going to invest your time and money, GET THE MOST OUT OF IT! COME JOIN THE ADVENTURE! – Approved by the Oregon Health Authority.
Click here for more information and to register.

M: Saturdays or Sundays, April 2 to May 21, Portland, Oregon: OHCIA 60-hour Health Care Interpreter Training
Our language-neutral program provides a good foundation to work as a health care interpreter and move forward in certification and qualification. Mostly lecture based, with some interactive elements. The course is taught solely in English, and interpreters of all languages are welcome to attend, including ASL interpreters. Approved by the Oregon Health Authority.
Click here for more information or to register.

Tuesdays, starting April 5 – online. Spanish writing for fluent speakers of Spanish, with Helen Eby, from Gaucha TI
Click here for a full course description and for links to register. This course is for people who speak Spanish well and would like to improve or polish their writing. It is based on the writing the participants turn in, so homework is essential.

C: April 7: CLAS Ethics Webinar: Team Interpreting….Blessing or Burden?
Click the CLAS calendar for updated information.
Registration closes on April 1.

Thursday, April 20, 2016, Public Hearing for Updating requirements for certified or qualified health care interpreter registration through the Oregon Health Authority, Portland Oregon.
See this blog post for details and attachments.

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 PM in Portland – OSTI no-host dinner spring social for members
Click here for more information.
M: Online, April 25 through July 8, Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training through Linfield College
Unique Spanish-specific training approved by the Oregon Health Authority suitable for beginning and experienced interpreters. 60 hours of content includes interpreting skills and knowledge, ethics, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology taught from a cross-cultural perspective. Approved by the Oregon Health Authority. Click here for more information.

IMIA: April 29-May 1, Annual conference in Boston, MA
Medical Interpreters: A Vital Part of Coordinated Health Care Delivery
Call for papers closes November 30, 2015. Early Bird Registration opens December 31, 2015. Click here for more information.

C: April 23 – Indigenous Interpreter training
Click the CLAS calendar for updated information.

T: April 30, Seattle: ATA Translation Certification Exam (Hosted by NOTIS)
Click here for registration form

C: Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. CLAS webinar: Deaf and Hearing Teams in the Legal Setting
Click here for more information and click here to register. Registration and payment deadline is April 29.

NAJIT: May 13 to 15, San Antonio, TX – Annual Conference
The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators also covers topics pertinent to medical interpreters.

Thursday, May 19: OSTI invites Stakeholders – ASTM Standards for Interpreting and Translation – a framework for teamwork and quality
This presentation is made possible thanks to the Oregon Health Authority generously providing the space. Location: Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center Conference Room, 421 SW Oak St., Suite 775, Portland, OR 97204.

Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online – OSTI Board meeting
Call-in information available from membership team for OSTI members in good standing

C: June 24 to 26: Pacific Northwest Interpreting Conference
Click the CLAS calendar for updated information.

September 23 to 25 – OSTI Third Annual Conference conference in Bend, Oregon!
More details later. For now, hold the date! ATA Certification exam on the last day!

M: Saturday, October 1: OHCIA 4th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon
Click here for more information

Friday and Saturday, October 21-22: WASCLA Summit XI at Shoreline Center in Shoreline, WA (Just north of Seattle)
See the WASCLA website for details on WASCLA’s ongoing activities.
ATA: November 2-5, San Francisco, California
ATA Conference

2017

ATA: October 25-28, Washington, DC
ATA Conference

2018

ATA: October 24-27, New Orleans, Louisiana
ATA Conference

T: ATA Certification exams (for translation):
Please click on this link for the most up-to-date list of exam sittings.

Ongoing online training opportunities for all:
Southern California School of Interpreting and Interpreting Education Online gave a joint presentation at the American Translators Association conference in 2010. They have worked through the issues of online interpreting training and offer solid programs. They are currently starting to offer translation training as well.

    Ongoing Court Interpreting training opportunities are listed under the Court Interpreting tab.