Annual Conference

14th Annual Conference and Members General Meeting

“Expanding Knowledge to Sharpen Skills”

DMACC Urban Campus,
1100 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314, Bldg 1
June 15-16, 2018 

Thanks to all presenters and participants at IITA’s 14th Annual Conference! I trust you all enjoyed expanding your knowledge, sharpening your skills, and building your network. There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending time with other like-minded individuals.

A big thanks to Northwestern College for the sponsoring of breakfast and morning refreshments. Without you, our conference would not have been the resounding success that it was, and we are so grateful for your continued support of IITA.

Thank you to Gloria Rivera for donating two webinar registrations for raffle. Thank you to CCHI for donating a t-shirt and a coffee mug for raffle and generously waiving its CEU accreditation fees to support our conference. Also, thank you to International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) for partially waiving its CEU accreditation fees to conference attendees.
Congratulations to this year’s raffle winners: Syra Hurtarte, Gabriela Ibarra, Dongwang Liu, Patricia Ritchie, Michelle van Beek, Jennifer Curtis, Martine Lafontant, Faroz Waziri, Karmela Lofthus, Alina Salvat, Daniela Pintor Ceja, and Martha Pingel.
I can’t wait to see what we have in store for next year!

Jeana M. Clark, Outgoing President of IITA (2017-2018) and Piet Koene, Newly-elected President of IITA (2018-2019)

FRIDAY, June 15: Pre-Conference Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Click here  for Friday Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios

For a preview of the Simultaneous Interpreting BOOT Camp, click here.

MEET & GREET at Lucca restaurant, 420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.). If you register for our conference or pre-conference sessions, you are invited to join us. Appetizers provided (cash bar). RSVP in the registration form below. If street parking is difficult to find near the restaurant, we have permission to park at the Polk County Bar Association parking lot located at 625 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. It is approximately a 5-7 minute walk.

SATURDAY, June 16: Conference (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Click here for Saturday Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios

      Friday, June 15, Pre-Conference:
    – Consecutive Interpreting Beginning Level, English-Spanish ($65)
    – Simultaneous Interpreting BOOT Camp, Part 1 ($90)
    – Consecutive Interpreting Intermediate Level, English-Spanish ($65)
    – Simultaneous Interpreting BOOT Camp, Part 2 ($90)

      Sat. Conference: Early Bird (by May 31)    Regular (June 1 – June 10∞**)
      Members:                            $85                                                        $100
      Non-members:                   $125                                                       $140
      Students*:                           $60                                                         $65
* Must submit your Proof of Student at the time of registration.
∞ We cannot guarantee lunch availability if the registration is received after June 10, 2018
** A $25 late fee applies for all Saturday’s registrations after June 10, 2018.

Not an IITA Member?
Join and save: Become an Associate/Corresponding member and save $5 on registration! To become a member click here. Complete your enrollment by May 31, 2018, to qualify for the Early Bird discount.

Pay/Register Online: (For registration by mail to Saturday’s conference, please scroll down to the next section below)
Fill out the form below and click “Send” when you are finished. After you click Send, you will be automatically directed to the “Shop IITA” portion of our website so you can pay for the conference using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).
Please note: Your registration for Saturday’s conference includes handouts and a lunch. However, we cannot guarantee lunch availability if the registration is received after June 10, 2018. Also, credit/debit card payments will not be accepted at the door or through the mail, only online.


Pay/Register by Mail:
Print the form (click here), fill it out, and mail to: IITA, PO Box 12031, Des Moines, IA 50312
Make check or money order payable to: Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association
Please note: No credit card payments accepted by mail – only online.

Cancellation Policy:
There will be a $25 cancellation fee charged for the Saturday conference and a separate $25 cancellation fee for each Friday presentation (AM and PM) on all cancellations one week or more before the program and a $40 cancellation fee for all cancellations after June 10, 2018. No refunds are available for no-shows or partial attendance. To cancel your reservation, please e-mail IITA at: or call 515-865-3873.

E-mail IITA at: or call: 515-865-3873