The NAJIT 39th Annual Conference offers a variety of events where you can expand your network, connect with friends, or just have fun! All of the events below are included with your main conference registration.
NAJIT has arranged for a photographer to be available from Noon - 5 pm on Friday. They will be available to take your headshot for only $10. Receive your photo electronically. No reservations required. Don't forget to bring your dress clothes! First come, first served.
At this 'Meet and Greet' event you will have the opportunity to network with fellow conference goers at a variety of prospecting stations. There will be designated areas for you to begin your quest for knowledge. Whether it is your first or your tenth time attending there will be a station for you. Come learn about the conference app, find fellow interpreters or translators, or just come and mingle! (light snacks will be provided)
Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio fitness program. It combines Latin music (merengue, salsa, cumbia, raggeaton, etc.) and international rhythms with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — and resistance training. Come and enjoy this fun workout, burn calories and make new friends!
Come to the Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting to eat a fabulous lunch and hear from our Keynote speaker Jeff Adachi, the elected Public Defender of San Francisco.
Come join the fun at the Saturday Evening Reception. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow colleagues while enjoying great food and a cash bar. You will be introduced to the NAJIT Scholars and will may have a photo opportunity, or two!
"The conference was well organized, NAJIT app was extremely helpful and user friendly, and there were new tracks of trainings such as about investigation."
"The Gaylord was great. Rob and Susan Cruz and the entire NAJIT Board were exceptional. The sessions and the presentations were phenomenal and relative. The staff moderated and managed everything beautifully."
"I love the collegiality that the NAJIT conference engenders. Reuniting with those you know but see infrequently and meeting new folks is a real joy."
"I love how I am now inspired to try new things like transcription and get more involved with current conference interpretation trends in the profession."
"The practical sessions; hearing about the experiences of other professionals in the field; being informed of big issues facing both court and non-court interpreters; Jackie Noh, Athena Matilsky and James Plunkett."
"Getting to know other interpreters, experts and their experiences, the app was a great idea!"
"The quality of the majority of the speakers and topics. The quality of the conference was impeccable and well thought out and executed."
“The camaraderie, chance to interact with old and new friends and colleagues.”
“The topics were interesting, relevant and engaging. The presenters were impressive.”
“Venue and organization were excellent. I enjoyed very much the networking opportunities meal sessions and after hours at Salsa! It was great to meet colleagues out of the professional setting!”