Starting October 24, translators from all over the world will flock to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the 59th Annual Conference organized by the American Translators Association. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from many speakers and meet CxOs, founders, experts and other industry stakeholders from around the world, including the members of the Smartcat team.

On Wednesday, October 24, we’re hosting our own friendly and informative meetup Smartcat Partner Day to help everyone interested in translation technologies get immersed in the topic and get some helpful, actionable insights. Join us to talk about the future of our industry, what part automation and global collaboration play in it and and how to reap benefits in today’s ever-changing translation landscape.

The event will be held in the networking meetup format with friendly, relaxed atmosphere and interesting people included. We’ll have a variety of food and beverage options available to you, including local craft beers, tasty bites and a full bar.

Please note that you don’t have to be a 3-days attendee at ATA NOLA to join us.


Time & place

The event will be running from 7.00 PM until 9.00 PM at the House of Blues, a restaurant & bar located right around the corner from New Orleans Marriott, the ATA59 venue. Food and drinks are on us! Our colleagues will meet you at the entrance.

Location & directions

If you travel by car, discount validated parking is available at Canal Place Shopping Center on 333 Canal St. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

The venue is just a few steps away from New Orleans Marriott. Use public transportation if you’re planning to stay elsewhere.

For Lyft or Uber rides, enter this address as your destination: 225 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130.


The program will be announced shortly on the event page, so stick around for updates. Currently, the following presenters are confirmed:

  • Jeff Weiser joined Smartcat as Translation Technology Advisor less than three months ago but has already proved to be a hard-working addition to our team .Since 2007, Jeff has built language support departments, business development teams and pioneered new markets at three different LSPs. At Smartcat, Jeff is currently focused on enabling all clients in the Americas to access the most efficient translation management solution available. Prior to his current role in Smartcat, Jeff was a super-user and a highly satisfied Smartcat customer, himself.
  • Smartcat’s COO and customer success guru Jean-Luc Saillard joined the translation industry back in 1991. In fact, he had direct hands-on experience with translation technology since the first DOS-based CAT tools were launched in the early ‘90s! He also ran STAR’s office in the USA and, after that, its translation business for almost 10 years.
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Jeff Weiser
Translation Technology Advisor at Smartcat
Jean-Luc Saillard
Chief Operating Officer at Smartcat

Hope to see you at ATA59 NOLA and/or our Partner Day soon. It’s going to be a fun October, we promise!