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NATI 2023 Annual Conference: Redefining Our Focus
Where: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Dates: Friday August 25th & Saturday August 26th
Scholarship, Sponsorship, and Exhibitor opportunities available.

Topics for the 2023 Conference include but are not limited to:

  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication Strategies for Language Professionals
  • Health Literacy as Skills for Medical Interpreters
  • Alternative career paths for language professionals
  • Interpreter Confidentiality in the Deaf World
  • Interpreting for Refugees
  • AI in T&I
  • Language in the DoD and Military
  • CAT tool Introduction
  • Interpreting for Nebraska’s courts and probation and taking the written exam
  • Consecutive interpreting and notetaking
  • Introduction to Conference Interpreting
  • Medical Translation and Interpretation: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Panel of UNL Educators: Experiences through the NETIC and Spanish Instruction

Click HERE 2023 Conference Schedule _V14.  to download a PDF of the conference schedule. **Please note this schedule is subject to changes based on speakers’ schedules.


Parking Information: The 2023 NATI conference will be held at the Nebraskan Student Union (1400 R Street) at UNL’s City (main) Campus. There are several parking garages within a 5-10 minute walk of the conference, as shown on the map below. The map came from this city government page. As of 8/12/23, city garages charge $1.25 per hour and $11.25 per day. The names and addresses of three of the closest garages are as follows:

  • Larson Building and Garage (1317 Q Street, Lincoln, 68508), 4-minute walk
  • University Square Garage (101 North 14th Street, Lincoln, 68508), 4-minute walk
  • Que Place Garage (1111 Q Street, Lincoln, 68508), 7-minute walk

For any of these garages, you will want to take I-180 into downtown Lincoln to make a left on P Street, one traffic light before Lincoln’s main east-west street, O Street. On the map, you will see arrows indicating the directions of the one-way streets. You will also see that there are several other downtown garages, should you need them.

NATI offers Scholarship opportunities that provide a discount for conference registration as well as hands-on experience at the conference. Want to learn more? Send an email to [email protected], or click 2023 SCHOLARSHIP form NATI to download the form and details.

Special thanks to the following agencies for their sponsorship for this year’s conference!

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NATI is a non-profit organization and the members on the Board of Directors are volunteers, working year-round to meet the language needs of agencies, Limited English Proficient individuals, translators, and interpreters in Nebraska. It is due to your sponsorship and support that NATI is able to offer the Annual Conference, and advocate for the needs and rights of those providing and receiving language access and services in Nebraska.

Nebraska Chief Justice Michael Heavican announced August 14, 2023, as the day the Judicial Branch has set aside to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Language Access in the Courts across the state.

Heavican declared the anniversary during a proclamation signing ceremony in the District Court at the Colfax County Courthouse in Schuyler. The ceremony was a featured event during the Chief Justice’s 2023 Summer Tour the second full week in August.

For more information and to read the proclamation you can click on the following link: 

Nebraska Supreme Court Interpreter Resources

Currently there are no training, orientation, or testing schedules posted.
Click the following link to learn more about the Nebraska Supreme Court Language Access Program and requirements to become a Court Interpreter:

Iowa Supreme Court Interpreter Resources

Current testing schedule is:
Written Exam
The next Court Interpreter Written Examination is scheduled for November, 2023. The written exam will be held in the 4th floor library of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319.

Interpreter Orientation Program
The next orientation program is scheduled for November, 2023. The orientation program will be conducted virtually, via GoToMeeting.

Oral Certification Exam
The next Court Interpreter Oral Certification exam is scheduled for November, 2023. Exams will be held at the Iowa Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa.
Click the following link to learn more about Iowa Supreme Court Interpreter Program: