Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In Miami Spring into Action 2020 is an international conference organized by the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF). The Miami Dade College has provided ATIF with a venue for this event, and the Spanish Language Division of the American Translators Association (ATA) has been invited to collaborate.

Spring into Action 2020 (SIA) will be held on March 20 – 22, 2020 at the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (before MDCIC) located at 627 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33135. (Building 6).

Phone: (305) 237-6000   campus phone – NOT SIA2020 information.

  • ATIF attendee $175
  • ATA attendee $225
  • GENERAL attendee $250

Early-bird prices were until January 15th, 2020.

Yes. Refunds are given until January 20, 2020. 

The five ‘anchor’ speakers are the four members of the Palabras Mayores ensemble and Dr. Alexander Rainof. Ph.D. For more information go to

Yes. Building 6 has its own dedicated parking garage which will be made available to our attendees free of charge. To park you must download the parking permit and display it on your car’s dashboad.

On the ground floor, Building 6 has a cafeteria (GORDO’s cafe) which has offered to remain open during the conference.

You must make your own arrangements for lodging accommodations. We suggest you make them as soon as possible since the weekend of the SIA2020 convention there are two major events taking place in Miami and rooms will become scarce.

You will have to R.S.V.P for the reception but you pay nothing … it’s complimentary, courtesy of ATIF. More information will be given March 9, 2020.

The educational credits awarded by the American Translators Association (ATA), the Court Interpreter Certification and Regulatory Program (CICRP), the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) are posted on the right side of the schedule in the Schedule tab.

Unfortunately there will not be an ATA certification exam sitting during SIA2020.

Your registration confirmation appears on screen as soon as you complete your payment transaction. For a payment receipt, please request it through the Contact section of the website.

No. Once registered the attendees are free to attend any lecture they desire.


The registration desk will be in service every day. It will give the attendees their conference badge and scan the badge for attendance verification purposes. It is important to get the badge scanned.

Once the conference is over a new tab will be placed on the SIA website – CERTIFICATES. In this tab the attendee will put his email address (the one he/she registered with for SIA – IMPORTANT) and the password SIA2020. This password is common to everyone. The next screen will allow the attendee to view/download/print the general attendance certificate as well as the certificates of any specific lectures that he/she attended.