About SIA2020 & COVID-19

As you are aware, In Miami Spring into Action 2020 (SIA 2020) had to be suspended due to COVID-19; therefore, the event planned for March 20-22, 2020 could not be held.

At that time, there was too much uncertainty to foresee the immediate future of SIA 2020. At this point, however, with the country slowly starting to reopen, the Organizing Committee believes that the last thing the United States will see return to normal will be large gatherings of people.

As a result, a large event such as SIA 2020 would be held many months away and would have to be reorganized. Depending on the situation at that point, the reorganization would likely require a different program of presenters and presentations. The Organizing Committee also feels that any potential attendees to this future event should be allowed to decide—at that point—whether they want to pay the registration fee to attend.

Having said this, ATIF is announcing the issuing of full refunds to all the attendees that have not requested—and received—one yet*.

The Organizing Committee is proud to say that two thirds of the attendees have not requested a refund. This indicates that the event has a very loyal following, which is the reason the Organizing Committee hopes to plan another Spring into Action event as soon as it is safe to do so. Watch for future information.

With our warmest regards and gratitude,

The Organizing Committee of In Miami Spring Into Action 2020

* Please allow a week to ten days to receive your refund.



Miami Dade College – Eduardo J. Padron Campus

627 SW 27th Ave., Miami, Florida 33135

DISCLAIMER: Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (MDCEPC) is providing space at the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus as a professional courtesy to the American Translators Association (ATA)’s Spanish Language Division (SPD) and the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) for the event “Spring into Action 2020” to be held March 20 – 22, 2020.
MDCEPC is not responsible for the content, statements, or opinions expressed in the event, and is hereby held harmless from any and all liability arising from said event.