23rd Annual Educational Conference

"Making Waves"

March 24-25, 2023 in San Diego, CA


Online registration for the 2023 Annual Education Conference "Making Waves" is now open!

Click here to view rates and register.

Registration includes:

- Attendance to workshops and breakout sessions

- Meals: Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch

- All day coffee/tea on both days

- Conference bag with snacks

- 1 drink ticket for Friday networking reception & dance party

Conference Venue

This year's conference venue is the Town and Country. Discounted block room rates are available. Click here for hotel details.


The 23rd Annual Educational Conference will feature an exciting lineup of presenters from across the country! This will include interactive workshops, breakout sessions, poster presentations, dedicated time to visit Sponsors & Exhibitors, a Friday evening networking reception, our non-stop dance party, the CHIA awards ceremony, and our signature closing ceremony raffle. Click here for details.


Conference sessions have been approved for CEUs from ATA, CCHI and IMIA/NBCMI. RID and WA-DSHS credits have been requested. Click here for details.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Various levels of sponsorship and exhibit tables are available. Click here for details.


Workshops and breakout sessions: Most attendees choose "business casual" for this event. We recommend comfortable shoes for moving from one session to another. Did you know that we have CHIA t-shirts, hoodies and more available? Check out our merch!

Networking reception and dance party: This is a chance to dress up and put on your dancing shoes! Cocktail attire is appropriate.

ADA Accommodations

Please notify CHIA at least 2 weeks prior to the event date to coordinate any accommodations for disabilities: conference@chiaonline.org. Note that the conference venue also should be notified of any necessary accommodations.

Special Meal Considerations

If you have special meal needs, you will be able to indicate them upon conference registration. CHIA will then communicate these needs to the hotel. The hotel is experienced at accommodating vegan, gluten-free, kosher, hilal, allergies, etc.




Academy of Interpretation

Algovi Solutions

ALTA Language Services

American Alliance of Professional Translators and Interpreters (AAPTI)


Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA)

Cross Cultural Communications

Medical Communication Ambassadors

National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI)


Stanford Children's Hospital

System Healthcare Redefined

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