FAQ

Get Engaged

Engaged members report a higher rate of satisfaction and a higher ROI for their membership. Explore how you can get involved, learn, and network.

  1. To register for a GALA Webinar, find the webinar in the Event Calendar.
  2. Click on the webinar you would like to register for to view the details page.
  3. Use the "Register" button to be taken to the registration wizard.
  4. Complete the registration process. You will receive a confirmation email with the webinar login details.

Special Interest Groups are a type of committee. Register for GALA's Special Interest Groups by completing this form. Your request will be moderated by GALA staff and you will be notified when you are added. Please note that SIGs are open to GALA members only.
To see what SIGs you are a member of, navigate to your user profile, select "Edit / View My Profile," open the "Account" tab, and select "Committees."

Any GALA member organization may co-host a GALA Loc Mixer (GLM). To co-host a GLM in your area:
  1. Review the guidelines.
  2. Complete the GALA Loc Mixer Request Form.
Contribute Content

GALA members add to GALA's knowledge base through publishing content, hosting webinars, and sharing industry events. Learn how you can contribute.

Members can submit the following items to the website: blogs, articles, press releases, event calendar items, and jobs. Most content items will be reviewed by GALA staff prior to being published. Not all submissions are guaranteed to be posted. Submissions are added to a publication calendar.
  1. Log in to your GALA account or create a website user account.
  2. Click on your user icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Here, you can navigate directly to the "Submit Content" section using the user navigation menu OR visit your profile. The "Submit Content" section appears towards the bottom of your profile.
  3. Select the content type you would like to publish (blog, article, press release, job, event). 
  4. Complete the form, including as much information as possible (links, dates, images, etc.).
  5. Click "Save."
  6. Your materials have now been submitted and you will see a preview of your post.
Some content items will post directly to the GALA website.  Others require approval from GALA staff.  You are able to make edits to your materials as soon as you have clicked "Save."  All materials you post will eventually be connected to your company profile. This may take 1-3 business days.

Email [email protected] and our Content Strategist will work through the topic with you. To learn more about co-hosting a GALA Webinar, download our visibility kit.

To submit content on behalf of someone else, you will need to be logged in to *your* GALA account. Navigate to the content submission form of your choosing using the instructions above. Once you have completed the first half of the form, you will find the authoring information at the bottom of the page. You may delete and add new or overwrite the information in that box with the correct information.

How do I submit content to the website?
  1. Log in to your GALA account or create a website user account.
  2. Click on your user icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Here, you can navigate directly to the "Submit Content" section using the user navigation menu OR visit your profile. The "Submit Content" section appears towards the bottom of your profile.
  3. Select "Event."
  4. Complete the form, including as much information as possible (links, dates, images, etc.).
  5. Click "Save."
Your materials have now been submitted and you will see a preview of your post.

Job listings appear for two months. Press releases appear for 6 months. Blogs, articles, and recordings of presentation will stay up for at least one year, and probably longer, at the discretion of the GALA staff.
Manage My Membership

Learn how to join or renew your membership.

GALA Membership is open to companies, organizations, individuals, and institutions that are a legal constituted company for whom language is an integral part of their business. Non-member freelance translators and others are welcome and encouraged to participate in GALA activities including networking events, webinars, conferences, and contributing to GALA publications.

  • Annual membership dues: US$1250
  • Length of membership: One (1) year from the date dues are received
  • Maximum users on membership: unlimited

You can update your GALA membership online, including submitting your dues and requesting an invoice. Log in to your user profile and select the "update membership" button on your user or organization profile. This will open a cart where you can pay online (recommended to immediately update your membership) or request and download an invoice. For more details, read How to Join or Renew.

To request an invoice:
  1. Log in to your user profile
  2. Select the "Update Membership" button on your user or organization profile
  3. Complete the cart prompts
  4. Check "BillMe" during checkout, this will generate your invoice
  5. Download your invoice
 
If you have already requested a membership invoice or submitted a payment, your invoice can be downloaded at any time:
  1. Log in to your user profile
  2. Navigate to your organization profile by selecting the name on your user profile or from your user menu dropdown
  3. On the organization profile page, scroll down to the "Take Action" section and select  the "Edit Organization Profile" button
  4. Go to the "Purchases" tab, "Recent Invoices," and select "View."

If you pay your dues online, your membership will update within 24 hours. It may take up to 24 hours for your benefits to be activated. This includes event registration and the webinar archives. If you pay offline, your membership will be updated within 24 hours of when the dues are received.

GALA's Academic Membership is free for universities and colleges. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate. The membership must have a member of the faculty or staff serving as an admin. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
 
Manage Accounts & User Profiles

Learn how to manage your GALA user profile and your team.

If you forgot your password, navigate to the log in page and select "Forgot my password." Complete the following steps to create a new one.

If you know your password and would like to update it, log into your user account, select "Edit / View My Profile," open the "Account" tab, and select "Change Password."

Coming soon, you will be able to add colleagues to your organization. For now, please ask your team to create their own user accounts using their work email address.

To remove a user from your organization:

  1. Log in to your user profile.
  2. Navigate to your organization profile by selecting the name on your user profile or from your user menu dropdown.
  3. On the organization profile page, scroll down to the "Take Action" section and select  the "Edit Organization Profile" button.
  4. Go to the "Individuals" tab.
  5. Select "End Relationship," then confirm "OK" in the pop-up.
Note: only Admin users are able to change user relationships.

User relationships are between a user and their organization. Different relationships have different permissions.

  • Employee: All users connected to an organization need the "employee" relationship. For members, this ensures that the users receive member benefits. 
  • Admin: Admin users manage the organization profile and the membership. Admin users receive messages related to the membership (such as renewal) and includes the profile editor permissions. Admins are able to change the relationships for users attached to the organization profile, and add and remove colleagues.
  • Profile Editor: The profile editor can update the company profile, but is unable to manage the membership and will not receive admin messages.
  • Billing Contact: Billing contacts assist with purchases. Assign your accounting department user as a billing contact.

Admin users can see the user relationships attached to their organization by navigating to their company profile, selecting the "Edit Organization Profile" button, and opening the "Individuals" tab.

To update a relationship, please email [email protected] with the requested change. Please note the user must already have an account.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].