For the 2015 National Conference, RID is offering members that are unable to attend conference an opportunity to view some of the sessions LIVE that will occur throughout the conference. Not only will you be able to view these sessions live, but you can also earn CEUs, if you choose, for these live streamed sessions.

Registration is Now Closed 

To view the sessions live please click here.

Live Streamed Sessions Eligible for CEUs:


Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:15am – 10:15 am Central Time
Educational Interpreting: Current Practices (Plenary Session)
Presenter(s): Leilani J. Johnson, Marty Taylor, Brenda Schick, Susan Brown
Description: In 2010, the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, awarded a grant (H325K100234) to the UNC-DO IT Center that focused on improving the services of interpreters in educational settings. The findings of four significant explorations into the work-world of educational interpreters will be shared in this presentation. This includes a review of state standards, a national survey, a national summit, and the analysis of the EIPA databases. The overarching goal was to better understand the day-to-day practice of K-12 interpreters in order to prepare these related service providers as highly qualified members of the educational team.
0.125 CEUs (Professional Studies), $15.00, Presented in ASL and Spoken English


Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:45am – Noon Central Time
Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education (Plenary Session)
Presenter(s): Cathy Cogen, Dennis Cokely
Description: Cathy Cogen and Dennis Cokely will report on their recent study of emerging trends in interpreting and implications for interpreter education. The presentation will be organized into three primary sections: First, trends impacting current and future interpreting services assesses external trend areas that are broad in nature and have many long-term implications for the field of professionals providing services to individuals who are d/Deaf. Second, current issues in Interpreter Education describes several key dynamics at play within the field that may facilitate or impede efforts to address future interpreter education and professional development needs. Lastly, the final section of the presentation offers recommendations for aligning interpreter education with the challenges of tomorrow. In many areas, the recommendations mark a significant departure from old ways of doing business. And we will issue a call to action, asking conference attendees to consider how they will participate – as practitioners, educators, researchers, and administrators. What partnerships, practices, and policies will they engage in and support toward creating a better future?
0.125 CEUs (Professional Studies), $15.00, Presented in ASL


Sunday, August 9, 2015, 9:00am – 10:15am  Central Time
Invest in your Future by Incorporating Another World Language into your Work! (Plenary Session)
Presenter(s): David Quinto-Pozos
Description: This plenary presentation is a must attend if you want to learn about the rich history of Spanish in the U.S. and ways that you can invest in your future by becoming more knowledgeable and skilled in working with Spanish-speaking communities. You don’t want to miss learning about your opportunities for learning another major world language. You will learn about the various profiles of trilingual (Spanish-English-ASL) interpreters, from novices to experts. Perhaps you’ve taken Spanish courses before but never used the language professionally. You are perfect for this plenary workshop. If you are just curious, we would love to share with you how you can become a trilingual interpreter.
0.125 CEUs (Professional Studies), $15.00, Presented in ASL, Spoken English, Spanish


Sunday, August 9, 2015, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Central Time
Community Forum: Igenda or WEgenda: How do we Define “We”? What is the Place of the “I” in the Interaction? (Forum Session)
Presenter(s): Carol-lee Aquiline, Lynnette Taylor
Description: The 2015 Community Forum, “Igenda or WEgenda: How do we define “we”? What is the place of the “I” in the interaction?” will address a range of issues such as: generational differences, the implications of the Deafhood movement for interpreters, the power of our words and exploring the difference between having access and having to ask for access, our interface with the emerging field of CDI’s and future trends in the Deaf and interpreting communities. Moderators, Carol-Lee Aquiline and Lynnette Taylor will be joined by presenters Wing Butler, Patrick Graybill and Marvin Miller to frame the evening’s discussion. Dennis Cokely, Sarah Hafer and Erica West Oyedele will join in a panel discussion that follows. Participants will have the opportunity to come together in small group discussions to respond to the issues raised and then share in an open forum. Our goal is to identify a series of doable actions that can be taken individually and collectively. We close the evening by celebrating our cultural heritage with poetry from Patrick Graybill and David Rivera.
Supported by Deaf Caucus and Interpreters with Deaf Parents Member Sections.
0.3 CEUs (Professional Studies), $35.00, Presented in ASL (no captioning provided)


Monday, August 10, 2015, 9:00am – 10:15am Central Time
Collaborative Storytelling on Social Justice (Plenary Session)
Presenter(s): Joseph Hill, Dave Coyne
Description: This plenary storytelling session is one of the best communication techniques that inspire while highlighting the best moments in a narrative style. These stories will set the stage for Tuesday’s Social Justice Roundtable. Stories will involve how we may discuss concerning trends,diversity and dismantling unwanted systems. Stories in this session will reflect on different aspects of social justice from their professional roles and life experiences. Participants leave having additional experiences to related to their own working stories.
0.125 CEUs (Professional Studies), $15.00, Presented in ASL


Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 2:00pm – 6:00pm (Central Time)
Social Justice Roundtable (Forum Session)
Presenter(s): Joseph Hill, Dave Coyne
Description: The Social Justice Roundtable promotes participants to engage in meaningful exchanges around anti-oppression and social justice issues as they relate to the working and living experience of interpreters and those they serve. The forum serves to support those who are members of marginalized groups and to educate participants on issues of oppression, discrimination, and social justice. Participants will have opportunities participant in discussions, network with others, and learn from current events. We acknowledge that there is room for improvement both culturally and structurally within our society, we value involvement of people of diverse backgrounds within our field. The Social Justice Forum hopes to facilitate political and
social awareness, gather varied perspectives, pass on positive images of discussions, and make the interpreting field more inclusive for future professionals.
0.4 CEUs (Professional Studies), $45.00, Presented in ASL

Registration for all sessions are $120.00

How to earn CEUs:

Register: You must first register for the session(s) of your choice. Registration is only available online and can be completed by clicking here.

https://myaccount.rid.org/Meetings/RegisteredEvents.aspx

You must log in or create an account in order to register. Your registration will be confirmed via e-mail. If you do not receive your acknowledgement within 3 business days, or there is an error, contact RID at cmp@rid.org. Registration will close 11:59pm (Eastern Time) Thursday August 6, 2015.

Pre Test: To qualify for CEUs, you must complete the provided pre test. The link to the pre test will be made available through your registration confirmation email. The pre test must be completed by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) Friday August 7, 2015.

Watch the livestream sessions: The sessions must be viewed in their entirety in order to earn CEUs. The link to the sessions will be made available to members through the RID website and also emailed to those who have registered.  The streaming is supported on all browsers, Mac or PC, and smartphones. Viewing the live stream events will be subject to network speed on the viewing end. Please ensure that the email address in your RID member account is accurate as the information will be sent directly to that email.

Post Test: To receive your CEUs for the livestream session, the post test must be completed by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) Friday August 14, 2015. The post test will be emailed to those who have registered and completed the pre test.

Changes and Cancellations
No refunds will be issued for cancellations.