VRSII Interpreter Educator’s Symposium @ Salt Lake City
Mar 14 – Mar 17 all-day
VRSII Interpreter Educator's Symposium @ Salt Lake City

VRSII Interpreter Educators Symposium
March 14 – 16, 2014
Salt Lake City

 Apply now to attend the VRS Interpreting Institute’s (VRSII) Interpreter Educators Symposium: “Improved Practicum Design for Improved Student Outcomes.

Symposium participants will work to create a common understanding and approach to identifying content and sequence of measurable learning outcomes for the practicum experience with the ultimate goal of enhancing IEP graduates’ job readiness. The symposium presenters will be Dr. Marty Taylor and Sharon Neumann Solow.

VRSII symposiums offer a unique opportunity for interpreter educators to network and collaborate with peers while receiving quality instruction from nationally-recognized interpreter education trainers.

To learn more and apply for the symposium, visit

International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research @ Gallaudet University
Mar 28 – Mar 31 all-day
International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research @ Gallaudet University | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Gallaudet University is pleased to be hosting the first International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research to be convened in historic Washington, DC. The Symposium will be held on March 28-30, 2014 at Gallaudet University. The inaugural conference is sponsored by the Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center (GURIEC), the Department of Interpretation, and the Interpretation and Translation Research Center.

The purpose of the Symposium is to promote the exchange of scholarship on signed language interpretation/translation and to serve as a platform for interdisciplinary research from various fields of study including linguistics, communication, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and education. The

Symposium is intended to serve as a forum for scholars and students of signed language interpretation, translation, and related fields to gather and share knowledge with one another.

Through keynote lectures, presentations, and poster sessions, the Symposium is designed to examine research results, paradigms, and models used in signed language interpretation and translation research and to provide a forum for discussing interdisciplinary approaches to research. The overarching aim of the Symposium is to increase understanding of interpretation and translation studies through evidence-based results and to build a bridge between the disciplines and international communities in which we work. The conference languages are American Sign Language and English.


We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for the Symposium:

•    Terry Janzen (University of Manitoba)

•    Eileen Forestal (Union County College)

•    Lorraine Leeson, (Trinity College Dublin – University of Dublin and Swarthmore College)

We are also pleased to offer the option of web streaming for individuals who are  unable to attend the Symposium in person.

New Mexico Interpreter’s Conference – Call for Presentations
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day

The conference, The Cultural Dynamics of Interpreting, will take place on September 27-28, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Cultural Dynamics of Interpreting

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 30, 2014.  Proposals must be submit-ted electronically as Word documents to:

Download PDF of Call for Presentations

More information available here.


Real-World ASL Depiction and Personification… TSD Tour! @ Texas School for the Deaf, Multipurpose Room in the Career and Technical Education building. (enter through the Elizabeth gate)
May 23 – May 26 all-day
Real-World ASL Depiction and Personification... TSD Tour! @ Texas School for the Deaf, Multipurpose Room in the Career and Technical Education building.  (enter through the Elizabeth gate) | Austin | Texas | United States


Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing – this workshop is for you!

Perfect for professionals who work with American Sign Language and wish to examine and mindfully incorporate personification into their own work.


Hands-On Portion: Two Options… Which hands-on portion will you attend? You decide!

(please download flyer at for diagram which makes the following point much more clearly)

  • Interactive Lecture (first 3 hours): All participants will attend together.  This is on Fri, May 23, 2014 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Hands-On (remaining 5 hours): Participants will split into two groups for real-world hands-on activities! You can attend EITHER Sat, May 24, 2014 9am-11:30am, 12:30pm-3pm OR Sun, May 25, 2014 9am-11:30am, 12:30pm-3pm

What You’ll Do in the Workshop…

Visit for an ASL video description, presenter bio, schedule of workshops and more!

  • Discover why depiction is the most useful and enjoyable ASL tool, and how it is used in ASL personification.
  • Identify personification in real-world work environments.
  • Propose ideas for, and analyze, on-the-spot, live presenter demonstrations with plenty of time for questions.
  • Record your observations in the most ASL-friendly handouts ever created – ‘the handouts you won’t toss’.
  • Construct your own ASL depictions and personifications!

Important Details…

  • Guarantee: No “Hot Seat”, Safe Learning Environment
  • Register now, space is limited! 30-participant limit for each “option” (see above)
  • 0.8 RID CEUs / 8 Clock Hrs No partial credit awarded.
  • Please note that no food will be provided. No English interpretation – 100% ASL!
  • All sessions will be held at the Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704, Multipurpose Room in the Career and Technical Education building. Enter through the Elizabeth gate.

Register Now:

  • General Registration: $70 (less than $10 per hour!)
  •  TSD Full- and Part-Time Staff: $15 (only available for 16 participants!)

Interpretek is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 Professional Studies CEUs at the “some” content knowledge level.  Please email with any questions regarding accommodations or the refund/cancellation policy.

12th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Institute @ Troy University
Aug 4 – Aug 9 all-day
12th Annual Mental Health Interpreter Institute @ Troy University | Montgomery | Alabama | United States

HOLD THE DATES!  2014 Mental Health Interpreter  Training

August 4-8, 2014

Montgomery, Alabama

A collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Mental Health’s Office of Deaf Services , ADARA and Troy University Interpreter Training Program

A 40-hour course designed to provide a sound basis for interpreters to work effectively in mental health settings as part of a Associated with Mental Illness and Treatment, Interpreters’ Roles, Tools, and Resources, Severe Language Dysfluency and Visual Gestural Communication/CDIs/Interpreters who are Deaf, Psychiatric Emergencies, Confidentiality Ethics and Laws, Support Groups and Community Mental Health Services, Psycholinguistic Errors and Demand Control Schema for Interpreting Applied to Mental Health.

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:   Bob Pollard, Robyn Dean, Roger Williams, Steve Hamerdinger, Charlene Crump, Brian McKenny, Shannon Reese, et. al.

A minimum of 4.0 RID CEUs will be offered.

Participants: $290 (now to February 15, 2014)   $340 (February 16- April 13, 2014)   $390 (April 14-May 31, 2014)   $425 (after May 31, 2014)   Day Rate: $100

Alumni/Students: $165 (now to February 15, 2014)   $215 (February 16- April 13, 2014)   $265 (April 14-May 31, 2014)   $310 (after May 31, 2014)   Day Rate: $85

Institute on Legal Interpreting
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day

Institute on Legal Interpreting (ILI) in Denver, Colorado, hosted by the MARIE Center of the NCIEC, August 21-23, 2014.

Visit the MARIE Center’s Website to get complete information.

2014 CIT Conference @ DoubleTree Hilton
Oct 29 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 2 @ 12:30 am

The Conference of Interpreter Trainers
2014 Biennial Conference

Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future

Reserve the date!

2014 CIT Conference