Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S. West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
The Conference of Interpreter Trainers
2018 Biennial Conference
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
ABOUT THE CIT BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
The CIT Biennial Conference is an essential professional development event for sign language interpreter educators and mentors. CIT was established in 1979 and has provided leadership and training for interpreter education for 39 years. Speakers come from all over the world and volunteer to share their experience and expertise with all attendees.
Speaking at the CIT Biennial Conference is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. All proposals are selected through the Program Committee if your proposal is selected, you may take advantage of the following benefits:
By contributing to the advancement of your profession, you will build your reputation and resume, widen your networking circle, gain recognition as a leader in the industry, and position yourself as a key player to help shape the future of your profession.
In advance of the conference, you will be invited to participate in a development track designed to support the completion of your paper, prepare for presentation, collaboration with other presenters, and ability to earn CEUs for some of these activities.
Your name will be featured in the CIT Program Book provided to each conference attendee and your biography will also appear on the Conference Website.
The paper of your presentation may be published in the Proceedings of the CIT Biennial Conference.
You will receive a Speaker ribbon with your attendee badge so that you will be recognized throughout the event.
Workshop/Poster Presenters are invited to submit signed video or paper abstracts which reflects a holistic approach to Interpreter Education, and the development of well-rounded interpreter practitioners and mentors. The CIT Conference will reach new heights by focusing on mentoring, teaching & leadership.
Submissions are encouraged to consider the following thematic components of Interpreter Education: Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education through mentoring, teaching & leadership.
The target audience for the conference includes ASL and interpreter education teachers, mentors, in-service trainers and researchers.
Through a survey sent to members of CIT in 2017 the following topics have been identified as suggested ideas for workshops:
Gap between graduates and certification
Evidence-based interpreting education
Modern curriculum for interpreter preparation standards and certification
Time management for better assessment
Working with emerging populations and diverse languages and cultures
Collaboration on teaching techniques
Current research on interpreting education and mentoring
Co-Team Classrooms: Hearing and Deaf Instructors
Distance based mentoring
Interpreting Theory and methodology
Lesson Ideas for teaching interpreting and mentoring
Sharing best practices for teaching topics
Language/Cultural Proficiency before entering interpreter education
Useful technical ideas for teaching
Leadership/Administrators of IEPs
How to decode good video
Social Justice training/curriculum integration
Online based education
Interdisciplinary curriculum development
Multicultural curriculum development
Call for Proposals
Abstracts: Presentations on topics related to the one or more of the ideas shared by members (see above) are solicited; other collaborative efforts are also welcomed. Presentations will be 1.5 hours.
Call for Poster Sessions
Abstracts: Poster sessions provide presenters with a less formal forum to discuss new and innovative works—such as research, works in progress, ideas and activities, and classroom, workshop or mentoring tools and resources. Presenters are expected to have a poster that describes their presentation. (Check out guidelines for Poster Sessions)
CIT will accept recorded abstracts in a naturally occurring sign language (ASL, Auslan, BSL, JSL, etc) or written electronic abstracts.
Video Abstracts: 1-2 minutes
English Abstracts: up to 500 words
A 1-2 minute abstract in a naturally occurring sign language must be included with proceedings submission. This will be shared with conference participants. The abstract must be done in a naturally occurring language
Every presenter is required to submit a paper for the Proceedings.
Amended Proceedings Timeline (February 28, 2018)
June 15, 2018: 1st Draft of paper for the Proceedings Due. If the initial proceedings draft is not submitted by the deadline, proposal will be removed from the schedule and replaced by waitlisted submissions
Aug 1st, 2018: Returned Draft w/ Feedback
Sept 15, 2018: Final Proceedings Paper, Conference PowerPoint Due proceedings along with the signed abstract on a cloud drive.
Note: if your proposal is for a panel discussion or for research in progress, the proceedings editorial team is developing guidelines that will allow for “in-progress” submissions on June 15, 2018 to be updated by September 15, 2018. These proceedings submissions can be finalized after the conference and must be completed no later than January 15, 2019.
Oct 31-Nov 3: CIT CONFERENCE
ACCEPTANCE: Notifications will be made by Monday, April 23, 2018, and selected speakers must confirm by Monday, April 30, 2018. All accepted presenters are expected to submit a paper (ASL or English) for the proceedings and Power Point will be due by September 15, 2018.