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. Poster sessions will be limited to a half-hour presentation. (Requirements for poster sessions are described below)
CIT will accept ASL recorded abstracts or written electronic abstracts. Please click here to submit your proposal.
DEADLINE: Abstracts must be postmarked by Monday, March 5th, 2018, 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time. No exceptions.
ACCEPTANCE: Notifications will be made by Monday, April 9, 2018, and selected speakers must confirm by Monday, April 16, 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.