Friday, April 17th

8:00a–7:30p – Registration

8:00a-7:00p – Sponsor Table Visits

10:00a-4:30p – MJP ASL Poetry and Storytelling Competition Final

10:00a – 12:00p – MJP Competition Finals (.2 CEU)
2:30p – 4:30p – Panel Discussion (.25 CEU)

4:30p-6:45p – Break

Dinner (on your own)

7:00p-9:30p – Fundraising Event: ASL Curriculum Project (.2 CEU)


Saturday, April 18th

7:15a–7:30p – Registration

9:00a-5:30p – Sponsor Table Visits

8:30a-12:00p – Main Session (.3 CEU)

Marvin Miller: Deafhood: Liberation, Healing, and the Sign Language Interpreter
Joseph Hill: 
Sign Language Interpreters: Practicing with a Socially Conscious Approach
Amy Williamson:
Deaf Parented Interpreters: A Challenge to the Status Quo in Interpreter Education 
Sharon Neumann Solow: Genuine Confidence: Why Can’t it be All About Me?

12:00p-1:30p – Break

Lunch (on your own)

1:30p-3:00p | 3:30p-5:00p – Concurrent Sessions (.15 CEU/session)

Marvin Miller: Deafhood and Interpreting: Uncovering Our Unexamined Consciousness
Joseph Hill: 
How Sign Language Interpreters Use a Socially Conscious Approach to Culturally Diverse Interactions
Amy Williamson: Different Doors, Same Stage: How do Sign Language Interpreters Achieve Professional Status? 
Sharon Neumann Solow: Building Genuine Confidence: Stepping Stones to a More Comfortable Interpretation Experience

7:00p-9:00p – ChangeMaker (.2 CEU)

Increasing the Value of Deaf-Interpreter Community Solutions: An Appreciative Inquiry Process

Facilitated by Anna Witter-Merithew and Kellie Stewart

Sunday, April 19th

7:15a–2:00p – Registration

8:00a-5:30p – Sponsor Table Visits

8:45a-12:00p – Main Session (.3 CEU)

Patrick Graybill: Implicit & Explicit Meaning: Implications for Sign Language Interpreters
Mindy Hopper:
Incidental Learning With Deaf Students: Is There a Role for Sign Language Interpreters? 
Wing Butler:
Status Transactions: The “It” Factor in Sign Language Interpreting
Leslie Greer: 
Competency Gap: Avoiding Casualties in the Field of Sign Language Interpreting

12:00p-1:30p – Break

Lunch (on your own)

1:30p-3:00p | 3:30p-5:00p – Concurrent Sessions (.15 CEU/session)

Patrick Graybill: Semantic Tools for Sign Language Interpreters
Mindy Hopper:
Deaf Students Positioned as Relegated Bystanders: Implications for the Field of Sign Language Interpreting
Wing Butler: 
Sign Language Interpreters: Exercising Status Agility to Achieve Social Balance
Leslie Greer: 
Open Source Models: Curriculum that Fills the Gap in Sign Language Interpreter Education

* Attendees can earn up to 2.0 Professional & General Studies CEUs at the Little/None & Some Content Knowledge levels.

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