The National Alliance of Black Interpreters in D.C. (NAOBI DC) will be offering a religious ASL interpreting professional development conference from November 8-9, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Called “Preaching to the Choir!”
The conference will host anywhere from 150-200 registrants from all over the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area. Religious entities and organizations of all kinds will convene on the campus of Gallaudet, November 8th and 9th.
The conference will offer a plethora of workshops to four distinct target audiences:
1. Advanced Interpreters
2. Novice Interpreters
3. Deaf Congregants
4. Religious Leaders
Among the presenters are nationally renown and published leaders in the field, NAD (teaching an ADA workshop), and GURIEC (teaching ‘Discover Interpreting’ for Novice Interpreters). With all workshops occurring on Saturday, November 9, 2013, each workshop is scheduled for two hours. Any participant will be able to register for up to four workshops, and receive up to .8 CEU’s. Friday night’s kickoff ceremony is free to all, and will include a social extravaganza immediately afterwards. Full registration includes: Friday night’s opening ceremony, Saturday’s workshops, a Bazaar (Vendor Fair), and a Saturday evening Showcase featuring the hottest Deaf choirs throughout the DMV!
Below is a video of Billy Sanders, the conference chair, discussing the upcoming conference.
For more information, and to register, click here.