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2015 WSRID Annual Conference

  • 08 Oct 2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • 11 Oct 2015
  • 3:30 PM
  • Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036


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Full conference flier is now available!

Workshop Topics:
  • Legal
  • Lingusitics
  • Deafhood & Deaf/Hearing Teams
  • K-12/EIPA
  • Licensure

Schedule at a Glance:

  • Registration opens Thursday at 1pm, with workshops starting at 3:30pm
  • Keynote Thursday night
  • Workshops all day Friday
  • Peter Cook Entertainment Friday evening *Important* Registration for the evening entertainment is separate from conference registration!
  • Workshops all day Saturday & WSRID Business Meeting part 1
  • Business Meeting part 2 & workshops on Sunday ending at 3:30pm
  • 2.2 CEUs will be available for attending all workshops and Keynote
Full schedule:
  • Thursday 3:30pm - 6:30pm
    • Carla Mathers: "Legal Interpreting Lite – An Introduction"
    • Jan Humphrey: “Interpreting for Deaf Witnesses”
    • Katie Roberts: "Verbing ASL"
  • Thursday 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    • Trudy Suggs Keynote: “From Deaf Disempowerment to True Allies”
  • Friday 9:00am - 11:00am
    • Carla Mathers: "The Path to Specialization: The SC: L -- Day 1 part 1"
    • Laurie Reinhardt: “Deaf – Hearing Teams: Navigating Trust in Shared Space”
    • Crom Saunders: “Bill Nye Who?”
  • Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Carla Mathers: "The Path to Specialization: The SC: L -- Day 1 part 2"
    • Peter Cook: "Narrator & Character in Storytelling"
    • Trudy Suggs: "Think of a Word Quick!"
  • Friday 4:15pm - 6:15pm
    • April McArthur: "Educational Interpreters: How to be an Ally"
    • Trudy Suggs: "Deaf Disempowerment to True Allies"
    • Jan Humphrey: "Mediation & Arbitration"
  • Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am
    • Carla Mathers: "The Path to Specialization: The SC: L -- Day 2 part 1"
    • Mr. Shineyhead: "ASL Expansion"
    • Butch Zein: "Deafhood & Allies part 1"
    • WSDS/CDHL: "EIPA -- WA State Standards"
  • Saturday 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    • Carla Mathers: "The Path to Specialization: The SC: L -- Day 2 part 2"
    • Crom Saunders: "Can You See What I Saw?"
    • Butch Zein: "Deafhood & Allies part 2"
    • Paul Bert: "Science"
  • Saturday 4:45pm - 6:45pm
    • Allie Joiner/ODHH/AOC: "WA State Legislative History"
    • Mr. Shineyhead: "ASL Colloquialisms"
    • Butch Zein: "Deafhood & Allies part 3"
  • Sunday 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    • Rick Minnich: "Polygraphing"
    • Mr. Shineyhead: "Communication in the Technical World"
    • Alonna Watson: "Message Equivalency"

Registration Fees:
There is a full conference rate, as well as single day rates!
Registration dates:
Early:  Before September 1st
Regular: September 1st - September 27th
Onsite: October 4th - October 11th

Members: Certified, Associate, Other Affiliate Chapter, WSAD members (membership will be verified for OAC and WSAD members prior to registration)
Student: Student members
Nonmember: Supporting, Organizational, Newsletter Only, anyone else

                                    (Member / Student / Nonmember):
Early Full Conference:             $250   /  $165    /  $335
Regular Full Conference:         $300   /  $200   /   $400
Onsite Full Conference:           $350  /   $235   /   $465
Regular Thursday or Sunday:  $55    /   $35     /   $65 
Regular Friday or Saturday:    $125  /   $85      /   $170 
Onsite Thursday or Sunday:    $70    /   $50     /   $80 
Onsite Friday or Saturday:      $150  /   $100   /   $200

Language Policy:
The 2015 WSRID Conference is an "all-signing, all the time" environment, to create a Deaf-friendly environment. Please respect this policy while you are attending all conference events, including workshops, entertainment events, and in the concourse of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

CEU Policy:
CEUs are pending approval by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University,
an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.  In order to receive CEUs for a workshop, you must attend the entirety of the workshop.

The Keynote presentation on Thursday evening is available to any registered Conference attendee, regardless of which day(s) you have paid for.


Thank you so much to our generous sponsors!  This conference would not have been possible without their donations!

Dynamic Language Center http://www.dynamiclanguage.com/


HSDC http://www.hsdc.org/

H&H http://www.handhpublishingonline.com/

ODHH https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/office-deaf-and-hard-hearing

Purple Communications http://www.purple.us/

Sorenson http://www.sorenson.com/

Refund Policy:

  • All refund requests must be emailed to 2015wsridconference@gmail.com.
  • Refund requests prior to September 8th will receive a 100% refund.
  • Refund requests prior to October 1st will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refund requests will be available October 1st or later.

WSRID does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, political ideology, military or veteran status, parental status, or breastfeeding in a public place. This applies to all activities of the organization, including-but not limited to: employment, elections, meetings, workshops, and conferences. WSRID Officers, Board members, and committee Chairpersons shall be aware of this policy and uphold it at all times, in accordance with state and local law.

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