The Conference of Interpreter Trainers
2014 Biennial Conference
Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future
Reserve the date!
DATE CHANGE: October 29-November 1, 2014
The Conference will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Portland from October 29-November 1, 2014.
The address is: 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232.
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Your Preliminary Preparation: Call for Proposals
The Conference will be centered on the theme, Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future. More information will be coming, but this is for your consideration in thinking about proposal ideas.
Proposals: Workshop/Poster Presenters will submit papers or signed videos of their abstracts focusing on the theme, which reflects the holistic approach of Interpreter Education, and the development of well-rounded interpreters. We will revisit our roots, communities, cultures that play a significant role in our teaching, research, training and mentoring. Submissions are encouraged to consider the following thematic components of Interpreter Education: The Elements; The Essentials; The Environment; The Energy; The Emotion.
Elements: What makes Interpreter Education effective? Does the program or instruction provide a well-rounded education for interpreters or students? Are students equipped to work with large, diverse Deaf communities as well as with other communities?
Essentials: What basic and effective fundamentals are considered in preparing interpreters for the field? What tools need to be strengthened? added? deleted?
Environment: How are we including research, training and mentoring into our work? What factors do we need to consider when making changes. For example, technology’s impact on our field; how do we keep it effective?
Energy: Are we providing holistic, health and wellness education to interpreters, students and professionals? These include: maintaining good health and care for body, and achieving wellness (positive state of mind, connection and purpose.)
Emotion: How are we preparing interpreters and interpreting students to work with people from all walks of life? Do students have the understanding and tools to interact and work with people’s emotions, and cultural interpersonal relations and more?