Changes to Conference Schedule – 9/24/21

Since learning last week that our keynote presenter and entertainer was not available to attend conference, we have brought some new and exciting additions to our schedule! Our keynote will be presented by Dr. Ron Lybarger, and our Saturday entertainer will be Edison Lopez, Jr.


Ron Lybarger, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Lybarger holds degrees in sign language interpreting, addiction studies, and counseling psychology. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in the psychological, physiological, and emotional (human) aspects of sign language interpreting. In his role as an employee assistance provider to video relay companies, he has processed/debriefed with hundreds of interpreters who have been directly impacted by something they have experienced while interpreting.

Click here to see the updated schedule and read descriptions for our 2021 workshops.

Take the TEP at Conference

Click here for the checklist with more information.

COVID-19 Precautions

As the 2021 Missouri Interpreters Conference will be an in-person event, MCDHH is continuing to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and make decisions for our conference to protect the safety of our attendees and the communities they serve. COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change as more information is made available. At this time, MCDHH plans to provide all conference attendees two clear masks and a bottle of hand sanitizer. MCDHH encourages conference attendees to wear these masks or another mask of their choice, but attendees will not be required to do so. MCDHH is in the process of working with the hotel on socially distanced setup options for our workshops and dining spaces, and will select layouts that are the best fit for personal safety and visual language environments.

Register for the Missouri Interpreters Conference

The 2021 Missouri Interpreters Conference will be held October 1-3, 2021 at the Margaritaville Lake Resort in Lake Ozark, Missouri. This year’s theme is “Building Resiliency Together.”


Early Bird Registration

Closed September 8

$200 for all registration types


Regular Registration

EXTENDED: September 9-20

$225 for Interpreter/CEU Earning Rate; $200 for CDI & Student Rate

No refunds available after this date


On-Site Registration – At The Door Only

On-Site Registration does NOT include meal tickets and does not guarantee a conference tote bag

$250 for all registration types


Please make requests for special accommodations (such as tactile interpreting) by Friday, September 10, 2021.


LINK: Printable Registration Form – also use this form to purchase individual banquet tickets by September 20 if you are not planning to attend the entire conference

LINK: Online Registration Platform


Reserve Your Room at Margaritaville Lake Resort

Visit the hotel’s website here to make your reservation, and use the code “DEAF” to get the conference’s block rate.


Student Conference

Once again, there will be pre-conference workshops available to current students and pre-certified interpreters on Friday (sorry, no certified interpreters will be admitted to this event).

This free workshop is designed to provide resources, information, and skill building for student and pre-certified interpreters. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from these interpreters who share a passion for teaching and a commitment to students.

Friday, October 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

There is no cost or registration fee to attend, but please RSVP to Jessica Kallenbach at or Eric Driskill at

Bring a lunch with you & participate in a working lunch Q&A session with Eric Driskill, Lauri Metcalf, and Kim Hunt

Morning Session: Sight Translation with Kim Hunt

Afternoon Session: Deliberate Practice with Lauri Metcalf