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

Open through August 27

$200 for all registration types

 

Regular Registration

August 28-September 17

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

 

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

 

LINK: Printable Registration Form – Coming Soon

LINK: Online Registration Platform – Coming Soon

 

Showcase Your Business & Support the Missouri Interpreters Conference

Is your business or organization seeking an opportunity to connect to Missouri’s Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and interpreting communities?

If yes, the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing would like to invite you to become a valued sponsor for the annual Missouri Interpreters Conference. We are a state agency committed to serving 600,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Missourians.

The conference will take place October 1-3, 2021, at the Margaritaville Lake Resort at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. This is an important event for Missouri sign language Interpreters to learn new techniques, sharpen their skills, and earn CEUs to better serve Missouri’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens.

This conference is a favorable time to feature your products and services. The hundreds of interpreters attending the conference are important ambassadors for your organization to their clients. The conference provides you an excellent opportunity to advertise.

We are excited to publicize your organization at our conference in a variety of ways:

  • Listing in our program book
  • Showcasing your products and services in an exhibit booth
  • Supplying items for attendee bag stuffers
  • Being the feature sponsor of our keynote speaker, banquet, entertainment, or breakfast/lunch
  • Hoisting a banner at our registration booth
  • Many other benefits!

Please review the attached levels of sponsorship and benefits, fill out our sponsorship form, and return via email to mcdhh@mcdhh.mo.gov by August 27, 2021. You may also call our office at (573) 526-5205 if you have any questions about the conference or sponsorship opportunities.

Most importantly, thank you for your consideration in helping us provide this important annual event. We look forward to working with you!

LINK: Partnership Form

LINK: Sponsorship Packages

Exhibit Booth Specifications

Exhibiting hours will be from 3-10 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Setup on Friday will be from 1-3 p.m. and take-down on Saturday will be from 5-6 p.m. Exhibit booths start at $90 and include a 6’ skirted table, booth signage, 2 chairs, 1 wastebasket, and listing in the program book. See application for additional options and pricing. Exhibiting hours are subject to change in the weeks leading up to the conference as we continue to make changes to our event schedule.

Program Book Advertising Specifications

*sizes are listed in inches as width x height

Business Card – 3.5 x 2 – $25

1/4 Page – 3.75 x 4 – $50

1/2 Page – 7.5 x 4 – $100

Full Page – 7.5 x 8 – $150

Interior Front Cover or Interior Back Cover – 7.5 x 8 – $200

Outer Back Cover – 7.5 x 8 – $400

Bag Stuffers

FREE this year: Your promotional item or brochure will be included in the conference bags, which are distributed to all pre-registered participants of the Missouri Interpreters Conference. Mail 300 of each item you wish to include to the MCDHH Office by September 24. MCDHH cannot guarantee that items received after September 24 will be included in the bags. MCDHH retains the right to refuse items that it deems unsuitable for the conference.

Interpret At The Conference

MCDHH is now accepting applications for the interpreting team at the 2021 Missouri Interpreters Conference. Any individual providing interpreting services at this event must hold current certification in one or more of the following: BEI Master or Advanced; MICS Master or Advanced; NAD Certified (Level 4 or 5); RID Certified (CI/CT or CSC); NIC/NIC Advanced/NIC Master; CDI

Individuals from outside of Missouri holding one of these certifications may be eligible to interpret in Missouri without a state interpreter license when temporarily in the state for the purpose of the Interpreters Conference. All scheduled interpreters must attend a brief meeting at the beginning of the conference; the time and location will be sent with your interpreting team acceptance. As interpreting team members are expected to be available for the majority of the conference, they will NOT be eligible to earn CEUs.

Interpreting team members will be paid $45/hour for sessions worked; assignments involving tactile interpreting will earn an extra $10/hour. Meals and hotel rooms in proximity to interpreting assignments will be covered by MCDHH. Specific compensation details will be included with your scheduling information. All interpreting team members are expected to be comfortable with English to ASL AND ASL to English interpreting.

Direct questions to (573) 526-5205 or conferenceinterpreters@mcdhh.mo.gov. Submit applications no later than September 6 to:

Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3216 Emerald Lane, Suite B
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Email: conferenceinterpreters@mcdhh.mo.gov

LINK: Conference Interpreting Team Application

 

Opportunities for Students

Student Pre-Conference

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

Join leaders in the interpreting field for an introduction to the real world of interpreting and strategies for BEI testing on Friday. This free workshop is designed to provide resources, information, and skill building for student interpreters. This interactive session will cover topics such as BEI testing, billing and invoicing, team interpreting, ethical decision making, and the difference between transliterating and ASL interpreting. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from these interpreters who share a passion for teaching and a commitment to students.

Apply to be a Student Representative

Current students of an interpreter training program (ITP) have the opportunity to apply to assist with running the Missouri Interpreters Conference. In exchange for their support, student reps receive complimentary conference registration, experience to add to their resume, networking opportunities with seasoned sign language interpreters, business owners, and community leaders.

LINK: Student Rep Application

 

Take the TEP at Conference

Keep an eye out for application information to take the BEI Test of English Proficiency at the Interpreters Conference! Limited spots will be available; pre-registration is required.