Register now for the 26th Annual Missouri Interpreters Conference!

This year’s conference will feature:

Keynote Presentation by Brandon Arthur

Join us Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation from the founder of Street Leverage on navigating the evolving field of interpreting.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Empowerment Symposium

On October 12, Corey Axelrod will present workshops on addressing social incusion challenges within the Deaf Community and making systematic changes through legislative advocacy. These workshops are free and open to the public; registration for the Interpreters Conference is required to earn CEUs.

Saturday Night Entertainment

Alan Abarbanell, affectionately known as Abababa, will be making a stop at the Missouri Interpreters Conference during the farewell year of “The Abababa Road Tour.” A proud CODA, experienced sign language interpreter, and seasoned performer, Abababa is sure to please the crowd with his one-man tribute to his Deaf heritage and family. Abababa’s performance will follow the Saturday Night Banquet.

Friday Student Session

Join veteran interpreters Kathleen Alexander, Eric Driskill, and Stephanie Winslow for an introduction to the real world of interpreting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday. This free workshop is designed to provide resources, information, and skill building for student interpreters and those who have recently joined the profession. This interactive session will cover 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 new interpreters.

Take the TEP

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.

Check back for a detailed workshop schedule