Coming Together. Leading Together. SCRID 2018 Conference!

  • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • 1575 Fording Island Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926


  • This rate is ONLY available on Black Friday!
  • This rate is ONLY available on Black Friday!
  • This rate is ONLY available on black Friday!

2018 conference will be held on the following dates:

-Friday, February 23rd
-Saturday, February 24th

2018 Conference will be held at the Hilton Head Garden Inn in Hilton Head South Carolina! Reservations can be made at our special rate via the link below.


Featuring Presenters: Joshua Pennise and Carla Shird!

Keep in Mind: You MUST attend the entire workshop to be eligible to collect CEUs for that session.

These workshops carry Professional Studies CEUs and are offered at the Some Knowledge level.

Language Policy: This is an ASL only conference. Please sign at all times.

Cancellations Policy: 50% refund until February 9th. After February 9th, no refund will be given.

Registration and payment arrangements are the pervue of the South Carolina RID.

***Early registration ends on January 31st at midnight. Starting February registration cost for conference will increase***

***Registration includes attendance to workshops from 4:00pm on Friday and all day Saturday. ***

Registration Costs:

Black Friday Special Rate

Members: $100.00
Non-Members: $125.00
Students: $75.00

Early Registration (November 25th until January 1st at midnight)

Members: $150.00
Non-Members: $200.00
Students: $100.00

Regular Registration (January 2nd until February 9th)

Members: $200.00
Non-Members: $250.00
Students: $125.00

Late Registration (February 10th until the day of Conference)

Members: $250.00
Non-Members: $300.00
Students: $150.00

Joshua Pennise: 

Secretary of the RID Board of Directors, is a native of Virginia coast but calls New York City home.  He learned ASL from Deaf friends as a teen and interpreting through mentoring and generous professionals in the field.  At eighteen, he passed the RID CI exam, latter adding the CT and NIC Advanced.  Josh interpreted while attending college at Old Dominion University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in human communication and a master’s degree in applied linguistics with an emphasis on sociolinguistics.  During his graduate career, he focused on collecting and examining language samples of Deaf people using ASL who have intellectual disabilities.  Josh has been involved in interpreting leadership since 1999.  Since 2006, Josh has worked in management for Sorenson Communications in local, regional and national positions.  He supplements this work with conference and freelance interpreting as well as teaching workshops around the United States.  When not working, Josh enjoys traveling the country (47 states and counting), the world (only 16 countries so far), and hugging and squeezing his two nieces and two nephews. 

Carla Shird: 

Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and member of the RID Diversity Council.  She obtained her BS degree from Howard University in psychology and her MA degree in mental health counseling from Gallaudet University.  She was a non-certified interpreter and support service provider (SSP) for 15+ years, received 30+ hours of specialized mentoring, and has been a CDI since 2013.  Carla interprets in business, community, religious, and educational settings, with more than fifteen years interpreting experience in mental health settings. 

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