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South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID)
                         50th Annual Conference

March 1st and 2nd, 2019

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Register HERE

Registration opens on Black Friday (November 23rd, 2018)

Announcement below in American Sign Language (ASL) and subtitled in English:

Conference Presenters

Howard Rosenblum

Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Howard A. Rosenblum started as the Chief Executive Officer of the NAD in April 2011 and also serves as an ex officio member of the NAD Board of Directors. He comes to the NAD after 22 years as a lawyer, focusing his practice on disability rights and special education law. For 9 years, he was a Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality, the Protection & Advocacy entity for Illinois. The previous ten years, he worked as an associate at Monahan & Cohen, and briefly as a legal counsel at Access Living, the center for independent living in Chicago. In 1997, he founded the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, and served as Board Chair until 2011. In 2010 and again in 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Rosenblum to serve on the United States Access Board. Mr. Rosenblum has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. Born and raised in Chicago, Rosenblum is a diehard fan of Chicago sports teams. He also enjoys traveling the world to meet deaf people in other countries and learning their sign languages.

Phyllis Rogers

Mentoring Program Lead at Gallaudet Interpreting Service 

Phyllis Rogers holds a BA from Marquette University and an MA from Gallaudet University. She holds a CSC, NIC-Master, and SC:L certifications from RID and has been professionally interpreting since 1978. She has been employed as an Interpreter III/Mentoring Program Lead at Gallaudet Interpreting Service and currently serves as the Transitional Director of GIS.  Her specialty areas of interpreting include social work, legal, mental health, international, and educational. She enjoys interpreting in business, conference and educational settings. Phyllis provides ASL to English transcription services for video productions and research projects. She is past president of the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Phyllis conducts diagnostic skills assessments and has presented workshops and training seminars on topics related to mentoring, self-assessment, transcription, preparation strategies and skill building. She has designed a mentoring curriculum: Results! Mentoring, and she has been privileged to provide direct mentoring to more than 60 interpreters. Phyllis authored "Sign Language Interpretation in Testing Environments", in Assessing Deaf Adults, Critical Issues in Testing and Evaluation, Mounty and Martin, ed. 2005 and "Application of NCIEC Best/Promising Practice Recommendations to Mentoring Program Evaluation", in Mentorship in Sign Language Interpreting, Winston and Lee, ed. 2013.

Conference Venue

Spartanburg Community College

Health Sciences Building

107 Community College Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29303


Guests will have a discounted rate of $109/night 

Book your room using at the link below or by phone 1-877-666-3243 requesting the SCRID rate

Holiday Inn Express and Suites - I-26 and US 29 at Westgate Mall

895 Spartan Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Holiday Inn and Suites Link

Conference Schedule

Friday March 1 

4:00pm - 6:00pm

GIS Results! Mentoring 101: An overview of the mentoring process. Day 2  Tools and techniques for effective mentoring (0.2 CEU)

6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Deaf-Interpreter Relationship & the CPC (Part 1) (0.2 CEU)

Saturday, March 2



9:00am - 12:00pm

GIS Results! Mentoring 101: Tools and techniques for effective mentoring (0.3 CEU)

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch/Business Meeting

2:00pm -5:00pm

Deaf-Interpreter Relationship & the CPC (Part 2) (0.3 CEU)

5:15 Closing remarks

Conference concludes

1.0 CEUs available

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be available in full upon request until January 31, 2019. After which, refunds requests will be considered for approval by the Board of Directors.

Language Policy:

SC RID Conferences are conducted using only American Sign Language. Attendees must adhere to the conference language policy at all times.

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