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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 

Ms. Rogers, MA, CSC, NIC-Master, SC:L,  received a BA in Communication from Marquette University and an MA in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University. She came to Gallaudet Interpreting Service as a staff interpreter in 1990.  In her 'spare" time, she has raised 8 adopted children who come from Brazil, Russia, China, Columbia, and Chile. In  Ms. Rogers has traveled widely, both during the process of international adoption and in support of the interests of her children who competed in ice skating theater, paralympic swimming, paralympic track and field and academic bowl.

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

Mentoring Workshop (0.2 CEU)

6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm - 9:00pm

NAD Workshop (0.2 CEU)

Saturday, March 2



9:00am - 12:00pm

Mentoring Part 2 (0.3 CEU)

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch/Business Meeting

2:00pm -5:00pm

NAD Workshop 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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