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South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Annual Conference 2024

February 2nd and 3rd

Health & Sciences Building, 850 Brisack Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29303

SC RID Conference 2024 will be hosted at Spartanburg Community College.

Join us Friday and Saturday for workshops featuring LaToya Childs and Shonna Magee!

This is a Hybrid Conference with the option to join via Zoom. 

During Lunch on Saturday, we will have our  SC RID Business Meeting. All are welcome to attend. Voting Members can vote on Bylaws amendments and Board members for the 2024-2026 term.

We will have vendor booths and opportunities for networking and socializing.

Lunch and Dinner on Saturday will be provided. 

Be sure to visit our sponsors' booths at the Conference! 


Click here to register for Friday

Click here to register for Saturday

Conference Presenters

LaToya Childs

LaToya Childs, CI has been working in this field for over 20 years as a nationally certified interpreter and is currently a full-time freelance interpreter and interpreter educator. LaToya has worked in a variety of settings, including VRS/VRI, Education, and Medical. She has a Master's Degree from Western Governor's University in Instructional Design, as well as Management and Leadership. She has studied mentoring strategies and frameworks for ten years, and she completed the Master Mentor Program at Troy University. She is currently the President of the National Alliance of Black Interpreters - Atlanta Chapter. LaToya’s passion is mentoring and education of aspiring interpreters. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

Shonna Magee

Shonna Magee (MRC, NIC: Master, CI, CT, OTC, CoreCHI, CWIP) has over 26 years of experience interpreting, presenting, providing interpreter diagnostics, and mentoring. She specializes in emergency management, vocational rehabilitation, VRI, and medical interpreting.  She has served as a professor of interpreting and ASL at Daytona State College and a professor of ASL at Pensacola State College.  She received her Bachelor's in interpreting from the University of Cincinnati and her Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina where she was the Statewide Coordinator of Deaf Services for the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department. She is currently the Director of Operations at SIGNature Access Solutions LLC and SIGNature CEUs LLC.

Hotel Information

The Four Points Sheraton Hotel is 1.5 miles from the Conference and serves free breakfast.

The Conference room rate expired Jan. 6th, but rooms at the regular rate may still be available.

Click here to reserve your hotel room.

Conference Schedule

Friday's workshop is open to all. On Saturday, there are two tracks. The BLUE Track with LaToya Childs includes two 3-hour workshops that will focus on voicing and mentoring.

The GREEN Track with Shonna Magee includes one 6-hour workshop split into two parts. This workshop will focus on ethical practices. For those taking the GREEN Track, Friday's workshop is a required prerequisite. If you cannot attend on Friday, this workshop will be available virtually.  

Our closing workshop with LaToya Childs is open to all and will focus on creating a plan for your professional development.

You have the opportunity to earn up to 1.05 CEUs at this year's Conference! 

Friday, February 2nd

5:00 - 6:00 pm 

Registration, Vendor exhibits, and Networking

(Vendors may begin setting up at 4:30 pm)

6:00-9:00 pm 

"Disability, Civil Rights, & Other Laws for Interpreters" Workshop presented by Shonna Magee, 0.3 PS CEUs

"Extra Credit" 0.1 PS CEU Available for Participants (read more below!)

Please note that this workshop is open to all. It is a pre-requisite for those who wish to attend the Green track on Saturday. 

Pop Quiz! Name three disability/civil rights laws that support Deaf consumers and two federal laws that affect the interpreting profession. Go ahead, I'll wait...

If you can't list those laws off the top of your head right now, you will be able to after this workshop! During this workshop, Shonna will hit the highlights of several laws that apply to the daily work of interpreters, such as the ADA and IDEA. You will then discuss different situations that can (and do) come up in the field, and practice applying these laws to those situations. Whether you are a working interpreter or working towards being an interpreter, you will come out of this workshop feeling more confident about your knowledge of disability and civil rights laws, and other laws that have a direct impact on interpreters. More importantly, you will feel more confident about your ability to apply your knowledge in the field.

Extra Credit! If you write out by hand the CPC (verbatim) and summarize each tenant briefly in your own words by the time of the workshop, you can earn an extra 0.1 CEUs! After you register for this workshop, you will receive more information on this. 

**Update on Extra Credit: We learned that we cannot offer CEUs for prework. Instead, Shonna Magee has generously offered to give all conference participants a QR code for a free HIPAA webinar worth .2 CEUs.**

Saturday February 3rd 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration, Vendor exhibits and Networking

9:00 - 12:00

BLUE Workshop 1A: "Mentoring-A BIPOC Perspective" presented by LaToya Childs (0.3 PPO CEUs)

This workshop will use the analogy of interpreting being a journey for the mentee and mentor and we will discuss what both parties need to “pack” to make it successfully to their destination. Discussions of working with BIPOC mentees and mentors will also include strategies for implementation for successful experiences and how to minimize racial disparities during the mentoring sessions.

9:00 - 12:00

GREEN Workshop 1B: "Ethics of Interpreting Part I" presented by Shonna Magee (0.3 PS CEUs)*

Ethics are the foundation of the interpreting profession since we are in a position of trust. In order to function as an ethical interpreter and to be able to make ethical decisions, interpreters must have intimate knowledge of the tenets (and sub-tenets) of the CPC. This workshop will discuss, in depth, each tenet of the CPC and practice applying tenets to scenarios. 

*If you register for the GREEN Track, please be sure you also register for the Laws Workshop on Friday evening since it is a prerequisite. 

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch provided by SC RID 

SC RID Business Meeting

All are welcome to attend. Voting Members can vote on Bylaws amendments and Board members for the 2024-2026 term.

2:00 - 5:00

BLUE Workshop 2A: "If Words Were Money, You Could Be a Millionaire" presented by LaToya Childs (0.3 PS CEUs)

This workshop on interpreting from ASL to English will focus on more advanced interpreting skills.  We’ll look beyond the signs for the meaning, focusing on how “hearing people” say the equivalent message in English. There will be hands-on practice, so you will need headphones and a way to watch a video and record yourself, such as a laptop or tablet in addition to your phone. 

2:00 - 5:00

GREEN Workshop 2B: "Ethics of Interpreting Part II" presented by Shonna Magee (0.3 PS CEUs)

This is a continuation of the workshop described above. In order to receive CEUs, participants must attend both Part I and Part II of the Ethics of Interpreting. This is a 6 hour workshop that is split into two sessions due to time considerations.

5:00 - 6:00

Dinner provided by SC RID

6:30 - 8:30

Workshop 3: "Plan For Success" presented by LaToya Childs (0.15 PS CEUs)

This workshop will discuss deliberate practice. Participants will develop their SMART goals to improve their interpreting skills, which will culminate in the creation of your own individualized professional development plan!



Click here to register for Friday

Click here to register for Saturday

Conference Policies

By registering for the 2024 Annual Conference, you agree to having read the following:

Language Policy:

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

Payment Policy:

Payment is due at the time of registration. If your place of employment intends to pay on your behalf, please reach out to the SC RID Treasurer at sc.rid.treas@gmail.com. A private payment link can be sent to your institution for online payment and the Treasurer can assist in completing the registration process.


Please email sc.rid.sec@gmail.com by January 5th to request accommodations.

Sponsorship Information

Thank you to our Sponsors!




Click here if you would like to be a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are available to agencies, organizations, and other parties that would like to be featured and included in SC RID Conference 2024. Please email the completed form to sc.rid.treas@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!


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