NAOBI-DC ELEVATION CONFERENCE (2017)

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The 2017 Elevation Conference was a CAN’T MISS Event for ASL Interpreters of ALL Backgrounds &  Deaf Community members!
Thanks to all who presented, attended and volunteered at this year’s conference.
We hope to see you all again next year!!

Meet The 2017 Elevation Conference Presenters

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View Our 2017 Workshops & Events

Four Customized Tracks : Select the Track That Best Fits Your Skill Level!
Time Workshop Presenter
8:00am – 9:00am Morning Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
David Evans
9:15am – 11:15am Minarets & Mecca & Mosques, Oh My! Interpreting for the World’s 2nd Largest Religion Cheryl Ringel & Mallerie Shirley
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9:15am – 11:15am Mitzvot, Shabbat, L’chaim!: How do I interpret that? Sarah Blattberg
12:00pm– 1:00pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only* Dr. Pamela Furline
1:15pm – 3:15pm Making the English Tangible Windell “Wink” Smith Jr.
3:30pm – 5:30pm Deliberate Practice, How? Windell “Wink” Smith Jr.
Time Workshop Presenter
8:00am – 9:00am Morning Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
David Evans
9:15am – 11:15am Catholic Interpreting with Passion and Purpose Sue Gudenkauf

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9:15am – 11:15am “Stretchercises” for the Working Interpreter Moira Sweeney

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9:15am – 11:15am Metaphysics Dr. Raymont Anderson
12:00pm – 1:00pm Afternoon  Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
Dr. Pamela Furline
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Hands Up! Ready! Sign! Dr. Dominique Evans
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Deliberate Practice, How? Windell “Wink” Smith, Jr.

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3:30pm – 5:30pm Kaleidoscope: Deaf Leaders’ Perspectives on Aaron’s Call to Interpreting Presenter & Moderator: Jeffery Bowden, Panelists:Pastor Bob Rhoads/Minister Billy Butler/Minister Rico Paige
Time Workshop Presenter
8:00am – 9:00am Morning Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
David Evans
9:15am – 11:15am Deaf Diaspora: Part One Dr. Gabriel Love
12:00pm – 1:00pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
Dr. Pamela Furline
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Deaf Diaspora: Part Two Dr. Gabriel Love

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1:15pm – 3:15pm
Deaf Ministry: Do You Know What Is Involved? Fred Beam
3:30pm – 5:30pm
The History of Federal Legislation Concerning Deaf Rights! Betty Siegal

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3:30pm – 5:30pm
Rise and Struggle of Deaf Musicians in the Industry, and How You Can Help Warren “Wawa” Snipe
Time Workshop Presenter
8:00am – 9:00am Morning Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
David Evans
9:15am – 11:15am God and The Americans with Disabilities Act! Caroline Jackson, Esp.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
Dr. Pamela Furline
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Deception: A Survivor’s Story Debbie Myers

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1:15pm – 3:15pm
Preacher and the Interpreting Team Jeffery Bowden
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Intersectionality: A Scholarly Discussion Presenter & Moderator: Dr: Sandra Jowers- Barber, Panelists: Dr. Corey Haley/Dr. Paula Langford/Dr. Risa Shariff

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3:30pm – 5:30pm
Rise and Struggle of Deaf Musicians in the Industry, and How You Can Help Warren “Wawa” Snipe
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