NAOBI-DC ELEVATION CONFERENCE (2017)

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This is a CAN’T MISS Event for ASL Interpreters of ALL Backgrounds, and Deaf Community members!
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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*
*Special Guest Presenter
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* *Special Guest Presenter
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*
*Special Guest Presenter
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*
*Special Guest Presenter
1:15pm – 3:15pm
I Couldn’t Have Said It Better: Learning Voicing Techniques By The Master Nayte Paxton

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1:15pm – 3:15pm
Hands Up! Ready! Sign! Dr. Dominique Evans
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*
*Special Guest Presenter
9:15am – 11:15am Deaf Diaspora: Part One Dr. Gabriel Love
12:00pm – 1:00pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker *For Full Registrants Only*
*Special Guest Presenter
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

OR
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*
*Special Guest Presenter
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*
*Special Guest Presenter
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
SCHOLARLY PANEL DISCUSSION – Serving in the Interpreting & Deaf Ministry: To Be or Not To Be? Panelists: Dr: Sandra Jowers- Barber/ Dr. Corey Haley/Dr. Paula Langford/Dr. Marisha Wright

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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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(Note – Elevation Conference Admission Ticket Is  Not Included In Room Price)

Hampton Inn & Suites

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Hampton Inn & Suites

$16900per night
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The Courtyard By Marriott

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The Courtyard By Marriott

$17900per night
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Fairfield Inn & Suites

$17900per night
  • Amenities Include: Free Wifi, Pool, Fitness Center, Free Breakfast, Courtesy Shuttle,etc. 
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