Calling all Interpreters and Transliterators of Color (ITOC)!

We are looking for new and thought-provoking presentations for the 2019 RID National Conference in Providence, RI, Sunday, July 7th to Thursday, July 11th.

As a member section, we have the honor of filling a number of allotted presentation times for RID during this conference.  This idea of having member sections choose from their membership allows us to highlight and showcase the wisdom, skills, and talents of ITOC.

All presentations considered by ITOC should promote a greater understanding and awareness of the value of Interpreters of Culture, as well as, highlight the skills, talents, and dedication that interpreters of Culture continue to offer to the interpreting profession.

Here is the link to the schedule:



Compensation 1 Block 2 Blocks 3 Blocks 4 Blocks 5 Blocks
Honorarium per teaching block – $100 100 200 300 400 500
Registration Discount per block – $100 -100 -200 -300 -400 FULL WAIVE
Travel Reimbursement Up to – $200 max 200 200 200 200 200
Hotel Accommodations – AM Workshops (Double Occupancy, if 1 person means 1/2 cost of room) Night Before Night Before Night Before Night Before
Hotel Accommodations – PM Workshops (Double Occupancy, if 1 person means 1/2 cost of room) Night Of Night Of Night Of Night Of
Hotel Accommodations – 5 Block Track Day (Double Occupancy, if 1 person means 1/2 cost of room) Night Before & Of

Presenters would receive these benefits:

  • $100 compensation per teaching block (each block is 1 hour)
  • $100 off registration for each block they teach – if they teach 5 blocks, registration is waived
  • Up to $200 travel reimbursement
  • Hotel room – if workshop is in the morning, then the previous night’s stay is covered.  If the workshop is in the afternoon, then that evening’s hotel stay is covered. If the workshop is all day (5 blocks) then both are covered.  Hotel rooms are double occupancy, so actual reimbursement would be half the cost of the hotel room.

Please keep in mind that while you may have a preference in the day and timeslot in which you would like to present, the RID conference planning committee will be responsible for choosing when your presentation is scheduled (i.e. what day and time), as well as, collecting information from presenters for ceu purposes, and arranging payment along with reimbursement of travel and registration fees.

To see general FAQ’s about the conference from RID visit:

You’re interested! Great! Now what? We ask that you use this google form to submit your presentation   Deadline for submission is Monday, March 4, 2019.

Should you have questions, feel free to email me at

Submitted by: LaTanya Jones, Region I Representative
Yakata Nichols, BS, NIC, Medical & Mental Health Endorsed by MI DODDBHH
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