2021 Save the Dates

UTRID has a full year of events planned, mark your calendars!

As we go into a new year, we are planning all workshops for virtual delivery until further notice. We hope to see you there!


9th 9:00a- PD Workshop – Interpreting in a Dynamic Social Landscape; –  Zoom

21st 6:00p-Student Workshop-Building a resilient body; How diet affects interpreting – Zoom


13th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

25th 6:00p- Student Workshop – Building a Resilient Body– Zoom

27th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Cultivating Resilience through Self-care –  Zoom


13th 9:00a- PD Workshop- From Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work  – Zoom


15th 6:00p- Student Workshop – TBA– Zoom


5th – Interpreter Appreciation Day (first Wednesday of May)

15th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom


5th  9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

12th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Ethical Adaptability in VRI Appointments –  TBA

17th 6:00p – Student Workshop- Speed Mentoring Part 3 – TBA


10th- 9:00a Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU–  TBA

17th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom


6th-8th Annual Conference A.R.T. Adaptability, Resilience, and Transformation

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**


9th-12th 1st annual Silent Weekend Better Together–  TBA

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**

25th 9:00a PD Workshop-  UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown–  TBA


9th 11:30a Terp Talk – Transforming the Face of Interpreting–  TBA

14th 6:00p- Student Workshop- Mock Interpreting Practice–  TBA


Date TBA Giving Tree booth @ Deaf Center Bazaar


3rd 6:00p Sub for Santa


**Projected 4.3 CEUs/ 43 CEHs**

pending approval

UTRID Save the Dates 2021 Printable Flyer

UTRID 2020 Sub for Santa | Bring the Holidays Home

Bring the Holidays Home with UTRID

UTRID 2020 Bring the Holidays Home from Webmaster UTRID on Vimeo.


My name is Marc Chance, and I am speaking on behalf of UTRID,  (Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf). Now is again that time of the year, when UTRID hosts an exciting event known as Sub for Santa. This wonderful charity event sponsors families, who have faced unexpected challenges in recent months. Christmas may be a difficult time for some who are experiencing lean times. It is up to us in the community who are capable to make a difference in such people’s lives, and to make Christmas a little more merrier for them.

Some of you who may have participated in this event in that past will recall that we have had a giving tree at the Deaf Bazaar, where people would select items to purchase and donate at our cookie and donation drives. However, the COVID pandemic has compelled us to adapt the events towards a safer alternative for everyone. This event will be entirely virtual.

We are sponsoring two families. We have asked them to create wishlists with three or four items per member of the family. This year, we are having a wishlist on the Amazon Registry, which is open for everyone to view. If you would like to purchase an item on the wishlist, please do so. Purchased items will be sent directly to the families. In order to donate, please visit the link below and take a look at the list.

Alternatively, if you prefer to make a financial contribution, it can be done through PayPal or Venmo. The information for that is below. We rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community like you. If you are able to sponsor this project with a donation, we would be most grateful for your support.

Thank you so much for your generous consideration of our request. We wish you a very happy and a safe Christmas, and to a time when we all can meet again.

AmazonTo send your purchase to the UTRID branch of Santa’s Workshop, please select the “UTRID c/o …” shipping address at check-out. Thank you so much for your generosity. Happy Holidays!

Venmo @UTRID


UTRID Town Hall 9/10/2020

Join the dialog and stay in the know!

You are invited to UTRID’s virtual town hall on Thursday, September 10th at 7 PM. Carolyn Ball will lead an informative discussion regarding the future mission of RID—”A Member Driven Organization OR/AND A Professional Certifying Organization.” Learn more about the transition here on RID’s website and RSVP for live streamed admission below or click the link: RSVP Now

See you Thursday!

Community Webinar | Adapting to a Crisis Environment

ASL Communication, UIP and UTIA present a Free Webinar
Adapting to a Crisis Environment
Presented by:
Carlos Martinez-Morales and Dawn Duran
1.5 UIP CEHs and 0.15 RID CEUs
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time (by time zone):
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CT
2:00 pm – 3:30 ET
Webinar Description:
The logistics of providing interpreting services has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. This workshop will focus on the logistical changes in face to face interpreting focusing specifically on use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as advocating for access to PPE while on site. Additionally, barriers and tips for transitioning to virtual services via remote interpreting will be addressed.
Participants will be able to:
  • Identify various personal protective equipment (PPE) and how it is to be worn.
  • Describe ways to advocate for their needs in obtaining PPE from the provider location.
  • List specific barriers and tips for overcoming those barriers when interpreting remotely.
Target Audience:
Interpreters and translators including both spoken and signed language.
For more information and Instructor bios please contact Dawn Duran at  dawn@ aslcomm.com
For accommodations including ASL interpreters, please contact Dawn Duran, dawn@aslcomm.com .
To cancel your registration, contact Dawn Duran at  dawn@ aslcomm.com
ASL Communication, UTIA and UIP are providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another’s comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the some Content Knowledge Level.
After the webinar submit CEU/CEH requests here.

Interpreter Appreciation 2020


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On Wednesday May 6, UTRID will be participating in the National Interpreter Appreciation Day

This special day of honoring and thanking interpreters for their commitment to the field and to the communities they serve happens annually on the first Wednesday in May.

This year we are excited to announce that from May 6th through Friday May 8th we will be offering 25% off UTRID memberships with the code: Appreciate2020.  (Includes all membership categories.)

Register Now!

To renew your membership, please visit your Membership Summary and click Renew. Don’t forget to enter the code Appreciate2020 for your 25% discount!

As another thank you, we will select 5 members from each of the following membership categories, Certified, Associate, and Student to win prizes. That’s a total of 15 winners!

Winners may receive a 1 year extension of membership, a coupon for a free workshop (up to $45), or a $25 gift card.

Fine Print:

  • No entry is necessary for the drawings; active members will be automatically included.
  • Must be a current UTRID member in good standing at the time of drawing.
  • Winners will be announced after Sunday, May 10th via social media outlets and here on this page.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on file regarding their prizes won.
  • All prizes must be claimed within one year of issuance.
  • All prizes will expire on 6/1/21.
  • Prizes are non-negotiable.
  • 1-year membership prizes will automatically be applied to the following membership year.
  • Gift cards will be e-mailed to the address UTRID has on file. UTRID is not responsible for lost or misdirected gift cards.

Contact webmaster.utrid@gmail.com with any general questions and/or concerns.

2020 Silent Weekend | Sept 25-27, 2020


UTRID Silent weekend 2020

We are very excited to be hosting our first annual UTRID Silent weekend on Sept 25-27, 2020!

wait-list available, not guaranteed

We have a full list of scheduled presenters including our very own Kimm McConnachie, Michelle Draper, Stephanie Belshe, Trenton Marsh, Clay Anderson, David Davenport, Emily Wells-Longshore and Samond Bishara. This Silent weekend will  offer 12 CEHs/1.2 CEUs and the location will be in Heber, Utah (full disclosed address will be issued at a later date). Come and join us for a weekend of skill building, language immersion and camaraderie.

You must be a certified interpreter and a member of UTRID to participate.

Our Early Bird discount will be opening on January 1st-January 31st to claim your spot in the Silent weekend for $160! This includes meals, lodging, workshops, activities, and games (excluding one dinner on your own). To access the Early Bird discount upon check out you will need to enter the code: ‘earlybird’ to apply your discount price. Spots are limited so get your ticket now!!

We look forward to spending the weekend with you, see you there!

If you have any questions contact Sheri Ramirez at silentweekendchair.utrid@gmail.com.

Tickets will go live Jan 1! Purchase your ticket here. You must be logged into your member account (and enter the early bird discount code). Make sure to choose your sleeping arrangement choice and if you have a person you would like to share a bed/room with. After payment is confirmed you will receive your confirmed receipt for admittance.

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Silent weekend is offered for 1.2 CEUs/12 CEHs at some Content Knowledge Level. Please request accommodations through the registration form. There will be no cancellation/refunds upon purchase, upon discretion.

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


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Flier description: UTRID Silent weekend

April 24-26 Early Bird tickets ON SALE NOW until Jan 31st $160, access early bird pricing by entering code: ‘earlybird’ Friday: “Self Care” Kimm McConnachie, “Interactive Interpreting” Michelle Draper, “CDI and Hearing Interpreters working Together” “Mirroring” Stephanie Belshe & Trenton Marsh   Saturday: Interpreting- Taking your skills to the next level” Clay Anderson, “Language Acquisition” David Davenport, “Theatrical Performance” Emily Wells-Longshore, “Language Deprivation” Samond Bishara 12 CEHs/1.2 CEUs Certified interpreters only. Must be a UTRID member Send any questions to Sheri: silentweekendchair.utrid@gmail.com

Me: Confidence is… | Terp Talk Feb 8, 2020



Believing in ourselves, as well as our skills, is key to our success in the Interpreting community. We will discuss the importance of positive self talk and different ways to improve self esteem and confidence in our careers.


11:30AM- 1:30PM




Members: Free
Non-Members: $35


Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). After payment is confirmed you will receive a link to register for the workshop.

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUs/2 CEHs at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. To request accommodations contact studentinvolvement.utrid@gmail.com. Click here to view UTRID cancellation/refund policies.

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Student Involvement Workshops

Student Involvement Workshops are held on the Thursday evenings listed, 6-8pm and are hosted at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

 $5/student members $25/members $60/non-member

Feb 20th- Speed Mentoring

June 18th- Clarification Techniques: How to Ask For What You Need 

Oct 15th- Numbers

For the full 2020 schedule, click here

2020 Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops are held on the Saturdays listed, 9am-12pm and are hosted at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

$30/members $65/non-member

Jan 11th- Teaming Starts with Me 

March 14th- There’s No I In Team

May 16th- CDI and Me: Stronger Together 

Sept 12th- Hello, My name is…: Setting a Collaborative Tone

For the full 2020 schedule, click here