Thursday Night Panel Moderated by Ben Daniel

Start our conference Thursday night (Aug 8) attending our Panel moderated by Ben Daniel, owner of 5 Star Interpreting.
Our panelists will share their personal experiences, successes, and challenges, providing valuable insights into how interpreters can best team with Deaf professionals to achieve their career goals.
Come together and explore the vital partnership between Deaf professionals and ASL interpreters in the workplace. Please submit ideas for potential panel questions to [email protected]!
Check in starts at 6:00 PM
Welcome 6:30 PM
Panel starts 7:00 PM
August 8-10, 2024
16 CEUs
The official language of the UTRID conference is American Sign Language.
Thank you to our sponsors:
5 Star Interpreting, InterWest Interpreting, Sorenson, and ASL Communication!!

2024 Award Nominations

You are invited to submit Award Nominations!

Awards will be presented at this year’s Bi-Annual State Conference—2024 Come Together in Unity.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

  • Interpreter of the Year
    • Recognizes an outstanding interpreter from our community who has been exceptional in professionalism, service, and attitude.
  • Kim Maibaum Lifetime Achievement
    • Presented to an individual who has spent a lifetime enriching not only the profession but also the members of the interpreting and Deaf communities.
  • Ellen O’Hara Community Member of the Year
    • Recognizes an individual who actively supports the interpreting profession and exemplifies leadership within the Deaf community.
  • Student of the Year
    • A student who has gone above and beyond in volunteerism and exemplifies leadership within their student community.


Nominations are due July 31, 2024

  • Email nominations to UTRID 2024 Award Nominations to [email protected]
  • Nominations must include (1) the name of the individual being nominated and (2) a statement supporting the reasons for nomination.
  • Questions? Email [email protected]
UTRID Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah

We Have A Winner! 2024 Conference Logo has been Chosen!

Have you seen our new UTRID Conference 2024 design? Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?

Congratulations to Jim Macedone for his design being chosen this year. Thank you to all others who submitted entries!

Remember to register! You have 19 days until the next price bump 👀


August 8-10, 2024
16 CEUs

Thank you to our sponsors:

Come Together: Join the Ranks

Do you know an interpreter who…

  • … cares about our colleagues and consumers?
  • … is ready to give back to the Deaf and interpreter communities here in Utah?
  • … wants to make a difference in the profession and their career?
  • … loves to work with and learn from colleagues from other interpreting settings?

If any of the above descriptions seem like you or someone you know, please reply to this email.


Now accepting nominations for the following UTRID leadership roles:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Conference Committee Chair (MAL)
  • Professional Development Committee Chair (MAL)
  • UAD Liaison (MAL)

Consider nominating yourself or a person you know. Board positions will be voted into office during the annual UTRID Business Meeting on August 10th 2024, as part of the 2024 Come Together In Unity conference. Email questions and nominations to [email protected].

For formal nominations, the subject must read “2024 Board Nomination” and must include (1) the name of the individual being nominated, (2) the position for which they are being nominated, and (3) the nominee’s email address. Click here to automatically compose a pre-formatted formal nomination email.
Nominations may be made on the floor of the business meeting; individuals may decline a nomination.


Official Duties of 2024-2026 Board Roles
  • Vice President
    • The Vice-President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, perform
      all duties of the President and in so acting shall have all the powers of the
    • The Vice-President shall serve as Director of Committees and oversee all committees operating according to the UTRID Bylaws.
    • The Vice President shall perform other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • Treasurer
    • The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the organization, making at least quarterly financial records of the organization, making at least quarterly financial reports to the President, maintaining the financial accounts, and making payments for authorized expenditures.
    • The Treasurer shall perform other duties of the office as outlined in the UTRID Bylaws and as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • Conference Committee Chair (Member-at-Large*)
    • The Conference Chair is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the Bi-annual State Conference & Bi-annual Mini-Conference.
  • Professional Development Committee Chair (Member-at-Large*)
    • The Professional Development MAL is responsible for forming a committee to plan workshops and Professional Development activities for the membership of UTRID.
  •  UAD Liaison (Member-at-Large*)
    • The UAD Liaison is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the annual Sub-for-Santa fundraising drive.
    • The UAD Liaison shall act as a liaison between the UTRID Board of Directors and the board of directors for UAD, coordinating communications between the organizations.

* Members-at-Large shall act as liaisons to the Board of Directors from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communications within the organization.

Come Together In Unity!

Hi Members!

Tickets are live! Buy yours now before the early bird pricing ends June 30th. If you are a non-member, an annual membership costs $30 🙂

Get tickets here:

UTRID Mini Conference

THIS SATURDAY, August 5th, is our STRIVE TO THRIVE: Revive You Passion Mini Conference with amazing presenters providing workshop topics chosen by YOU! 

Earn .7 CEUs at an extremely discounted price per Unit! 


Ticket sales end Friday, August 4th at 8:00PM


Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided!

Participate in shaping the future of UTRID in the business meeting during lunch. Send board nominations to [email protected].  

See you there!

Thank you to FiveStar Interpreting for donating CDI services

UTRID Mini Conference 2023 – Strive to Thrive: Revive Your Passion


You don’t want to miss this!

Presenter Line-up!

We have some amazing presenters for the upcoming Mini Conference. Take a look!

Tammy McFarland
How to Support, Encourage and Debrief With Interpreters Who Are Struggling;
And How to Recognize When It’s Me

Provide practical strategies to create a supportive environment for ASL interpreters and help them navigate the challenges they may face in their careers with vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, or skills-related issues. We will define each of these challenges, discuss how to identify them, and discuss healthy strategies to support colleagues. We will also learn to identify when we are the ones who may be going through some of the challenges, and how to reach out to trusted colleagues or professionals for support.

Jenny Preece
Empathy: Bringing Humanity Back to Interpreting

Learn how to use empathy and other soft skills to improve our interpreting skills. Explore and discuss how empathy and seeing the perspectives of others can help us in our everyday work.

Heather Beck
Building Connections with Ourselves and Others

Discuss ways to silence the inner critic and learn the importance of not comparing ourselves to others through acceptance and allowing ourselves to be exactly where we are in our current form. Learn self soothing strategies that can quiet the inner noise, let go of judgment and learn meditation and self reflection techniques to improve our thoughts. Learn how to identify the thoughts and behaviors that limit our personal and professional growth. Because our ‘best’ changes from moment to moment, we will learn how to avoid self judgment by speaking to ourselves and others with more kindness and compassion. 

Nicole Valcarce
Finding the Interpreting Setting That Aligns with Your Passion

Let’s be honest, interpreting is cool! Not everyone has a career with so many options of settings we can work in. But how do you know which setting is right for you? Are you actually able to decide where you want to interpret? This workshop will explore various interpreting settings, work opportunities within those settings, and factors to consider for each one. Participants will also identify their own personal core values and create an individualized Venn Diagram finding the intersection of their skills, passions, and opportunities.