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.

UTRID Mini Conference 2023 Registration for Strive to Thrive: Revive Your Passion

Do you ever ask yourself…

“Do I enter assignments with the proper mindset?”

“Am I interpreting in the right settings?”

“Do I know how to encourage myself and others?”

“Do I practice empathy and see multiple perspectives in situations?”

We believe the quality of services and care for your consumers starts with getting in touch with YOU as the practitioner. That’s why this year we are bringing you an ultra affordable one-day conference. Join us for our UTRID business meeting and a day full of workshops to help us revive our passion for the profession of interpreting!


August 5, 2023
at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

$45 for members
$75 for non members

That’s .7 CEUs for the price of .5!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!


Presenters Include: Heather Beck, Tammy McFarland, Jenny Preece and Nicole Valcarce.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided



We want to thank everyone who responded to our Why survey and provided valuable insight and information about what makes you YOU as an interpreter! We have so many amazing individuals among us! It is now time to announce our winners of the one year UTRID membership extension!

Drum Roll please…..

Taylor Mousley and Chante Wilson!!!


Again, thank you all for participating!

Call for Board Nominations: An Invitation to Strive to Thrive at UTRID

UTRID is now seeking nominations for 2023-2025 board positions. Do you know an interpreter who…

  • …cares about our colleagues and consumers and 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 across specialties?

If any of the above descriptions seem like you or someone you know, please consider sending a nomination for a position listed below. (See nomination directions at the bottom of this bulletin.) Board positions will be voted into office during the annual UTRID Business Meeting on August 5th 2023.

UTRID's 2023 Theme: STRIVE TO THRIVENominations are now open for the following positions:

  • President
    • The President shall have general supervision and direction of the business and affairs of the organization. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and/or Directors and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed, from time to time, by the Board of Directors or the members.
    • The President shall appoint Committee Chairpersons with approval of the Board of Directors.
    • The President shall share, with the Treasurer, the right to sign checks and warrants for the withdrawal of corporate funds.
    • The President shall provide yearly reports to the membership regarding the actions of the Board of Directors, the financial status of the organization, activities of the committees and other activities of the organization.
    • The President shall represent the organization at national and regional RID conferences, attending applicable business and organizational meetings. To aid in this responsibility, UTRID will either reimburse or schedule and pay directly for the President’s transportation, registration and accommodations, totaling up to 10% of the organization’s current account balance, but not to exceed $1500. 
    • The President shall provide an annual report and all other documentation to the RID National Representative in accordance with the RID Affiliate Chapter Requirements.
  • Secretary 
    • The Secretary shall keep a full and accurate record of allproceedings of the Board of Directors and of the general membership meetings.
    • The Secretary shall keep the seal of the corporation and affix it to such papers and instruments as may be required in the regular course of business and shall make service of such notices as may be necessary or proper.
    • The Secretary shall supervise the keeping of the records of the organization.
    • The Secretary shall perform other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • MAL (Student Involvement Chair)
    • The Student Involvement MAL is responsible for forming a committee to plan workshops and Student focused activities for the membership of UTRID.
    • Members-at-Large shall act as liaisons to the Board ofDirectors from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communications within the organization.
  • MAL (Immersion Camp Chair)
    • The Immersion Camp Chair is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the bi-annual ASL Immersion Camp for certified interpreters only
    • 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.
  • MAL (Public Relations)
    • The Public Relations  MAL is responsible for community outreach and communications to membership via Webpage and Social Media platforms.
    • 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.

Nominations are due Aug 5, 2023

[Action Requested] : 2023 UTRID “mini” Conference

UTRID “mini” Conference will take place August 4th and 5th


UTRID needs YOUR feedback and insights to drive our “mini” conference in the right direction this year!

Please take the time to fill out this Google Form to the best of your ability!

As a “thank you” and motivation for providing your feedback and insights, UTRID will randomly choose 3 people who fill out the form to be granted with a membership extension! 

The deadline to fill out the form is FRIDAY, JUNE 2!

We would love and appreciate as much participation as possible!!