KEEP SAVING THE DATES—August 6–8

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Keep Saving the Dates!

2020 VISION

August 6-8, 2020

 

DO NOT completely clear your summer calendar because this year’s conference is still happening!

The conference planning committee is making contingencies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic impacts. We are aware of and considering your growing financial concerns as we coordinate the conference. If you encounter financial adversities in the pursuit of Professional Development activities, please consider utilizing UTRID’s Scholarship offerings.

Early Bird Registration opens May 1st.

 

UTRID Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
Logo designed by Brandon Bowden.

Call for Volunteers | 2020 Vision Conference

Volunteer—come join the team

Volunteer to See Clear!

UTRID’s 2020 VISION Conference

August 6-8, 2020

 

We are looking for volunteers to help the Conference Planning Committee execute our plans in August. Please help us share this opportunity by taking a moment to forward this email to ITP students, interns, and mentees you have worked with recently. Thank you!

We have several ways you can volunteer! Choose from any of the following areas that spark your interest: helping with food, facilitating workshop sessions, registration check-in, activity set-up/ take-down, fundraising & sponsorship, photography/videography documentation, and even more!

If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Camaris Meservy at c.meservy@hotmail.com.

 

Volunteers Qualify for Discounted Admission!

Early Bird (Ends May 31st)
Volunteering 2 hours = 30% Discount
Member: $122.50
Non-Member: $150.50
Volunteering 4+ hours = 50% Discount
Member: $87.50
Non-Member: $107.50
Advance Admission (Ends July 31st
Volunteering 2 hours = 30% Discount
Member: $140
Non-Member: $168
Volunteering 4+ hours = 50% Discount
Member: $100
Non-Member: $120
Discount directions pending volunteer confirmation.
UTRID Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
Conference Logo designed by Brandon Bowden

Call for Presenters (Corrected Email) | 2020 VISION Conference

Now seeking presenters for UTRID's 2020 Vision Conference. We want to learn from YOU!

Seeking Presenters!

UTRID’s 2020 VISION Conference

August 6-8, 2020

Are you interested in presenting at this year’s UTRID conference? We want to learn from YOU!

Send workshop submissions and curriculum queries to ajohnsonasl@gmail.com by May 15th.

UTRID Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah
Conference Logo designed by Brandon Bowden

Feed your ELK Conference Schedule

Friday August 2nd
5:30 PM Registration – Lobby Social Hour – Gym
6:30 PM Banquet – Gym
7:00 PM Murder Mystery (1.0 CEH) – Gym
Saturday August 3rd
8:30 AM Registration – Lobby
8:45 AM Welcome – Gym
9:00 AM Morning Session 1 (1.5 CEHs)
Gym Lounge Classroom C Classroom B
History of Utah Association of the Deaf How to train a hearing dog Personal Finance Competency Evaluations, Language/Communication Evaluations and Mental Health Evaluations
Pamela Mower Katie Cook-Christensen Ben Daniel Jared Allebest
10:45 AM Morning Session 2 (1.5 CEHs)
History of Utah Association of the Deaf How to train a hearing dog Personal Finance Competency Evaluations, Language/Communication Evaluations and Mental Health Evaluations
Pamela Mower Katie Cook-Christensen Ben Daniel Jared Allebest
12:30 PM Business Lunch – Gym
1:45 PM Afternoon Session 1 (1.5 CEHs)
Gym Classroom B/C Lounge
Technology for our Children and Leadership in Deaf Community How to get a Job and Make Good Money Why I Fly Fish
Brook Grossinger Greg Rathbun Bruce Johnson
3:30 PM Afternoon Session 2 (1.5 CEHs)
Technology for our Children and Leadership in Deaf Community How to get a Job and Make Good Money Why I Fly Fish
Brook Grossinger Greg Rathbun Bruce Johnson
See you Next Year! Mark your Calendars:

August 2020, UTRID Conference

Theme: VISION

Volunteer Call UTRID Conference

Hello all!
The UTRID 2019 “Feed Your ELK” Conference is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers from all corners of the community to help out! The conference will run Friday evening (8/2) and all day Saturday (8/3).
If you are interested in volunteering, please take a moment to sign up using this link:
It will ask you which area you are interested in helping out with (registration table, workshop floater, kitchen crew, etc.) and which dates and times you are available.
We will also be having a volunteer meet and greet the week before the conference. Stay tuned for further details about this event!
If you have any other questions about volunteering, please don’t hesitate to let me know:
Thank you!
Anne Louise
UTRID Conference Volunteer Coordinator

Pamela Mower

Born deaf, Pamela Mower grew up in Salt Lake City. She earned her degrees (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies) and (Master of Science in Administration and Supervision) from Gallaudet University. She worked at Gallaudet University for over 10 years as an Employer Specialist in the Career Center before moving back to Salt Lake City and worked at Sorenson Communications in the Marketing Department as a studio producer. After four years, in May 2013, Pamela started as a statewide employment specialist at Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is a board member for Utah Association of the Deaf, Secretary for Beehive Chapter of Gallaudet University Alumni Association, Board member for Wheeler Scholarship Foundation and more

Brooke Grossinger

Brooke Grossinger was born Deaf into a Deaf family and grew up near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2004, Brooke graduated from Gallaudet University with a bachelor’s degree in Deaf studies. In 2008, she earned a master’s degree in AmericanSign Language (ASL) education. Brooke’s husband is Deaf. They have two children, one of whom is Deaf. Her depth of knowledge about ASL and Deaf culture is rich, something she passionately shares and discusses daily.

Currently, Brooke is in her ninth year of working with Sorenson Communications. She currently serves as community engagement manager in Sorenson’s marketing department, a place she describes as “a blended family” comprised of Deaf andhearing coworkers.

Brooke’s ambition is to ensure all people gain a deep understanding of ASL and of the values and history of Deaf culture.

Katie Cook-Christensen

Hello! My name is Katie Cook!

I am a Deaf woman native of northern Utah. I am currently attending college majoring in education. I currently work at USDB/JMS as a teacher’s aide, and I absolutely love what I do. I am happily married to a hearing man and we have two hearing dogs in an apartment complex that can also very much hear us. My dog is currently an emotional support dog in the training process of becoming a service dog. My topic will be, of course, about my dogs. I am excited to share about my relationship with animals and why my dog is so incredibly important to me!