Rescheduled to February 28-29, 2020!

Parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing will come together with Professionals who provide services for them to focus on the emotional journey. Parents will gain resources to help them better navigate the journey and systems of services. Professionals will gain a deeper sensitivity of the emotional journey and how to change their own culture of communicating information to families. Please note: this is a child-free event!


Early Bird Registration is open October 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019. Enjoy discounted registration fees if registering during this time. All registration fees will increase to full/regular prices on December 16, 2019.


The 10th Annual Conference will take place on May 31st (Thursday) and June 1st (Friday) at the Airport Marriot Hotel in Nashville. There will be a variety of world class speakers, interactive workshops, information booths, educational sessions, exhibits of disability products and services, awards banquet and dance, and an opportunity to network with others who have a hearing loss. Bridges (formerly the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing), has generously offered to share a display booth with our Chapter.

Music is not just heard, it is felt with the heart. Amy Stockard provides insightful interpretation of music through her language as she hears with her heart. Deaf since birth, she has never let the lack of sounds prevent her from feeling and expressing what music means to her. Make plans to come and watch her perform a song during Thursday's luncheon. For more information, visit the website:


2012 Southeast Regional Weekend for Families and Professionals Supporting Individuals with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss


Our 2013 Tennessee RID State Conference is fast approaching this weekend in Memphis on June 7-8, 2013.  If you have not sent in your registration, come and pay at the door.  We will be at Deaf Connect of the Midsouth at 144 N. Bellevue, Memphis, TN 38104.

Friday night, June 7th
5 - 6 pm- Registration
6 - 9 pm- Workshop by our RID Region 2 Representative, Josh Penise. Josh will present Interpreting for Deaf People with Intellectual Disabilities for 0.3 CEUs

Saturday, June 8th
8- 9 am- Registration
9 am - 12 pm- Workshop by Josh Pennise Leadership in RID and Our Profession for 0.3 CEUs
12:30 - 1:30 pm- TRID State Annual Business meeting with lunch provided for all workshop attendees
1:30 -4:30 pm- Workshop by Helen Hosse, Randy Chappell, and Summer Chappell The Deaf-Blind World at a Glance for 0.3 CEUs

Prices to pay at the door
$65 for the whole weekend
$30- for Friday night only
$45- for Saturday only- includes lunch during the business meeting

Come join us @ Deaf Connect in Memphis, TN.  We hope to see you this weekend!

Any Summer Chappell at 901.550.6267


Capitalize your Skills in Music City!

TRID is excited and ready to welcome you to this year's TRID conference in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference will be located at Bridges on June 3-4, 2016. This year we are doing things a little differently; the choice is yours! For each of the three workshop times, you will have two workshops options presented by our very talented and knowledgeable presenters. You will have the opportunity to earn a total of .9 CEUs.

Please click on the website link for registration information, bios of the speakers, and further information.


The workshops and lunch are free to attend!  If you need CEUs - Members pay only half price $50.00; non-Members pay only at cost $100.00.

*NOTE:  TRID will recognize membership in good standing with other RID Affiliate Chapters*


FRIDAY: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reviewing information from RID’s Lead Together 2017 National Conference - Presenters: Will White, Heather White, Brenda Sellers, Megan Potts and Elise Turner

This workshop seeks to provide a synopsis of some of the information that was shared at RID’s Lead Together 2017 National Conference. Topics to include what members expect from TRID, Power and Privilege, and the importance of member focused leadership.

SATURDAY:  8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Workshops 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Choice of 2 tracks)

Healthcare Interpreting - A Body Systems Approach - Digestive System - Presenter Stephanie Winslow

* Digestive system

-       Identify the organs, structure and function within the digestive system
-       Analyze a native signing model demonstrate a description of the digestive system
-       Copy and internalize the signed features demonstrated by the signing model
-       Watch a signing model sign a description of the disease and, in small groups, develop a signed description of GERD.
-       As a small group, develop text-to-sign interpretation of a patient information guide related to colonoscopy procedures.
-       As a small group, develop an interpretation of signed-to-voice work
-       As a small group, develop an interpretation in voiced-to-sign work

Are you full? Managing Your Processing Capacity - Presenter Chris McGaha

What happens when our brains have trouble handling all the information coming in- whats really going on? How do we manage the source language and produce an equivalent message? Interpreters will discuss the components at the Effort model of interpreting and how we can manage our processing capacity so as to become more effective in our interpreting. Language Availability and Message Equivalence will be discussed in relation to the work as well as what potentially causes our processing to slow down.

Members Meeting/Luncheon 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Workshops 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Choice of 2 tracks)

Healthcare Interpreting - A Body Systems Approach - Endocrine System - Presenter Stephanie Winslow

* Endocrine System

-       Identify the organs, structure and function within the endocrine system
-       Analyze a native signing model demonstrate a description of the structures that comprise the endocrine system.
-       Copy and internalize the signed features demonstrated by the signing model
-       Watch a signing model sign a description of the disease and, in small groups, develop a signed description of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
-       As a small group, develop text-to-sign interpretation of a patient information guide related to diabetes.

Note: No participant will be “put on the hot seat”. All work products will be the result of collaborative work and group consensus. Individuals may volunteer to contribute, but the culture of this workshop will be positive, supportive and focused on a growth process.  Native signers will be shown as language models through video and/or in-person.

Mentoring: An Investment in our Profession - Presenter Chris McGaha

During this workshop, participants will discuss a working definition of mentoring and why it is vital to our profession and our consumers. We will walk through the stages of mentoring based on other highly skilled professions and how they might apply to the interpreting profession. Peer networking, developmental networks and ethical mentoring will be discussed and applied. Participants will collaborate on developing a professional development plan and practice plan.


Here is our online booking link:

You clink on the link, put in your dates & the group code will pop up in the bottom right corner, then click check availability.  Of course you may still call the hotel direct if you'd like and give them the group code TRI.

Holiday Inn:  615-751-5300


- I don't need CEUs
- I need CEUs and I am an Affiliate Chapter Member - CEUs for Both Friday and Saturday – $50.00
- I am a member of TRID or another state and would like to earn CEUs for BOTH Friday and Saturday.
- I need CEUs but am not an Affiliate Chapter Member - CEUs for Both Friday and Saturday – $100.00
- I am not an Affiliate Chapter Member (of any state) but I would like CEUs for the whole weekend.


A total of 1.0 CEUs (PS) offered! 



Holiday Inn: Knoxville West - Cedar Bluff Rd

9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

We have a group rate of $115.00 per night.  You can make your reservations one of two ways:

(this information is from the hotel)

Option 1:

Call the hotel directly at 865-342-3420
Make your reservation using the group block "TN Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf"

Option 2:

Use the group booking link:  TRID Growing Together 2019
Fill in your stay dates April 26-28, 2019
Hit the green submit button, this will take you to the page that shows the option to book the double rooms and gives you the group rate of $115.00 per night.
Continue making your reservation on line by inputting your information and confirming
You will receive a confirmation email once completed with your confirmation number for your records

TRID Growing Together 2019


Anna McDuffie, B.S., CI & CT, NIC, SC: L

A native of Atlanta, graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Interpreting for the Deaf. After graduation, she moved to Boston where she worked as a staff interpreter at the Learning Center for Deaf Children, a bilingual/bicultural school for the Deaf. She also worked part time at Boston University as an interpreter for various graduate programs. Anna returned to Atlanta in 1999 and has been working as a freelance interpreter for the past 19 years. She earned a Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration from RID in 1999, the Specialist Certificate: Legal from RID in 2008 and the National Interpreter Certification from RID in 2011. Anna began teaching medical interpreting workshops along with her co-presenter, Heather Brown, in 2008 and is very passionate about standardizing best practices for medical and legal interpreting. Additionally, they published an article in a nationally peer reviewed medical journal entitled Health Care Providers and the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Journal of the American Association of Physician Assistants in January of 2011. She also teaches workshops on legal interpreting.  Anna currently lives in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband, Eric. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her step-daughter, Cece, her fur kids, Lola and Pippa, traveling, and playing tennis.

Other presenters to be announced.


SCHEDULE:   All times are in Eastern Standard Time

● 9:00 - 11:00 am: Business Meeting

● 11-12:30 pm Lunch (on your own obviously)

● 12:30-3:30 pm Thriving in Mental Health Interpreting with Dr. Angela Scruggs [.3 PS CEUs.Content Knowledge: Little/None]

● 4:00 - 7:00 pm Black Interpreters Matter? Show Me a Sign with Marvette St. Clair [.3 PPO CEUs. Content Knowledge: Some]

The Official Language of the Conference is ASL. If you require accommodations for the conference please request contact by October 14th.


  • Members:  Free for members who attend the business meeting
  • Early bird pricing before 10/15: $30
  • Registration between 10/16-11/13: $40
  • Non-members:
  • Early bird Registration before 10/15: $50
  • Registration between 10/16-11/13: $60
  • Students:
  • Student Registration: $10

TRID is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. These professional studies workshops are offered for 0.6 PS CEUS at the content knowledge level stated below the workshop title.



BETHANY GEHMAN of Sex Education in ASL (on Facebook)

October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday night: Unpacking Sexuality: Bringing Unconscious Bias to the Forefront

October 20, 2018 - 8:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 4:00pm:
Saturday morning: Interpreting for LGBTQIA+ clients
Saturday afternoon: Interpreting in Sexual Health Care Settings


REGAN THIBODEAU of ASL Flash (on Facebook)


Click here to reserve your room, our group code is TNR

You can get these rates from October 19 - 21, 2018