Interpreters work hard at performing their interpretations for everyday conversations and assignments, but what happens when it is time to voice in a higher register for a presentation or a lecture? In this workshop, we are going to take a dive into what all goes into adequately prepare for higher register voicing, focusing on situation appropriate affect, constructing an equivalent message for hearing consumers and constructing appropriate word and idiom choices.


Medical is a setting where interpreters are most frequently requested to provide services. This often leads to interpreters not preparing adequately due to their presumptive familiarity. Amy Lankheit will focus on common procedures, vocabulary, and best practices while interpreting for patients and providers. Amy will discuss the importance of interpreters owning a large arsenal of classifiers and their application to medical interpreting. HIPAA and its applications to interpreters will also be addressed.


Wanting to take the EIPA? Jodi Upton is a proctor and an incredible workshop presenter. Check out this amazing workshop!


EII will hold a variety of workshops in collaboration with TRID. 


June 22 & 23 (Wednesday and Thursday)
9:00AM - 11:30AM (EDT)
1:00PM - 3:30PM (EDT)

June 24 (Friday)
6:00PM - 9:30PM (EDT)

June 25 (Saturday)
9AM - 10:30AM (EDT)
11:00AM - 3:00PM (EDT)
3:30PM - 6:30PM (EDT)


  • State of Tennessee Licensure / Credentials
  • ASL Use in the Classroom
  • Power, Privilege, and Oppression
  • Facilitating Language vs Facilitating Education
  • Audiology and Assistive Listening Technology




Presented by: Pam Wilson, NIC | 0.2 PS CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will select behaviors and choices that are indicative of a professional interpreter.
  • Participants will identify what groups are impacted by the choices and behaviors of an interpreter.
  • Participants will develop strategies for minimizing assignment surprises.
  • Participants will evaluate the importance of supporting versus competing with their teammates.

Target Audience: Novice and experienced interpreters and community members.

Registration Required:

To arrange for accommodations, please contact Pam Wilson at 901.701.6800 or This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias. CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This PS program is offered for 0.2 CEUs each at the Some Content Knowledge Level. RID activity # 0016.0422.02


Please check the website link for further information on Registration, Schedule, Hotel, COVID-19 Protocol, Volunteering, Exhibits, and more!


This year EII will join in collaboration with TRID to provide virtual workshops specifically on educational interpreting. Monday-Wednesday, TSD Staff, EII participants and TRID members are all welcome. Friday evening June 25 and Saturday June 26, EII will be held in conjunction with TRID’s virtual annual conference.

Summer EII welcomes ASL Story Teller and Performer Dack Virnig and Antwan Campbell Educational Consultant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Interpreter Support with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as presenters.



JUNE 25TH (FRIDAY) 6:00PM - 9:30PM EST


Cost:  $35

Deadline for Registration is Friday, June 11, 2021.

Online Registration Form

EII participants are welcome to attend TRID at no additional charge

TRID members will also be able to participate in the EII workshops at no additional charge.

CEUs pending




6/25 Friday evening, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Antwan Campbell - Educational Interpreting

6/26 Saturday morning, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Business Meeting - Free to attend

6/26 Saturday morning, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Cre Limbeck-Dishaw - Interpreting in Educational Settings

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm (times will be confirmed soon)

Dr. Angela Scruggs - Self care

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Social for those who want
  • Business Meeting Only
  • Conference Registration – $35.00

Presenter:  Beth Moss

Cost: $30

Register: Click HERE to register.

Workshop Description:
Working in a mental health hospital setting can be challenging for interpreters. This workshop will identify common challenges and help new and experienced interpreters to more easily navigate through an inpatient hospital in a mental health setting.

About the Presenter
Beth Moss is a graduate from McLennan Community College in Waco, TX with an associate degree in Interpreter Training and from Maryville College in Maryville, TN with a bachelor’s degree in Interpretation and ASL/Deaf Studies. She is currently a student at Arkansas State University’s online school where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration. Beth has worked as a community interpreter and a staff interpreter in Nashville, TN, where she began specializing in mental health interpreting. She attended MHIT in 2015, completed her practicum, and received her QMHI certificate from the Alabama Department of Mental Health. She created and provided several introductory mental health trainings for the local interpreters in Nashville and began training mental health facilities on how to work with deaf and hard of hearing patients. Beth joined the team of the Office of Deaf Services at the Alabama Department of Mental Health in 2019 as a staff interpreter. She is based at a state psychiatric hospital where she works with the Communication Access Team to provide access to communication for deaf patients on a mixed deaf and hearing unit.

Should you require any accommodations, please contact Amy Lankheit at prior to March 19, 2021. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.

CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This PS program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

Must cancel your registration by March 10, 2021 to get a full refund. Any cancellations after that date will forfeit registration fee.


Music moves the soul. It heals wounds. It lifts us in joy and comforts us in pain. If 2020 has shown us anything it’s that music brings us together both emotionally and physically.

We can't wait to see everyone Thursday night as we bring music to the eyes and ears of everyone, regardless of where you are during these precarious times. Let's all gather around as we enjoy the incredible music that these talented artists have created for us all!

For our final show of the #SigningAllSummer Concert Series our writers round includes Teddy Robb and Taylor Watson along side with our host, Rae Solomon!

Tickets are $10 online, or at the door, plus a $15/person minimum for food/drink at the table since this is a dinner show. If you are experiencing financial hardships, but would still like to attend the show, please contact and we will work with you to make this possible.

Please note that this is at a restaurant operating at 50% capacity, with tables six feet apart all staff and guests are wearing a mask unless sitting at your table, and Meet And Greet post show has been cancelled. Your server will be informed about communication access and best ways to serve our Deaf and hard of hearing friends.