We’re all familiar with the buzz you feel when you are attending a conference, especially a huge conference like the 2013 RID Conference. You chat about your favorite presenters, word gets around about the best workshops, and people set their agendas for the business meeting. After attending presentations given by experts in the Interpreting field for a week, you leave the conference with a boatload of CEUs, a renewed sense of what’s going on in the industry and maybe you even made a motion that will further the profession.
StreetLeverage is partnering with RID and has been named the official Social Media Sponsor of the 2013 RID Conference in Indianapolis. StreetLeverage is an online forum which hosts discussions and blog posts from industry leaders. It has served as a healthy platform for this dialogue and hosted a live conference in April 2013. I had the good fortune of working at the StreetLeverage-Live conference as well as working with them in Indianapolis.
Currently, I am at the 2013 RID National Conference, to be part of the StreetLeverage team and to deliver up to date posts on events at the conference. I’m excited to be able to be a part of the mix, and at the same time provide access for interpreters at home all over the nation. This clip explains how StreetLeveage partners with RID to celebrate and contemplate the profession of Sign Language Interpreting, http://youtu.be/G6VOL8jorDM
There are several ways you can tune in: follow StreetLeverage on Facebook, follow @StreetLeverage on Twitter or search #RID2013. We’ll be posting from workshops, forums, hosting interviews and more. Signing up on Facebook and Twitter is quite easy. While you're at it, follow me on Facebook. I spent the day at the Indiana School for the Deaf and was blown away by it's rich history. I'm sure this week will offer If you need some friendly tech support, shoot me an email at Hayley.email@example.com and I’ll walk you through it. I hope to see you all tuned in!
RI RID needed a face lift, so what did we do?
Added board members....check!
Trendy blog...um check?
Our new blog is way to connect people to RI RID's real membership. Sure we post information about conferences and workshops, but do we go? We post about things happening in RI, but what do we think?
Our first blog will give a kind nod to a fellow interpreter showcasing his work on YouTube. Eric Witteborg, or Ewitteborg as he's known on YouTube is getting lots of hits, and rightfully so. Ewitteborg shows some of his interpretations of songs in English and Spanish, and stories about being a CODA. I've laughed, I've cried, I've tried to make my face move like his. I'd like to share one of his recent posts showing how dynamic ASL really is. He uses a few handshapes in this interpretation basically to show how awesome ASL. His more articulate reasons are posted below his video at http://www.youtube.com/user/ewitteborg#p/u/3/t3JIL_IW7Rg
Enjoy and tune in soon to see what else is going on with RI RID!