Bringing 

the Stage to Life -

EXTENDED

August 10th & 11th, 2018

Great Falls, MT

This workshop is perfect for all levels of interaction with performance. Professional performance interpreters, educational interpreters, religious interpreters, conference interpreters, VRS interpreters, students, all can find valuable information in this workshop. This is a rare opportunity to laugh and learn and be challenged in ways you never have.


Each element of this workshop builds on the next. It tackles musical and musical theatre starting you at the basic process of getting a job, then covering the general preparation for your interpretation, moving to technical aspects of the field, philosophies of performance interpreting, skill development, performance practice, glossing, then finally personal analysis. This workshop emphasizes a lot of feedback. We do our best to have deaf consumers available on site to evaluate and challenge the attendees as we go. This workshop is a safe place to try new skills and techniques and a safe place to grow. No one is expected to be a pro when they walk in the door. We know interpreters want to grow but no one loves to "look bad" in front of our peers. Beginners to pros will all be challenged so everyone is "in the same boat". It's the perfect place to learn.


Hate musical intepreting? There are always a few of those who attend. Don't worry, these concepts work great in a science class, a doctor's office, in the court room, any place where interpreters go.

EVENT DETAILS:

 

Workshop Location: 

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind

3911 Central Ave.

Great Falls, MT 59405

 

[MAP LOCATED ON THE RIGHT]

Workshop Times: 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY 

 

CEUs: 

1.4 PS RID/ACET CEUs

 

Hotels Near Event Site: 

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For free onsite dorm reservations, please email Jim Kelly from MSDB at jkelly@msdb.mt.gov for your overnight accommodations. 

 

Payment Information: 

Payment for Gate workshops is easy! You can pay with or without a PayPal account using any major credit card by clicking on the appropriate button on the right hand side of the page.

If you are a K-12 interpreter in Montana, the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will cover up to $100 of your registration costs.  If you qualify, please email Dick Trerise at dtrerise@mt.gov to request approval.  Once an approval email is received from the OPI, you MUST forward it to the MRID Co-Treasurer at cotreasurer@montanarid.org prior to attending the workshop.  Also, upon approval, you may then go ahead and register at the lesser K-12/ OPI rate based on your membership status.

 

REMINDER: 

MAKE SURE YOU USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS YOU WILL CHECK. GATE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU WITH REMINDERS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. BE SURE YOU PROVIDE US WITH AN ACCURATE ADDRESS AS YOU WILL BE RECEIVING COMMUNICATION IN THE MAIL.

 

If you or your office would like to pay by check or using a P.O. you can. Click here to contact us and begin the process.

 

** Student rates require confirmation of student status onsite using a Student ID card. Students in private or community ASL tutorial programs can use a letter from the instructor as proof of student status.​​​​​

Badges:

Keepsake badges are distributed to anyone who is registered one week before the workshop. These special badges are similar to backstage passes used at concerts. If you register for more than just yourself, if you are using another individual's PayPal account, or if you want the spelling of your name altered in any way, be sure that you contact our office no later than one week before the workshop with the name you would like to appear on your badge. Click here to contact the Gate Office.

 

Deaf Evaluators:

Gate Communications uses Deaf Evaluators at each of our BSL Workshops. If you are Deaf and would like to serve the interpreting community through being a Deaf Evaluator contact our office at workshops@gatecommunications.org. There is no cost to attend as an evaluator. Deaf individuals receiving CEU's do have to register as a standard participant whether or not they choose to serve as an evaluator once the workshop has begun.

 

Accessibility:

If you are attending the workshop and need accommodations of any kind, including a Sign Language Interpreter, please contact our office ASAP to be sure we can inform the hosts of your needs. The workshop will be presented in voice and will include signed songs but will not have an interpreter fully present unless requested.

 

Questions or issues with registration?

Contact our office at 615-435-8929 V or 615-224-8058 VP or through email at workshops@gatecommunications.org.

Sponsored by: 

Montana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

(MRID)

By registering for the workshop, you are agreeing to allow videotaping of the workshop, and the free use of your image and/or voice for future advertising and/or educational purposes. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Gate Communications, its staff, board, volunteers, and hosts from any personal or business related loss or injury.

 

Cancellation Policies: Any cancellation prior to the pre-registration deadline will be refunded the full price of the workshop minus a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be provided after the pre-registration deadline has passed. 

 

If Gate Communications cancels due to inclement weather, the workshop will be held via the internet or scheduled for a later date. If the workshop is rescheduled, registrations will be transferred to the later date. If a paid participant cannot attend at that time, their registration fees will be held and applied to a future workshop of the participants choosing of equal or lesser value. 

Gate promotes learning environments based on love and respect. We are organization which thrives on the administration of anti-ego, anti-criticism, anti-discrimination, and anti-drama based environments. We believe we are coming together as imperfect humans all striving to improve our skills and our character without judgement of our fellow interpreters, students, and community members.

 

PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. These Professional Studies programs are offered for the CEUs listed above at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level

 

STUDENTS

Student Early Bird Rate
MRID MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$120

Student Early Bird Rate
MRID NON-MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$145

Standard Student Rate 
MRID MEMBERS

 After July 27st, 2018

$140

Standard Student Rate 
MRID NON-MEMBERS

After July 27st, 2018

$165

OPI INTERPRETERS

Register Here

Early Bird Rate for OPI Interpreters

who are MRID MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$30

Early Bird Rate for OPI Interpreters

who are MRID NON-MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$55

Standard Rate for OPI Interpreters

who are MRID MEMBERS

After July 27st, 2018

$50

Standard Rate OPI Interpreters

who are MRID NON-MEMBERS

After July 27st, 2018

$75

NON-OPI INTERPRETERS

Register Here

Early Bird Rate
for Non-OPI Interpreters

who are MRID MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$130

Early Bird Rate
for Non-OPI Interpreters

who are MRID NON-MEMBERS

On or before July 27st, 2018

$155

Standard Rate

for Non-OPI Interpreters

who are MRID MEMBERS

After July 27st, 2018

$150

Standard Rate
for Non-OPI Interpreters

who are MRID NON-MEMBERS

After July 27th, 2018

$175