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THIS WORKSHOP IS ACTIVE, HILARIOUS, & FUN! If you are ready to actually learn something this is definitely for you! If you are ready to move, this workshop is for you! If you are open to feedback, this workshop is for you! This is a safe space to explore your creative side. Critical people, stay away! We will be having too much fun for criticism. Professionals and students will be challenged and will grow... laughing the entire time. JOIN US as we learn to Bring AFFECT to Life! 

EVENT DETAILS:

 

Workshop Location: 

Central Lakes College 
Room C236 
501 W. College Drive 
Brainerd, MN 56401

 

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Workshop Times: 

6:15 PM - 9:30 PM FRIDAY 
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM SATURDAY 

 

CEUs: 

1.175 PS RID/ACET CEUs

 

Campus Map: 

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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.

 

Want to register without using a PayPal account? Click on the button then view the full PayPal page. There you will find a link to register with your credit card but without a PayPal account.

 

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 INFORMATION IN THE MAIL. 

 

Although we strongly encourage all participants to attend both days of the workshop so as not to miss pertinent information, registration for only FRIDAY or SATURDAY is available via phone. To register for one day only, please contact our office at 615-435-8929 V or 615-224-8058 VP.

 

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

 

Attire:

DRESS COMFORTABLY! This workshop is active. You will be standing, sitting, bending, moving, LOL and laughing! Make sure you dress comfortably. 

Earbuds/Airpods/Headphones:

Multiple volunteers will be using their phones and earbuds/airpods/headphones, so bring a pair to connect to your phone in case you want to jump on board and volunteer!

Badges:

Keepsake badges are distributed to anyone who is registered by April 10th. These special badges are similar to backstage passes used at concerts. Anyone registering after April 10th will receive a standard badge. Be sure if you register for more than just yourself, or if you are using another individual's PayPal account, or if you want the spelling of your name altered in any way, that you contact our office by April 10th 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.

 

 

 

Bringing
AFFECT
to Life

April 19th-20th, 2024
BRAINERD, MN

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ASL requires a great deal of affect to effectively communicate meaning. Statistics show up to 90% of communication appears on the face and body and doesn’t reference the actual terms used, so why do interpreters spend 90% of their time focusing on 10% of the communication methods used in ASL? This workshop will start by addressing the common errors in that 10% and then turn our sights to the remaining 90 where we will practice the facial expressions and body language associated with the grammatical side of ASL followed by all those subtle forms of communication which require no words. We will see how to bring interpretations to life by adding the critically needed affect used by Deaf and Hearing consumers. We will laugh, we will cry and we will find ways to equivalently express the affect so often lacking in our interpretations. The inclusion of this affect will create a more equivalent and accessible experience for the Deaf. This workshop will change everyone’s perspective of what makes an incredible interpretation come to life as we learn how to Bring AFFECT to Life!

Sponsored by: 

Standard Pre-Registration Rate:

On or before April 5th, 2024

$85

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Student Pre-Registration Rate:

On or before April 5th, 2024

$75

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Standard Registration Rate:

April 6th or later

$95

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Student Registration Rate:

April 6th or later

$85

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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. Gate Communications loves people! We do not discriminate. ​

By signing up for the Bringing the Stage to Life workshop series through this website, 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 imdemnify and hold harmless Gate Communications, its staff, board, volunteers, and hosts from any personal or business related loss or injury.

 

Cancellation Policies: Cancellations are refunded minus a $10 processing fee until the time of close of pre-registration. After the close of pre-registration, No refunds are provided after the pre-registration deadline.

 

If Gate Communications cancels due to inclement weather, the workshop will be scheduled for a later date. All registrations will be transfered 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. 

 

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

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