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March 10th & 11th
Welcome to the SC RID 2023 Annual Conference!
SC RID Conference 2023 will be hosted in the beautiful Beaufort SC at the Hilton Garden Inn. Join us Friday and Saturday for entertainment and workshops features Wink Smith and Dr. Byron Bridges!
Conference activities will need to be registered for and paid for separately. Be sure to register for all sessions you would like to attend!
A special thank you to our sponsors! Your support helps us reach more interpreters across our state!
Be sure to visit our other sponsors' booths at conference! Thank you to the ZVRS Purple, Department of Mental Health, the South Carolina Association for the Deaf, Beginnings SC, and Carter Hears for their sponsorship as well!
Dr. Byron Bridges
Dr. Byron Bridges was born Deaf to Deaf parents and grew up with a Deaf sister. ASL has been his primary language his entire life. Dr. Bridges earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University of Northridge, a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University and a Doctor of Education degree in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.
Dr. Bridges co-authored the book, “Deaf Tend Your: Mouth Morphemes in ASL.” He has written video scripts and produced numerous Deaf and ASL-related videotapes and DVDs. He is Winkshop’s resident researcher for all materials and is a popular presenter of workshops on ASL linguistics and interpreting.
Wink Smith Jr.
Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.
By registering for the 2023 annual conference you agree to having read the following:
SC RID Conferences are conducted using only American Sign Language. Attendees must adhere to the conference language policy at all times during conference events.
Payment is due at the time of registration. If your place of employment intends to pay on your behalf please reach out to the SC RID Treasurer who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A private payment link can be sent to your institution for online payment and the treasurer can assist in completing the registration process.
Sponsorship opportunities are available to agencies, organizations, and other parties that would like to be featured and included in SC RID Conference 2023. Please follow the link below for details. Please email completed forms to email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at conference!