Conference Registration

IDHHC 2019 Interpreter Conference will be hosted at University of Illinois at Springfield on April 26-27, 2019.  Below is the tentative schedule and may be subject to change.  Earn up to 11.5 hours of IL CE (1.15 RID CEU).  This conference is FREE and open to all interpreters and ITP/IPP students.  ​All registration must be completed using the online form below. 

  • 4:00 - 6:00 PM - Updates from IDHHC
  • Dinner on Your Own
  • Trivia Night 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Interpreting & BEI Requirements by IL Licensure Board

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • 8:30 - 10:30 AM - Workshops
  • 10:45 - 12:00 PM - Networking Hour (more information coming soon)
  • Lunch on your own
  • 1:15 - 3:15 PM - Workshops
  • 3:30 - 5:30 PM - Workshops


Smith_Melissa_Picture.jpegMelissa Smith, Ed.D., RID CI/CT, NAD V, EIPA 4.9 Melissa is a professor in and the director of the ASL-English interpreting program at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. She earned doctoral and Master's degrees in Teaching and Learning from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Spanish with a minor in American Indian Studies from San Diego State University. Her doctoral research explores the practices and decisions of interpreters working in public schools and was published by Gallaudet University Press as More than Meets the Eye: Revealing the Complexities of an Interpreted Education (2013). Her extensive background in education, her own experiences as a second language learner, and her work as an interpreter and interpreter educator allow her to examine the work of educational interpreters through multiple lenses. More importantly, as the parent of a Deaf teenager, she brings a unique perspective to her work and presentations.


  • Educational Interpreters & Captain Marvel: Ending Myths about Female Superheroes 
  • The XYZs of Interpreting:  Getting the Credentials You Want          
  • The Educational Interpreting Workforce Awakens
Metcalf_Lauri.jpgLauri Metcalf recently retired as the chair of the American Sign Language, Interpreting, World Languages, ESL and International Studies Department at San Antonio College.  Lauri established the ASL and Interpreting program in 1994 and under her leadership; the program has received much recognition including Exemplary Program, Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education Accreditation and Sorenson Communication Award for Excellence in Interpreter Education. Before coming to San Antonio, Lauri taught at the University of Denver, Metropolitan State University, Texas Woman's University and DeKalb College.  She was a member of the Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters from '95 to 2007 and served as Chairperson for 11 years. Since 2009, Lauri has worked as a consultant with the National Center on Interpretation at the University of Arizona in the test development and the certification of interpreters. Lauri has served as the Coordinator and Lead Instructor for numerous BEI Summer Institutes.  She continues to travel presenting workshops and training for Interpreters.


  • Certification Overview
  • Practice vs. Performance
  • Soft Skills & Ethics 


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