This is my favorite time of the year, the summer madness is over, the weather is cooling, and everything at works slows down just enough to make future plans. If you are on the field of interpretation or wanting to become an interpreter this is the perfect time of the year to jump in and get your feet wet; and what a better way than attending a National or a Regional Conference full of interpreters.
This year NAI’s National Workshop will be in Hampton, VA where interpreters from all over the country will gather to share skills, experiences, success stories, tools and techniques, and socialize for an entire week.
The first regional conference I attended was in Cleveland, OH and I had a great time, I met great story tellers, and people who are doing exactly what I do all the time. It felt like I found a group of people who understand that I am not joking when I mention the most asked question a visitor center: “Where is the bathroom?”
Region 3 is also gearing up our annual gathering at Wekiwa Springs State Park, where information can be even more relevant to the South East.
If you have the opportunity do not miss any of these great opportunities to give yourself a shot of fresh air, new ideas, and go back to your work site full of energy knowing that people have succeeded at what you do and so can you.