Register for Silent Weekend 2014!

It’s that time of year again!

Silent Weekend 2014 will be held from February 21-23, 2014 at Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, MI.  Register now to hold your spot.  Silent Weekend is limited to 125 people.  First come, first serve.

Silent Weekend is a great immersion opportunity for interpreters, ITP students and graduates.  There will be hands-on experience, workshops to  enjoy, and no voicing all weekend!  The weekend will include 6 workshops on various topics geared towards the interests and needs of ITPs and interpreters.  There will also be games, activities and recreational time in order to enjoy and improve skills through socialization.

1.4 CEUs for RID/BEI certified interpreters
16.5 Hours for ITP students and graduates

Silent Weekend 2014 – Click here for flier and registration information.

Fill out the registration form and submit it to DHHS either through mail at P.O. Box 8812, Kentwood, MI 49518-8812,  fax to (616) 732-7365, or scan and e-mail to Robin Mason, our accountant, at  We accept check or credit card (by phone).


Just so you know, here are the topics that will be presented for the Interpreter workshops

Jill Gaus and Izzy Florence: (Friday Night) Protactile and Haptic Deaf-Blind Interpreting
Tim Johnson: ASL Idioms, Expressions and Phrases Expanded
Rowan O’Dougherty: Thinking in Pictures: Classifiers
Brenda Boaz-Pond: How to Prepare to Interpret in the Medical field
Leia Sparks and Frannie Higdon: Quick! What would you do? Ethics in interpreting.
Kristin Dart and Sarah Rubingh: Sign Olympics

These workshops will count for a total of 1.4 CEUs, which have been approved for NIC/RID and BEI credit.