Online registration for NCRA 2016 Convention & Expo happening at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 4-7, closes July 29, so hurry and register now to participate in the vast array of networking opportunities, certification preparation workshops for the Certified Realtime Reporter and the Realtime Systems Administrator, and, of course, all that’s new on the Expo floor.
Whether you are an official, freelancer, broadcast or CART captioner, legal videographer, educator, student, or legal services provider, this year’s schedule has something to help you be the architect of your future. Plus attendees who need CEUs can earn up to 2.45 of them with a full registration and optional workshops.
Among the educational session highlights are:
Freelancer business 101. Presenters: Lisa DiMonte, RMR, CMRS; Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS; Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR; and Dave Tackla, CLVS
Compassion fatigue and job stress. Presenter: April Kopp, LCSW, MFA
Your cloud-based office. Presenters: Nancy Bistany, RPR and Kim Neeson, RPR, CRR, CRC
The secret business of court reporting. Presenter: Debbie Bridges Duffy, RPR
Beyond the captions: Captioner roundtable. Presenters: Merilee Johnson, RMR, CRR, CRC; Bill Graham; and Deanna Baker, FAPR, RMR
90 apps in 90 minutes. Presenter: Sara Wood, CAE
Tax tips for court reporters. Presenter: Charlotte Ogorek
Best practices for realtime reporting. Presenters: Jason Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC; Christine Phipps, RPR; and Sandy VanderPol, FAPR, RMR, CRR
Anywhere, anytime: Online testing. Presenter: Marybeth Everhart, RPR, CRI, CPE
Are you an independent contractor or an employee? Presenter: Chris Wojcicki
Video equipment configuration: Real world equipment setups. Presenters: Richard Hayden, CLVS, and Jason Levin, CLVS
In addition, students, educators, and school administrators will enjoy a selection of sessions tailored specifically to their interests and needs.
Other highlights for the 2016 NCRA Convention & Expo include professional speaker and humorist address the topic of “Pride in the Profession” when he takes the stage as the keynote presenter during the Premier Session; the national Speed and Realtime Contests; the installation of NCRA’s 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors; and the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award bestowed by NCRA. Networking opportunities will include receptions, the annual awards and NCRF Angels luncheons, and the President’s Party.
Remember, the deadline for online registration is July 29. For more information and to register for the 2016 NCRA Convention & Expo, visit NCRA.org/Convention.