This year’s NCRA Conference & Expo is live and in person and under the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nev. Check out the slate of sessions planned especially for students. We’ve got one old favorite and three exciting new sessions. Students are also invited to a special Student Breakfast and Welcome on Friday morning where they can meet other students and get an overview of the Conference. Don’t miss the Meet and Greet with the NCRA Board of Directors.
What if I Do Not Become a Court Reporter Right Away
We will be talking about how to stay motivated while you are in school.
Presenters: Tera Walker and Erika A. Sjoquist, RPR, CRR
Student Speed Dating
As the seminar’s name implies, it will consist of stellar reporters sitting with a small group of students for 10-minute-long “speed dates.” The students will have 10 minutes to ask their questions before switching off to the next reporter for their next “date.”
Presenters: Jill Wells, RPR, CRR; Stacey E. Raikes, RMR, CRR; Rich Germosen, RDR, CRR; Kathryn Thomas, RDR, CRR, CRC; Nicole Bulldis, RPR; and Traci Mertens, RDR, CRR, CRC
Who Wants to Be a Captionnaire?
Prospective captioners will learn how to get their dictionaries, equipment, software, attitudes, and minds ready to take the journey leading to excellence in broadcast captioning and CART. Elliott and Knox will share what’s shaped their journey, the good and the bad, and guide our new crew of captioners on their paths toward excellence
Presenters: Darian Elliott, RPR, CRR, CRC, and Sherry Cheron Knox
Speedbuilding Through Cinema
“Wax on. Wax off.” Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel the importance of creating positive muscle memory. “I’ll never let go,” Rose confirmed to Jack … then promptly let him go, understanding that you must sometimes let go to move forward. “Whatever happens, never, ever, take your eye off the ball,” Forrest Gump is instructed before becoming a ping-pong champion, a result of his laser focus. Speedbuilding Through Cinema will be reaching beyond the idea that you just need to move your fingers quickly, focusing on the “complete” writer, using moments from our favorite movies as a guide.
Presenter: Marc Greenberg, CRI