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NCRA Convention & Expo

Convention Agenda

Schedule at a Glance

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

See complete Wednesday schedule with presenters and full descriptions here

8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

NCRA Board Meeting
Room locations: Committees: Union Square 1, 2 & 3
                      Board: Plaza A

9 - 10 a.m.

National Speed Competition
Room location: Franciscan CD

5:30 - 7 p.m.

National Committee of State Associations (NCSA) Reception
(by invitation only)

Room location: Yosemite AB

THURSDAY, JULY 31

See complete Thursday schedule with presenters and full descriptions here

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration open
Room location: Yosemite Foyer, Ballroom Level

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pre-convention intensive CAT vendor workshops (Earn 0.7 CEU for each workshop)

  • Advantage Software/Eclipse
    Room location: Yosemite B
  • AristoCAT
    Room location: Union Square 13
  • StenoCAT (by Gigatron)
    Room location: Union Square 16
  • ProCAT
    Room location: Union Square 5-6
  • Stenograph
    Room location: Continental 1-3
  • Stenovations digitalCAT
    Room location: Union Square 15

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) Orientation, day 1 (day 1 + day 2 = 1.3 CEUs)
Room location: Yosemite A

8:30 - 11 a.m.

NCRA Annual Business Meeting
Room location: Plaza A

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Realtime Systems Administrator Workshop, day 1 (day 1 + day 2 = 1.0 CEU)
Room location: Franciscan A

12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own 
12 - 5 p.m. Realtime Resource Booth
Room Location: Booth 715 in Expo Hall, Grand Ballroom

12 - 5 p.m.

Expo Hall open
Room location: Grand Ballroom

12 - 5 p.m. NCRA & NCRF information booths
Room location: Grand Ballroom

1 - 2:30 p.m.

National Realtime Competition
Room location: Franciscan CD

2 - 5 p.m.

National Committee of State Associations (NCSA) Meeting
Room location: Plaza B

6 - 6:30 p.m.

"Only New Once" First-Time Reception
Room location: Yosemite C

6:30 - 8 p.m. NCRA & NCRF information booths
Room location: Grand Ballroom

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Opening Reception in Expo Hall
Room location: Grand Ballroom

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

See complete Friday schedule with presenters and full descriptions here

6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration open
Room location: Yosemite Foyer, Ballroom Level

 

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.10 CEU for each seminar)

  • Vendor – eDepoze: Ensuring your professional relevance in the digital age
    Room location: Imperial B
  •  Industry outlook report findings from Ducker Worldwide
    Room location: Imperial A

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Expo Hall open
Room location: Grand Ballroom

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NCRA & NCRF information booths open
Room location: Grand Ballroom

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Realtime Resource Booth
Location: Booth 715 in Expo Hall, Grand Ballroom

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) Orientation, day 2 (day 1 + day 2 = 1.3 CEUs)
Room location: Yosemite A

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Student Seminar Program, day 1
Room location: Franciscan CD

8:15 - 9 a.m.

Coffee break with exhibitors in Expo Hall
Room location: Grand Ballroom

9 - 11 a.m.

Premier Session: Keynote Presentation and Installation of Officers (0.1 CEU)
Room location: Continental Ballroom 4-9

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Realtime Systems Administrator Workshop, day 2 (day 1 + day 2 = 1.0 CEU)
Room location: Franciscan A

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – New best practices for captioning
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Judicial – Electronic filing in state courts
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Business – Powered by NCRF: New tricks, tips & techniques
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – Stenograph: Are you ready to shake it up?
    Room location: Imperial B

11:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Punctuation Workshop: You want me to use a comma there? (0.45 CEU)
Room location: Continental 1-3

12 - 1:30 p.m.

School Owners and Administrators Luncheon and Roundtable (by invitation only)
Room location: Yosemite B

1 - 2:30 p.m.

NCRF Angels Luncheon (by invitation only)
Room location: Yosemite C

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Realtime Systems Administrator Exam
Room location: Union Square 15-16 

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Captioning: a new world
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Judicial – Exploring the future of our timeless profession
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Business – HIPAA
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – StreamText.Net: Your realtime delivery platform
    Room location: Imperial B

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Putting CART before the horse: Ethical and professional considerations when working with people who are deaf and hard of hearing
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Judicial – Neuroscience and the law: What to expect from new cases
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Business – International depositions 101
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – Stenovations: New LightSpeed KISS
    Room location: Imperial B

6 – 7 p.m.

CART and Captioning Communities of Interest Reception
Room location: Yosemite C

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

See complete Saturday schedule with presenters and full descriptions here

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration open
Room location: Yosemite Foyer, Ballroom Level

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Latest in captioning output methods
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Judicial – Implementing realtime in the digital courtroom
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Business – National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – Magnum Steno: Learn how RHPEs can make you a better reporter
    Room location: Imperial B

8:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Student Seminar Program, day 2
Room location: Franciscan CD

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Teachers’ Workshop (Earn 0.15 CEU for each module)
Room location: Yosemite A

  • Module I: From educator/administrator to educational coaching leader
  • Module II: Building educational team leaders through coaching
  • Module III: Engage your students, teachers, and the programs in which you work
  • Module IV: Focus on the whole student

9 - 10 a.m.

Coffee break with exhibitors in Expo Hall
Room location: Grand Ballroom

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Expo Hall open
Room location: Grand Ballroom

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NCRA & NCRF information booths open
Room location: Grand Ballroom

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Going mobile 101: Streaming realtime to tablets
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Judicial – Persuasive communications skills for officials
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Business – Protecting our profession: Tools to protect and expand court reporting interests nationwide
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – myRealtimeCoach: Three secrets to speed, accuracy, and confidence
    Room location: Imperial B

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Awards Luncheon
Room location: Continental Ballroom 4-9

12 - 4 p.m.

NCRA legislative consulting services
Room location: Union Square 23

 

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Know your consumer: Engaging and empowering as a CART provider
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Judicial – The essential court reporter: Judicial perspectives
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Business – Are you backing up properly?
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – Dictionary Jumpstart: Don’t let your dictionary sabotage realtime
    Room location: Imperial B

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Editing for your dictionary versus a Transcript: Kick low productivity to the curb
    Room location: Imperial B
  • Judicial – Treasure hunt: Top gadgets
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Business – Intersteno: Expand your business and your horizons
    Room location: Plaza A
  • Vendor – YesLaw: PDF transcripts, the new standard
    Room location: Plaza B 

7 - 11 p.m.

President's Red Carpet Party
Room location: Continental Ballroom 4-9

Upgrade to VIP seating and receive preferential seating in the ballroom, recognition during the evening, and a personal memento from the president.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

See complete Sunday schedule with presenters and full descriptions here

8 - 10 a.m.

Registration open
Room location: Yosemite Foyer, Ballroom Level

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Realtime Systems Administrator Prep Course
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Judicial – Time management
    Room location: Imperial B
  • Business – Hot topics in ethics
    Room location: Plaza A

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent seminars (Earn 0.15 CEU for each seminar)

  • Realtime – Making your CAT software work for you as a captioner
    Room location: Plaza B
  • Judicial – How to ethically market
    Room location: Imperial B
  • Business – How to ace your next skills test
    Room location: Imperial A
  • Vendor – The Varallo Group: Sales messaging and your strategic sales approach
    Room location: Plaza A