2019 NCRA Convention & Expo - Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

NCRA Board of Directors Meeting

9–10 a.m.

National Speed Contest

12–5 p.m. Sponsor Registration and Expo Hall Move-in 

5:30–7 p.m.

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

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
7 a.m.–6 p.m. Registration Open
8:30–11 a.m. NCRA Annual Business Meeting
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Workshop: Day 1 – registration required
(0.7 CEU) (Day 1+2= 1.125 CEUs)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Vendor Training Workshops (0.7 CEU) – registration required for these individual workshops

Stenograph
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Stenograph

Join Cindi Lynch, Stenograph’s training program manager, and learn how to make the most of the exciting new features in Case CATalyst Version 20, including RealTeam™! Then, take your Case CATalyst skills to the next level and learn how to work with greater ease and efficiency than ever before. No equipment is required. Reporters who prefer not to have to haul equipment to the convention will still benefit from this class. Detailed, printed handouts with step-by-step instructions will be provided. For those who want to bring equipment, there will be some power strips provided, however, to ensure you can conveniently plug in a laptop computer, we recommend you bring your own extension cord and power strip. There is no need to bring your writer.

Cindi Lynch, Training Program Manager, Stenograph, LLC 

Stenovations
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Stenovations

The digitalCAT seminar will begin with a review of the basics and editing commands, and it will progress to realtime commands and the newest features of digitalCAT. There will be a one-hour Q&A session for attendees to ask all of their questions.

Greta Duckett, RPR, CRR, Certified DigitalCAT Trainer

Gigatron Software Corporation: It's all About Optimization!
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Gigatron Software Corporation: It's all About Optimization!

Learn how to optimize your hardware, your StenoCAT software, and your realtime for the best performance of all components working in synchrony. Learn how to optimize your StenoCAT features to set the foundation for fast editing. Become really efficient at delivering your transcripts and master editing on the fly while in realtime. Learn more about TrialBook for Internet Streaming and how to reach any viewer, anywhere – also on the fly. It’s all about optimization, and this seminar will show you the how!

Rick Louie, Supervisor of StenoCAT Product Support, Gigatron Software Corporation

Advantage Software/Eclipse: Exploring Eclipse
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Advantage Software/Eclipse: Exploring Eclipse

Spend some time investigating details of how Eclipse can make your work easier and deliver value to your clients, straight from the programmer who has made it all possible. Discover features and options in a hands-on workshop and get a look at what's in development for the future. Schedule and material are flexible and will be adapted to the needs and aptitude of the group.

Jeremy Thorne, Director of Research & Development, Advantage Software/Eclipse
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Expo Hall Move-in
1–2:30 p.m.  National Realtime Contest 
1:30–5:30 p.m.  Punctuation Workshop –  registration required  (0.4 CEU)
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Punctuation Workshop

You know the basics. Let’s look at some more obscure constructions that come up. Punctuating the spoken word offers some real dilemmas. We will spend our time looking at these constructions, especially the convoluted clauses that seem to abound. You will leave with tools that will help you be the best you can be at punctuation! Ticketed event

Margie Wakeman Wells, CRI
2–5 p.m. 
National Committee of State Associations (NCSA) Meeting
3–6 p.m.  Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) Boot Camp - registration required (0.3 CEU)
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Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) Boot Camp

Think you are ready to take the CRR exam? Join Kathryn Sweeney as she guides you through the process with helpful tips and tricks on how to pass the exam. She has you covered on dictionary management, software settings, equipment requirements, the new NCRA online testing procedures, test file submission, and probably most importantly – what not to worry about when taking this exam.
Note: Please bring your laptop and steno equipment to this session for maximum results!

Kathryn R. Sweeney, FAPR, RMR, CRR
 
5:30–7:30 p.m.  Opening Reception in Expo Hall ticketed event
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
6:45 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. 
Breakfast in Expo Hall Exclusive benefit for those booked within the discounted NCRA room block at the Hyatt Regency Denver AND registered for a Convention package or workshop.
7:30-8:30 a.m. Student Breakfast and Welcome
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Expo Hall Open
8:30–10:30 a.m. 
NCRA Premier Session: Installation of Officers and Keynote featuring Erin Brockovich – session is open to the following registration packages: Full, Networking, Students, and Friday. For an additional fee, session is available for Saturday/Sunday package. (0.1 CEU)
10:30–11 a.m.
Coffee Break in Expo Hall
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)

Back to School: A Day in the Life of a University of Wisconsin-Madison Staff CART Provider
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Back to School: A Day in the Life of a University of Wisconsin-Madison Staff CART Provider

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the few post-secondary institutions that employs full-time CART providers. Because of this unique aspect of employment, attendees will gain an understanding of how to provide greater access for deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers by focusing on such topics as successful post-secondary CART in the classroom, accessibility versus verbatim writing, STEM captioning, and lastly special adaptations for hard of hearing or deaf consumers to increase inclusion and enhance the learning experience.

Kristen Wurgler, RPR

CART: Oh, the Places you Can Go!
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CART: Oh, the Places you Can Go!

Geared to certified captioners and challenges they face, including speaker IDs for 30+ strategies, where to find the best prep in advance and onsite, you don’t know what you don’t know, and time-saving tips and tricks that you learn while working onsite with other writers. Seasoned captioners will engage in a rigorous discussion on writing strategies, dictionary managements, and the importance of community while working in the silos of our home offices.

Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE, and Becky Tallarico, RPR, CRR, CRC

Ethics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Ethics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Attendees will get a detailed description of the Captioners Code of Professional Ethics. We will ask attendees to bring their scenarios to the session for all to discuss. The attendees will leave with a better understanding of the various aspects of the Code of Ethics that they can use on a daily basis.

Deanna Baker, RMR, and Heidi Thomas, RDR, CRR, CRC

Mind Your Language: Idioms and Accents, a Survivor's Guide
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Mind Your Language: Idioms and Accents, a Survivor's Guide

This session will explore the use of English in legal proceedings worldwide, to include: English spoken as a second language; accents; use of foreign legal terms; interpreted proceedings; foreign language court reporters; and pronunciation guides. Solutions and tools will be given to attendees to deal with the above.

Georgina Ford, RPR, CRR

You Want Me to Do What? I Didn't Learn That in School….
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You Want Me to Do What? I Didn't Learn That in School….

Court reporting is more than putting words on a page. In this seminar you will learn some common transcript preparation pitfalls young reporters encounter and how to avoid them. The presenter will share some tricks of the trade, as well as helpful research tools and how to use them. Come for the information but stay for the “goodies.”

(Student track 0.0 CEU)
Darlene Williams, RPR, CMRS
12–1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:15–1:30 p.m. NCRF Angels Luncheon – by invitation only
12:30–5 p.m. Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Workshop: Day 2 – registration required

(0.425 CEU) (Day 1+2= 1.125 CEUs)

1:30–2:45 p.m.

Learning Zones (0.125 CEU) 

Captioning a Sporting Event 101: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey
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Captioning a Sporting Event 101: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey

Learn a few basics of each game discussing positions, plays, and terminology. Tips and tricks for captioning a sporting event. The goal is to give the participants a basic understanding of each sporting event to be able to prep and take a captioning assignment.

Sandra Smith, RPR     

Great Answers to Tough Questions
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Great Answers to Tough Questions

Ever been asked what you do or why you’re worth it and then struggle with that “elevator pitch?” Ever deal with a difficult client and wish you had an instruction manual? Ever dreamt of becoming a firm owner but weren’t sure how? You’re not alone! This is a great opportunity to get mentorship and advice from our experienced and respected panel with a fun and informative, talk show style Q & A session.

Beth Gaige, RPR; Linda Hallworth; Kim Neeson, RPR, CRR, CRC; Robin Nodland, RDR, CRR; Antonia Pulone; and Christine Phipps, RPR

How Voice Writing Technology Works: Dispelling Myths and Explaining Facts
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How Voice Writing Technology Works: Dispelling Myths and Explaining Facts

There are lots of stories about voice writing out there but what is the reality? Please join Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI and CVR-CM-M, RCP, for an in-depth explanation of how the technology works, how it is similar to steno (and how it’s different), and the practicalities of working as a professional using this method of reporting.

Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI, FAPR, CVR-CM-M, RCP

International Depositions 101
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International Depositions 101

Interested in expanding your business and earning extra revenue by covering depositions internationally? Global deposition expert Ian Hardy will show you how. Specifically designed for court reporters and legal videographers, this session will teach you everything you need to know about covering depos abroad, including: 1) a survey of the market for international depositions; 2) what clients want from reporters and videographers who cover their depos abroad; 3) the legalities of covering U.S. depos in foreign countries; 4) important visa and travel information; 5) special tips on how to keep things from going wrong when working outside the United States This session is open to beginners as well as those experienced in international depos, and includes fun, interactive exercises to facilitate learning. Come join!

Ian Hardy

Steno Speed Dating
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Steno Speed Dating

As the seminar's name implies, it will consist of 10 stellar reporters sitting with a small group of students for ten-minute long "speed dates." The students will have ten minutes to ask their questions before switching off to the next reporter for their next "date."

(Student track 0.0 CEU)
Amie First, RDR, CRR, CRC, CPE; Lillian Freiler, RMR, CMRS, FAPR; Mike Hensley, RDR; Debbie Kriegshauser, RMR, CRR, CLVS, RSA, FAPR, IL-CSR, MO-CCR; Saba McKinley, RPR, CRI, CSR; Alan Peacock, RDR, CRR, CRC; Margary Rogers, RPR, CRI; Kelly Shainline, RPR, CRR; Lindsay Stoker, RPR, CRC;  Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC, CSR(A); and Doug Zweizig, RDR, CRR, FCRR
2:45–3 p.m. Coffee Break in Expo Hall
3–4 p.m.

Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)

Remote Reporting: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
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Remote Reporting: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

Reporter shortage, strapped budgets, courts caught in the crossfire -- learn how remote reporting transcends these obstacles to bring certified reporters and realtime to anywhere courts with anywhere reporters.

Judith Lehman, RMR, CRI

Technology and Court Reporting: Just Trying to Survive, or Do You Want to Thrive?
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Technology and Court Reporting: Just Trying to Survive, or Do You Want to Thrive?

Technologies, including artificial intelligence and digital recording devices, have many court reporters fearing for their jobs. There is a time and place for human-only resources for court reporting, and there is a time and place for technology-led solutions. The winners moving forward will be the modern court reporters with the right mix to deliver quality services at the right price. Technology can bridge the gap created by the shortage of court reporters, and as a result, you can generate more revenue streams. This session will inform and inspire attendees on the benefits of learning new technologies, combined with newly emerging distributed networks to help court reporters come together – locally or virtually – to share best practices, principles and teach each other new skills.

Eve J. Barrett, RPR

The Fluctuant Freelancer
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The Fluctuant Freelancer

Explore what the "fluctuant freelancer" encounters in a high-profile media trial, including prep, communication, camera setup, RealTeam with Cindi Lynch, realtime, journalists, requests for transcripts, legal issues. And more!

Early Langley, RMR

Your Most Valuable Realtime Tool
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Your Most Valuable Realtime Tool

It doesn't get the credit it deserves and yet you're nothing without it. Your dictionary is the MOST valuable tool you own. How to build it, maintain it, set up job dictionaries, and continually enhance it so that you have the confidence to cover almost any curve ball that's thrown your way!

Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI  

Vendor Showcase: EV360 – Discover What’s After A to Z
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Vendor Showcase: EV360 – Discover What’s After A to Z

Have you ever taught a Discover Steno A to Z™ Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program and afterwards wished you could have continued teaching your students but just didn't have the resources? If so, we have the answers you need in our dynamic, interactive session. With more than 35 years of experience in court reporting education, the team behind EV360 Educational Solutions will provide you the resources you need to take your students to the next level and beyond!

Jeff Moody

Meet and Greet with the NCRA Board of Directors
(Student track 0.0 CEU)
4:15–5:15 p.m.

Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)

Taxes: Questions and Answers
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Taxes: Questions and Answers

This session will review options for self-employed individuals for filing taxes, reducing their tax liability, and maximizing their wealth opportunities.

Meredith Glover, CPA

CART and its Many Remote Platforms Step-by-Step
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CART and its Many Remote Platforms Step-by-Step

Attendees will see demos of most/all platforms used by Remote CART Captioners and will learn step-by-step what it takes to provide the service. Links will be provided to online resources for more info and the PowerPoint slides for reminders after the session. Specific platforms covered: StreamText, 1CapApp, Skype, Share Screen, Adobe Connect, Zoom, GoToWebinar/GoToMeeting, StreamCast, and Elluminate.

Kathy Cortopassi, RMR, CRR, CRC

Intersteno - The Best Business Expense You’ve Never Taken Advantage of - YET!
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Intersteno - The Best Business Expense You’ve Never Taken Advantage of - YET!

We’re often tantalized by how our colleagues travel overseas for work and wonder “How can I do that?” Networking internationally can be as easy as committing to attending an Intersteno Congress. From there, you can attend seminars, participate in competitions, and network to your heart’s desire with text entry professionals from around the globe. We’ll discuss what Intersteno is, how we as reporters and captioners play a part, where we’re going next, and who did what at the 2019 Congress in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Please join us to find out where Intersteno 2021 will be and how to start your planning for your international adventure.

Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI, FAPR, CVR-CM-M, RCP

Knowledge at the Threshold of Reporting
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Knowledge at the Threshold of Reporting

Wonder if you’ll know what to do as you begin reporting? Still unsure of yourself on the job? This micro-version of The Cicero Forum will give you confidence and employment value by focusing on real-world knowledge. Topics include dissecting depositions and transcripts, understanding court and captioning, defining colloquy, elements of reporting, and professionalism.

Dominick Tursi and Joshua B. Edwards, RDR, CRR

NCRA STRONG
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NCRA STRONG

Members of the NCRAStrong Task Force will share the tools that have been created for you to take back to your state to educate your clients about the facts and risks of digital recording and why a stenographic reporter remains the gold standard of preserving the record. You will leave with PowerPoints, handouts, and tips on how to present the material to your local bar associations and clients. By the end of the session, you'll feel confident and ready to take on the role of steno advocate in your state!

Phyllis Craver Lykken, RPR, and Liz Harvey, RPR

Vendor Showcase: Realtime Coach - 3 Power Strategies to Pass Your Next Skills Test
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Vendor Showcase: Realtime Coach - 3 Power Strategies to Pass Your Next Skills Test

Reporters and students know: passing the test makes all the difference—financially, professionally, and personally. Come learn the secrets from those who have been there, done that. Come away with practical tips you can use now, to pass your next test with flying colors!

Marybeth Everhart, MA, BS, RPR, CRI, CLR, CPE

Your Choice of Learning Zones
(Student track 0.0 CEU)
5:15–6:15 p.m. Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Written Knowledge Test – registration required
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
6:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Registration Open
7–8:30 a.m.  
School Owners/Administrators Breakfast and Think Tank  by invitation only
7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Expo Hall  Exclusive benefit for those booked within the discounted NCRA room block at the Hyatt Regency Denver AND registered for a Convention package or workshop.
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.  Expo Hall Open
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)
CART: Changing with the Times
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CART: Changing with the Times

This session will discuss at a high-level the state of the industry of CART and captioning, where we came from and potentially where we are going. Topics will include: Dispelling the myth that CART is easier than other career opportunities; while embracing technology to make our product better, what is overstepping bounds; emojis, is it ever appropriate; untrans vs. modification of word selection for readability; engagement with clients, yes or no; guidelines for CART captioners: do you follow them or is it time to revise and update?

Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE

Flying Fingers
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Flying Fingers

Learn from world-traveling stenographic experts about the rich opportunities of working around the world. Whether captioning an Apple launch in Africa, providing daily copy on a war crimes trial at The Hague, or writing realtime litigation for multinationals in Paris, learn and ask questions of our panel of experts on what it takes to work abroad.

Stacey Donison, RPR, CRR; Linda Hallworth; Jason Meadors, RPR, CRR, CRC; Heidi Thomas, RDR, CRR, CRC; and Leah Willersdorf

Beyond “What If”: Seizing Opportunity
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Beyond “What If”: Seizing Opportunity

By pursuing what was once a crazy “what if,” Isaiah and Stanley made app-based live captioning a reality for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, now the first major music festival to tout live captioning on its roster of accessibility services. Isaiah and Stanley will discuss the challenges faced and lessons learned in undertaking such a massive project and the ways in which you can weave your unique talents and personal interests into your role as a stenographer to leverage opportunity and launch your career beyond your imagination!

Isaiah Roberts, RPR, and Stan Sakai, CRC

The New Professional’s Perspective
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The New Professional’s Perspective

This will be a panel discussion intending to share with experienced reporters what the profession looks like through the eyes of a new professional. The hope is that we can bridge the gap between seasoned reporters and new reporters so that we can all work together to keep our profession alive and thriving.

Rachel Barkume, RPR; Callie Sajdera; Jordan Groves; and Lisa Conley Yungblut, RMR, CRR

The Lost Art of Professionalism
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The Lost Art of Professionalism

Learn the subtle and not-so-subtle tweaks to your personal brand that will not only set you apart from others in the room but will elevate your business and enhance your life. Marsha Naegeli of Naegeli Deposition & Trial has been cultivating a culture of class and decorum through 40 years of corporate life. She has experienced both incredible professional success and great personal adversity. Marsha has trained hundreds of staff members and court reporters in a program she personifies daily. Attendees will come away with new perspectives on the many ways in which professionalism can make an impact on the entire profession. Whether you are just getting started in your court reporting career or are a seasoned stenographer, you are sure to come away with a refreshed perspective from this success philosophy, which is derived from the playbooks of 5-star hospitality icons and a close study of what resonates with clients.

Marsha Naegeli, CMRS, CRI

Here Comes the Mic Drop
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Here Comes the Mic Drop

While much focus in legal video is dedicated to the visual aspect of video, the audio is equally — if not more — important to "get right." Specifically, this session will examine the lavalier microphone. We'll look at important audio settings that can make or break the quality of video you produce for the client. In addition, we will examine several different lavalier microphones in-person to see if any lavaliers carry a significant advantage over the other.

Tim Falks, CLVS

Roundtable with Educators & Firm Owners
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Roundtable with Educators & Firm Owners

Students are coming out of school ready to work but may not be fully prepared. Educators and firm owners discuss what schools can do to prepare students and how firms can onboard new hires.

Teacher track
Kelly Moranz, CRI, and Darlene Williams, RPR, CMRS

Your Choice of Learning Zones
(Student track 0.0 CEU)
9:30–10 a.m. Coffee Break in Expo Hall
10–11:15 a.m. Learning Zones (0.125 CEU)

Advanced Realtime Techniques: Strategies for Captioning and Beyond
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Advanced Realtime Techniques: Strategies for Captioning and Beyond

Whether you are a captioner or reporter, this session is for everyone. Join us as we discuss battle-tested techniques for beautiful realtime and tap into our knowledge base for pre- and post-event production practices.

Stacey Potenza, CRC, and Lindsay Stoker, RPR, CRC

CAT and AI: Getting the Most from your Software
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CAT and AI: Getting the Most from your Software

CAT software companies integrated artificial intelligence (AI) into their software years ago, but the technology continues to improve CAT in ways we never expected. Are you using the latest developments of your software? What is on the horizon? How will AI keep steno reporters at the forefront of the industry? Join our panel of experts for a quick-paced tour of the latest AI enhancements and a look into the future of your most important tool – CAT software.

Johnny Jay Jackson, Jeremy Thorne, Cindi Lynch, and N. Keanan Smith

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy
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Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

Youʼve heard the adage “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this seminar, discover mental strategies and problem solving skills that you can apply to your professional and personal activities in order to turn mountains into molehills and be the successful person you know you can be.

Mike Hensley, RDR

Where Languages Intersect: Best Practices in Interpreted Proceedings
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Where Languages Intersect: Best Practices in Interpreted Proceedings

Learn how to help both individual court reporters as well as owners of court reporting firms to understand the best practices of interpreters which affect interpreted proceedings, foreign language transcription and translation requests, requests for vital statistics translation, and other special requests. Interpreting and translator credentials will be explained along with the accompanying code of ethics. Infographics will be shared that can help attorneys or other clients understand how to best make use of the services of interpreters will be provided. Tools or equipment that some interpreters use will be shared with an explanation of the benefits of using them. Time will be allowed for a special question-and-answer session so that any concerns can be taken back to members of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators in an effort to continuously improve our professional relationships.

Aimee K. Benavides

Vendor Showcase: Realtime Coach - Your Skills, Your Confidence, Your Power!
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Vendor Showcase: Realtime Coach - Your Skills, Your Confidence, Your Power!

Used by thousands of reporters and students to improve skills and pass tests, Realtime Coach is the only patented and proven product for court reporter skill development. It’s the platform NCRA has trusted for the past four years to deliver certification exams, and now will be the testing platform for the California Court Reporters Board and the Texas Court Reporters Association. What do these reporters and associations know that you don’t? Join us to find out how you can improve your accuracy, increase your speed, and prepare for new certifications in as little as 15 minutes a day. And let’s not forget about the new features RTC has to offer!

Marybeth Everhart, MA, BS, RPR, CRI, CLR, CPE

Good Reporter/Bad Reporter
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Good Reporter/Bad Reporter

This audience-participation skit touches on professional etiquette and mannerisms in conducting oneself at work. Learn the tools of the trade to win over clientele for freelance or get hired for overflow work in a judicial proceeding. Why some people "have it" and others just simply don't. Be prepared to laugh!

(Student track 0.0 CEU)
Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CRC, FAPR, and Debbie Kriegshauser, RMR, CRR, CLVS, RSA, FAPR, IL-CSR, MO-CCR
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.     
Awards Luncheon – ticketed event 
1:45–3 p.m. Learning Zones (0.125 CEU)

Google, Gadgets, & Apps
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Google, Gadgets, & Apps

In this session, we will talk about Google add-ons, phone apps, and gadgets that can make your life as a court reporter a little more organized and efficient, and we’ll throw in a few to make life a little more fun too.

Cyndi Larimer

Making your Life Easier with Realtime Macros
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Making your Life Easier with Realtime Macros

In this seminar, Alan Peacock will present a variety of realtime macros that anyone can benefit from. Alan will give a live demonstration and show you how his favorite realtime macros work on the big screen. The class is not software specific. All macros demonstrated are available on all CAT systems. So come and learn how to use macros in the realtime environment for CART, captioning, and realtime court reporting.

Alan Peacock, RDR, CRR, CRC

Promoting the Profession through Career Fairs
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Promoting the Profession through Career Fairs

Each presenter will deliver a brief overview of a career fair they attended to promote the profession (each one has a different type of venue), followed by a brief Q & A with the audience. We are hoping to work with the state association and members from the Denver area to identify a group of kids from a local Girls & Boys Club or scout troop so we can set up a demo of how to present at a career fair.

Cindy Isaacsen, RPR; Erminia Uviedo, RDR, CRR, CRC; Lisa Wagner, RPR; and Penny Wile, RMR, CRR

From This to That
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From This to That

Transitioning from one aspect of court reporting to another (e.g., going from officialship to freelancing, steno to voice, freelancing to captioning, etc.

Lance A. Boardman, RDR, CRR; Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR; and Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI, FAPR, CVR-CM-M, RCP

Optimal Recording Formats – Creating the Best Video Record for Depositions
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Optimal Recording Formats – Creating the Best Video Record for Depositions

This session will examine the optimal formats for recording a video deposition that enhance the quality of the digital record in accompaniment with the official transcript. Participants will walk away from the course with an understanding of the different digital video recording devices available on the market. We will also look at the features and benefits of the various formats in capturing the video record in conjunction with the court reporter.

John Jensen, CLVS

How to teach an NCRA A to Z™ Program
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How to teach an NCRA A to Z™ Program

Do you have the program leader material and are not sure what to do? NCRA’s A to Z program is not as difficult to teach as you might think. Come learn how to lead your own program. Presenters will share with you how to get help from your colleagues or state association, recruit participants, teach the content, and much more.

Carolyn Ruiz Coronado, RPR

Vendor Showcase: What's New at Stenograph
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Vendor Showcase: What's New at Stenograph

Stenograph is committed to the court reporting profession and continues to lead the charge through innovation that helps professionals achieve more. In this session, you'll learn about our latest products and services and our new initiatives for the coming year. From RealTeam to YesLaw to the Luminex and everything in between, find out what Stenograph has been working on. There might even be a few surprises sprinkled in.

Anir Dutta, Alex Cotteleer, Brian Clune, CLVS, Keith McCready, Chris Page

Student Jeopardy
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Student Jeopardy

A fun and interactive "Jeopardy" game that will cover such topics as: the history of court reporting, spelling, homonyms/synonyms, vocabulary, and courtroom procedures. Students will learn some of the trickier English and grammar rules that we encounter every day and will be quizzed on the types of questions found on the RPR Written Knowledge Test. Be on the team who answers the most questions correctly and win a prize!

(Student track 0.0 CEU)
Debbie Kriegshauser, RMR, CRR, CLVS, RSA, FAPR, IL-CSR, MO-CCR, and Phoebe Moorhead, RPR, CRR
3–3:15 p.m. Coffee Break in Expo Hall 
3:15–4:15 p.m. Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)

A Guide to Social Media for Post-Millennials
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A Guide to Social Media for Post-Millennials

This session is designed to help participants navigate the benefits and pitfalls of using social media as a means for connecting and collaborating across multiple platforms. It will also help them avoid potentially career-damaging mistakes.

Lauren Lawrence, RPR, and Matthew Moss, RPR

The Power of Positive Thinking
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The Power of Positive Thinking

This session will focus on how our happiness is a direct outcome of our thoughts. We will learn how to focus on staying positive and looking for the blessings in every adverse situation in our lives. We will learn some tricks to help our brain rewire our thinking and learn how to stop worrying and start living a more rewarding life.

Catherine Alley Teach, RPR, CRI

Cyber Security Incidents & Cases: Protect Your Data!
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Cyber Security Incidents & Cases: Protect Your Data!

At home but especially at work, our growing dependence on technology demands greater security online. For this reason, cybersecurity is a responsibility, requiring awareness and vigilance of your data. Participants will:
-assess cases involving cyber security;
-review incident handling techniques;
-develop data protection methods;
-differentiate a black, white, and grey hat hacker; and
-trust a grey hat hacker!

Matt Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Mix it up!: A Look into Live Video Mixing Software
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Mix it up!: A Look into Live Video Mixing Software

The demand for picture in picture depositions, video conferencing, and digital delivery formats is becoming more frequent. Legal video is making its way into using digital software in order to meet this need. This presentation will look at the most popular software that legal videographers are using to help meet client expectation and the benefits it can provide. We will take an in-depth look at "vMix" software. vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilizes the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing. Learn how to use integrated video conferencing, video replay, multi recorder for all inputs, live streaming, and more! We will also take a quick look at a similar product "MimoLive" for mac users. Special guest William Golde, West Regional Manager of PTZ Optics, will show us how PTZ cameras can play a role in depositions.

Marshall Fox, CLVS

CART and Captioning FAQs
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CART and Captioning FAQs

This session will address participants’ questions about transferring their skills from court reporting to captioning. They will leave with a toolkit based on FAQs in making the transition and CART/Captioning best practices.

Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE

Coaching Callie’s Climb, the Role of Professionals in the Internship Experience
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Coaching Callie’s Climb, the Role of Professionals in the Internship Experience

“Encouragement” is the foundation of internships. This seminar will prepare coaches, teachers, and students by providing real-world examples of how to incorporate learning, positivity, and inspiration into the internship experience.

Teacher track
Tambria (Tammy) Kelley, RPR, CRR; Jennifer Sati, RMR, CRR, CRC, CRI; and Callie Sajdera

Your Choice of Learning Zones
(Student track 0.0 CEU)
4:15–5 p.m.  Snack Break in Expo Hall
7:30–11:30 p.m.   Member Recognition Gala – ticketed event

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)

When Life Gives You Lemons
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When Life Gives You Lemons

Learn how Kristi Johnson came back from a catastrophic injury, put herself through court reporting school, and became a successful reporter. When life gave her lemons, she made lemonade. Participants will cover the importance of a support system, how she learned to change her attitude/outlook, and how she fought her way back from an injury that almost killed her.

Kristi Johnson

Hot Topics in Ethics
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Hot Topics in Ethics

This session will get you up to speed on what you should know to ensure you are working at the highest level of professionalism. Find out more about the hottest topics in ethics in this session.

Liz Harvey, RPR; Jason Meadors, RPR, CRR, CRC, FAPR; and Monna J. Nickeson, RPR, CRR, CCR, CSR, CLV; and Caroline Song Lloyd, JD
9:45–11 a.m. Learning Zones (0.125 CEU)

Beyond A to Z
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Beyond A to Z

Tips and ideas for implementing a successful court reporting program with maximum enrollment.

Allison Hall, RMR, CRR

There is an Easier Way to Write That!
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There is an Easier Way to Write That!

In this seminar, Johnny Jackson will present rules to follow when creating steno outlines that are intuitive, easier to remember and to execute; and dictionary-building skills that not only use context to resolve conflicts but also present unlimited options for creating briefs and phrases — ones that you will actually use. Participants will also learn how to customize the theory you learned so that it better suits your personality and abilities.

Johnny Jay Jackson

 


* Schedule subject to change
 

 

Meredith Bonn

I can't wait to attend NCRA Convention in Denver because I love to see the latest technology, meet new people and explore a fun city! You truly never know when you are going to make a connection you will need professionally sometime in the future. I have met the most wonderful reporters, captioners and students that will someday be my co-workers. In addition to all that I always take away something that makes my job easier and faster when I get back. A good investment, no doubt!

Meredith A. Bonn, RPR, CRR, NCRA Board of Directors, Webster, N.Y.

 

 


Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors and exhibitors


GALA SPONSOR

  • Reliance
 

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • Stenograph
 

 

GOLD SPONSOR

  • EV360
 

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

  • Thomson Reuters
 

 

TOTE BAG SPONSOR

  • Mercer Consumer
 

 

EXHIBITORS

  • Advantage Software
  • Alderson Court Reporting
  • Aptus Court Reporting
  • Aya Med Group
  • Cicayada
  • Colorado Court Reporters Association
  • Da-Technology
  • Davinci
  • Elite Hemp USA
  • eMP10
  • Ergoprise
  • Henderson Legal Services
  • IST Reporting
  • LitUp Legal
  • Mercer Consumer
  • Naegeli Deposition and Trial
  • NCRA PAC
  • NCRA STRONG
  • National Court Reporters Foundation
  • Professional Education Distributors/Pearson
  • Pengad
  • Perfect Steno
  • Pharma Tech
  • PohlmanUSA
  • PRESTO Steno
  • ProCat
  • Realtime Coach
  • Remote Counsel
  • RepAgencyWorks
  • Stenovate
  • Stenovations
  • Stenoworks
  • Streamtext
  • Transperfect Legal
  • TSG Reporting
  • US Legal Support
  • Wide Awake Business