2018 Annual Convention & Expo - Schedule at a Glance

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Schedule at a Glance

 

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
   

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NCRA Board of Directors Meeting

9 – 10 a.m.

National Speed Contest

2 – 5 p.m. Sponsor Registration and Expo Move-in 

5:30 – 7 p.m.

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

   
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
   
7 a.m. – 6:30 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 (Day 1+2= 1.2 CEUs) - requires registration
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vendor Training Workshops (0.7 CEU) - separate registration is required for these individual workshops

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. CRR Boot Camp (0.3 CEU) - requires registration
12 – 5 p.m. Expo Hall Open
1 – 2:30 p.m. National Realtime Contest 
2 – 5 p.m.  National Committee of State Associations (NCSA) Meeting 
6:30 – 8 p.m. Opening Reception in Expo Hall - ticketed event
   
Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
   
6:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
6:45 – 8:15 a.m. Free Breakfast: Exclusive benefit for those booked within the discounted NCRA room block at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans AND registered for a convention package or workshop.
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expo Hall Open
8:30 – 11 a.m. NCRA's Premier Session:  Installation of Officers and Keynote featuring Lt. General Russel L. Honore (0.2 CEU) - session is open to all those attendees who hold a registration badge for the Convention
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Student Learning Zone:  Day 1            
  • 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.:  Welcome and Orientation
  • 8:30 – 11 a.m.: Premier Session and Installation of NCRA’s Board of Directors
  • 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.:  Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m.: Student Steno Speed Dating
  • 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Meet and Greet with the NCRA Board of Directors (must have a complete student registration in order to participate)        
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Coffee Break in Expo Hall
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)
  • Building Reporter-Scopist Relationships
  • Certification:  Everything You Wanted to Know and More
  • Ethics Jeopardy
  • Legal Videography:  Deposition Audio -Teamwork Between the Court Reporter and Legal Videographer
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. NCRF Angels Luncheon - by invitation only
12:15 – 5 p.m. Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Workshop:  Day 2 (Day 1+2=1.2 CEU) - requires registration
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learning Zones (0.1 CEU) 
  • What Would You Do?
  • Solo Dailies
  • The Future of Court Reporting
  • Legal Videography:  Market Yourself       
1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Punctuation Workshop (0.4 CEU) - registration required
2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Innocence Project New Orleans:  Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted and the Importance of Old Records
  • Realtime Coach - Vendor Showcase Seminar 
  • Beyond Your Career to Your Profession
  • Legal Videography:  Adding PIP for Your Video Deposition
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)
  • First Impressions Are Everything
  • Test-taking Tips and Test Anxiety Strategies
  • Convention Captioning: AV, Interpreters, and You
  • Vendor Showcase: Expedite
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Examregistration required
   
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
   
6:45 – 5 p.m. Registration Open
6:45 – 8:15 a.m. Free Breakfast: Exclusive benefit for those booked within the discounted NCRA room block at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans AND registered for a convention package or workshop.
7:30 – 9 a.m. School Owners/Administrators Breakfast and Think Tank – by invitation only
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Tough Love with Depoman
  • Becoming Realtime Ready for the Captioning World
  • Steno Speed Dating with Champions
  • The Future is Now! Join the Conversation to Identify the Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions Impacting the Court Reporting Industry
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expo Hall Open
(Expo Hall will close/teardown at 5 p.m. on Saturday. No Expo Hall on Sunday)
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Student Learning Zone:  Day 2
  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Good Reporter/Bad Reporter
  • 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Online skills testing 
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m.: Vendor/Expo Time
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Awards Luncheon
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m.: What I Didn't Learn in School: From the Perspective of a New Professional
  • 3:30 - 5 p.m.: Attend concurrent seminar of your choice
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) Certification Workshop (0.8 CEU) - requires registration   

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Teachers' Workshop (0.15 CEU per session, excluding Awards Luncheon) 
  • 9 – 10 a.m.:  Teacher Roundtable:  Strategies for Building Speed and Accuracy
  • 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.:  DiscoverSteno - 

    NCRA A to Z™

  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.:  Awards Luncheon

  • 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.:  CART and Captioning Careers

  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.: The Challenges of Online Teaching
9 – 10 a.m. Coffee Break in Expo Hall 
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)
  • Oh, the Places You Can Go in the Captioning and Reporting Profession
  • They Don't Call Me "Early" for Nothing
  • Intersteno: The Home for Guardians of the Written Word the World Over
  • Stenograph: Vendor Training Seminar
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learning Zones (0.1 CEU)
  • Financial Wellness in the "Gig Economy"
  • "The Extra Degree"
  • Theater Captioning 101
  • Esquire:  Vendor Showcase Seminar
  • Hear from the Lawyers: Leveraging Technology to Gain a Competitive Advantage
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Awards Luncheon - ticketed event
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Trial Counsel:  How They Depend on the Court Reporter from the Deposition to Trial and Beyond!
  • Spellcheck:  The Good, the Bad, and the Embarrassing!
  • Federal Court 101
  • eCourtReporters - Vendor Showcase Seminar
3:30 – 5 p.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Being Proactive vs. Reactive
  • Allocatur, Al Cotter, or Alligator? What the Heck Did They Just Say? Back to the Swamp!
  • The Power of Job Dictionaries and Dictionary Maintenance
  • Vendor Showcase: EV360 Realtime and Speedbuilding Software 
6 – 7:15 p.m. VIP Reception (hosted by our 2018-2019 NCRA President, Sue Terry) - VIP registration required
7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Member Recognition Gala: Unmask Your Potential (Masquerade Ball hosted by our 2018-2019 NCRA President, Sue Terry) - ticketed event. This event is a Masquerade-Themed Ball - dress comfortably or dress to impress - completely your choice.
   
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
   
8:30 – 10 a.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Sports Prep: Tips & Tricks
  • Tips and Tricks for a more efficient dictionary and writing style
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Learning Zones (0.15 CEU)
  • Secrets to Success as a Freelancer
  • Real-time Captioning for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

*Schedule subject to change