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Colorado Language Access Summit seeking 2020 presentation proposals

Friday, January 24, 2020

DENVER – The Colorado Language Access Summit (CLAS) Planning Committee is accepting proposals for one plenary presentation and several breakout sessions for the inaugural Colorado Language Access Summit on Oct. 2, 2020.

The goal of the summit, to be held at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, is to bring together judicial officers, court and probation staff, attorneys, and others who work with interpreters to promote a better understanding of working with an interpreter.

At the 2020 Colorado Language Access Summit, individuals will participate in language access training, learn best practices, learn about the history of language access, understand the interpreters’ code of ethics, participate in statewide discussions on working with interpreters, practice using an interpreter to communicate, and learn from a panel of language access experts.

The committee is seeking presentation proposals for 75-minute breakout sessions and one 90-minute plenary presentation/session that provide basic and high-level concepts and practical applications in a variety of topics.

Proposals should focus on why language access is important, how to best work with interpreters for clear records, interpreters’ ethical guidelines, remote interpreting, and translations. Priority will be given to proposals that show relevance to language access, have clear and focused learning objectives, exhibit knowledge, apply adult learning styles in session design, and can qualify for continuing legal education credits.

Deadline for Proposals: To be evaluated by the Planning Committee, proposals must be submitted by March 13, 2020, through the web link below.

Acceptance of Proposals: The Planning Committee will select presentations for the conference by April 10, 2020. The conference agenda will be finalized by May 1, 2020.

Submission Guidelines: Proposals must be submitted through http://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/216c68df-de7f-4328-8549-7b9d9e36c72d

Information on the Colorado Language Access Summit can be found here: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Section.cfm?Section=languageaccesssummit

Questions may be sent to beth.angel@judicial.state.co.us

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