Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


  • Regular Registration pricing ends November 4th.  Members: sign in to register at member rates!
  • View the Conference schedule. 
  • Click here to see session abstracts.
  • The Nomination and Motion period is open.  Click here to nominate someone or make a motion!


Regular Registration: Oct. 6 – Nov. 4

   Full Weekend  Saturday Only
 Sunday Only
 $200  $150  $125
 Student Member*
 $150  $125  $100
 Non-Member  $225  $175  $150
*For PCRID member rate, must sign into PCRID account before registering.

At The Door Nov. 5 – Nov. 6

  • Full weekend prices increase by $50
  • One day only prices increase by $25

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our conference sponsors and exhibitors provide our local PCRID interpreter community with invaluable resources and opportunities:

  • Network with local interpreting agencies, businesses, and colleagues. 
  • Connect with local interpreters, educators, and clients. 
  • Engage with professionals you work with and already know, in a connected environment.

Click here to view and pay for sponsorships, exhibits, or ads. Click here to download a PDF of the various options.

Contact us at Sponsors@pcrid.org if you have any questions.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814

The conference room rate is $105/night! Click here to make a reservation by October 21.

Or, call 1-800-955-7359 and use the Group Code PC1 (P, C, and the number one) when booking, or request the group rate for "PCRID Annual Conference".


Below is the outline of the schedule. Click here to see session abstracts, or here to download a PDF.
 All plenary sessions, including lunch and the business meeting, will be held in Ballrooms C/D.

information for the business meeting

The business meeting will be held on Saturday afternoon, November 5th, during lunch. Per Article 5, Section A of our Bylaws, "A call for nominations shall be made to the membership no less than 30 days prior to an election." As of August 18th, the call for nominations (and motions) is now open!

Board Nominations

Four board positions are up for election:

  • President
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Director of Meetings
  • Director of Professional Development  

READ position descriptions in the Bylaws, SEE which committees each person works with, or WATCH the videos below to get a sense of what each person does.

Know someone who would be a good fit? Click here to nominate them now!


The PCRID Archivist maintains a list of all motions that we currently adhere to. 

Contact the Archivist at Archivist@PCRID.org to see if your motion is already covered, if the motion has been raised before, and/or if there are any motions you'd like to change.

Have an idea? Click here to make a motion!


Per our Bylaws, you have to be a member of RID to vote. Be sure to check your membership status before November 5th!

1. Certified:  A PCRID member who is a Certified member in good standing of RID.

2. Associate:  A PCRID member who is an Associate member in good standing of RID.

3. Student:  A PCRID member who is currently enrolled in an interpreting degree program at a college or university AND who is also a student member in good standing of RID.

Conference Cancellation Policy

The refund levels noted below are for registration fees only. Other services paid for will be refunded in full. All cancellations must be in writing. Registrations may not be transferred.

Cancellations postmarked by 11:59 pm on the following days will be refunded accordingly:
  • September 23, 2016 (6 weeks before the conference start date): 75%;
  • October 7, 2016 (4 weeks before the conference start date): 50%;
  • October 21, 2016 (2 weeks before the conference start date): 0%

Want to Join us?

Interested in volunteering? There are opportunities to volunteer in various roles, at various times throughout the conference weekend. If you are interesting in committing a potion of your weekend assisting in conference operations, please contact us at SupportStaff@pcrid.org. Volunteers receive a discount on registration.

If you are interested in participating in a more significant role at future conferences, read the Call for Volunteers or watch the video below for more information.

Want to chair the 2017 conference?

Are you ready to chair a conference? Do you want to help the Board plan next year's conference? Click here to apply! Let us know how you can help, and what your vision is for the next conference.

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