Convention Agenda

 2017 Tri-State Convention

MONTANA – WYOMING – IDAHO

SEPTEMBER 15 – 17

JACKSON HOLE, WY

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AGENDA

(Subject to change.)

Friday, September 15, 2017

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Walk/Run
 
12:30  pm to 2:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)
3:00 pm to 3:10 pm
 
Opening Ceremony:  Introduction/Welcome
 
3:10 pm to 4:10 pm
Merilee Johnson:
HARDWARE INTRO – NO HARDWARE LINGO
This Realtime Hardware seminar will take you through an introductory understanding your computer specs and walk you through the mastery of realtime hookups.  A little tech talk without the techie language. 0.1 CEU
4:20 pm to 5:50 pm
Anissa Nierenberger:
TERMINATE TRANSCRIPT TURMOIL
What if a small change in HOW you edit could result in better realtime in only two weeks. This means much shorter editing time to crank out a transcript! We’re going to spin you 180 degrees from how you do things now and show you just how much time and energy you are going to save. This is one seminar you will not want to miss! “Simple Syllables” book complements this seminar.  0.15 CEUs
 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
 Evening Reception Social (Appetizers provided)
7:30 pm. To 8:30 pm
Merilee Johnson:
GO GO GADGET – REAL TECH TOOLS
Stand out from the pack with these emerging tech tools and advanced apps. Far from frivolous, these powerful products will set you apart.  0.1 CEU
 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:30 am to 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Anissa Nierenberger:
TERMINATE TRANSCRIPT TURMOIL 2
We’ll review the SADA concept from the original TTT, talk about families of prefixes and suffixes and the importance of consistency!  Anissa will talk about valuable word pieces, how to make staking work for you, and how FPP55 earns you better realtime in only one week!  This presentation builds upon TTT.
0.15 CEUs
10:10 am to 11:10 am
 Merilee Johnson:
REALTIME REVEALED – THE SECRET WEAPONS ARE IN YOUR SOFTWARE
Whether you’re afraid to start, worried that your realtime feed isn’t good enough, or simply want your realtime feed to be cleaner, there are secret weapons in your software to help you achieve your goals. This seminar is chock full of tricks that will help you clean up your realtime feed, be prepped for that end of the day rough draft request, and motivate you to provide realtime, every time! 0.1 CEU
 
11:10 am to 11:30 am
Vendor Break 
Use this time to recharge, check out the vendors, bid on the silent auction items, and network with fellow reporters.
11:30 pm to 12:30 pm
  Lunch
Breakout lunch – Individual State Board Meetings  (Lunch provided)
 
12:40 pm to 1:40 pm
NCRA Representative/ Mike Miller
0.1  CEU (Topic to be determined.)
1:50 pm to 3:20 pm
 Margie Wakeman Wells:
An English Overview by Margie  0.15 CEUs
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Tyler Couch:
Even Freaking Awesome Super Reporters need to stretch.
In this fun, interactive seminar, Tyler will get you up and moving and teach you various stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles in your neck, shoulders, arms, and back. He will demonstrate ways to prevent injuries from occurring as well as teach rehabilitative exercises to improve or eliminate issues that you may currently be experiencing so that you may enjoy your career as a reporter as free of aches and pains as possible. 0.1
4:40 pm to 6:10 pm
Anissa Nierenberger:
 NO MORE TRANSCRIPTS…Say YES to CART and Captioning!
 Transcripts…you despise them, and they’re the burnout factor of your passion.  The growth for CART captioners and broadcast captioners will outpace court reporters beyond 2018!  Don’t be left behind!  LearnToCaption.com is your ONLY source for CART and Broadcast Captioning training online with individual feedback.  We’ll start with 5 Things to Improve your Realtime.  Transitioning into a new, exciting career is a matter of taking things one step at a time.  Reinvigorate your passion today.  0.15 CEUs
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
JEOPARDY DINNER
You are free to explore Jackson Hole and have dinner on your own, or you can join your fellow reporters for a group dinner while playing CR Jeopardy. (Extra Cost.)
 
JEOPARDY
Lance Oviatt
Want to see if you know it all?  Not ready to go to bed yet?  Want to just squeeze in an extra CEU?  Come join fellow die-hard reporters in a late-night Jeopardy Challenge. 0.1 CEU

Sunday, September 17, 2017

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Continental Breakfast (provided)
9:45 am to 11:15 am
 Margie Wakeman Wells:
Do I Put That in Quotes?  A Study of Quotes
English Overview 0.15 CEUs
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
 
Margie Wakeman Wells:
What Are Reporters Asking About?  A Study of Commonly Asked Questions.
English Overview 0.15 CEUs