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Welcome to UpGrade Conference

Professional Development for Classroom Interpreters

A conference that supports ASL/English interpreters working in the K-12 classroom environment through empowerment, education, and networking opportunities.

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Fine Tune Your Skills with Expert Speakers

Join us for informative sessions on interpreting in the K-12 classroom environment. Our expert speakers will provide you with the latest techniques and strategies to improve your interpreting skills.
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Connect with Other Interpreters

Meet other ASL/English interpreters in this ASL-immersive environment, 
sharing experiences and best practices with peers who truly understand your work. Our conference provides a great opportunity to build relationships and expand your network.
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Conference Takeaways


Thanks to our sponsors! 

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Hands Up
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Thanks for your interest in UpGrade Conference 2024! Here are some conference details to help you plan your trip:

The event is being held at Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta, Decatur Downtown at 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.


For reservations, you can reach the hotel at  (404) 371-0204 or go online to  The room rate for UpGrade participants $179/night (plus taxes/fees). Make sure to mention the UpGrade Conference.

The official language of UpGrade is American Sign Language (ASL). To that end, all program sessions and activities at UpGrade will be delivered in ASL. No English interpretation will be provided.

Attendees should be aware that there will be photographers and videographers present during UpGrade. By attending the event, attendees consent to be photographed/recorded. UpGrade will do its best to honor attendee requests to not be included in the photo/video coverage. Requests to be excluded, where possible, from the photo/video coverage must be made in writing. Requests must be received not less than 10 business days before the event and include a current photo. All requests should be sent to

Please email to request special accommodations or click the link on the webpage titled Schedule.

Our cancelation, refund, and transfer policies can be found on our Registration Rates webpage.

Conference Specifics

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Multiple Session Tracks

Choose between session tracks that are tailored to your specific interests and needs as a classroom interpreter.

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Accessible Venue

Our conference venue and the surrounding streets are fully accessible for mobility devices to ensure everyone can fully participate in our event.

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Continuing Education Units

Earn continuing education units (CEUs) for attending our conference, which can be used to maintain your interpreting certification.

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Enjoy delicious and nutritious snacks throughout the conference to keep you fueled and energized. You'll also be close to some of the fantastic restaurants and eateries that Altanta has to offer.

Online Studies
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Improve Your Interpreting Skills

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Earn CEUs

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Join Us at

UpGrade Conference 2024

Atlanta, Georgia

September 13-15

Register Now and Take the First Step
Toward Your Professional Goals

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