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Mount Aloysius College

2nd Biennial Interpreting Conference

April 10-12, 2015


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On-site registration is possible for an additional cost of $10.00. On-site payment is limited to cash or check.

  • Conference registration includes:Conference opening reception and Deaf Gathering (Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm)
  • Entertainment: Andrew Fisher (Deaf Comedian) (Friday 7:00-9:30pm)
  • Breakfast (Saturday 7:00am-8:30am)
  • Keynote presentation (Saturday 8:30am-9:00am)
  • All workshop sessions (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Exhibit Hall entry (Saturday 7:30am-2:00pm)
  • Buffet Lunch (Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm)
  • Entertainment: Sean Forbes (Deaf Musician & Performer) (Saturday 7:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Breakfast (Sunday 8:00am-9:00am)
Refund Policy: 100% refunds will be given until April 1. After April 1, a 50% refund will be given until April 8. After April 8, no refund will be given. Thank You.
Contact Information & Directions

The conference is being held at the campus of Mount Aloysius College

7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630


Questions about registration?

Please contact Rachel Cain at if you have any questions related to this conference. If you have questions about MAC’s ASLEI program, please contact Professor Kierstin Muroski at


We are thrilled to offer nationally renowned entertainers as part of our conference this year. The entertainers are free to conference participants and to the general public.


Andrew Fisher

Deaf Comedian
Performing Friday, April 10

FisherAndrew Fisher is an unexpected comedian performing unexpected comedy. Born deaf and hilarious, he has put his unique perspective to work as one of the most captivating comedians on the New York scene. With his roots in the comedy clubs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, he has been expanding his audiences by performing at colleges and universities. Most recently, Andrew was selected as a finalist for the Hoboken Comedy Festival. He is also a well-respected filmmaker whose debut comedic film has received rave reviews from audiences across the country. Though it may seem unexpected for all audiences to be able to enjoy jokes told in American Sign Language, Sean Kelly, editor of National Lampoon magazine and former writer for SNL, has lauded Andrew’s ability to take advantage of his disconnect with the audience. Through a combination of flawless physical comedy and expertly timed delivery, Andrew will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about what makes comedy work.



Sean Forbes

Deaf Hip-Hop Artist
Performing Saturday, April 11


Since 2006, Sean has been on a mission to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds through music. He co-founded the Deaf Professional Arts Network, a nonprofit organization that makes music and music culture accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing by creating American Sign Language interpretation music videos ( To date D-PAN has created music videos for artists such as John Mayer, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, and the White Stripes with permission. D-PAN music videos have received millions of hits on YouTube collectively.

Sean is also an artist in his own right. In 2010, Sean debuted an original music video of a song he wrote called “I’m Deaf” which has turned into an anthem for the deaf and hard of hearing community. For his second single and music video “Let’s Mambo”, he co-starred with Oscar-award winning actress and Dancing With The Stars alumnus Marlee Matlin. Sean also wrote a song called “Bob Dylan Was The First Rapper” using his own original lyrics mixed with Dylan’s lyrics from “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. Sean received permission from Bob Dylan to use Dylan’s lyrics in the song, something Dylan never does. Currently, Sean is promoting his debut album “Perfect Imperfection” and in the fall of 2013, will be touring nationwide to promote it.


Alfred E. Corrado, Jr. (Alfredo) (Butchie)

  • IMG_0237Altoona, PA.
  • August 24, 1944
  • American Sign Language
  • Actor, Artist, ASL Teacher
  • Boarding school; DePaul institute for the Deaf  in Pittsburgh, PA. 1948 to 1961
  • Altoona Area High School  1961 to 1965
  • Gallaudet College, degree BA in Drama 1965 to 1970
  • National Theatre of the Deaf, degree MA in Theatrical Education 1968 to 1975
  • Scenic Artist apprentice and became membership at Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City. 1971 to 1975
  • Founder and Artistic Director of International Visual Theatre in Paris, France, 1977 to 1990
  • ASL Professor in Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA. 2000 to 2005
  • ASL Professor in Penn State University in State College, PA. 2007 to present
  • Received Honor degree “ ASL Research Development “ 2013 from Harlan Lane, Professor of psychology of language and linguistics and director of Northeastern`s extensive research program on the American Sign Language of the Deaf
  • Educational Entertainer at Deaf Gathering in Mount Aloysius College 2013 to present
  • Talent:  Lecture/workshop – ASL Literature Performance translator and interpreter
  • Essay: Sign Language Research and Application, March 23 – 25, 1990 in Hamburg, Germany. (book)
  • Book:   Deaf Planet (Alfredo) by Jean Germion
  • Website:  Google; Alfredo Corrado deaf

$25 for table at expo. Pay for the table online here.

This is a list of the agencies/organizations that will participate in our exhibition.

  • Anita Roekle

  • ASL Service

  • Center for Independent Living Southern Central Pennsylvania

  • Jasper Fair

  • Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

  • Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

  • Sign Language Interpreting Professionals (SLIP)

  • Sorenson

Schedule Deaf Gathering

Members of the region’s Deaf community are warmly invited to attend and be a guest of the College’s American Sign Language/English Interpreting department. There will be a nutritious dinner provided free of charge.

The Mount Aloysius College Deaf Gatherings offer the area’s deaf residents a consistent social opportunity. The idea of a regular social gathering for deaf neighbors has blossomed into a tradition for Mount Aloysius College. These Deaf Gatherings are great opportunities for our students of American Sign Language/English interpreting; the educational exchange is priceless. Experiences like these gatherings are great opportunities to learn about Deaf culture and to gain real experience in communication in a social setting.


Mount Aloysius Interpreting has reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels with a discounted price for this event. Other hotels are available in this area for regular price.

Hotel Options:

Our ASL/English Interpreting Programs

Here at Mount Aloysius College, we offer a major in American Sign Language / English Interpreting as a four year baccalaureate program. We also offer a minor in American Sign Language. Click here for more information about our ASLEI program.

ASL/English Interpreting Major

American Sign Language Minor

Mission Statement

The aim of this conference is to advance the profession of American Sign Language-English Interpreting through a platform of information sharing via professional workshops and networking.  The audience of this conference is rich in diversity.  Students of interpreting, professional interpreters, interpreting educators and mentors, as well as members of the broader interpreting community will gather to share their perspectives and insights of our profession.  The conference is structured to encompass the range of knowledge and information held by students of interpreting to that of professional working interpreters.  The Mount Aloysius college ASL/English Interpreting students organize, fund, and launch this event.

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