Mount Aloysius College Student-Run Interpreting Conference

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4th Biennial Student-Run Interpreting Conference in 2019

April 5-7, 2019

NOTE: Mount Aloysius College will take photos of attendees throughout the conference. These photos are for the College’s use only and may appear on the Mount Aloysius website, social media, publications and/or advertising.

By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your likeness in such media.


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For a transcript of the above videos, please click here.

Contact Information & Directions

The conference was held on the Mount Aloysius College campus.

7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630 – Directions

Questions about registration?

Please contact the student conference committee 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


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



Magic Morgan & Liliana

“One of the most entertaining deaf magicians in America!”

Matthew and Liliana, both deaf, use American Sign Language to perform their award-winning magic show filled with grand, eye-popping illusions, dazzling balloon sculptures, stunts with live animals, and much more.

For poster of event, please click here.

Schedule/Bios Keynote Presenter

Maleni Chaitoo

Image of Maleni Chaitoo

Maleni Chaitoo’s professional prowess in the fields of Business, Education and Performing Arts are fueled by her versatile skill set, interests, experiences and passions followed. She has worked in the following industries: fashion, art galleries, film, television, digital marketing/advertising, video relay services as well as education. Maleni has been an educator of American Sign Language (ASL) in public high schools, community college, schools for the deaf, and private institutions. She has also mentored and instructed aspiring sign language interpreters. Her adept creative endeavors include sign language lecture tours in museums of fine arts, and performances in numerous plays, dance productions, TV/films, and commercials. She loves visual storytelling. Her favorite pastimes are reading, outdoor activities, attending cultural events, and traveling.

-Bio Courtesy of Maleni Chaitoo

Deaf Gathering

The monthly Deaf Gatherings have been held at Mount Aloysius College for over 7 years! These gatherings are a collaboration between the local Deaf community and the the ASL-English Interpreting Program at Mount Aloysius. Members of the local Deaf community have agreed to socialize with the interpreting students and offer them feedback on their signing in hopes to make better interpreters. The interpreting program provides free monthly events that include healthy meals and entertainment/activities. Past entertainment has included: Game Nights, ASL Film Nights, Interpreted Theatre Productions, and Deaf Entertainers. Past activities have included: Free Health Screenings, a Deaf-Blind Information night, and a Police Panel.

The Deaf Gatherings have been a great way to get together with our generous and supportive Deaf community. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!


For overnight options, view this list of nearby hotels.

We have reserved blocks of rooms at the following two hotels:

Altoona Grand: (814)946-1631

1 Sheraton Dr, Altoona, Pa 16601

block of 15 rooms

$99 plus tax: king and double same price

Block name is: Mount Aloysius Interpreting Conference


Quality Inn: (814)472-6100

111 Cook Rd RT 22 and, US-219, Ebensurg, PA 15931

block of 10 rooms

$120 plus tax: king and double same price

Block name is: Mount Aloysius Interpreting Conference

Our ASL/English Interpreting Programs

Here at Mount Aloysius College, we offer a nationally accredited baccalaureate program in American Sign Language/English Interpreting. 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 year’s Biennial 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 organized, funded, and launched this event.


Aerial Photo of Mount Aloysius Campus