Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2018
St Petersburg College - Clearwater Campus

FRIDCon is an exciting new conference-going experience that breaks the mold on traditional conferencing. 

It aims to strike a harmonious balance between relevant, thought-provoking learning opportunities and vibrant, rewarding (in more ways than one) social engagements. 

Whether you’re looking to catch the inside scoop on some trends in the field, trying to plug into a vast network of professionals, or wanting an evening of entertainment, FRIDCon is your answer. 

Register Now!

A FRIDtastic Evening will be held
Saturday night from 8-9:30pm!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You Sponsors!

Justice League Sponsor

Super Hero Sponsorship


Fan Level Sponsorship

University of North Florida
Sign Language Interpreting Program

  



FRIDtastic Sponsor

Local Hotels

LaQuinta Inn Clearwater Central 
(0.6 miles away)
(727) 799-1565
21338 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33765

Hampton Inn Clearwater-Central
(0.8 miles away)
(727) 797-8173
21030 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33765

Holiday Inn Express and Suites/US 19 N
(0.7 miles away)
(727) 797-6300
2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33765

Days Inn By Wyndham/Clearwater-Central
(2 miles away)
(727) 228-9290
2940 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759

FairField Inn & Suites By Marriott
(2.3 miles away)
(727) 724-6223
3070 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759

FRID does not endorse any of these hotels nor do we have any arrangements with them. All hotel accommodations must be made on an individual basis, and this list is for informational purposes only.

FRIDcon Schedule
 1.0 CEUs Available (*Subject to change)

Friday, October 26 (0.2 PS CEUs for the day)

6 pm - 8 pm: Annual Business Meeting / Dinner Provided 
(NO CEUs awarded)

8 pm - 10 pm: “The Ladder We Build” by Shira Grabelsky 
(0.2 PS CEUs)

Saturday, October 27 (0.8 PS CEUs for the day)

8:30 am - 12 pm“Dynamics of Power and Privilege: An Introduction” by Shira Grabelsky (0.35 PS CEUs)

12 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch (provided), Raffles, Vendor Prizes, Socialization
(NO CEUs awarded)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Power and Privilege Panel  (0.1 PS CEUs)
Panelists: Shira Grabelsky, Morgan Eastman, Juan Fumero and Michon Shaw

2:30 pm - 6 pm: FRIDTalks (0.116 PS CEUs each / 0.35 PS CEUs for all 3 sessions)
2:30pm - 3:40pm: “I’m Using It: Disability” by Shira Grabelsky
3:40pm - 4:50pm: “FRID Talk #2” by Juan Fumero
4:50pm - 6:00pm: “Gender Influence with Power, Privilege, Oppression in Interpreting” by Morgan Eastman

6 pm - 8 pm: Dinner (on your own) 

8 pm - 9:30 pm: FRIDtastic Evening (NO CEUs awarded)
Superhero themed costume party with contest and special performance by Joel Ortiz


FRIDcon Workshop Descriptions
 1.0 CEUs Available (*Subject to change)

Friday, October 26 (0.2 PS CEUs for the day)

8 pm - 10 pm: “The Ladder We Build” by Shira Grabelsky 
(0.2 PS CEUs):

This workshop will introduce the idea that we all have mental models with which we use to make sense of the world. We each create our own mental models, which are influenced by our own lives and our interpretations. As the workshop progresses, we will recognize the role these mental models play in our lives and how we interact with one another and explore how we can re-shape our mental models.

Saturday, October 27 (0.8 PS CEUs for the day)

8:30 am - 12 pm: “Dynamics of Power and Privilege: An Introduction”
by Shira Grabelsky (0.35 PS CEUs):

When discussing power, privilege, and oppression, the lens by which we often discuss them are reactionary. In this workshop, we step back and together learn the different terminology that arises in social justice theory and the conceptual frameworks of social power dynamics. This workshop also is a time and space in which participants will explore identities and engage in discussions about the relationships between various components of our lives that contribute to our current understanding of the dynamics of intersectionality and how these contribute to our core values.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Power and Privilege Panel  (0.1 PS CEUs)
Panelists: Shira Grabelsky, Morgan Eastman, Juan Fumero and Michon Shaw

2:30 pm - 6 pm: FRIDTalks (0.116 PS CEUs each / 0.35 PS CEUs for all 3 sessions)

2:30pm - 3:40pm: “I’m Using It: Disability” by Shira Grabelsky:

This TedTalks format presentation will share the presenter’s evolving identity as a DeafDisabled person. Through this presentation, the presenter will discuss disability as it relates to mainstream interpretations of disability, intersectionality, and ableism.

3:40pm - 4:50pm: “FRID Talk #2” by Juan Fumero

Description coming soon

4:50pm - 6:00pm: “Gender Influence with Power, Privilege, Oppression in Interpreting” by Morgan Eastman

Description coming soon


FRID is providing these workshops as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

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