We meet on Zoom on the 1st Monday of each month (except for holidays) at 8:30 p.m. EDT for one hour. Below is a list of our confirmed dates, topics, and speakers. Speakers are subject to change.
NOTE: Our next meeting is September 18.
Topic: Steno Stories-Come prepared with a success story to share, a shining moment you had on the job, or a time you had to advocate for yourself.
Topic: Cancer Awareness Month
Speakers: Tori Pittman, Tonya Thompson
Topic: Faith in Reporting
Topic: Success -- Navigating Your Way to Success Through Challenging and Unfamiliar Circumstances Speakers: Brianna Figueras, deposition reporter; Aaron Rodriguez, voice writer and accomplished visual artist; Quaverly Rothenberg, stenographer who built her own machine, method, and software; Didara Zhumagaliyeva, personal growth coach; Jade King from Australia, a former digital who is a self-taught stenographer
Topic: Should Court Reporters Use Audio? A Friendly Debate
Speakers: audience members
Topic: Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Speakers: Samantha Vogt, Tak Wong, Kyung Lee Green, Cheryl Haab, Joy Wada, Chris de Grazio
Topic: StenoMasters Celebrates Pride Month
Topic: Certification Month
Speakers: Deb Levinson, Denee' Vadell
Topic: What advice would you give to a court reporting student?
Speakers: Adam Alweis, Gayl Hardeman, Emily Nicholson, Joshua Edwards
Topic: What have you learned about the law as a court reporter?
Speakers: Nancy Silberger, Sonia Trevino, Christopher Day
Mirabai Knight, Open Steno Project
Matt Kaplan, Globetitles
Diana Ruiz, KLOR
Topic: Black History Month
Speakers: April Benson, Judy Bundy-Bellinger, Cindy Bowden, Brenda Countz, Olivia Ford, Juanita Price, Sabrina Lewis, Kim Xavier, Jacqueline Kimbrough, Roberta McCoy-Simms Turner
February 6 (Court Reporting and Captioning Week)
Topic: Vicarious Trauma/Imposter Syndrome
Speakers: Margary Rogers, Sue Paxson Garcia, Denee' Vadell, Joshua Edwards
Topic: Mental Health Matters
Speakers: Karyna S. Garcia, Chris DeGrazio, Amie Renea, Liane Hafp, Jason Kobielus
Donna Linton, "Me Time or For the Greater Good"
Sue Paxson Garcia, "Thrive"
Chris DeGrazio, "33"