UCRA 2019 Convention

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University of Utah, University Guest House

Fort Douglas Ballroom

110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard

Salt Lake City, Utah

May 10-11, 2019


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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019

.25 CEUs

“Date Night”

Bring your spouse for a fun night out! 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration and Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dan John – Do It and Diet

.1 CEUs

Dan has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.  Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Break
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm Spelling and Vocabulary Bees – Moderated by Cecilee Wilson

.15 CEUs


A contest in which players will attempt to correctly spell and define words assigned to them by Cecilee.  Players will be eliminated with incorrect answers.  The last remaining players will win a prize!


SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

.75 CEUs

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Heidi Westfall – Retirement – How?  What?  When?

.15 CEUs


Understand when to file for Social Security.  Learn about Medicare and Med-Sup plans and how best to plan for retirement income based on your individual needs.

9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 11:15 am Anissa Nierenberger – Terminate Transcript Turmoil

.15 CEUs


What if a small change in HOW you edit could result in better realtime in only two weeks. This means much shorter editing time to crank out a transcript! We’re going to spin you 180 degrees from how you do things now and show you just how much time and energy you are going to save. This is one seminar you will not want to miss! “Simple Syllables” book complements this seminar.

11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Diana Weinberger – Making a Memoir – A Harrowing Journey into Authorship

.15 CEUs


Not only is Diana a court reporter from Idaho, she is also the author of a #1 New Release on Amazon!  In this fascinating seminar, Diana will walk us through her journey from infant scribbler to published author, covering everything from creative writing software to editing to the battle of professional publication. Then, hold on to your hats, she’ll reveal some behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t make it into the book, and share with us how the book’s events continue to impact her life.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch and Business Meeting
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Heidi Westfall – How Do You Create Retirement Income?

.15 CEUs


Learn when to take social security.  Learn how to maximize your retirement savings and plan for future expenses; taxes, long-term care, and estate planning.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Anissa Nierenberger – Terminate Transcript Turmoil 2

.15 CEUs


We’ll review the SADA concept from the original TTT, talk about families of prefixes and suffixes and the importance of consistency! Anissa will talk about valuable word pieces, how to make stacking work FOR you, and how FPP55 earns you better realtime in only one week! This presentation builds upon TTT.

2019 Member Pricing:

Both Days – $270 (1.0 CEUs)
Saturday Only – $220 (.75 CEUs)
Friday Only – $110 (.25 CEUs)
Friday Companion – $25

Nonmember Pricing:

Both Days – $390 (1.0 CEUs)
Saturday Only – $340 (.75 CEUs)
Friday Only – $230 (.25 CEUs)


Retired Associate/Student Pricing:

Both Days – $75


Special thanks to the local court reporting firms for their sponsorship

CitiCourt  *  DepomaxMerit

 Q&A Reporting  *  Advanced Reporting Solutions