Disclaimer: this is an overview of international events related to sign language and sign language interpreting. For any information on the events, please contact the organizers directly by clicking on the event and the link to the event’s web page. Maya de Wit Sign Language Interpreting Consultancy cannot be held accountable for the accuracy of the information listed.
In this 6th International Conference, we are inviting scholars, researchers, students and policy makers to dialogue on theories, ideas, and practices that address the disruptive nature of multilingualism and propose innovative pedagogies. Teachers and practitioners from a range of languages that include Sign Language, are especially encouraged to attend and present their best practices.
A second call for papers has been distributed. Deadline to submit your abstract: 15 March 2019
The current cohort of the European Master in Sign Language Interpreting consists of 21 interpreters from 12 countries. From 3 - 5 September 2019 they will present the results of their MA research.
The three-day event will take place from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (afternoon), to Thursday, September 5, 2019, in the Deaf House, 17 Brohusgade, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark. Come and join the presentations! Attendance is free, but please do register.
Contact: Jens Hessmann, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Let’s have a fika – culture in a cup!” Interpreting in, between and about cultures
The Swedish Sign Language association is proud to welcome all to the 2019 AGM and conference of the European Forum for Sign Language Interpreters. The event takes place in lovely Malmö and there we will immerse ourself in interpreting and culture- in every way we can.
The University of Hamburg hosts the 13th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR13) conference from September 26-28, 2019. TISLR Conference languages: German Sign Language, American Sign Language, English, International Sign; also CART in English. Call for Papers will be announced in May 2018.
On October 3 & 4, 2019, the FTI joins the ILO in celebrating their centenary by co-hosting an event around the theme “Looking back and looking forward!” to take stock of the most noteworthy achievements of the past and critically discuss the most prominent challenges of the future in conference interpreting practice, research and training.
Follow also the @conf1nt100 Twitter account for info and updates
The 3rd international conference on Teaching Deaf Learners (TDL2019) will take place 6 - 9 November 2019 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. TDL2019 is organized by Harry Knoors and Marc Marschark and their colleagues on behalf of Royal Dutch Kentalis and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (USA). The conference is supported by Oxford University Press.
The first European seminar on Sign Language Interpreting on TV & Media will take place on 16 & 17 November 2019 in London, UK. The aim of the seminar is to present and share best practices of sign language interpreters working on TV and media.
The main focus of this third InDialog conference, now an ENPSIT conference, remains on Dialogue Interpreting in all its forms. Participants will be invited to submit proposals for panels, papers and posters on the influence different contexts might have on the ways in which Dialogue Interpreting unfolds in practice, is scientifically investigated and addressed in (higher) education and training.
The university of Catania and CNR in Rome are hosting Sign CAFÉ 2 in Ragusa (Sicily), Italy. Sign CAFÉ 2 (2nd international workshop on cognitive and functional explorations in sign language linguistics) will take place from 21 - 23 May 2020 (exact times to be confirmed).
5th International Conference on Family Centered Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The 5th International 5th International Conference FCEI will take place in Bad Ischl, Austria. The theme of the conference is ‘Deaf Children, Families and Support: Embracing Diversity for Brighter Futures.’
More info: www.fcei.at
CED is the peak international forum for sharing evidence-based practice, research and ideas about education of Deaf / hard of hearing students. The first ICED was held in Paris in 1878. Since 1970, it has been held every 5 years in countries throughout the world.
The theme is The Power of Connection.
The fourth Lesico International Conference will be held in Warsaw in 21-23.08.2020. The Conference is, in its entirety, about teaching sign language as L1 and L2. It is a place to share experience and research, taken from everyday work of those who teach sign language, and also European and international associations that bring such teachers together. The conference is, in every way, a perfect, spot for Deaf sign language researchers.
This conference is about creating and mediating understanding in an increasingly complex mediascape. Understanding not only of audiovisual content, but also understanding of and between producers, consumers and prosumers, understanding for the technical and cognitive processes involved, understanding for consumers’ needs and desires, and understanding of and for working conditions, among many other perspectives.
- Mediating understanding on screen: subtitling, dubbing, voice-over, interpreting, narration, opera and theatre surtitling, localisation;
- Media access: subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, live subtitling, respeaking, audio description, audio subtitling, sign language interpreting, speech to text interpreting;
- Fan translation: fansubbing, fandubbing, scanlation etc.
- Research methodology and interdisciplinary approaches;
- Innovation and new technologies: formats, platforms; AVT and social media;
- AVT in the global market: production and distribution, new trends, tools, needs, project management;
- Professional practice and ethics: labour market, working conditions, standardisation and harmonisation, productivity, costs, professional organisations, intellectual property rights, crowdsourcing;
- Quality standards and quality assurance;
- Reception research and audience needs, broadcasting for minority audiences;
- Censorship, manipulation and history of AVT;
- AVT training: curricula, new needs, standards, didactics and skills.
The CIUTI conference will be held from 3 - 5 June 2019 by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
The conference seeks to provide a forum for T&I academics, trainers and educators, professionals, and industry representatives to share innovative ideas on how to strengthen the interface between research and practice in the field of translation and interpreting studies.
The call for papers has been published. Abstracts for presentations should be submitted to CIUTI‐email@example.com by 30 September 2018 and include a biographical statement of no more than 100 words.
The 9th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference will take place on 11-13 May 2019 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Follow their Facebook event page to stay updated.
The ITI Conference 2019 will be staged in the Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield on 10 & 11 May.
"The theme ‘Beyond the core: forging the future of the profession' focuses on our strengths as professionals and the ways in which, individually and collectively, we can rise to future challenges."
EULITA (European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association) is organizing in cooperation with ALTI (Association luxembourgeoise des Traducteurs et Interprètes) a conference on 28 and 29 March 2019:
“The impact of interpreters on the judiciary at national and international level”
International Conference Narratives of Immigration: Community interpreting as a right/rite of passage, Thessaloniki
The Laboratory of Narrative Research and the Laboratory of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, with the support of AIIC Greece-Cyprus is organizing an annual symposium with the focus on the process of narrativising migrant displacement.
The Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies (APTIS) of the UK and Ireland is hosting their first conference on 'Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Translation & Interpreting'. The conference is hosted by Aston University.
Call for papers and more information: https://easychair.org/cfp/APTIS201
ISIT International Conference on Interpreting aims at identifying and raising questions about changes, forcing us to call into question the role and identity of the interpreter in the face of the recent, the rapid and profound changes to their professional environment.
Deadline to send in your abstract to the call for papers: 31 March 2018
The Deaf Studies Conference takes place from 1-3 November 2018 at Gallaudet University in Washington DC.
The 2018 Deaf Studies Conference aims to explore questions as to how Deaf Studies can engage in such transformative work, where advancements in theory, methodology, and technology are translated into practices of local and global citizenship, and where human rights and social justice work is translated into theoretical insights and methodological practices?
CIT is organizing their biennial conference from 31 October to 3 November in Salt Lake City, USA. The CIT conference is especially important for professional development for sign language interpreter educators and mentors. The theme of the conference is ‘Reaching New Heights’.
The SIGN9 Conference will take place from 22-25 August in Warsaw, Poland.
'The SIGN conference has provided a platform for thought-provoking gatherings for sharing research results and experience among sign-language scholars from all over the world. It is the only conference in the world using only signed languages, with all presentations delivered either in International Sign or the sign language used in the hosting country. Presentations deal with issues of deaf individuals, their culture and language.'
WASLI welcomes to the conference sign language interpreters, including Deaf interpreters from all over Oceania- All the Pacific Islands and Australia and New Zealand, international interpreters, the Deaf community, student interpreters and teachers.
More info: www.2018oceaniaconference.com
The Deaf History International Conference takes place in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the conference is 'Colonialism in Deaf History'. The conference welcomes deaf history researchers, teachers, or anyone interested to learn more about this growing field of study.
8th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies: Gesture and Diversity, Cape Town, South Africa
The International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) will hold their Eighth Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies: Gesture and Diversity. It will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, July 4-8, 2018. More info >
The 40th language testing research colloquium will be held from 2-6 July 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.
International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition (ICSLA) aims at disseminating recent research findings on sign language acquisition from an interdisciplinary perspective that would ultimately develop ways to help deaf children access language as early as possible across the globe.
The conference languages are: English, Turkish, Turkish Sign Language, American Sign Language and International Sign. Interpretation in the conference languages will be offered during the conference program (27-29 June), the coffee breaks and the poster sessions.
More information: www.icsla2018.com
On 20th – 22nd of June 2018 the WFDB will host their General Assembly and on 24th – 26th of June 2018 the 11h Helen Keller World Conference will take place in Benidorm, Spain. More info >
4th International Congress on Family Centred early intervention for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, Bad Ischl, Austria
The FCEI conference is for families, researchers, practitioners and clinicians, both hearing and deaf and hard of hearing to come together to focus on research and evidence based best practice in a global context. The backdrop for the conference is beautiful Bad Ischl in Austria and will run from June 13 -16, 2018.
The Erasmus+ project: Developing Deaf Interpreting will host a European conference, inviting all stakeholders, such as deaf and hearing interpreters, interpreter trainers, Deaf Associations and others with an interest in the field, to come and join the discussion. The conference will take place at Hamburg University on May 25 - 26, 2018.
Full inclusion with sign language!
The conference will elaborate different themes on the occasion of plenary, section and board meetings: Bilingual Education, Sign Language in the Families, Deaf employees at employment market, Communication without barriers, new IT revolution, Participation in the decision-making process.
The 3rd International Congress of Sign Language Teachers will be held in Basel, Switzerland. The program consists of lectures, workshops and poster presentations.
This is the first time that the SIGN conference series is taking place in South America.
The main program of SIGN8 will take place on 09-12 October 2017. A pre-conference preparatory workshop to facilitate communication between International Sign and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) will take place on 09 October 2017.
ICIQ3, the Third International Conference on Interpreting Quality, will be held in Granada, Spain, 5-7 October 2017. This conference is intended as a platform for fruitful dialogue on interpreting quality. Early bird registration is until 30 June 2017.
The 9th DbI European conference on Deafblindness will take place in Aalborg, Denmark. The title of the conference is Touch of Closeness - maintaining social connectedness. The central theme of the conference is social connectedness. Social connectedness is about how people come together and interact.
Conference website: http://dbi2017denmark.com/forside.aspx
The Deaf Academics & Researcher conference will take place on 10 - 12 August 2017 in Denmark. Deadline for call for papers is 15 January 2017.
More info: http://www.dac2017.com/
The theme will address the dizzying rate of technological change within the industry and the current challenges it provides for practitioners, service providers and clients alike, through presentations, panel discussions, workshops, tool demonstrations and exhibition, with experts from across the globe. It will take trends and developments in the profession and put them into sharp focus for forging a pathway to the future.
One of the session themes is 'Sign Language Interpreting: developments/access politics/ markets/ future/ technology'. Deadline for Call for Papers is 1 October 2016.