Sign Writing Conference

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jul 14 00:32:37 UTC 2005

SignWriting List
July 13, 2005

Hello Everyone, and Charles!
Certainly a First American or Brazilian SignWriting Symposium would  
be great!

This first European one took at least 6 months to organize. There are  
around 7 people on the Organizing Committee. And the reason I believe  
it will be a big success, is that it takes place the very next day  
after a big conference on Deaf Education in the Netherlands. So  
people who are attending the ICED conference in the Netherlands can  
easily get to Brussels the next day, which is close by, to attend the it is piggybacking on another conference. And the  
Brussels school was kind enough to donate the location in a all these factors have made it possible.

So if other SignWriting users wanted to create such a Symposium then  
they need to contact each other, find a bigger conference, like  
perhaps the TISLR 9 in Brazil?...and schedule a Symposium after the  
TISLR...December 10 and 11, 2006...maybe some group in Brazil would  
want to donate a space for around 30 participants? Just a thought...

Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 TISLR 9
Florianópolis, SC, BRAZIL - December 06 to 09, 2006
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Or do you know of an NAD conference in the US? The American Symposium  
could piggyback on the NAD conference...

Val ;-)


On Jul 13, 2005, at 9:41 AM, Charles Butler wrote:

Inquiry.  If I were to put together something for next February or  
March in Washington DC, would people be interested?

This would be for all interested, from educators to lay people just  
learning the system.  I'm hoping for linguists to do solid ASL  
linguistics classes as well as ordinary Deaf and hearing folk sharing  
there ongoing research.

Any interest in putting something together here?

Charles Butler

Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
SignWriting List
July 13, 2005

Dear SW List!
I spent all day yesterday, printing literature about SignWriting, to
be given to the participants of the SignWriting Symposium, and I sent
a big white box filled with literature to Brussels FedEx yesterday!

Next week there will be SignWriting presentations at two conferences
in in Maastricht, Netherlands, and one in Brussels...And
on July 1st there was a presentation at a conference in Albuquerque,
New Mexico...and in June there were presentations at a conference in it has been a busy summer. I plan to create web postings
about each conference with photos etc, in August...

I will post information about the two upcoming conferences in the
next message....I want to wish the very best to those who are
presenting...We will be thinking of you!
Val ;-)

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