USA SW Symposium in DC - when?

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jul 11 04:22:24 UTC 2006

Hi Charles, Kim and Shane....
Shane didn't realize how his words sounded, 
Charles....of course you work very hard all 
day...and no one can run a Symposium alone...that 
is for sure!

None of us have the time to devote to setting up a 
Symposium in Washington DC right now, because we 
are all working. In only three weeks, most 
teachers in the US are going back to teaching the 
new school year. Vacations are already filled with 
schedules. So it has to be in a year or two...

I think it is a great idea for the future though.

Regarding the List, there are only around 20 
people on the SW List from the US right now...all 
other 150 members or so, are from other the SW List is not really the place 
to find Americans to participate in the is too international .... it is 
expensive for people outside the US to travel to 
the US...and they have trouble getting visas to 
come here too.

So I would suggest that we could contact some 
people at Gallaudet who might find it interesting 
to host such an event in summer 2007 or 2008...

I can ask some friends if they know of anyone at 
Gallaudet to speak with, about that...

Thanks for the stimulation, Charles, and 
meanwhile, I will be sending Kim some free DVDs to 
give out to people interested, and I can send you 
some too, if you wish...That is a good way to 
start a conversation about to 
hand them a free DVD in ASL!

Write to me privately with your street address and 
I will send you some DVDs too, while I am sending 
Kim some anyway...

I hope you get the chance to meet each 
other...that will be really great!

Val ;-)

Charles Butler wrote:
> Honey, it is not me sitting by the computer and doing nothing.  I have 
> only so many hours in the day, and I have to make a living.  I'm 
> starting with a forum devoted to SW, figuring that's the first place to 
> look for interest.
> Charles

> Shane wrote:
>  > Charles,
>  >
>  > i would suggest a workshop at first - its a good idea.
>  >
>  > A few people showed interest for the one in Brussels but a lot more
>  > turned up - its the question of advertising etc. If you sit by the
>  > computer and do nothing, nothing will happen :-)

> Val wrote:
> Yes...depending on the SW List is not going to create a
> Symposium...Maybe you can meet with Kim about setting up a Symposium
> in 2007 and the two of you can be on the organizing
> committee?...Maybe talk to Gallaudet about their facilities for
> 2007....Val ;-)

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