34th World’s Largest Silent Weekend
June 27-30, 2013
The Weekend is scheduled to begin with check-in 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and an orientation at 7 p.m. on Thursday where you will meet all of the presenters to help you choose what classes you want to attend. There will be a pre-conference workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. with RID CEUs available. Socialize with participants and presenters from the past 33 Silent Weekends Thursday evening in the hotel’s lobby and bar area. Thursday (1 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Friday (6:45 a.m. to 11 p.m.) Saturday (6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.) through Sunday (8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) will have classes for ASL and ITP students, teachers and interpreters, Interpreters will be able to obtain RID CEUs.
Please check www.DrSign.com for additional information.
The Florida Hotel is at the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake Road in Orlando. See www.thefloridahotelorlando.com
Guest rooms are just $115 per night single or double occupancy with free parking and free internet and resort fees waived! Call the reservations department at 800-588-4656. You should identify yourself as an attendee of Silent Weekend. Please make your reservations before May 20, 2013.
Every year, we usually have a "highlight topic". In 2012, we had Islamic and Judaism interpreting, Interpreting Guild, medical interpreting track, etc.
This Silent Weekend will have more than 170 hours of classes to choose from. Classes vary from one to four hours, keeping your interest high and feeling fresh all day.
You can go to www.DrSign.com and see the list of classes when they have been posted.
There will be sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced groups. You should have some ASL experience to take classes for beginners. For those knowing no sign language at all, we are having a special fledgling class where you will stay with the same teacher and she will use voicing to help you feel comfortable. Go to the website DrSign.com and register for this.
Registration includes all classes and program book.
This may be the only professional conference for interpreters with many classes for family members who may want to learn ASL. Treat your family to an Orlando vacation!
How would you rate your signing skills? If a Deaf stranger were to sign to you, how would your signing appear? You need to give the below information when you check out.
[ ] Fledgling – no functional skill (see website for separate registration) [ ] Beginners – short 1-2 sentence responses, some creativity in sign usage, slow signing speed [ ] Intermediate – begins to look like a “conversation” with
2-4 sentence responses, moderate signing speed
[ ] Advanced – Can elaborate using ASL grammar, is comfortable with visual language, communication flows smoothly.
This information is used to help determine how many classes to offer for each level and does not commit you in any way.
No refunds will be issued after March 1 2013 and no transfers of registration after May 31, 2013. A $10 charge will be issued for refund requests. If the weekend is canceled due to a natural disaster or other reasons out of our control, you will be given a refund minus 10% to cover fixed costs of setting up this weekend.