CfP: SIGN10 conference, in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), 17-18 August 2020



We warmly welcome all signing researchers to contribute to a stimulating SIGN10 conference at Radboud University, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

We invite contributions for poster and signed on-stage presentations, and workshops. All submissions are made in the form of a 5-min video in international sign. Submissions can be sent via email

The aims of the SIGN10 conference are:

To exchange recent research findings on sign linguistics and deaf studies
To bring together experienced researchers and promising junior researchers in the areas of sign languages and Deaf Studies at an international level
To provide full accessibility to the conference for Deaf and hearing sign language users alike
We aim to cover a wide range of research including, but not limited to, the following topics:

Sign Language Linguistics
Community, Culture and Education
Deaf Studies

Call for abstracts

We invite contributions to SIGN10 as follows:

Poster and signed on-stage presentations
A specific time will be dedicated to poster sessions and posters will be displayed throughout the conference.

Slots for signed on-stage presentations in all sessions are 45 minutes (presenters should aim at 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes questions/discussion).

Interactive Workshops
Slots for workshops are either 45 minutes (single slot) or 90 minutes (double slot). Submissions must demonstrate clearly that there will be an interactive element in the workshop, which will involve the workshop participants. This can include activities such as hands-on training, panel discussion, guided group work, interactive demonstration sessions, and the like. Sessions consisting of a presentation-style format only are not acceptable as workshop submissions and should be submitted as presentations.

Submissions for double slots (90 minutes) should specify the structure of the workshop (e.g. 10 minutes introduction, 60 minutes hands-on training, 20 minutes participant feedback).


All submissions are preferably made in the form of a five-minute video in International Sign (IS). You can use a web-based service (e.g. YouTube, Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.) to send your video. Please, get in touch with us should you have any difficulties with creating a video.

Submissions can be made via email

All the presentations must be in International Sign.

Prospective participants should ensure that their presentation can be delivered in IS, and contact the organisers for support if in doubt. If needed, a presenter coach will be available on the previous Sunday to improve IS presentation skills.


01 January 2020: deadline abstract submission
17 February 2020: notification of acceptance


registration fees: to be announced before the deadline
a list of accommodation will be added to the website in November 2019

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