Upcoming and Recent Events

See also the Calendar of the WFD for more general events, and the Conference page of the International Society for Gesture Studies for upcoming conferences on gesture.


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Name Date Location Occasion
Third International Symposium on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT 2013) October 18th, 2013 — October 19th, 2013 Chicago, USA
The 1st European Symposium on Multimodal Communication October 17th, 2013 — October 18th, 2013 Valletta, Malta
Sign language recognition in the British Isles September 26th, 2013 — September 27th, 2013 Belfast, United Kingdom
From Hand to Mouth: A dialogue between spoken and signed language research September 4th, 2013 — September 7th, 2013 Zurich, Switzerland
11th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 11) July 10th, 2013 — July 13th, 2013 London, UK
TISLR Summer School: The Sign Language Researcher’s Toolkit July 7th, 2013 — July 9th, 2013 London, UK TISLR11
Empirical Approaches to Multi-modality and to Language Variation (Fifth International Conference of the Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive) (AFLiCo 5) May 15th, 2013 — May 17th, 2013 Lille, France
1st Symposium on Sign Language Acquisition March 21st, 2013 — March 23rd, 2013 Lisbon, Portugal
1st Symposium on Sign Language Acquisition (SLA) March 21st, 2013 — March 23rd, 2013 Lisboa, Portugal
DGfS Workshop: Linguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages March 13th, 2013 — March 15th, 2013 Potsdam, Germany 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS)
Sign Languages and Nominal Reference February 27th, 2013 Paris, France
SIGN6: conference of sign language users (SIGN6) February 7th, 2013 — February 9th, 2013 Goa, India
3rd International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia January 30th, 2013 — February 2nd, 2013 Hong Kong, China
EuroBABEL workshop, Rural Signing Varieties: Social Dynamics and Linguistic Structure November 7th, 2012 Leiden, The Netherlands
2nd African Sign Language Workshop August 21st, 2012 Buea, Cameroon WOCAL7
Corpus Linguistics Summer School August 6th, 2012 — August 17th, 2012 Hamburg, Germany
COST SignGram Training School August 3rd, 2012 — August 5th, 2012 Hamburg, Germany
Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory (FEAST2) June 1st, 2012 — June 2nd, 2012 Warsaw, Poland
5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon May 27th, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey LREC 2012 conference
Experimental Studies in Sign Language Research March 7th, 2012 Frankfurth a/Main, Germany Annual meeting of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS)
Memorial conference for Elena Pizzuto January 10th, 2012 Rome, Italy
WHAT IF… the study of language started from the investigation of signed, rather than spoken, languages? January 7th, 2012 — January 8th, 2012 London, UK
Formal semantics and pragmatics of sign language December 19th, 2011 — December 21st, 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands 18th Amsterdam Colloquium
Workshop in honour of Ciryl Courtin December 9th, 2011 Paris, France
Visual Language Summit November 18th, 2011 — November 19th, 2011 Davis, CA, USA
Sign languages as Endangered Languages November 6th, 2011 — November 9th, 2011 Ål, Norway
Special session on sign language research October 24th, 2011 — October 25th, 2011 Haifa, Israel IATL 27, 27th annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics
SIGN5 conference October 21st, 2011 — October 23rd, 2011 Ankara, Turkey
Current Issues in Sign Language, Deafness, and Cognition (CISLDC2011) September 16th, 2011 London, England
Gesture & Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2011) September 5th, 2011 — September 7th, 2011 Bielefeld, Germany
XVIth World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf July 14th, 2011 — July 24th, 2011 Durban, South Africa
Signed Language Phonology Workshop July 6th, 2011 — July 8th, 2011 Vannes, France
Atelier DEfi GEste Langue des Signes 2011 (DEGELS 2010) July 1st, 2011 Montpellier, France TALN 2011
2nd Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics June 30th, 2011 — July 2nd, 2011 Bristol, UK
Innovation in Educational Approaches to Indian Sign Language June 10th, 2011 — June 11th, 2011 Delhi, India
The 9th Gesture Workshop ( GW 2011) May 25th, 2011 — May 27th, 2011 Athens, Greece
Building sign language corpora in North America May 21st, 2011 — May 22nd, 2011 Washington DC, USA
La lingua dei segni italiana:grammatica, lessico, e dimensioni di variazione March 24th, 2011 — March 26th, 2011 Venice, Italy
Gebärdensprachliche Textlinguistik: Stand der Forschung und Perspektiven February 23rd, 2011 — February 25th, 2011 Göttingen, Germany Annual Meeting of the DGfS, German Linguistics Society
Sign Linguistics Corpora Network, workshop on Exploitation (SLCN4) December 3rd, 2010 — December 4th, 2010 Berlin, Germany
Sign Linguistics Corpora Network: workshop on exploitation of sign language corpora December 3rd, 2010 — December 4th, 2010 Berlin, Germany
5th Deaf Academics conference November 21st, 2010 — November 24th, 2010 Florianópolis, Brazil
Implementation of Sign Language Legislation Conference November 19th, 2010 Brussels, Belgium
High Desert Linguistics Society Biennial Meeting (HDLS 9) November 4th, 2010 — November 6th, 2010 Albuquerque, NM, USA
Formal and experimental approaches to sign language in Paris October 8th, 2010 — October 9th, 2010 Paris, France
10th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR10) September 30th, 2010 — October 2nd, 2010 Purdue, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Including the AGM meeting of the SLLS
8th Conference of the Acquired Deafblindness Network September 29th, 2010 — October 3rd, 2010 Aalborg, Denmark
4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS 2010) July 25th, 2010 — July 30th, 2010 Frankfurt/ Oder, Germany
12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology: Gesture as Language, Gesture and Language July 8th, 2010 — July 10th, 2010 Albuquerque, NM, USA
Workshop Deaf Community Leadership June 27th, 2010 Preston, UK
4th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpora and Sign Language Technologies (LREC10) May 22nd, 2010 — May 23rd, 2010 Valetta, Malta
2nd Nijmegen Gesture Center (NGC) Spring Workshop: Language Evolution in our Hand April 19th, 2010 Nijmegen, Netherlands
Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia January 28th, 2010 — January 30th, 2010 Hong Kong,
SIGN4 (continuation of the CLSLR series) December 17th, 2009 — December 19th, 2009 New Delhi, India
International conference on sign languages November 16th, 2009 — November 20th, 2009 Namur, Belgium
Boston University Conference in Language Development (BUCLD 34) November 6th, 2009 — November 8th, 2009 Boston, MA, USA
First Bangor Postgraduate Conference on Bilingualism and Bimodalism October 2nd, 2009 — October 3rd, 2009 Bangor, Wales
Sign language teaching and learning. University of Bristol Centre for Deaf Studies Symposium in Applied Sign Linguistics September 26th, 2009 Bristol, UK
Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN 2009) September 24th, 2009 — September 26th, 2009 Poznan, Poland
Workshop: listening to silent languages September 12th, 2009 Lisbon, Portugal Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), 42nd Annual Meeting: Global Languages Local Languages
Deaf Africa Symposium (current announcement in Dutch; conference languages will be English and international sign) August 27th, 2009 Leiden, Netherlands Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL)
Workshop on sign languages in Africa (WOCAL-6) August 18th, 2009 Cologne, Germany World Congress on African Linguistics 2009 (WOCAL)
Formal approaches to sign languages July 27th, 2009 — July 28th, 2009 Bordeaux, France 21st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (27-31 July)
Sign Language Corpora: Linguistic Issues July 24th, 2009 — July 25th, 2009 London, UK
Multimodality of communication in children: Gestures, emotions, language and cognition (Multimod 2009) July 9th, 2009 — July 11th, 2009 Toulouse, France
From gesture to sign: pointing in spoken and signed languages June 4th, 2009 — June 5th, 2009 Lille, France
International Conference on Minority Languages XII: Language contact and change in multiply and multimodally bilingual minority situations May 28th, 2009 — May 30th, 2009 Tartu, Estonia
Intramodal and cross-modal bilingualism May 27th, 2009 — May 28th, 2009 Bangor, UK Research Workshops series: One brain, two languages: bridging neuroscience and linguistics
Multimodal Communication: from Human Behaviour to Computational Models May 14th, 2009 Odense, Denmark NoDaLiDa2009
Workshop on nonmanuals in sign languages April 4th, 2009 — April 5th, 2009 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
SRCD Preconference: Development of Children with Hearing Loss April 1st, 2009 Denver, USA 2009 biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development
The eighth international Gesture Workshop (GW 2009) February 25th, 2009 — February 27th, 2009 Bielefeld, Germany
Parisian child language seminars: What does deaf children’s sign language teach us about lanuage and communication? January 12th, 2009 Paris, France
2nd workshop on the phonetic notation of signed languages November 17th, 2008 — November 19th, 2008 Paris, France
2nd International Conference on Cross-Modal Analysis of Speech, Gestures, Gaze and Facial Expressions October 15th, 2008 — October 18th, 2008 Prague, Czech Republic
3rd Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Signed Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora (LREC08) June 1st, 2008 Marrakech, Marocco 2008 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
Gestures: a comparison of signed and spoken languages February 27th, 2008 — February 29th, 2008 Bamberg, Germany 30th Annual Convention of the German Society of Linguistics