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Silent Weekend


We had over 125 participants join us.


Silent Weekend participants outside for a group picture.


We’ll see you in 2012! Stay tuned for more information.


This weekend, conducted completely in American Sign Language (ASL), is for Deaf and hearing students, interpreters, interpreter educators, and ASL instructors. It is held at Western Oregon University during the summer.


Attendees can choose from two possible tracks with corresponding workshops. The first is interpreter professional development, which is for working and pre-professional interpreters. The second track is for students and community members to develop their ASL skills and learn linguistic features of the language.


There will be opportunities to earn up to 1.4 CEUs during this weekend. If you are looking for some worthwhile workshops, some great entertainment, and a chance to sharpen your skills then Silent Weekend is for you!

Tentative Agenda


8:00am - 5:30pm                Registration/ Help Desk (ED205)

8:00am - 5:45pm                Silent Auction (Education Building) ***

9:00am -12:00pm               Workshops (ED Bldg)

12:00 -1:00pm                    Silent Lunch (Valsetz Dining Hall)                     

1:15 - 2:15pm                     Welcome, Announcements, Icebreaker Activities (Lawn behind ED Bldg)

2:30 - 5:30pm                     Workshops (ED Bldg)

5:30 - 6:30pm                     Silent Dinner (VDH)

7:00 - 9:00pm                     ASL Event (TBA)



7:00 - 8:30am                     Silent Breakfast (VDH)

8:00 - 8:45am                     Registration/ Help Desk (ED205)

9:00 - 12:00pm                   Workshops (ED Bldg)

12:00 -1:00pm                    Silent Lunch (VDH)

1:30 - 4:30pm                     Breakout Workshop Tracks (ED Bldg)

4:30 - 5:30pm                     Break

5:30 - 6:30pm                     Silent Dinner (VDH)

7:00 - 9:30pm                     Film (TBA)

9:30pm -???                       Main St. Pub Social, 21 & over



7:30am -12:30pm               Check out/ Help Desk (ED205)

7:30 - 8:30am                     Silent Breakfast (VDH)

9:00 -11:00am                    Breakout Workshop Tracks (ED Bldg)

11:15 -12:00pm                  Closing Activity (Smith Hall Lawn)

12:00pm                             Pick up Verification of Attendance letters



Weekend will be conducted in ASL.  Proficiency level preferred: ASL 6 and above.

Tentative Workshop Abstracts

2012 Workshop Abstracts TBD.





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