Online Silent Weekend hosted by Western Oregon University


Program Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2021 (NEW!)


Due to several factors, the 11th Annual ASL Silent Weekend, originally scheduled to take place July 31-August 2, 2020 is being rescheduled to the summer of 2021. The conference will take place completely online.


Program Location: Online at


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Program Description:


If you are looking for worthwhile workshops, great entertainment, and a chance to sharpen your skills, then this online immersion experience is for you!  This will be the 11th year of the Silent Weekend. This is a skill development activity over a week, conducted completely in ASL. In 2019, this event hosted over 200 participants from across the United States and Canada.


Workshops Offered:


Attendees can choose between professional development workshops centered around interpreters and aspiring interpreters, or workshops focused on ASL linguistics and ASL skill improvement.



We are inviting sponsorship from industries, businesses, and government agencies including the leading players in Video Relay Services (VRS), Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), and Multi-Language Interpreting agencies. Various levels of sponsorship are possible. Based on the sponsorship level, sponsors will have access to opportunities for advertising and/or showcasing their products or services, making presentations, as well as a number of free registrations to the Conference. Click here to learn more information on how to become a Silent Weekend 2021 Sponsor.

Program Cost:


Before April 1, 2021: $50
After May 1, 2021: $75
After June 1, 2021: $100
After July 1st: $150 for all 

At this time, there will be no student discount.  


Program Book


The 2019 program book is available online. The 2021 program book will be available in the Whova conference app here.

Who Should Register:

Everyone! Deaf community members, ASL students, interpreting students, pre-certified and certified interpreters, ASL teachers and interpreter educators.


CEUs: This General/Professional Studies program is approved for approximately 1.2 CEUs by BEI through Texas DHHS and the Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approval RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Pre-requisites: Recommended ASL fluency at 2 years or more of study.

Disclaimers: WOU promotes an environment (online or not) of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or any other protected class.

Refund Policy: The ASL Silent Weekend registration purchases are non-transferable. Registration fees will not be refundable after June 30, 2021. Refund requests must be submitted in writing before that date. Please note: a $20 administrative fee will be assessed for any refund processed.

Accommodation Request: If you have a disability that requires some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503.838.8250 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Questions? Contact the Director: Chad A. Ludwig or call 503-468-5724.