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The Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University is pleased to host the second Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research to be held March 31-April 2, 2017 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Symposium Signed Language flyer

The Interpretation and Translation Research Symposium is a unique forum for scholars and students from around the world to convene at Gallaudet University to share our research with one another.

The purpose of the Symposium is to promote the exchange of scholarship on signed language interpretation and translation as well as provide a platform for interdisciplinary research across various disciplines including linguistics, communication, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and education.

Symposium Resources

Symposium Program Book (PDF)

Symposium References (PDF)

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Symposium Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the Symposium:

Dr. Robert Adam

Dr. Robert Adam

Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

Dr. Beppie van den Bogaerde

Cornell Honorary Visiting Professor

Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

Professor of Deaf Studies, Hogeschool Utrecht UAS (NL)

Professor of Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), University of Amsterdam Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Dr. Xiaoyan Xiao

Professor of Interpretation, Xiamen University, China

Co-director, Confucius Institute at University of Delaware

We welcome these outstanding scholars to the Symposium!

Symposium Selected Papers Volume

Gallaudet University Press has contracted to publish the second Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research volume. The volume will contain a collection of selected papers from the 2017 Symposium. Presenters may submit a manuscript for consideration to be published in the volume.


Academia Questions
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CEUs will be submitted to RID no later than the deadline. RID requests 4-6 weeks to update CEU/ACET transcripts. If your CEUs are not on your transcript by July or if you have questions, including needing to know the latest deadlines, contact us
You must submit your CEU information before the deadline. Please contact us to get the latest deadlines for the current year.
Submit evaluations of the Symposium and CEU information online at the conclusion of the Symposium.
  • After 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, visit
  • Complete the Symposium evaluation.
  • Select “Yes” to request CEUs.
  • Enter your name and RID number.*
  • Select the presentations you attended.
  • Enter your initials on the form to confirm that the information is accurate.
  • Submit! You can choose to receive email confirmation for your records.
*-Please check that your RID number and name are entered exactly as they appear on your RID Member Profile. The CEU Team will not be able to follow-up with individual members to correct member information.
You can track your attendance by marking the presentations you attend on the program schedule. We will not be using barcodes or sign-in sheets at the Symposium. Registrants are responsible for accurately reporting attendance and should keep the marked program schedule or a photo for their records.
You can earn up to 1.425 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs. There are 39 CEU-earning activities available at the Symposium. (Unexpected presenter cancellations may lower the CEU total).
  • Each keynote presentations is worth .075 CEUs.
  • Individual presentations are worth .05 CEUs. Registrants may earn CEUs for only one presentation per time slot.
  • The poster session is worth 0.3 CEUs. Registrants must attend the entire poster session to earn CEUs.
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