Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association (ASLIA) is holding its national conference in Brisbane, from August 27th - 29th.

The ASLIA National Conference is the largest annual event of its type for sign language interpreters within the Australasia and Oceania region. The conference is also open to interpreters and translators from other language communities, service providers, consumers of interpreting services, and interpreting/translation students.

ASLIA is honoured to announce that Dr Lorraine Leeson will be the keynote presenter for ANC 2010. Dr Leeson has been the Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin since its establishment in 2001. She has twenty years experience of working with Deaf communities in a range of capacities in Ireland and throughout Europe. She was one of the first professionally trained Irish Sign Language/English Interpreters in Ireland and holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics. Lorraine has practiced interpreting locally and internationally, with her work taking her from local tertiary educational environments and legal contexts to the national theatre of Ireland and from there, to the European Institutions and the United Nations.

The call for papers has been released and presentations are sought that fit within the theme “Interpreters and…: exploring settings, interactions and best practice in interpreting”.
To remain abreast of the latest ANC information visit the conference website and add your name to the contact list - Registrations will be open very soon.

For more information please email: [email protected]

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Australian Sign language Interpreters' Association (ASLIA)

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association (ASLIA) is a non-profit body, and the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English Interpreters and Deaf (Relay) Interpreters in Australia. The Association is comprised of a national Executive Committee (ASLIA National), a Representative Council and branches in most states/territories.
Kylie Scott
P: 0414805584


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