Program


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Thursday September 11th 2014

19:00 – 21:00 Arrival “Welcome to Belgium” @ Raddison Hotel  Antwerp
Evening snack and registration.

The efsli Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to full members of efsli (National associations of Sign Language Interpreters) and observers. You do not have to be a member of efsli to attend the AGM. If you would like to attend as an observer, please do not forget to register.

Friday September 12th 

AGM (Annual General Meeting)

8:30 – 9:30 Registration @ the Raddison hotel  The conference venue is on the second floor
9:30 – 11:00 AGM

  1. Welcome
  2. Practical housekeeping
  3. Introduction of guests, representatives of ‘partner’ organisations and observers
  4. Appointment of external minute-taker and tellers
  5. Introduction of Full Member delegates
  6. AGM procedure
  7. Apologies
  8. Minutes of the last AGM (Ljubljana, Slovenia 2013)
  9. Annual Activity Report 2013
  10. Financial Report 2013 and Guide
  11. Vote on the Financial Report 2013
  12. Updated Financial Report Jan-May 2014 and Guide
  13. Proposed Activities 2015
  14. Proposed Budget 2015
  15. Vote on the Proposed Budget 2015
11:00 – 11:30 coffeebreak
11:30 – 13:00 AGM

16. Report on the efsli Special Attendance Fund (SAF)
17. Report on the efsli Research Fund (eRF)
18. Report on the efsli Deaf Interpreters Network (eDI)
19. Report on the efsli Committee of Experts (eCE)
20. Memorandum of Understanding between efsli and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 AGM

21. Introduction to the efsli Annual Survey
22. Presentation of the survey results
23. Presentation of Motions to be discussed and voted on by the AGM
23.1    Recognition of Deaf Interpreters (proposed by the Deaf Interpreters Committee, seconded by the efsli Board)

15:00 – 15:30 coffeebreak
15:30 – 17:00 AGM

24. Date and place of the next AGM
25. Any Other Business

18:00 – 21:00

Evening cultural trip with dinner

Please register before 18:00, if you want to join us on the cultural trip and dinner.

No registration = no access to this activity

Saturday September 13th 2014

08:00 – 9:00 Registration @ the Radisson hotel (on the second floor)
09:00 – 10:00  Opening 
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote speaker Debra Russell
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break 
11:15 – 11:55 Sarah Bown (UK) and Kristiaan Dekesel (BE)
“Cooking without recipes” – The cognitive processes and strategies applied by trainee sign language interpreters
11:55 – 12:35  Terry Janzen (CA) and Barbara Shaffer (US)
“Stance Taking and Double Contextualization in the Interpreting Process”
12:35 – 12:45 housekeeping
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:20 Christopher Stone (UK/US) and David Vinson (UK) 
“Cognitive changes in interpreters as a result of sign language interpreter training and experience”
14:20 – 15:00 Sophie Pointurier-Pournin (FR)
“SL interpretation: challenges, tactics and efforts”
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break 
15:30 – 16:10 Anna-Lena Nilsson (NO)
“Use of signing space in simultaneous sign language interpretation: marking discourse structure with the body”
16:10 – 16:50 Karen Bontempo (AU) , Tobias Haug (CH) , Lorraine Leeson (IE), Jemina Napier (UK), Brenda Nicodemus (US) , Beppie Van Den Boegaerde (NL) and Myriam Vermeerbergen (BE)
“Not Quite Utopia: Insights on Interpreting from Deaf Leaders on Three Continents”
16:50 – 17:30 Meeting with Efsli board
19:30-03:00

Belgian Delight Night

Sunday September 14th 2014

9:30 – 10:10 Rachel Mapson (UK)
“Oil on troubled waters”: a metaphorical perspective on politeness and interpreting
10:10 – 10:50 Lorraine Leeson (IE/USA), Marlon Cooper (USA), Ivy Drexel (USA), Casey Ferrara (USA), Peter Nilsson (USA) and Miranda Stewart (USA)
“A President for all of the Irish”: Performing Irishness in an interpreted Inaugural Presidential Speech
10:50 – 11:30 Coffee break 
11:30 – 12:10 Rafaela Cota Silva (PT)
“Interpreting concerts”
12:10 – 13.10 Conclusions
13:10 – 14:00 Closing Ceremony
14:00 – …  Lunch and goodbye

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