Deaf Interpreters Seminar 2016

5th efsli Deaf Interpreters seminar
Athens (Greece)

7th to 8th September 2016

In cooperation with

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Frequently asked questions

Registration deadline:
30th August 2016

1) The themes of this year’s seminar are:

Topic 1: “Integrity/neutrality as DI” (Bo Hardell)

Learning outcomes:
•What it means to be a Deaf interpreter with integrity in a tight-knit community?
•What situations would affect the neutrality of a Deaf interpreter?
•What are the useful strategies for maintaining integrity as a Deaf interpreter?

Topic 2: “Working with a sign language interpreter as a feed” (Robert Adam)

Learning outcomes:
•What is involved with working with a feeder?
•How do Deaf interpreters develop their working relationship with a feeder?
•What settings are appropriate for working with a feeder?

Address of the training venue:

ΣΕΦ, SEF – Peace and Frendship Stadium, Ethnarxou Makariou 1 Str., Pireaus, Athens, Greece

Training Schedule

The course will be held will in Athens (Greece) from 7th September to 8th September 2016. The training schedule is as follows:

Wednesday 7th September 9:00-17:00 Topic 1 (including 1-hour lunchtime and opening program)
Thursday, 8th September 9:00-16:00 Topic 2
Thursday, 8th September 16:00-17:00 efsliDI AGM


Your place on the course will be confirmed by email.
Please do not book your accommodation or flight until your place on the course has been confirmed. Or if you do so, it will be at your own risk.

Selection of participants will be made according to the “first come, first served” system.
Training will take place if the required minimum number of participants has registered.

2) Who are the trainers?

Our trainers will be Bo Hardell and Robert Adam.

Robert Adam is a Deaf interpreter and trainer who has worked as a practitioner and a researcher over a period of 25 years. He has worked as a Deaf interpreter in Australia and in the UK, and is a registered interpreter and translator in the UK (Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting (BSL/ASL) and Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Translation (BSL/English)). He is also accredited by the WFD and WASLI as an International Sign Interpreter. He works at University College London and his research interests include bilingualism, language contact, minority languages, interpreting and translation.

Bo Haardell is a native Danish Sign Language signer, and he has been working in the interpreting field for almost 15 years as a deaf interpreter, translator, trainer, professional advisor and project manager. He has recently earned a master’s degree in Sign Language Interpreting and is an accredited International Signs interpreter by WFD and WASLI.

3) Communication at the 2016 efsli Deaf Interpreters working seminar will be in International Sign

Correspondence with efsli and official documents will be in English.

4) Who can register?

• Sign language deaf interpreters interested in this topics.

5) How do I register?

Registration is online at:

6) How much does it cost?

The registration fee includes coffee breaks. Participants will have to arrange for their own accommodation and travel.
Payments must be made the same day of registration. If not, your registration is not valid.
Please email a copy of the proof of your payment to the efsli secretariat. If you have difficulties when making your payment, please immediately contact the efsli secretariat at

Registration (+ payment) deadline is 30th August 2016

Registration fees:
‘Regular’ ends : 31st July

  • efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 100,00 euros
  • efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 200,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 150,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 250,00 euros

‘Late’ ends: 30th August

  • efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 150,00 euros
  • efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 250,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP up to 20.000 €) 200,00 euros
  • non efsli individual member (GDP exceeding 20.000 €) 300,00 euros

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Individual membership is open to Sign Language Interpreters within Europe and other interested persons who subscribe to the aim and objectives of efsli.

Sign language interpreters who are members of National Associations (full members of efsli) are not automatically individual efsli members. You can become an individual member here:

Late registration:

DI Seminar 2016

7) I want to cancel my registration. Can I get a refund?

Please be advised that if you wish to cancel your registration then the following cancellation policy applies.

If your cancellation is received:

  • before 30th August 2016: 50% refund (minus bank transfer fee)
  • after 30th August 2016: no refund

Changes in registration: 50 Euro (it will be applied if you decide not to cancel your registration but send someone else instead of you).

Cancellations must be sent by email to and need to be officially confirmed by efsli.

8) Do you still need further information?

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact efsli at:

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!