The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters is hosting their annual meeting and conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from 10 – 12 September. Over 230 participants from 32 countries will join in the discussions and presentations covering the theme ‘Synergy – moving forward together’. The conference will be opened by Adam Kosa, member of the European parliament. At the conference sign language interpreters, trainers, students, and users of interpreting services will come together to share their ideas and expertise.
Conference website: www.efsli2010.org.uk
Prior to the conference a unique round table discussion and training will take place with the spoken and sign language interpreters working at the conference. These 12 interpreters are participating in a part of the EU project Training Sign Language Interpreters – International Settings (IISE) to develop training materials for spoken and sign language interpreters, and speech to text writers, working in an international setting. The IISE project runs for two years from 2009 – 2010.
Project website: www.project-iise.eu/