Let’s interact! - Making effective connections with colleagues and the sign language community
Nordic Seminar 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
The organising committee of Nordic Seminar 2020 is cancelling this year's seminar in Turku, Finland. The Finnish authorities have advised that public events should be cancelled until the end of May.
The conference fee will be refunded to those who have already paid it. However any other expenses such as travel or accommodation expenses will not be reimbursed.
The organising committee will contact everyone who has registered to the conference via email.
Nordic Seminar 2020 programme
Friday May 15
11-13:30 registration at the conference venue (The Old Mill, Ruukinkatu 2-4, 20540 Turku, Finland)
12-13:30 lunch (available at the conference venue, cost 10,50€)
13:30 Welcome to Nordic Seminar 2020!
13:45 Being in the moment: learning that interpreting is about interaction not just language
Christopher Stone, President, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
15:00 Afternoon coffee
15:30 Messy and chaotic or patterned and complex? The functions of chaining in educational interpreting
Elina Tapio and Marjo-Leea Alapuranen
16:15 Interactional spaces, accessibility and engagement
17:00 Closing of day 1
19:00 Welcome reception hosted by City of Turku
City Hall, address: Aurakatu 2.
After the reception, a get together at Brewery restaurant Koulu (School), address: Eerikinkatu 18
Saturday May 16
9.30 The future prospects and educational needs of sign language interpreting in Finland
Päivi Rainó and Gun-Viol Vik
10.15 Break: Stands open
10.45 - 12.15 Parallel Workshops
a) Allies for change: how can interpreters and deaf people work together?
Hilde Haualand & Anna-Lena Nilsson
b) Challenges in signed interactions and sign language interpretations with deaf refugees
Nina Sivunen, Virve Viljanen, Maarit Widberg-Palo
c) Multimodal interactional skills as a point of departure for interpreter education
Elina Tapio and Hanna-Kaisa Turja
13:15 Success through sharing and cooperation: interpreters and deaf professionals
14:00 Deaf professionals and representation through interpretation
14:45 Afternoon coffee
15:15 Team interpreting in multidirectional multi-party interaction
16:00 - 17:00 Summaries of the workshops and closing of the Conference
19:30 Gala Dinner
dress code: smart casual
Sunday May 17
Leisure activities (tbc)
Conference languages: English, International Sign and FinSL
The Old Mill, Ruukinkatu 2-4, 20540 Turku, Finland