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Let’s interact! - Making effective connections with colleagues and the sign language community

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 Keynote (tbc)
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
Minttu Laine

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

12:15 lunch

13:15 Success through sharing and cooperation: interpreters and deaf professionals
Veera Wusu

14:00 Deaf professionals and representation through interpretation
Päivi Kluuskeri

14.45 Afternoon coffee

15.15 Team interpreting in multidirectional multi-party interaction
Saija Kuronen

16:00 - 17:00 Summaries of the workshops and closing of the Conference

19:30 Gala Dinner
address: tbc
dress code: smart casual

Sunday May 17
Leisure activities (tbc)


Conference languages: English, International Sign and FinSL

Conference venue:
The Old Mill, Ruukinkatu 2-4, 20540 Turku, Finland