Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is the purpose of the Research Symposium?
- The purpose of the Symposium is to promote the exchange of scholarship on signed language interpretation/translation and to serve as a platform for interdisciplinary research from various fields of study including linguistics, communication, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and education. The Symposium is intended to serve as a forum for scholars and students of signed language interpretation, translation, and related fields to gather and share knowledge with one another.
- Where is the Research Symposium being held?
- The Research Symposium is being hosted on the beautiful campus of Gallaudet University in Washington DC. The Research Symposium will be held in the Kellogg Conference Hotel on campus. Gallaudet is located at 800 Florida Avenue, NE in Washington DC.
- Where can I stay?
- Participants may choose to stay at the Kellogg Conference Hotel on Gallaudet’s campus. There are a limited number of rooms being held for the event. You can find information there about the Conference Hotel and other hotels on the Lodging link.
- Do you have a map of Gallaudet?
- Of course! Here is the link to our Visitor's Center.
- How do I get to the Research Symposium?
- If you are flying you may choose between Washington-Reagan Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport, or Dulles. You can find more information at the Transportation link.
- How do I register?
- You can register for the Symposium by completing the on-line registration form found under the Registration link.
- Can students attend or is the Symposium only for scholars?
- We definitely encourage students and practitioners to attend the Symposium! We offer a reduced registration rate for students.
- Are you offering Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf CEUs?
- Yes, participants can earn a total of 2.4 RID CEUs for the Symposium.
Participants can earn 1.35 CEUs by either attending in person (or viewing via streaming) the three keynote lectures and each of the presentations for one concurrent session.
Participants (both on-site and streaming) can earn 1.05 additional CEUs if they view the other presentations in the second concurrent session. The videos will remain on-line for a designated period of time following the Symposium so both on-site and streaming participants can view the videos and earn the full 2.4 RID CEUs.
All participants (onsite and streamed) will be given the video link so they can view the presentations and earn the maximum number of CEUs if they wish.
Further instructions will be provided in the on-line program book, which may be found soon on this Symposium website.
- What is included in the registration fee?
- Onsite participants will have access to three keynote speakers, presentation sessions, the poster session, Friday night reception, lunch on Saturday and box lunch on Sunday, plus many opportunities to network with colleagues!
Streamed participants will be able to view all of the talks, but will not be able to participate in the sessions. Note that all participants (onsite and streamed) will be given the video link so they can view the presentations and earn the maximum number of CEUs if they wish.
- What language will the presentations be in?
- The conference languages are American Sign Language and English. Attendees wishing to have interpretation in other signed languages are invited to bring their own interpreters. Please contact the Symposium Interpreter Coordinator, Paul Harrelson, for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org