Recognition of Signed Languages in the UK and Ireland: Conference Information

Important dates

Proposal submission deadline: 10th April 2013

Submission deadline for 2nd call: 30th April 2013

Notification of proposal decisions: 10th May 2013

Registration deadline: 23rd August 2013

Presentation notes deadline: 23rd September (9am)

PowerPoint deadline: 23rd September (5pm)

Conference dates: 26th and 27th September 2013

Important documents

*NEW* Conference_Programme

Notes for Presenters


Other documents

Registration Form (reference only as registration has now closed)
Call For Papers (reference only as the call has now closed)


Do I have to be registered to attend?

Yes, preregistration is mandatory. Registration has now closed, as is the waiting list.

Any delegates who are registered and no longer able to attend are asked to inform one of the organisers.

Can I turn up on the day?

No. Anyone who has not registered will be asked to leave.

Am I registered?

If you have submitted your registration form, you should have received a registration confirmation email (please check spam filters if you have not).

Recently an email has been sent to all registered delegates with conference information including venue details. If you have received this, you are registered.

Who is the conference for?

The conference is a space for academics, professionals and other stakeholders from the UK, Ireland and beyond to discuss the recognition of Signed Languages in the UK and Ireland; past, present and future.

Is the second day a repeat of the first?

No. The conference is a two day programme. Please see the conference programme above.

What social events are organised for the conference?

There are two social events during the conference.

There is a wine reception, sponsored by Significan’t, on Thursday evening following the formal conference program.

Following the wine reception, delegates are invited to join the organisers and plenary speakers for the conference dinner at Deanes at Queen’s. Delegates are responsible for paying for themselves following the meal. delegates wishing to join must reserve a space via the following link before Tuesday.

Do I need a ticket for the wine reception?

No, the reception is sponsored by Significan’t.

Do I need to register and pay for my dinner?

Yes. Register via The reservation is free but you will receive a bill for your meal following dinner.

The dinner is a set menu of 2 courses, tea/coffee and half a bottle of wine for £30.50

A sample menu can be viewed on the Deanes at Queens website

Will there be BSL and ISL interpreters?

There will be BSL/English and ISL/English interpreters provided during the formal conference programme. During breaks and social events there are a few BSL/English interpreters who have expressed their willingness to act as networking interpreters however their availability to interpret is not guaranteed and delegates are welcome to bring their own interpreters to guarantee communication support at all times. The conference languages are BSL and English and delegates are encouraged to use direct communication where possible.

This page will be updated regularly in the run up to the conference. Please check back soon.