The next conference of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) will be taking place on 16th and 17th October 2010 in Nottingham, England.

The conference theme is ’Developing the interpreter ; developing the profession’ and, in honour of the launch of ASLI’s CPD system, will provide an opportunity to attend both workshops and presentations, sharing knowledge, experience and generating new reflections on interpreting.

This call for papers invites proposals for papers from all stakeholders : Deaf and hearing interpreters, consumers, sign language and interpreter trainers and interpreter researchers for the UK and further afield.

Thematic areas include :

- Developing interpreters
- Mentoring and the personal and professional development of interpreters
- Interpreter perspectives on interpreting development
- Consumer perspectives on interpreting development
- Developing the profession
- Engaging with the Deaf community
- Quality in the profession and interpreting services
- Setting and maintaining quality standards
- Deaf and hearing interpreters working together
- International perspectives
- The role of agencies in the development of the profession
- Other relevant topics

We are looking for submissions for :

Workshops (3 hours) and presentations (90 minutes with1 hour presentation and questions with 30 minutes discussion)

You should state whether your submission is for workshop or presentation.

Submissions should be received by 5:00pm on 30th April 2010 and should include :

- Name of presenter(s)
- Brief CV for each presenter (max. one page per person)
- Contact details
- Title of presentation
- Theme of presentation
- Language of presentation
- If the presentation is for a plenary or workshop session (or both)
- Abstract – maximum 200 words

The official conference languages are English and BSL. All presenters using a different spoken or signed language will need to supply their own interpreter.

Proposals should be submitted in English on a Word document or in BSL on a CD or DVD and sent electronically.

Courriel :

The Scientific Committee of the ASLI Conference 2010 will consider the abstracts.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their submissions by 21stMay 2010.

Successful authors will be required to submit a copy of their paper six weeks in advance of conference for interpreter preparation.

The conference programme will be circulated on 28th May 2010 and will be available on the conference pages of the main ASLI website along with other conference news and developments.