AVLIC 2016 - Call for Presenters - Deadline Extended

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AVLIC 2016 - Call for Presenters

The conference of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada is a biennial conference that promotes the profession of signed language interpreting nationally and internationally.


We invite presentations on our AVLIC 2016 conference theme of “Together We Grow”.  Our focus is on the relationships we form and nurture between interpreters, the Deaf community, and service providers. Communities working and developing together, make better interpreters and allies.

Important dates:

Presentation proposal deadline: January 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: February 29, 2016

Materials submitted for interpretation (e.g. slides, outline): May 28, 2016

Presentation Themes

We welcome submissions in relation to language development, fostering the growth between interpreters and the Deaf community, mentoring and ethical decision-making; or, maybe you have a presentation specifically developed for CODAs. Is there any new research that needs to be brought forward? Presentations will have a varied audience of interpreters, whether Deaf or non-Deaf and whose working languages include: ASL, LSQ, English and/or French.

Submitting a Presentation Proposal

The official conference languages are ASL and English. Presentations may be in English, ASL, or LSQ, with interpretation provided (ASL/LSQ interpretation upon request only). Presentations in other languages, either spoken or signed, will be considered, however, presenters must provide their own interpreters.


Please note: presentations may not be less than 1 hour, although, presentations varying in length of time will be considered. Also, half-day and full-day time slots are limited, so please submit as soon as possible.


Proposals may be submitted in either English or ASL:

  • English submissions must include an abstract (maximum of 500 words), as well as references to be sent as a .doc or docx file attachment.
  • ASL submissions must include a 2-minute abstract (Quick Time file, YouTube link, or Vimeo link) no hard copies (USB, DVD, VHS) submissions will be accepted, as well as references. 

Proposals must be sent by e-mail to presentation@avlic2016.com

Proposals must include, in the body of the e-mail:

Required Content:

Required Details (suggested options below):

Names(s) of presenters(s):


Affiliation of each presenter:

University or college; or city and country where the presenters work

Contact details for presenter to whom correspondence will be directed:

Email address is preferred

Length of presentation preferred:

1.0 hour, half or full day (and this includes time for questions)

Title of presentation:


Language the presentation will be in:

ASL, LSQ, English, other (please specify)

Level of interpreting experience/skill for which the presentation is oriented:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or Any

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Important dates:

Presentation proposal deadline: January 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: February 29, 2016

Materials submitted for interpretation (e.g. slides, outline): May 28, 2016

Conference Proceedings

As a directive under the AVLIC 5-year Strategic Plan, AVLIC will be developing conference proceedings; this will be a collection of written/signed version of conference presentations. Therefore, presenters are also being required to submit a written/signed version of their presentations for the conference proceeding. Specific formats of the conference proceeding articles will be communicated to presenters via the AVLIC Publications Committee in the notification of acceptance.


Carly Milne and Becky Schirato: presentation@avlic2016.com

PDF copy of the updated AVLIC 2016 Call for Presenters:

AVLIC 2016 Call for Presenters