Welcome to efsli2023 Conference!
Thessaloniki | Greece | 15th to 17th of September 2023

All About the Conference

The European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (EFSLI) and the Association of Interpreters of Greek Sign Language (AGSLI-SDENG) are delighted to welcome you to the efsli2023 Conference.

  • Rights. Right?

    From the emergence of the profession of Sign Language Interpreter to the present day, Interpreters have sought and experimented with various professional identities. Sign language interpreting became a profession mainly as a result of the needs of d/Deaf people. Worldwide, initially “interpreters” were family members, neighbors or friends who served a d/Deaf person at times when communication was difficult.
    This automatically indicates that the nature of the profession is fluid and dependent on various factors, such as the d/Deaf emancipation movements, the disability legislation, the trends in the education of the d/Deaf, the progress in linguistic and sociological research, and the Interpreters' associations and unions. In such a vivid profession the dividing line between duties and rights is fluid and indiscernible.
    Having moved from the model of the benevolent care-taker, the facilitator/mediator, the ally and the conduit/machine interpreter we seek the rights of the professional Interpreter in the present – in the moment of including each and every interpreter regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or beliefs.

    Looking forward to welcoming each and every one of you!
  • Where?

    The efsli2023 Conference will take place at Grand Hotel Palace - Thessaloniki. Special discount will be offered for your stay since you are a participant of the conference.

    Find out more at the Location Page!
  • Submissions

    Stay informed and check for updates about the submissions for abstracts and interpreters!
  • Registration

    Soon we will let you know everything about the registration procedure and the available registration choices!
 

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