Silent Weekend at Western Oregon University

Program Dates: July 31 – August 2, 2020
Program Location: Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 
Program Description:

If you are looking for worthwhile workshops, great entertainment, and a chance to sharpen your skills, then this immersion experience is for you!  This will be the 11th year of the Silent Weekend. This is a skill development activity over three days, conducted completely in ASL. in 2019, this event brought over 200 participants from Canada and all over the US.


Workshops Offered:

Attendees can choose between professional development workshops centered around interpreters or aspiring interpreters or workshops focused on ASL linguistics and ASL skill improvement.


Submit to Present a Workshop:

Call for presenter will be open in Fall 2019. Priority given to those who submit as early as possible. Both ASL-themed and interpreter professional development workshops will be accepted.


Program Cost:

Before March 1st: (TBA)
Before May 1st: (TBA)

Before June 1st: (TBA)
Before July 1st: (TBA)
After July 1st: (TBA)
(Lodging/meal plan info on the registration link)


Program Book

The 2019 program book is available online.

Who Should Register:

Everyone! Deaf community members, ASL students, interpreting students, pre-certified and certified interpreters, ASL teachers and interpreter educators. 


This upcoming program is pending for approximately 1.9 CEUs by BEI through Texas DHHS and Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, pending for approval RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

Pre-requisites: Recommended ASL fluency at 2 years or more of study.

The ASL Silent Weekend registration purchase are non-transferable. The registration fees will not be refundable after July 1, 2020. Refund requests must be submitted in writing before July 1, 2020. Please note: We will assess a $20 administrative fee for any refund processed.

Contact the Director: Chad A. Ludwig or call 503-468-5724.