Silent Weekend at Western Oregon University

Program Dates: July 26-28, 2019
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 10th year of the Silent Weekend. This is a skill development activity over three days, conducted completely in ASL. in 2016, this event brought over 225 participants from Canada and all over the US–even Puerto Rico.


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. The PENDING list of workshop is available.


Submit to Present a Workshop:

Proposals are welcome now until May 1st. Priority given to those who submit as early as possible. Both ASL-themed and interpreter professional development workshops will be accepted. Click here to submit the workshop proposal.


Program Cost:

Before April 1st: $100 (Students/ORID Members: $90) – CLOSED
Before May 1st: $130 (Students/ORID Members: $120) – CLOSED
Before June 1st: $150 (Students/ORID Members: $140)
After June 1st: $200 for all
(Lodging/meal plan info on the registration link)


Air transportation and connections information (Currently in work to be updated)


Who Should Register:

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


This program is pending approval for 1.9 CEUs by Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.

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


For more information or TO REGISTER, click here. Registration with Online Pay, click here.


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