In addition to the general call for papers and posters, the Scientific Committee will accept proposals for organized special sessions at TISLR 10.  They will be reviewed and ranked according to scientific merit and innovation. Notification will be sent before November 15th.

The Deadline for such proposals is October 15th, 2009. Please send them to brentari@purdue.edu and wilbur@purdue.edu.

Proposals should include:
1.  A title and description of your proposed session.
2. The amount of time you would like for your session. Each time slot is 1.5 hours, so it would be possible for you to have one or two time slots for your session (1.5 or 3 hours).
3.  A list of confirmed speakers who will present at your session, along with titles and brief descriptions of each talk. You are free to organize the time allotted to your session in the way you think best. We suggest that each talk be allotted 30 minutes— 20 minutes for the talk, followed by 10 minutes of discussion and questions. This means 3 speakers for each 1.5 hour time slot.

In addition to the proposal itself, we ask that you explicitly address the possibility of contributing funds for the interpreter fees of the conference, some of which will be used for your session. These are funds that will be used for the ASL and International Sign interpreters for which TISLR 10 is responsible. Each interpreter for TISLR 10 (given fees and expenses) costs $4,000. We would be very grateful if you would do everything you can to raise funds for the costs of one interpreter for each session you are planning; i.e., if you are proposing a session of 1.5 hours, then $4,000; if you proposing a session of 3 hours, then $8,000.

he ability to assist with interpreter funding is not an absolute requirement for submitting a special session proposal, but we are doing everything we can to keep the registration fee as low as possible, and your assistance will help make this possible.