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World's Largest Silent Weekend
June 19-22, 2014
Weekend is a visual language acquistion and skill building venue. It
provides classes for those with no functional skill, beginners,
intermediates, advanced (including
and includes sessions for those with native
There is opportunity for RID
members to collect up to 2.8 CEU/ACET
units, students and other professionals to obtain a professional
development certificate, teachers to
pick up ideas for their classes from some of the nation's finest
presenters, and newcomers to join our fledgling class to be exposed to
Deaf culture, visual language, and have their questions answered.
The 2014 venue will have 2 days of
workshops with the former RID president, Daniel Burch. We also
have commitments from "Mr. Disney", Mark Jones, Dr.Adan Penilla
(author of Signing for Dummies) presenting political and religious
figures in ASL
(think Nelson Mandela, etc.)!
Check back often for more
information. We will be updating classes and presenters as they
The weekend has a voice off environment
with few exceptions: orientation, cell phone area, fledgling class room
and music/voicing workshops. We also have a special "time out"
staff member with whom frustrated participants can have a chat.
Below is a brief idea of how time is
alloted during the four days.
The Florida Hotel
(top 2 out of 331 Orlando hotels on Trip Advisor)
is at the
Florida Mall, 1500
Sand Lake Road in
Orlando. See www.thefloridahotelorlando.com Guest rooms are
$115 single & double occupancy and $125 for triple or quad
occupancy per night with free
and complimentary water bottles and
. Call the
reservations department at 800 588-4656. Identify yourself as an
attendee of the Silent Weekend. Without that identification a
will be added. Please make your reservations
before May 20, 2014. Staying at the conference hotel allows you to take
advantage of the early and late classes and to network with the
presenters and participants.
The Florida Mall has a huge food
court where you can eat at
reasonable prices (such as $4.95)
and you can
still go to
upscale restaurants if you wish. You will notice our lunch breaks
are timed as to avoid the noon hour rush alloiwng you an easier time to
get your lunch. The hotel has always offered a lunch buffet
Friday and Saturday which includes drink, a wide variety of salads and
sandwiches, plus hot entrees and dessert.
Presenters and topics are posted
elsewhere.. Here is
the 2013 schedule to give you an
. The 2014
schedule will be posted later in 2014.
CEUS, up to 2.8 CEUS
are possible and
most of them are in the professional studies category.
$150 Early Bird
due by postmark
September 30, 2013 CLOSED
by postmark December 31, 2013
by postmark March
$290 registration by postmark
May 31, 2013
registration $350 -- cash, Visa, MasterCard or money order
payable to SILENT
WEEKEND -- no personal checks.
Saturday -- $150 each day with Thursday and Sunday $75 each day --
cash, Visa, MasterCard or money order only -- no personal checks.
Registration includes all classes, break refreshments, and program
We offer a
special rate for groups such as students,
church groups, large families, etc This
group rate is for five or more registering
person must fill out a separate
registration form which must be sent
together with one
check or money order payable to Silent Weekend.
Once this registration
in, you cannot add to it.
to the group registration discount, there will be no refunds or credits
or transfers. Click this for group
special classes for
knowing no signing at all. Please
this for on-line registration.
Registration for fledglings is
just $100.. This class has 12 hours of
lessons with a teacher using
at ease! Fledgling may not join other classes(beginner,
intermediate,advanced) during their regularly scheduled 12 hour
track. This is a closed group and you MUST
pre-register for it. If you arrive at the Silent Weekend as a
wish to change to the regular classes, you must upgrade to the regular
per person October
1 to December 31
$200 per person January 1 to March
$250 per person April 1 to May
July 1 to May 31 $100 until all
15 seats are taken ...
How would you rate your signing
skills? If a Deaf stranger
were to sign to you, how would your signing appear?
[ ] Fledgling
-- no functional skill (can
register online for this
[ ] Beginners – short 1-2 sentence
responses, some creativity in sign usage,
slow signing speed
] Intermediate –
begins to look like a “conversation” with 2-4
sentence responses, moderate signing speed
] Advanced – Can
elaborate, using ASL grammar, is comfortable with visual language,
communication flows smoothly
This information is used to help
determine how many classes to offer for each level and does not
commit you in
payable to Silent Weekend
online) and send
to: Silent Weekend, 4492 Golf Ridge Drive, Elkton, FL 32033.
There will be no refunds or credits after
March 1, 2014 and a $10 processing fee will apply for refund
made prior to March 1, 2014. Your
registration can be transferred at no charge to anyone you choose up to
May 31, 2014 .
www.DrSign.com for last minute information before you
If a natural disaster
or local authorities cause the silent weekend to be cancelled, you will
issued a refund minus 10% to cover upfront costs (program book, etc.)
Please print this out
and bring with you to the Silent Weekend.
Weekend Registration $_________
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM FOR GROUP
REGISTRATION ... CLICK
THIS LINK, PLEASE
Cost: $ _________
or MC #
Date month ________ year
(or the security code from the back of your card) ______
] fledgling [ ] beginners [ ]
intermediates [ ]
advanced [ ] RID member collecting CEU's or ACET units
by postmark by May 31,
4492 Golf Ridge Drive
Elkton, FL 32033