If you are reading this, this is an OLD LINK.  Please go to www.DrSign.com for the 2010 event.  The below is an OLD LINK from early in 2009.






On Line registration CLOSED -- at-door only $400 (email DrASL@aol.com first) if space is available
Mail-in registration link  MAIL IN REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Group Registration Link  GROUP REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Exhibitor link
To see who the VENDORS are
Call for Presenter for 2010 application link
Room-mates for Silent Weekend

   See Silent Weekend Schedule, Presenters and Topics!

Dear Friends,
I am looking forward to joining Mike Tucelli at Dr. Sign's 30th Annual ASL Silent Weekend, June 25 - 28, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. Not only is this year a celebration of its 30th anniversary, it is also the world's largest silent weekend. I hope you will join me and together we will attend great workshops and activities that will improve our ASL skills.
Cheryl Moose
RID President

   Registration is over 600.  Click this and see who is coming!    Over 300 are interpreters and advanced ASL students, and around 200 are intemediates while there are about 80 beginners and 35 novice.

     The 30th World's Largest Silent Weekend is June 25-28, 2009 at the Renaissance Hotel -  Airport in Orlando, 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL  The website is www.RenaissanceOrlandoAP.com  .  Room prices are cheaper than ever!    If you are flying in to Orlando there is a free shuttle to the hotel.  Parking at the hotel is FREE for Silent Weekend participants.   This hotel is also five miles closer to Disney World! (For more information, click this link.)     

Please check here to see if your name is on the list within four weeks of registration.  If your name isn't on the list, please email DrASL@aol.com before you come to Orlando. 

     The 31st Silent Weekend is scheduled for June 24-27, 2010 at the Florida Hotel at the Florida Mall!  Imagine being able to get a full meal at the food court at the Mall for around $4.99 and have free parking, to boot!  We have the entire 2nd floor with 18 breakout rooms with room for over a thousand people with room to spare!  Take advantage of early bird registration which is MUCH LESS than other conferences!  Early bird registration will begin in July and continue until  the end of August 2009.
        Checking local conferences and a certain national conference scheduled for 2009 and 2010, they are charging up to $575 per person and exhibit tables from $200 to $500.    Get the most variety and hours of classes for hundreds of dollars less plus hotel rooms up to $74 per night cheaper plus save on parking, food costs, etc. at the 31st Silent Weekend!


     From a RID interpreter  I was the (deleted for confidentiality)  2nd VP and CMP Chairperson for a term .....I'm very thankful to (deleted for confidentiality)  for talking me into going to your Silent Weekend.  It was better than any conference I've ever attended!  I was under the impression that the Silent Weekend was for sign language students.  WRONG ME!  I learned a lot, was entertained, and I met a lot of really neat people while I was there too!  I cannot wait until Next Year!  You did a wonderful job with everything......I could not have been more impressed!   
 
          Keep in mind that if you are coming to this event to as a part of professional development, your tax accountant can advise you to the details but you may be able to deduct more than fifty cents per mile for travel, plus lodging and other expenses.  The cost differential from a private room or putting your family in a room is just a few dollars more and you may be able to deduct the cost of your lodging (single person rate)  from your 2008 income tax so bring your family and let them enjoy Orlando while you get a one-stop shopping extravanza of over 2.0 CEUs in one location with presenters from all over America!  So, if you drive in, for example, 500 miles, that's more than $500 tax deduction for mileage alone for the round trip.

         With 150 hours of classes for interpreters, beginning, intermediate or advanced ASL and ITP students, we are expecting more than 500 participants this year.  Interpreters are able to earn over ONE YEAR'S WORTH OF CEUS ( more than 2.2 CEUs ) and bring their families to a vacation in the Vacation Capital of the World!    See Silent Weekend Presenters and Topics!

     
I was on the FRID Board for years and know that RID affiliates' board members are very dedicated people so I want to do something special for them.  All RID affiliate Presidents or First Vice Presidents as listed on the RID website will have free registrations for the 2010 Silent Weekend for the fourth year in a row ... one per affiliate.  All you need to do is to print out the registration form, fill it out, write on it 'RID AFFILIATE PRESIDENT/FIRST VICE PRESIDENT' and return by March 15, 2010.  All other Board members get a $50 discount each.  Make sure you mark on your registration form your position on the Board and deduct $50 from the current registration price.

       Vendors registered.
     
      List of those who want room-mates for 2009

      Sponsorships available .. badges, program, entertainment sponsorships available. Advertise in the program book!