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September 14, 2014

Hello Madson, Marianne and Maria and everyone…
Thank you for your responses below about the idea of SignWriting Panel Discussions broadcast and streamed live on Google Hangouts and youTube.

Adam suggested to me yesterday... Panel Discussions about the ASL Wikipedia project…it could help technicians discuss what needs to be accomplished, and it could also helps others learn how to contribute to the project with articles, or setting it up for other countries and so forth...

Then my brain started to dream...

So here are my thoughts:


1. SignWriting Symposiums
10 to 20 International Presentations Every July
Broadcast lasts 4 hours daily (with breaks ;-)
With Published Proceedings & Web Pages

2. SignWriting Panel Discussions
One country, 4 participants, 2 interpreters,
1 moderator, 1 tech person. Broadcast lasts 1 or 2 hours.

3. SignWriting Workshops
One country, 4 participants, 2 interpreters,
1 instructor, 1 tech person. Broadcast lasts 1 or 2 hours.

Since the technology of broadcasting live online is free to everyone, why not take advantage of this remarkable opportunity?

There are some costs - interpreters, tech persons, instructors, transcriptionists and captioners need to be funded, and possibly printing costs for the printed proceedings..but those are very specific and can be funded through grants and advertising.

What do you think? We could try for a Panel Discussion or Workshop every three months…under the symbol-raining-umbrella of SignWriting for Sign Languages ;-)

SignWriting for Sign Languages

In October, we could have our first Panel Discussion… In time, if different teams in different countries wish to hold their own under the SignWriting umbrella, that is fine too. We can help to make it happen for you -

Your feedback? Madson and Marianne…do you want a SW Panel Discussion from Brazil on SignWriting research in Brazil or any other topic you choose? Can you talk to each other about what you want to do, and get back to us here on the List?

Anyone else want to organize your own SW Panel Discussion?

Val ;-)


On Sep 10, 2014, at 1:48 AM, Maria Galea <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Great idea. 


On Sep 9, 2014, at 10:31 AM, Madson Barreto <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Wow!! It's fantastic!!

Actually we are involved in many projects about the SignWriting, and I believe that this can 
help many people for learning and research the SignWriting on Brazil.

This Panels on Google Hangouts can give more strong for SW here.

Congratulations for this idea, Marianne and Valerie.

See you.

Madson Barreto


On Sep 9, 2014, at 8:25 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Maybe four presenters plus the moderator (me) and interpreters and technicians…so at most there would be 8 people involved in one SignWriting Panel Discussion on Google Hangouts…broadcast live and recorded on YouTube…we could create a Theme or Topic for each Panel Discussion in advance...

What do you all think about this idea of focused panel discussions?

Val ;-)


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