Last year we fundraised for the Individual Development fund, this year we are fundraising for WASLI OCEANIA.
Think outside the box and offer your unique skills up for auction.  
Here is the flyer and registration form for the skills auction taking place at the conference dinner 

Skills auction flyer registration form new 330

As part of this years SLIANZ Conference 3rd - 5th July 2015 Slianz will be running another film festival.

Film festival Flyer 330

This will take place Friday 3rd July 2015
Deaf Society of Canterbury
80 Fitzgerald Ave (corner of Tuam St)

The festival is open to all entrants, if you wish to participate please fill in a registration form 


Calling all SLIANZ interpreters: Win a free registration for the 2015 SLIANZ conference in Christchurch!

A working group has been established to promote and develop Deaf Interpreting in NZ. The group is currently fundraising for a workshop to be held on June 13, 2015 with invited presenters from Australia and NZ (Darlene Thornton and David McKee), and needs your help!
If you donate an amount equivalent to one hour of paid interpreting work, your name will go into a draw to win a free registration to the July conference.
If you donate an amount equivalent to two hours of interpreting work, you will get two chances to win, and so on. Much better odds than Lotto!  

For details of how to donate, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information on Deaf Interpreting

Connect extends a warm welcome to Auckland, Northland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato interpreters (and any interpreters visiting from outside these regions!) to attend the second Peer Supervision session of the year. 3rd year students with interpreting practicum experience, are also welcome. 
Please RSVP by Monday 21st April for catering purposes. 
When: Tuesday 21st April: Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm, discussions from 6.30pm.
Where: MtgRm, 2 Kingsland Tce, Kingsland, Auckland.
Come along and enjoy the networking and drinks and nibbles (from 5.30pm), and the discussions from 6.30pm. And earn some PD points for your SLIANZ membership!
Here’s what one interpreter had to say about Peer Supervision:
“These sessions are so valuable for helping me to reflect upon my work from different perspectives. It is crucial to be able to discuss our profession in a structured, safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment; I’m grateful to Connect, and to their facilitators, for offering the space to do that.”

3 - 5 July, Christchurch

SLIANZ is now calling for presentations for the 2015 conference.  We would like to invite interested parties and organisations to submit abstracts for your proposed presentation or workshop.  These should relate to the conference theme of "Interpreters in an evolving world".  Some topics you might consider presenting on are: how interpreters can manage to keep up with technology, and changing terminology.  The theme is open to your creative interpretation, and all proposals will be considered. 

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Modern life without language is impossible to comprehend, or rather, just impossible. Language and speech are central to how we convey information and emotion, form bonds, conduct business, and organise ourselves into productive societies. To communicate ideas, facts, and feelings – and understand what others mean when they speak – is a hallmark of humanity.

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On behalf of the SLIANZ committee, we would like to congratulate our new graduates of 2014 who graduated last month, all of your hard work has paid off. We look forward to teaming with you and joining us in our profession!

Alisha Davidson

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