SIGN7 Conference Announcement - Call for Fringe meetings

The SIGN7 Conference will be held at Zhongzhou University, China dating from the 12th-15th October 2014.

As well as the main sessions at SIGN7, there will be space for fringe meetings, discussions and training sessions. We welcome the submission of ideas for these, with a short proposal of your idea for either:

Fringe meeting:
A meeting to exchange experience on a certain topic in a smaller setting. It is an opportunity to discuss your draft or project with a group of sign language linguists and researchers.

International participants of SIGN7

Please be aware that your slides are required to be bilingual in written English and Chinese. There is a translation service provided. If you need a translation, please send your slides to and

Important Notice for SIGN7 Presenters

There will be an airport pick-up available for international participants to transfer you to your accommodation. The organising team need to know your flight details to coordinate the transport. If you wish to be picked up, please let us know and please send your flight details to and


The conference series began as a workshop called Cross-linguistic Sign Language Research (CLSLR) in 2006 at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This was repeated in Nijmegen in 2007 and in Preston, UK, in 2008 where the series was later renamed SIGN. With three previous conferences already completed the next conference was named 'SIGN4' and for the first time was held outside Europe, in India in 2009.