The Festival has become a real meeting platform for artists, professionals and institutions. In order to make all these exchanges accessible for everyone, this year the Festival organises two days of conferences and round tables, open to the public.
They’ll take place in a fully renovated historic site in the city of Reims : the Salon Degermann, 35 Rue Buirette, 51100 Reims
FSL and ISL interpretation, magnetic loop, vélotypie,
10:30- 11:30 (1h)
Le pont du De’VIA au Surdisme / The Bridge from De’VIA to Surdism
Nancy Rourke (USA)
Arnaud Balard (France)
De’VIA and Surdism are both art movements that are deeply involved towards a better cultural and linguistic recognition of the Deaf community. Creating and sharing with a large audience, a variety of emotions, experiences, ideas such as politics, History, social issues, concepts such as Deafhood or audism, here are some of the objectives of De’VIA-Surdism.
11:30 – 12:30 (1h)
Ole Vestergaard (Denmark)
What is like to be a Frontrunner? To be acatalytic change within the deaf community? Is that required?
14:30 – 16:00 (1h30)
Round table : Social networks : what responsibility do bloggers have?
In recent years, we observed a real increase in social networking from deaf people, notably to compensate for a lack of information in sign language. The public have great expectations, how can we handle it ? Where are the limits in terms of content andinformation ?
Moderator: John Maucere (USA)
16:00 – 17:00 (1h)
World Federation of the Deaf
The WFD's Works for You!
Dr Joseph Murray
The WFD is an international non-profit and non-governmental organisation of deaf associations with a current membership of 133 countries worldwide. The vision of the WFD is to promote human rights of deaf people, including recognition of sign language(s) in all aspects of life. To fulfill its mission, the WFD follows the guidelines of the rights in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and the principles underlined within the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
17:00 - 18:00 (1h)
Young Leaders of Art and Culture in Europe
Danny Canal, Marie Bresson (EUDY)
The EUDY team will lead a conference which focuses on young deaf professional artists in Europe. What is the meaning of Art and Culture to The Deaf community?
Média’Pi ! The new independant media
Néomie Churlet, editor
As an online independant media, that is bilingual, original, creative, created by deaf persons for deaf persons and all the others ! A media in two languages : sign language and french. A conference to find out everythingabout this journey and exchange to meet the public's expectation's.
French Sign Language and University : what’s the current situation ?
Elise Leroy CETIM
Historical presentation of FSL integration in university careers in France and presentation of the training courses available, including Deaf persons (translation training). What are the current constraints that stop the development of training courses and the accessibility of deaf students ?