Beaumont Silent Weekend 2023

APRIL 29-30 ⋄ Setzer Student Center

Full Conference - $100
1 Day Attendance - $60

Full Conference - $50
1 Day Attendance - $35

The Lamar University Signers of Color (SOC) and Lamar University Signing Cardinals, with support from the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) Region V, present Beaumont Silent Weekend 2023 featuring workshops presented by Haley Broadway, Dr. Beverly Buchanan, Randy Thuesen, Aaron Capps, Roxann Barrera, and Lindsay Cross. SOC will hosts workshops on a variety of topics including ProTactile language, ethics, medical interpreting, international sign languages, as well as musical and theatrical interpreting.

Our target audience is the interpreting community, interpreter training students, post-secondary and high school ASL students. While we have a primary audience, the event is open to anyone with an interest in sign language, Deafhood, interpreting and Deaf culture.  We prioritize the goal of bridging the linguistic and cultural gap between our Deaf and hard of hearing consumers, services and the service providers within the community.   

High School Workshop: A separate event catered specifically toward high school ASL students and deaf students will be offered on April 29, 2023, from 1-4 PM in the Lamar University Communications building. Teachers are asked to accompany their students and bring an additional chaperone. Games and activities conducted by deaf faculty and students will engage participants in authentic language learning experiences that are fun and entertaining. This event is free with a high school ID.


Individual Tickets: Beaumont Silent Weekend 2023 will take place April 29-30, 2023. The registration table opens at 8 a.m. at the Lamar University Student Setzer Center. Workshops are from 9-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9-12 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch tickets can be purchased as part of this event or participants can choose to eat off-campus. Nearby venues include McDonald’s, Sonic, Subway, and Starbucks. Several sit-down restaurants are within a five-mile radius. Tickets are available for purchase through the website or you can register at the workshop. Individual tickets are $100 for the full weekend or $60 per day. Student tickets (with Student ID) are available for $50 for the full weekend or $35 per day. A Deaf Night Out (DNO) event is scheduled at the Main Event (5380 Rexora Drive, Beaumont, Texas) on Saturday night from 6-9 p.m.

Silent Auction: Workshop participants are invited to browse our Silent Auction items. Any individual winning an auctioned item should be prepared to use a credit or debit card on our secured website to purchase their item(s).

Vendors: Vendors are invited to register for a table for $35. 


The proceeds from the event will benefit our students directly by providing monetary assistance for interpreting students to attend state and national professional interpreting conferences and workshops.

If you have any questions, please contact Zanthia Smith (, chair of the Beaumont Silent Weekend 2023 committee.