Deaf Expo in Renens - great success for the second edition!

The 2nd Lausanne Deaf Expo took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Renens (VD),

in the concert hall of the town of Renens. Compared to the first

edition, in 2016, the surface available for the exhibition doubled.

We had more than 300 visitors who came mainly from French-speaking Switzerland,

but also with a large number of Alemannics, who were able to

visit 30 stands with a wide variety of content: it was an opportunity to discover artistic passions, independent professional activities, household appliances,

body care or even associative activities.

The stands came from French-speaking and German-speaking Switzerland, but also from France and Germany. Two stars from the deaf world were present: the Dutch

Onno Jansen (The Power of Sign Language) as well as the Spanish El Show Chavi,

who sold autographs and autographed t-shirts for their fans,

and of course posed for selfies. During the day, three different conferences

took place: Support for the Indian deaf by Sakeela Leuenberger (from Bern),

Technology for the deaf by Nicolas Mégias (Vaud), History of my life by

Onno Jansen. El Show Chavi invested a lot in a humorous show, also animated the interludes between the different shows, and presented the

different speakers on stage. A big thank you to all the volunteers for their investment which made this edition a great success.

A very big THANK YOU to our generous donors: Stiftung Bircher !!

The third edition will take place in 2020, somewhere in the canton of Vaud

in May.

               

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Swiss Deaf Expo in Lausanne: a successful first!

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The very first Swiss Deaf Expo took place last Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Center culturel des sourds in Lausanne.

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24 stands were announced during this day which allowed the public, composed of deaf

and hearing, to discover various fields: personal artistic productions, photography exhibitions, sale of handicrafts and equipment related (or not) to deafness, presentation of various services, and so on.

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The exhibitors went to great lengths to make their stands attractive, and when the doors opened at 11:00 am, the first visitors began to enter the premises. During the first hours, attendance was quite low but ended up taking

of magnitude as the hours passed.

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Creative activities were planned for the children (chalk drawings on the floor in the inner courtyard, drawings on paper) which were also appreciated by the participants.

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The highlight of the day was a performance by a deaf Spanish rapper known by the pseudonym SiL RiT. He allowed everyone to be able to dance rap at their own pace,

in a very nice atmosphere!

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The evening ended at midnight, and everyone was able to return home having the pleasure of having discovered new things during this Swiss Deaf Expo! The second edition is already planned: see you on May 19, 2018!

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Les Editions Wanimas, organizers of the exhibition, warmly thank the ASV for the provision of volunteers and its logistical support.

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History of the project (2016)

We are a young and small publishing house: Editions Wanimas-3D.
For 10 years we have already been in many festivals, exhibitions and
other various events in the Deaf world.

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These events made it possible to publicize the comics that we publish:
Deaf & Misunderstandings.

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These DeafNation Expo are already well known in the USA for 2003 years and in Germany for a few years under the name of Deafmesse.

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So we said to ourselves: “Why not organize a Deaf Expo in Lausanne,
with us? ” The idea would be to reproduce this formula every two years, it would be
important for promoting sign language, associations linked to deafness,
each person's professions and passions / hobbies!

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Clin d'Oeil 2007 à Reims/France
Clin d'Oeil 2007 à Reims/France
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Salon du livre 2009 à Colmar/France
Salon du livre 2009 à Colmar/France
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JMS 2014 à Genève
JMS 2014 à Genève
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JMS 2015 à Mons/Belgique
JMS 2015 à Mons/Belgique
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Deafmesse 2016 à Hambourg
Deafmesse 2016 à Hambourg
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NationDeaf Expo 2016 à Las Vegas/USA
NationDeaf Expo 2016 à Las Vegas/USA
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