Request for nominations of SIGNLL president and secretary 

The terms of SIGNLL president Julia Hockenmaier and secretary Afra Alishahi have ended. According to SIGNLL's constitution, a new president and secretary have to be elected to take over. SIGNLL herewith invites you to participate in the elections for the two positions. The first step in these elections is to determine nominees. The SIGNLL steering committee has nominated Omri Abend (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) for the position of president and Antske Fokkens (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) for the position of secretary, who both have acted as CoNLL program chairs and are familiar with the inner-workings of SIGNLL. 

The purpose of this message is to invite all SIGNLL members to propose additional nominees for the president or secretary positions. The deadline for nominee proposals is April 15, 2024. If no new nominees are put forward, Omri and Antske will be declared duly elected, their term starting on June 1, 2024. If there are other nominees for either or both offices, elections will be held starting on May 1. Votes for nominees will be collected until May 15, after which the majority of votes will determine who will be president and secretary from June 1, 2024. 

Please bear in mind that the SIGNLL constitution demands that candidates for president and secretary must be members of SIGNLL and ACL. To nominate a candidate, send an email message to A.Alishahi@tilburguniversity.edu and juliahmr@illinois.edu. The subject line should make clear that the message concerns a nomination for the SIGNLL 2024 elections. The body of the message should contain the following lines: 


name: <your name> 


 For the SIGNLL 2024 elections, I nominate .................................... (name and affiliation) for the function of

   < > president

   < > secretary 


(please tick one, and only one, as <X>)