Illustration of the ASL signs LEARN, COLLABORATE, and TEACH

July 4-7, 2018

Connecticut Convention Center • Hartford, CT

The National Deaf Education Conference focuses on teaching practices and serves as a forum to discuss new ideas that are happening in the classroom! This summer we invite you - educators of deaf and hard of hearing children, teacher assistants, educational interpreters, etc. - to showcase your work and share new ideas, collaborate with your colleagues to generate new approaches, and learn incredible things!

Join us this summer for the 3rd annual National Deaf Education Conference!
Hosted by NAD as part of its commitment to Deaf education

Registration information coming soon.

Registration is now open


Early bird registration through Sat, Mar 31!

Space is limited - first come, first served!

Your registration includes:

  • Opening ceremony on Wed, Jul 4
  • Plenary presentations
  • Workshops in five tracks
  • Breakfast and lunch, Jun 22 - Jun 24
  • Professional Development Hours (1.5 per workshop, 10.5 total)
  • Conference materials

Call for Volunteers

If you'd like to help make this high-quality conference possible, we're seeking volunteers for jobs like registration assistants and session moderators. Please email Christi at to join us, and thanks!

Conference Partners

Conference Schedule

The program book is now available! Download it using the button below.

Wed, Jun 21

7 pm - Opening ceremony

Thu, Jun 22

8 am - Opening remarks
8:40 am - Keynote, Dr. Roz Rosen
10 am - Session 1
11:45 am - Lunch break
1 pm - Session 2
3 pm - Session 3
4:30 pm - Dinner break
7 pm - Evening event

Fri, Jun 23

8 am - Opening remarks
8:40 am - Keynote, Joseph Santini
10 am - Stakeholders meeting
11:45 am - Lunch break
1 pm - Session 4
3 pm - Session 5
4:30 pm - Dinner break
7 pm - Evening event

Sat, Jun 24

8 am - Opening remarks
8:40 am - Keynote, Dr. Christen Szymanski
10 am - Session 6
11:45 am - Lunch break
1 pm - Session 7
2:30 pm - Program end


The conference hotel is now sold out.

A limited number of dorm rooms are available at ISD. For more information, contact Matthew Krueger at by Wed, Jun 7.

You can also look at Airbnb or other options, but be sure to book your accommodations soon!

Expo Hall Booths

Booths include a table and two chairs, and will be available until Sat, Jun 10. Please contact Kelly Lowe at to reserve your booth today.

$250 for National and Statewide Organizations

$150 for Local Organizations

Organizing Committee

Patrick GrahamPatrick Graham

Tawny HolmesTawny Holmes

Chris MajeriChris Majeri

Kyle Duarte Kyle Duarte
Webmaster & Interpreters

Christi Batamula Christi Batamula

Claudia Giordano Claudia Giordano
Program Committee

Aparna LeleAparna Lele
Social Media

Stacy EibertStacy Eibert
Social Studies Div


Sapphire Level


Platinum Level

Deaf Inc.

Gold Level

The Kyle Duarte CompanySorenson VRS

Silver Level

Gallaudet UniversityRelay IndianaRIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Bronze Level

Dawn Sign PressIndiana Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing EducationLamar UniversityZVRS

For more information about NDEC, contact Dr. Patrick Graham at