Illustration of the ASL signs LEARN, COLLABORATE, and TEACH

July 5-7, 2018

American School for the Deaf • 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 for this year's conference is now closed.

The conference hotel and ISD dorm rooms are also sold out.


$150Registration closes Fri, Jun 2!

Space is limited to 200 attendees - first come, first served!

Your registration includes:

  • Opening ceremony on Wed, Jun 21
  • 4 Plenary presentations
  • 35 Workshops in five tracks
  • Breakfast and lunch, Jun 22 - Jun 24
  • Professional Development Hours (1.5 per workshop, 10.5 total)
  • Conference materials

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
Local Coordination

Carrie Lindeman Carrie Lindeman
Public Relations

Kyle Duarte Kyle Duarte

Tommy Horejes Tommy Horejes
Social Media

Delia Lozano Delia Lozano

Hui CaiHui Cai
Graphic Design

Beckie MadiganBeckie Madigan
Interpreters & CART


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