National Deaf Education Conference

Your Community of Practice

Each summer we invite educators, interpreters, and other school professionals to learn, collaborate, and educate.

Claudia Giordiano, Julie Stewart, Beth Smiley
Co-Chairs Claudia Giordiano, Julie Stewart, and Beth Smiley


The Education Section of the National Association of the Deaf welcomes you to a one-of-a-kind conference for professionals working with Deaf children – the National Deaf Education Conference!

We are glad you're here

Every year, we feature resource-rich workshops led by and for teachers of Deaf children on a range of topics from academic language to addressing diverse needs. We welcome everyone from the field of Deaf education to join the next National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC).

Join us in Chicago

June 30 – July 3, 2020

Submit Your Idea

Our workshops come out of the community we work in. Do you have an idea to share? Watch out for the call for proposals.

Attend Enriching Workshops

Learn from your peers about best practices in Deaf education. Presenters come from all over the US to share and educate at our diverse conference.

Join us ONLINE

Thursday June 24 and Friday June 25

$25 to watch
$100 for 15 CEUs

NDEC Engage

June 24 - 25 , 2021

NDEC Signs

Starting on June 25th

Ways to Get Involved


NDEC is made possible by our generous sponsors. Contact to learn more.


Show off your organization with an exhibit booth. Contact for more information.


Helping with crowd control and running sessions can earn you a free registration. In-person events only.