Illustration of the ASL signs LEARN, COLLABORATE, and TEACH

June 20-22, 2019

Texas School for the Deaf • Austin, TX

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 4th annual National Deaf Education Conference!
Hosted by NAD as part of its commitment to Deaf education

Call for Proposals NOW OPEN!

Due on October 17th, 2018

Registration information coming soon.

Registration is now open

For more information or inquiries, please contact Ingrid at

International Attendees

If you are interested in attending the National Deaf Education Conference, please fill out this form for a letter of invitation. This letter of invitation needs your contact information and your passport information. The National Deaf Education Conference is not financially responsible for any of the expenses that may result from your planning and attending the conference. We hope you can join us!


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

Online registration is now closed.


HOTEL • The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown - University at 805 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701. Book here with code NAD »

DORMS • Dormitories are available for current volunteers and international registrants only. Please contact Chris at

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!

Call for Interpreters

We need conference-qualified interpreters and junior interpreters looking to gain conference experience to join our team. Interested? Please email Kyle at

Expo Booths

If you are seeking a booth only, please contact Jasmine Garcia-Freeland at

Booths will include a table and two chairs. If you need more specific materials let Jasmine know.

Deadline to obtain a booth is May 31, 2019

The costs of the booths is as follows:

Local - $50 for one day, $75 for a two-day combo
State - $100 for one day, $150 for a two-day combo
National - $165 for one day, $250 for a two-day combo

Conference Partners

Conference Schedule

The schedule of talks is now available! Download it using the button below.

Wed, Jun 19

5 pm - Food Truckapalooza

Thu, Jun 20

9 am - Keynote #1
10:45 am - Session 1
12 pm - Lunch Break
1:15 pm - Session 2
2:45 pm - Session 3
7 pm - Bat Bridge Visit

Fri, Jun 21

9 am - Keynote #2
10:45 am - Session 4
12 pm - Lunch Break
1:15 pm - Session 5
2:45 pm - Session 6
5 pm - NDEC Gala

Sat, Jun 22

9 am - Keynote #3
10:45 am - State Stakeholders Meeting
12 pm - BBQ Lunch
1:15 pm - Panel
2:45 pm - School Showcase
7 pm - Music Festival


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

Stacy EibertStacy Eilbert
Social Studies Div

John Borkowski
Social Studies Div
Ingrid Christianson
Kent Turner headshotKent Turner
Local Sponsor


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

Mark your calendars for next year's conference: June 20-22, 2019, in Austin, TX!