Registration

Online Registration is closed. You may register onsite starting July 2.

We will be offering these things onsite and accept major credit cards only:

  • Registration $40
  • NAD@Night Opening Ceremony July 3 $75.00
  • NAD@Night Pitch Finals July 4 $75.00
  • NAD@Night College Bowl Final July 5 $75.00
  • NDEC CEUs $100
  • RID CEUs $100
  • DIG Certificate of Attendance $30
  • NAD Certificate of Attendance $30

VISA Requests

International visitors who wish to come to the conference need to fill out their request online. We will email a PDF to international visitors for them to use when applying for a visa — please allow up to two weeks. Once a visa is granted, international visitors can register for the conference by May 31, 2024. If you did not receive your visa in time, the NAD will refund your registration in full. Please check with your local U.S. Consulate to ensure enough time to process your visa application. Your request for a letter of invitation does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected]

Individual Events

  • Exhibits, FREE
  • Workshops (July 1-6), $40
  • Senior Citizens Luncheon (July 3), $80
  • NAD@Night Opening Ceremony (July 3), $75
  • Youth Luncheon (July 4), $80
  • NAD@Night Pitch Competition (July 4), $75
  • BIPOC Luncheon (July 5), $80
  • NAD@Night College Bowl (July 5), $75
  • LGBT Brunch (July 6), $80
  • NAD Certificate of Attendance, $30
  • DIG Certificate of Attendance, $30
  • NDEC CEUs, $100
  • RID CEUs, $100

Combo

  • General, Government, NDEC Full Combo, $535 (Early Bird May 15) | $560 (Regular May 31)
    • Includes workshops, exhibits, NAD@Night events, and all luncheons
  • NAD@Night Combo (no meals), $215 (Early Bird May 15) | $240 (Regular May 31)
    • Includes workshops, exhibits, NAD@Night events

Important Information

  • Deadlines:
    • Early Bird ends on May 15, 2024.
    • Regular registration closes for all events on May 31, 2024.
    • Registration will re-open for some individual events onsite in Chicago on July 3, 2024.
    • No packages with meal programs will be sold after May 31, 2024.
    • Submit accessibility requests by May 31, 2024.
  • Individual registration is required for all events.
  • Your first, last name, pronouns, and state will appear on your registration badge.
  • Review conference policies and FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I register in advance?

    Some events have limited capacities and may be sold out. All meal programs will not be available for purchase on-site due to a head count that is needed to ensure no one goes hungry! Additionally, your information, registration badges, tote bags, and our support will be prepared and ready for you in advance!

  • Can I register at the conference?

    You can! We offer individual events on-site – however, if you wait until you arrive, there are no guaranteed tickets left.

  • Where do I pick up my registration materials?

    Please bring your government issued ID to the #NAD2024 Registration Desk, sometimes it helps to show your registration confirmation via your phone or print-out.

  • I haven’t received a confirmation email, am I registered?

    You can email [email protected] to verify your registration.

  • What if I need to pay by check?

    If you’re not able to use a credit card online, you can email [email protected] for the PDF. Make sure you fill it out clearly, and mail it to the NAD using certified mail. You should account for a few weeks to process your paper registration. You will receive a registration confirmation email once your registration has been processed. Mail to:

    The National Association of the Deaf
    #NAD2024 Registration
    8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

  • What is #NAD2024 Cancellation and Refund Policy?

    The registration refund schedule below is applicable in the event of cancellations (except for medical emergencies or death in family with documentation):

    Postmark Deadline Refund Amount
    Before April 1, 2024 75%
    April 1-30, 2024 50%
    May 1-31, 2024 25%
    After May 31, 2024 0%
  • Do you accept Purchase Orders?

    Yes, Purchase Orders are accepted prior to May 31, 2024. Purchase Orders must be paid in full prior to June 15, 2024 in order for the registration to be valid. We are not able to accept any Purchase Orders at the Conference.

  • I’m overseas and need a letter of invitation to apply for a visa, what can I do?

    International visitors who wish to come to the conference need to fill out their request online. We will email a PDF to international visitors for them to use when applying for a visa — please allow up to two weeks. Once a visa is granted, international visitors can register for the conference by May 31, 2024. If you did not receive your visa in time, the NAD will refund your registration in full. Please check with your local U.S. Consulate to ensure enough time to process your visa application. Your request for a letter of invitation does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected].

  • Can I transfer my conference registration to someone else?

    We will allow a transfer of a registration to another person if you send all the information we need by May 31, 2024, email [email protected] and we can work with you to make sure all is set.

  • I just want to attend one session, can I do that without registering for the conference?

    Yes! You can attend just one workshop, session, activity, or event but you must register. Here’s how!

    Registration: Choose the right form that best suits your needs, either General, Government, or National Deaf Education Conference. As you fill it out, make sure you select ‘Individual Events’ and then select ‘One Event Only’. If you change your mind and decide to purchase more than one activity, you can select ‘More than one event’.

    If you want to wait until arriving on-site: Go to the #NAD2024 Registration desk to see if there are tickets available. Due to security reasons, we do not allow unregistered attendees at the conference.

    If you’d like to explore the NAD exhibit hall and don’t want to check out other conference activities, you can go in and explore all the wonderful exhibits. The #NAD2024 Exhibit Hall is open to the public and does not require conference registration.

  • Is there funding available?

    We offer payment plans for anyone who is interested! If you are interested in creating a unique payment plan, please email [email protected] with a list of which individual events or combo package you wish to purchase, along with a total amount you plan to pay. Please note, your total amount must be paid in full by June 15, 2024.

    You can volunteer at the conference and get your registration reimbursed!

  • Why do we have three separate registration forms?

    The NAD is partnering with Deaf in Government (DIG) and the National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC). DIG specializes in workshops that would benefit government employees. NDEC specializes in Deaf Education. With this partnership, we are providing separate forms for DIG and NDEC to share with their members.

  • I registered under NDEC. Can I go to NAD and DIG workshops?

    YES! You can. There are absolutely no restrictions on which workshops you can participate in. Some topics under the NAD may also benefit NDEC or DIG participants. Everyone is welcome to attend all workshops under NDEC, DIG, and NAD workshops.

  • Are all the individual events the same for all partners?

    Yes!

  • Can my employer register for me? / As an employer, can I register for my employee?

    Absolutely yes! First, please be sure that your employer adds your email address in the ‘Registrant Email’ field on the registration form so that you will get a confirmation email of your registration. That way you can verify the information on your registration form is accurate. If not, you can email [email protected] to edit your registration.

    When you have your employer fill out your registration form and pay for your registration, be sure to review the registration form and share information with your employer — they will need to know your meal preferences, accommodation requests, and more before your registration is processed. If you are not comfortable disclosing information to your employer, that’s okay — email [email protected] to edit your registration by May 31, 2024.

  • How can I get a letter for my VISA application?

    International visitors who wish to come to the conference need to fill out their request online. We will email a PDF to international visitors for them to use when applying for a visa — please allow up to two weeks. Once a visa is granted, international visitors can register for the conference by May 31, 2024. If you did not receive your visa in time, the NAD will refund your registration in full. Please check with your local U.S. Consulate to ensure enough time to process your visa application. Your request for a letter of invitation does not guarantee you will receive a visa. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected].

2024 Biennial Conference