Schedule

Monday, July 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM NASADHH Policy Summit 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WFD Board Meeting 
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM NAD Board Meeting
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Orientation

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WFD Board Meeting 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM COR Networking 
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Fundraiser | 410 N Michigan Ave
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM COR Delegate Check-In  
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM COR I  
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Caucus #1  
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM DeafBlind & DeafPlus Orientation

Wednesday, July 3

[ALL DAY] BIPOC, LGBT, and Self-Care Lounges 
7:45 AM – 7:30 PM #NAD2024 Registration  
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WFD Board Meeting  
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Kids Camp 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Orientation  
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM COR Delegate Check-In 
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM COR II  
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Accessibility Options for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets
  • Are you Covered? Insurance for Non-Profits
  • Direct Video Calling: The New Standard in Accessibility
  • Equitable Assessment Opportunities, What’s It Going to Take?
  • Financial Equity for Deaf* Americans
  • Formula for Success: State Government Agencies
  • Level Up Your Classroom with Educational Gaming!
  • Older Americans Act Regulation Changes

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibitors Move-In 
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Beyond Awareness: Transforming Cultural Competency into Action with the IDI
  • Communication in Healthcare: Access, Research and YOU!
  • Cracking the Conference Code
  • Effective Communication Access in Emergency Management
  • Movers and Shakers: Bold Moves through Policy and Law
  • The Work of the World Federation of the Deaf

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Fundraiser | 410 N Michigan Ave  
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Senior Luncheon 
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM DIG & NDEC Workshops

  • Contribution of Black Deaf Performing Arts
  • FDIC How Money Smart Are You?

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Forum 
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM DIG & NDEC Workshops 

  • The First-Ever National Deaf Employment Summit: Lessons Learned

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Forum 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sorenson Focus Group: The Future of Sorenson
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Orientation 
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Caucus #2 
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM RIT/NTID Alumni Reception

7:00 PM NAD@Night Opening Ceremony 

Thursday, July 4

[ALL DAY] BIPOC, LGBT, and Self-Care Lounges 
7:45 AM – 7:30 PM #NAD2024 Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WFD Board Meeting 
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Kids Camp
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM COR Delegate Check-In 
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM COR III 
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Breaking Barriers: Supporting Deaf Individuals with ID/DD
  • Looking at Today’s Incarcerated Accessibility: An Update
  • Navigating RID’s Ethical Practices System
  • Online Scams: Protecting Yourself and Avoiding Loss
  • Raising The Bar: Incorporating Arts in S.T.E.M. Classroom
  • Revolutionizing Crisis Response for the Deaf Community
  • Understanding Recent Changes to the Federal TSP

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibits 
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Designing a DeafBlind-Friendly User Interface for Robotics
  • Enhancing Lives Through Equitable Access
  • How to Survive a Zombie Attack
  • Improve Interpreter Training and Deaf Patients’ Access to Healthcare
  • Interpreting Forward 2030
  • RID and the Deaf Community: Crucial Conversations
  • Roots of Resilience: Understanding Our Semillas (Seeds)
  • Technology Tips and Tools in Today’s Learning Environments

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Youth Luncheon 
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Ask the Audiologist (in ASL)
  • Channeling Connections: Improving Board Communication Across Generations
  • DECLARE: Movement to End Language Deprivation
  • Investment Options for Non-Profit Organization and Endowment Funds
  • Open Q&A on Investments and Financial Planning for Deaf People Including ABLE Accounts
  • Opportunities for Advocacy: Deaf Education and the Community
  • Overcoming Financial Education and Fundraising Challenges for Non-Profits for the Deaf
  • Reframing our Future as Deaf People
  • Unveiling Untold Black Deaf Stories

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Advocating for #DeafSafeAI Regulations
  • Deaf Youth Transitioning from Education to Employment
  • Demystifying Interdependence & Inclusion Through the DeafBlind’s Lens
  • Familia Latine: Cultivating Career and Educational Excellence Together
  • Hands On: Receive Tactile Fingerspelling from a Robot
  • How the Deaf Economy Can Thrive in the US Capitalist System
  • Update on LEAD-K States: Current and Future Plans

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Past Board Section Meet-Up (invitation only) 
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Caucus #3
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Gallaudet University Alumni Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM NAD@Night Pitch Competition Finals 

Friday, July 5

[ALL DAY] BIPOC, LGBT, and Self-Care Lounges 
7:45 AM – 7:30 PM #NAD2024 Registration
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WFD Board Meeting 
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Kids Camp 
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM COR Delegate Check-In
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM COR IV
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • 58-IN-MIND: Multilingual Strategies for Diverse Deaf Student
  • Are your State and Local Emergency Management Agencies Ready?
  • Effective Communication Explained
  • Envisioning Our Future Together: Launch a Deaf ThinkTank focused on Making Change!
  • Meeting Your Deaf-Plus Kid Where They Are
  • A US Profile of Deaf Interpreters

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Training | Understanding a DeafBlind Person’s Journey
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibits 
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • 7 Things No One Tells You About Retirement
  • Accessible Telecommunications
  • Customizing Audio Podcasts into Accessible Media
  • Deaf Nonprofits – A Survey of Nonprofits and Leaders
  • Deaf Weight Wise Implementation: NY and Beyond
  • Navigating the Process of Advocating for ASL Academic Offerings

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM BIPOC Luncheon 
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Advocacy and Training for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership in Inclusive Emergency Preparedness
  • Deaf Empowerment: Advocacy & Adventure
  • Pathways to Progress: Advocating for Quality Educational Interpreting in K-12 Schools
  • Stop Being A Sucker!
  • This Workshop Could Change Your Life: Designated Interpreters
  • Transformative Shifts: Creating Spaces For YOU (Deaf Youths) To Lead

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Universal Design Policy: NAD Policy Institute & DeafBlind/DeafPlus Inclusion Agenda
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Accountability of Interpreting Agencies/Stakeholders in the Interpreting Field
  • ASL CARES Overview
  • Deaf Business and Request for Proposals: Learn the Basics
  • How Does the Government Work?
  • Tech Forward, Inclusion First – CVTA
  • Tell Your Story: How to Write Your Book!

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Caucus #4 
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM LGBTQIA2S+ Lounge Interview with RAD & Games 
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Sorenson and DeafBlind Community Social Hour 
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM NAD@Night College Bowl Finals 
9:00 PM Sorenson Social Hour | *first 200 people will receive a free drink ticket
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM Youth Empowerment Reception (invitation only)

Saturday, July 6

[ALL DAY] BIPOC, LGBT, and Self-Care Lounges 
7:45 AM – 4:00 PM #NAD2024 Registration 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM WFD Board Meeting
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Kids Camp 
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Advancing Emergency Management between Federal Agencies and Non Governmental Organizations 
  • Enhancing Accessibility in Videoconferencing
  • Exploring the Potential: Jr. NAD Chapters & Youth Leadership
  • Improving Healthcare via Patient & Family Advisory Councils

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM NAD Board Meeting 
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM NAD BIPOC Section Link UP
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Training | LGBTQIA2S+: The Basics and Rights Under Attack!
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibits 
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Federal Communications Commission Dialogue on Accessibility
  • Improving Health and Safety during interactions with First Responders
  • Leading from City Hall: Deaf Leaders Share the Scoop on Working in City Government

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LGBT Brunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM DIG Open Forum
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Deaf Youth Meet Up
  • How to Combat Deaf Hunger: Strategies & Solutions

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Training | Power of Counter Storytelling
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM NAD, DIG, NDEC Workshops

  • Advocacy Bridge
  • Recruiting Deaf Youth: Strategies for State Associations and Organizations
  • Robotics Education for Deaf

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM Public Town Hall 
8:00 PM IAD Deaf Night Out | Gwen Hotel 521 North Rush Street

2024 Biennial Conference