The NAD is very excited to partner with three other organizations during this conference — the National Deaf Education Conference (NDEC) will be hosting their first ever conference and will handle and take charge of the Education track; Deaf In Government will handle and take charge of Government Employment Training (GET); and the Registry of Interpreters (RID) Region V will handle and take charge of the Interpreting track. The rest of the tracks are the responsibility of the NAD.
» Deaf In Government
We empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal Employees. We resolve & overcome communication barriers, accessibility issues and promote a fully inclusive work environment through networking and fostering professional growth. This track is sponsored by Sprint-Federal Relay.
» National Deaf Education Conference
This track focuses on teaching practices and will become 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! This track is sponsored by Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Pep Net 2, Arizona RID, and Dawn Sign Press.
» RID Region V
RID Region V is made up of RID affiliate chapters from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Region V is represented on the RID Board of Directors by Erica West Oyedele.