Sponsor the 53rd Biennial Conference

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) invites you to sponsor its upcoming exciting 53rd Biennial Conference in exotic Phoenix, Arizona on July 5-9, 2016 at the Marriott Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel and the Phoenix Convention Center. We expect at least 2,000 in attendance for the 2016 Biennial NAD Conference for professional development, training, networking, governance meetings, receptions and exciting evening events. The NAD Conference sponsorship is a proven and effective means for maintaining strong corporate brand awareness and establishing relations with the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please reserve your sponsorship as soon as possible as specific sponsorship opportunities are made on a first-come basis.

Sponsors will find the 2016 NAD Conference to be an exciting and appealing one with much to offer to everyone! We have taken steps to ensure that the 2016 NAD Conference draws a larger crowd by making it more affordable to everyone and attracting families. Exhibits are free to everyone! In addition, workshops are open to all who are NAD members. Children under the age of 18 will get free admission to many events, and discounts for the main events.

Hotel and Conference combo prices are affordable and accessible. The Exhibit Hall, Council of Representative meetings, workshops, College Bowl Finals, the Youth Ambassador Program, and the new PulseTHAT! event will all be available in one central place at the Phoenix Convention Center! No long walks to see any of these exciting events!

The Conference will officially begin with an Opening Ceremony that recognizes the unique mix of cultures that characterizes Arizona. From there it is a non-stop week full of information and entertainment with a Community Forum open to the public, an exciting and competitive College Bowl, and a fantastic Youth Ambassador Program contest featuring the most talented of our future leaders.

On Saturday, July 9th, we will provide in our exhibit area a Family Day which will provide everyone including families a way to experience Deaf Culture complete with deaf artists, poets, comedians, and more! We will end the week on Saturday night with the first ever PulseTHAT! event, a “family feud” type of event which will entertain everyone along with a live auction during the evening. In addition, AZAD and ACDHH will partner to provide options for celebrating the 4th of July before the start of the Conference as well as post-conference tours of the grandeur of Arizona.

Eight official conference sponsorship levels ($50,000 to $1,000) are available. The benefits associated with each level along with customized branding opportunities are outlined within this Sponsorship package. The various opportunities for the 53rd Biennial NAD Conference are flexible and designed to meet your specific budget and marketing needs – if you have an idea for an opportunity not listed herein, let us know and we’ll work with you!

The NAD was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. The NAD today ensures that the needs and concerns of the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community are well represented on the federal level through collaborative and cross-disability efforts with consumer and professional organizations.

Direct all inquiries about sponsorship levels and opportunities to: Howard A. Rosenblum, NAD CEO

» Download the 2016 NAD Conference Sponsorship Package