Opening Doors Employing People Who are D/HH – San Antonio

Opening Doors Employing People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

To promote awareness and confidence in the emergence of persons with
disabilities in a diverse workforce through education, thus eliminating
barriers to full social integration.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Omni San Antonio Hotel

at the Colonnade

9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78230

http://www.dars.state.tx.us – 800.628.5115

This conference brings together representatives of the Career Services and
the Disability Student Services offices with institutions of higher
education, and a goal of developing collaborative relationships between
those programs to better prepare students who are deaf of hard of hearing
for career search. Employers are included so as to identify innovative
methods of recruiting persons who are deaf or hard of hearing as potential
employees.

Opening Keynote: Joe Bontke of Houston, Outreach Manger and Ombudsman, U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Houston District Office.

Overview: “Backpacks and Baggage” – The major barriers to achievement by
people with disabilities in our society continues to be universal
stereotyped thinking and assumptions about what people can and cannot do.
The fact is that the range of skills and abilities of persons within any
disability group is enormous. The need is to get rid of stereotypical images
and view each individual as just that: “an individual.” This training
session will explore the “baggage of our own backpacks” and attempt to
abolish old perceptions and add new perspectives.

Sponsors: The Alamo Committee on Career Development for People with Hearing
Loss, which is comprised of the following partners: Great Opportunities,
Texas Diversity Council, DARS – Division for Rehabilitation Services, DARS
– Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission

Target audience: College/University Career Services, Disability Student
Services Offices and Businesses/Employers

Registration: Registration must be received by 2/17/2011. The Registration
fee includes lunch and materials. There will be NO on-site registrations or
payments accepted at the Conference. All registrations must be made in
advance. For accommodation requests, contact Randi Turner at (512) 407-3267
or [email protected]

Opening Doors Sponsorships:

An excellent way to gain extra exposure and publicity for your company and
get your name “out in front” of the whole conference is by being a
Conference Sponsor. The conference committee will work with you to maximize
your publicity for your sponsorship dollars. All Sponsors, Exhibitors and
Advertisers will be listed in the conference program booklet if contract and
payment are received on or before 2/5/2011. Other avenues to recognize your
support will also be made during the event. There are three sponsor levels:
Master Key, Double Sided Key and Key Card. Each level comes with its own
special amenities. See back page for more information.

For more information, go to http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs. For questions,
email or call the conference coordinators: Randi Turner at 512-407-3267,
[email protected] or Trisha Cantu at 210-251-1118,
[email protected]

REGISTRATION

NAME: ___________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP: _________________________________________

AGENCY REPRESENTED: _______________________________________

WORK PHONE: _______________________ _____V _____TTY _____VP

HOME PHONE: _______________________ _____V _____TTY _____VP

FAX:__________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________

Registration – $45/person (DEADLINE 2/17/2011)

We accept payments of Registrations by check or PayPal at:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JVGTZAF7KVYSL

Make checks payable to Opening Doors and send to:
Opening Doors c/o DARS DHHS, PO Box 12904, Austin, TX 78711

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Please note that a Conference Block of Rooms is
available but will close on 2/7/2011. Please reserve early, as reserving
rooms after 2/7/2011 will be subject to current availability and will likely
be priced at market rates significantly higher than the DHH Conference rate.

Omni Hotel San Antonio at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: (210) 691-8888

Conference Rate: $106.00 per night

Parking: On premises is free

Conference Sponsorship

Master Key – $3,000.00 and above

As a Master Key Sponsor you will receive:

• Your logo prominently displayed on our email postings/releases
• Recognition on all web pages with a marquee announcing your support
• Link to your Web site
• Inclusion in press releases
• Your logo prominently displayed on the conference website
• An exhibit booth* (If your organization provides Communication Access
Services. Booth contract deadline 2/5/2011)
• Company brochure, pens and/or sundries inserted in the conference packets
(receipt deadline of 2/5/2011)
• Full page ad in the Conference Program Booklet (print ad deadline
2/5/2011)
• Acknowledgement at opening ceremonies
• 4 registrations waived.

Double Sided Key Sponsor – $1,500.00 to $2,999.99

As a Double Sided Key Sponsor you will receive:
• Inclusion in press releases
• Your logo displayed on our email postings/releases
• Link to your Web site
• Your logo displayed on the conference website
• An exhibit booth* (If your organization provides Communication Access
Services. Booth contract deadline 2/5/2011)
• Company brochure, pens and/or sundries inserted in the conference packets
(receipt deadline of 2/5/2011)
• Full page ad in the Conference Program Booklet (print ad deadline
2/5/2011)
• 3 registrations waived.

Key Card Sponsor – $500.00 to $1,499.99

As a Key Card Sponsor you will receive:
• Your logo displayed on our email postings/releases
• Your logo displayed on the conference Web site
• An exhibit booth* (If your organization provides Communication Access
Services. Booth contract deadline 2/5/2011)
• Company brochure, pens and/or sundries inserted in the conference packets
(receipt deadline of 2/5/2011)
• Half page ad in the Conference Program Booklet (print ad deadline
2/5/2011)
• 2 registration waived.

Conference Exhibitors

There is space for nine exhibits. Exhibits will be set up in a separate area
near the conference. One 6’ skirted table, two chairs and a wastebasket will
be provided for each exhibit space. Any special requests should be emailed
to [email protected] or call (512) 407-3267. Contracts must be postmarked by
2/5/2011. Please complete the information on the exhibit contract exactly as
you would like your program listing to read.

*Booths are first come, first serve.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibit Rates: $50.00

Exhibit Hours and Special Events:

Thursday, February 24, 2010
Set-up 7:00 am
Visit the Exhibits 8:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibit Breakdown 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Aisles will be maintained at no cost to exhibitor. Security of exhibit
materials is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor.

Have a question and not sure who to ask? Please Contact: Trisha Cantu,
Conference Coordinator, (210) 251-1118,
E-mail: [email protected]

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