Governor Daugaard Unable to Attend NAD Conference
The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) announces that South Dakota
Governor Dennis Daugaard will be unable to attend the 51st Biennial NAD
Conference on July 3 – 7, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
NAD Responds to Community Discussion on Governor Daugaard
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) wishes to respond to the
outpouring of concern, opposition, and support regarding the choice of
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard as a plenary presenter during the
51st Biennial NAD Conference to be held July 3-7, 2012 in Louisville,
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Call for Proposed Priorities Deadline
The NAD Board of Directors welcomes submissions from individual members
and organizational affiliates for proposed priorities for the next two
years (2012-2014). The deadline to submit priority proposals is now
extended to June 9, 2012. If you missed the opportunity to submit a
priority proposal, please do so now! There are two ways to submit
The NAD Conference offers exciting, informative and forward-looking
education, training and public policy workshops from Wednesday, July 4
through Friday, July 6th in the following tracks: ASL: Arts and
Academics, Deaf Education, Economic Empowerment & Employment, Equal
Access Through Technology, Grassroots & Legislative Advocacy, and
Additional Areas of Interest.
Additional workshops have been added to the list of the workshops being
held at the 51st biennial NAD Conference. Of special note – following
our theme, we are having a panel on diversity titled, ‘Nothing Diverse
About Us, Without Us’.
Children’s Camp Deadline
The NAD is pleased to announce it will provide activities,
entertainment and field trips for children aged 3 to 17. Three-to
4-year-olds must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. The
program will be held during the 51st Biennial NAD Conference from July
4–6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The camp’s registration has been extended to June 15!
Certified Deaf Interpreter Workshop Deadline
The NAD is pleased to offer a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) training
workshop during the 2012 NAD Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on
Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The workshop,
led by Jimmy Beldon, will explore the Roles, Functions and Ethics of
Deaf Interpreting at the Kentucky International Convention Center
The registration deadline falls on June 15, 2012!
Exhibit Space Still Available!
The NAD Conference Exhibit Hall still has space left! This is a great
opportunity for your business or company to participate in one of the
largest and most popular expositions of deaf-related products and
services. Hurry and make your exhibit space reservation today.
RID CEUs Offered for Some Workshops
If you are a NAD, RID, or NAD-RID NIC certified interpreter, you can
earn .15 RID CEUs for the 8 qualified workshops that you attend.
Hurry, Reserve Your Room at the Brown Hotel!
Due to unprecedented demand, the NAD Conference sold out all of its
space at the Louisville Regency Hyatt hotel and then its overflow rooms
at the Louisville Marriott next door. The NAD along with
DeaFestival-Kentucky have secured additional discounted rooms at the
The Brown Hotel reservation discount deadline is June 18 – don’t miss
out on it!
Thanks To Our Sponsors!
Our deepest appreciation goes to 51st Biennial NAD Conference sponsors
whose generous support advances the our work towards promoting,
protecting, and preserving our civil, human, and linguistic rights!
Please click on their logos to learn more about our Conference sponsors