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TDI 19th Biennial International Conference – Preliminary Schedule

TDI 19th Biennial International Conference – Preliminary Schedule

TDI 19th Biennial International Conference
Online Registration

Join us in Austin June 2-4, 2011
at the Hyatt Regency Austin

The 21st Century Communications and
Video Accessibility Act:
Challenges and Opportunities

PRELIMINARY TDI CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
Details subject to change without notice

TDI Conference online registration now available for:
TDI Members
Non-TDI Members
Corporations/Organizations
Three-day Combo Tickets
Single-Day Registration for June 2
Single-Day Registration for June 3
FREE Consumer Workshops on June 4

TUESDAY MAY 31

12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Golf Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 31
for Friends and Partners of TDI

Let’s Take A Good Break with a Round of 18 Holes at Grey Rock Golf Club

There will be a fundraising golf outing on Tuesday May 31, at the Grey Rock
Golf Club in southwest Austin, just 15 minutes from downtown.

Tee times have been reserved for four foursomes (16 golfers) on May 31. The
first tee-off is at 2:00 p.m. and the last one at 2:40 p.m.

Golfers must meet outside in front of the hotel by 12:30 p.m. for the
shuttle bus ride to the Grey Rock Golf Club.

For more information about the Grey Rock Club, please go to
http://www.thegolfclubatcirclec.com

Come and join us in this TDI fundraiser at the Grey Rock Golf Club! The
admission fee to play and ride at the Club, and then have dinner afterwards
costs $125.00 per golfer, including up to two complimentary drinks. This
golf outing and dinner is NOT included in the combo ticket for the
conference. Registration for the TDI conference is not required to attend
the this event or to view the exhibits.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1
All events open to the public
TDI Conference Registration – 12 noon to 5 p.m.
TDI Board Meeting 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS LISTED
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
DAY 1 – THURSDAY JUNE 2
CVAA – Title I – Communications Access Day

o All workshops at Hyatt Regency Austin require registration
o Registration open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
o Exhibits open to public, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
o President’s Reception – admission fee – no registration required.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
Keynote Address:
Mr. Michael Copps, Commissioner
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Followed by a presentation of the TDI Karen Peltz Strauss Public Policy
Award

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA)
Town Hall meeting moderated by Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief,
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)
Visit the exhibits during your free time!

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Breakout Workshops:
Forum with the Co-Chair, FCC’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee, David
Dzumba
“Building the Future with Accessible Products and Services” panel discussion
moderated by Cheryl Heppner – NVRC, with Toni Acton – AT&T, Mike Ellis –
Sprint, and David Coco.
Accessibility in Action – Real Solutions for You! – Jeffrey Dallos, Team
Leader, U.S. Department of Defense’s Computer/Electronics Accommodations
Program

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Plenary Session:
Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure
Dr. Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies

3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
“Apps for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” panel discussion moderated by Neil
McDevitt – CEPIN/TDI, with Daniel Fok – RIM, Mike Ellis – Sprint, Matt
Gerst – CTIA, and Karl Ewan.
Harmonized Communication Everyday and In Emergencies – Lisa Astrom, Omnitor,
Stockholm, Sweden
NG9-1-1 and the ADA – Toni Dunne, Public Safety Marketing Analyst, Intrado

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Plenary Session:
Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Its Commitment to Disability Access
Marcie Roth, Director,
Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, FEMA

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

President’s Reception
Admission: $60.00 or Combo Ticket

Meet Dr. Roy Miller along with the TDI Board
and staff at the President’s Reception

Dr. Roy Miller invites you to the President’s Reception on Thursday, June 2
at 6:30 pm. Come and mingle with the TDI Board and staff, and network with
other consumer advocates, industry professionals and government officials.

This event costs $60.00 per person unless you have a combo ticket for the
conference. Registration for the TDI conference is not required to attend
the this event or to view the exhibits.

DAY 2 – FRIDAY JUNE 3
CVAA – Title II – Video Programming Day

All workshops at Hyatt Regency Austin require registration
Registration open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits open to public, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Professional/Motivational Luncheon & Lone Star Riverboat Dinner Cruise –
admission fee – no registration required.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session:

10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Breakout Workshops:
Video Conferencing in the 21st Century with Jeff Rosen – ZVRS

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Professional Motivational Luncheon
Admission: $50.00 or Combo Ticket

Sherri Collins, M.Ed.
Executive Director
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

One Woman’s Opinion:
Motivation to Advocate
– Making Your Voice Heard –

TDI invites you to attend the Professional Motivational Luncheon and listen
to an inspiring presentation by Sherri Collins, Executive Director of the
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. This luncheon
costs $50.00 per person unless you have a combo ticket for the conference.
Registration for the TDI conference is not required to attend the this event
or to view the exhibits.

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
“Internet TV Captioning” panel discussion with Mark Turits – CBS, Shane
Feldman – NAD, and Tamara Ocuto
Accessible Telecollaboration and Web Conferencing in the Workplace – Dr.
Christian Vogler, Paula Tucker, & Norman Williams, Technology Access
Program, Gallaudet University

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Networking Hour in the Exhibit Hall!

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
Interoperability Across Videophones, VRS, and Off-the-Shelf Equipment – Dr.
Christian Vogler & Norman Williams, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet
University

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All Aboard the LoneStar Riverboat Cruise on Lady Bird Lake

Lone Star Riverboat Dinner Cruise
Admission: $50.00 or Combo Ticket

TDI invites you to join us for a dinner cruise that will offer delicious
food, drinks, lakeside views and bats! Yes, we will watch North America’s
largest bat colony come alive when a million bats emerge from under the
Congress Avenue Bridge near Texas School for the Deaf as the sun goes down.

For more information about Austin, Texas’ LoneStar River Boat Cruises,
please go to http://www.lonestarriverboat.com

Join us for a ride that will be remembered for a long time. This dinner
cruise costs $50.00 per person unless you have a combo ticket for the
conference. Registration for the TDI conference is not required to attend
the this event or to view the exhibits.

DAY 3 – SATURDAY JUNE 4
CONSUMERS DAY
FREE WORKSHOPS FOR CONSUMERS

All workshops and exhibits open to consumers – no registration required
Exhibits open to public, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Awards Luncheon and Entertainment Finale – admission fee – no registration
required

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 am. Plenary Session:
Keynote Address by Greg Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Breakout Workshops:
“Hearing Aid Compatible Phones in the Market” panel discussion moderated by
Lise Hamlin – HLAA with: Toni Acton – AT&T, Mike Ellis – Sprint, and Rose
Minette – DARS Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

TDI Award Namesakes:
Upper L-R: H. Latham Breunig, Karen Peltz Strauss, and Robert H. Weitbrecht
Lower L-R: Andrew Saks, James C. Marsters, and I. Lee Brody

TDI Awards Luncheon
Admission: $50 or Combo Ticket

Emcee: Phil Jacob
Chair of TDI Awards Committee

TDI invites you to join in as we honor a select few who shape an accessible
world as they receive recognition at the Biennial Awards Luncheon on
Saturday, June 4 from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. While no conference
registration is required for the workshops, tickets for the Awards Luncheon
is $50 per person.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
“Consumer Groups’ TRS Policy Statement” panel discussion moderated by Claude
Stout – TDI, with Cheryl Heppner – NVRC, Shane Feldman – NAD, David Myers –
Texas DARS Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Eileen Alter,
Relay Texas, Texas Public Utilities Commission
“Smart Phones in the Market” panel discussion moderated by Jim House – TDI
with Jeff Kramer – Verizon, and Maggie Schoolar – Sprint
How to Tell a Tweet from a Yahoo – Sheila Conlon Mentkowski & Alex
Mentkowski

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Plenary Session:
TDI Association Business Meeting
Presided by Dr. Roy Miller, TDI Board President

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
Blackberry and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act:
Emerging Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Individuals, Daniel Fok,
Research In Motion
Advocacy for Movie Captioning: An Update and Current Issues with ADA, John
Waldo, Advocacy Director and Counsel, Washington State Communication Access
Project

5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Breakout Workshops:
“Current & New Offerings in Captioned Telephone Relay Services”, a panel
discussion moderated by Carol Sliney – TDI with Damara Paris – Sprint,
Cheryl Heppner – NVRC, and Lise Hamlin – HLAA.
Project Endeavor – Providing Services for Broadband Access, Nikki Darland,
Holly Elkins, and Kim Barron, CSD

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Entertainment Finale
Admission: $50.00 or Combo Ticket

Renowned entertainer CJ Jones

CJ Jones LIVE!

TDI invites you to celebrate the end of the conference by joining us for a
dinner and an evening of laughs with CJ Jones, an internationally known deaf
entertainer who has been delighting audiences young and old with his unique
style of visual imagery and storytelling for over 25 years.

This dinner and entertainment night costs $50.00 per person unless you have
a combo ticket for the conference. Registration for the TDI conference is
not required to attend the this event.

Come and join us! More details will be announced in the coming weeks as
soon as they are finalized.

See you there!

ONLINE RESERVATION AND ORDER FORM:
If you do not have a Google or Gmail.com account, you will be able to create
one when you check out.
https://sites.google.com/a/cepintdi.org/2011-tdi-conference/

DOWNLOAD PDF FORM FOR SNAIL MAIL OR FAX ORDERS
https://www.tdiforaccess.org/confregistrationform.pdf

If you have any questions, contact TDI.

Snail Mail:
8630 Fenton Street – Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3822

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 301/589-3786
Video: 301/563-9112
FAX: 301/589-3797
TTY: 301/589-3006

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS: MAY 27, 2011

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Time is running out for Conference attendees to book their hotel room at the
Hyatt Regency Austin with the special low group rate of $139.00 per night
plus tax (single occupancy).

To reserve your hotel room during the TDI Conference, go to
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=2753864

This special reservation code will expire on May 2, 2011.

For more information about Hyatt Regency Austin, go to
http://austin.hyatt.com/ The direct phone number for the hotel is
512-477-1234 and their fax number is 512-480-2069.

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