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TDI Conference 2011 – More Updated – Austin

TDI 19th Biennial International Conference – UPDATED

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

CEUS NOW AVAILABLE FOR INTERPRETERS
ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

TDI is pleased to announce that Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has approved General and Court Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all keynote and plenary sessions as well as breakout workshops.  Interpreters and other participants will need to register for the conference and contact Gloria Carter who will coordinate the registration for CEUs.  The number of CEUs available is posted after each qualifying plenary session room number or block of workshops.
2011 TDI CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
Details subject to change without notice


  • TDI Conference online registration available for:

    • Three-day Combo Tickets
    • Single-Day Registration for June 2
    • Single-Day Registration for June 3
    • Special Events
    • FREE Consumer Workshops on June 4
Register for the Conference or
Buy Tickets to Special Events online at
http://registration.TDIforAccess.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 towww.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

  • All of today’s keynote sessions and the town hall meeting are free and open to the public – no registration required.
  • All plenary sessions and breakout workshops 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.
  • President’s Reception – admission fee – no registration required.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  – Opening Ceremony

Emcee: Fred Weiner
TDI Board Vice President

Keynote: Free and Open to Public (No registration required.)
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. – FCC Town Hall
Open to Public

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:
(Registration Required)

  1. Forum with the Co-Chair, FCC’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee, David Dzumba
  2. “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.
  3. 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:
(Registration Required)

Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure
Dr. Jim Tobias, Inclusive Technologies


3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Breakout Workshops:
(Registration Required)

  1. “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, Tamara Suiter-Ocuto and Karl Ewan.
  2. Interoperable Communications for Everyday and Emergencies – Lisa Astrom, Omnitor, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. NG9-1-1 and the ADA – Toni Dunne, Public Safety Marketing Analyst, Intrado


5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Keynote:
Free and Open to Public

Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Its Commitment to Disability Access
W. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator (via video)
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.

A brief special recognition program for the four-member Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) Executive Committee, as well as a number of key industry and government players who contributed to the success of the passage of the 21stCentury Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
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

  • Today’s keynote session is free and open to the public – no registration required.
  • All plenary sessions and breakout workshops 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. Keynote: Free and Open to Public 

The Federal Government’s Role for Your Travel/Commute/Work
Richard DevylderSenior Advisor for Accessible Transportation,
Office of the Secretary

U.S. Department of Transportation


10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   Breakout Workshops:
(Registration Required)

  1. Accomplishments and Challenges with Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act with Brian Determan, Deafness Resource Specialist – Region 7, Communication Axess Ability Group – Austin, Texas
  2. 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: (Registration Required)

  1. Project Endeavor – Providing Services for Broadband Access, Nikki Darland, Holly Elkins, and Kim Barron, CSD
  2. Accessible Telecollaboration and Web Conferencing in the Workplace – Dr. Christian Vogler, Dr. Judy Harkins, Paula Tucker, and 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: (Registration Required)

  1. Interoperability Across Videophones, VRS, and Off-the-Shelf Equipment – Dr. Christian Vogler and Norman Williams, Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University
  2. Are We There Yet? The Journey to Full & Equal Technological Access Howard Rosenblum and Shane Feldman, NAD
  3. Supporting the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act with Captioning for Video and Live Meetings Andrew Kirkpatrick, Adobe Systems


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


All Aboard the Lone Star Riverboat Cruise on Lady Bird Lake

Lone Star Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Admission: $50.00 or Combo Ticket


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

  • All keynotes, plenary sessions, breakout 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. Keynote Session:

Consumers: The Driving Force Behind Advancements in Accessible Communication Technology
Greg Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC


10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Breakout Workshops:

  1. Accessibility in Video Games – Bill Van Buren, Producer and Designer at Valve Software, makers of the popular Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike, and Team Fortress 2 games, will talk about how Valve is committed to producing accessible video games.  Bill will also talk about how accessibility is created and will ask participants for ideas on how to improve accessibility in future games.”
  2. “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
  3. Development of Auto-Captioning Tool for YouTube Videos – Ken Harrenstein, Google


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:

  1. “Consumer Groups’ TRS Policy Statement” panel discussion moderated by Claude Stout – TDI, with Cheryl Heppner – NVRC, Lise Hamlin – HLAA, Shane Feldman – NAD, David Myers – Texas DARS Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and Eileen Alter, Relay Texas, Texas Public Utilities Commission
  2. “Smart Phones in the Market” panel discussion moderated by Jim House – TDI with Jeff Kramer – Verizon, Daniel Fok – Research in Motion and Maggie Schoolar – Sprint
  3. 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:

  1. Blackberry and the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act: Emerging Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Individuals, Daniel Fok, Research In Motion
  2. Advocacy for Movie Captioning:  An Update and Current Issues with ADA, John Waldo, Advocacy Director and Counsel, Washington State Communication Access Project
  3. “Video Relay Services: Lone Star State’s Retrospect and Vision” panel discussion moderated by Becky Rosenthal – TDI with Paul Rutowski, Larry Evans and Betty Bounds.


5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Breakout Workshops:

  1. “Current & New Offerings in Captioned Telephone Relay Services” panel discussion moderated by Lise Hamlin – HLAA with Frank Endres – Purple, Mitchell Levy – Hamilton, Damara Paris – Sprint, Cheryl Heppner – NVRC, and Carol Sliney – TDI.
  2. Internet-based VRS & Mobile P2P Offerings in the Market” panel discussion moderated by Phil Jacob – TDI with Ed Bosson – Convo Relay, Kelby Brick – Purple Communications and Tim Rarus – ZVRS

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

Entertainment Dinner 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 a free account when you check out.  Your regular email will not be affected.
http://registration.TDIforAccess.org

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:

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

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



NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

You may also want to plan some side trips to Austin attractions before or after the conference.


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