ALDAcon 2018

30th Annual International Convention

October 10-14, 2018
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel


  • Photo of Fremont bridge and Mount St. Helens

    Fremont bridge and Mount St. Helens 
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  • Exterior Photo of Sheraton Portland Airport

    Exterior of Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
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  • Guest room - two Queen beds

    Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel – Guest room with two Queen beds
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  • Photo of Portland at night

    Portland at night
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  • Photo of Multnomah Falls

    Multnomah Falls
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  • Photo of Portland Japanese Garden

    Portland Japanese Garden     japanesegarden.org/
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  • Photo of International Rose Test Garden

    International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park
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  • Photo of Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

    Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach
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  • Ext. photo of Portland Art Museum

    Portland Art Museum   portlandartmuseum.org
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  • Mt. Hood with sun shining on top.

    Beautiful Mt. Hood is less than 100 miles from Portland
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The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) will host its 30th annual international convention (better known as ALDAcon) on October 10-14, 2018 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The theme of the convention is “ALDA: Bridging the Gap” referencing the many bridges in Portland and the “gap” between hearing and deafness.

Register Early and Save Bucks!
Registration fees for ALDAcon 2018 vary depending on one’s status and when one registers.  Early registrations save dollars!  Here are the registration fees for ALDAcon 2018.

ALDA Member Registration
Holiday Special (Until 1/15/18)               $250
Early Bird (1/16/18 to 6/30/18)                $280
Regular  (7/1/18 to 10/1/18)                    $310

Non-Member Registration
Early Bird (11/1/17 to 6/30/18)                $310
Regular  (7/1/18 to 10/1/18)                    $340

Military Veteran Registration
Early Bird/Regular (11/1/17 to 10/1/18)    $260

CLICK HERE for information concerning fees for spouses , on-site registration, and single-day attendance.

Scholarships Are Available!
If you need financial support in order to attend ALDAcon 2018, CLICK HERE to view the eligibility requirements and application procedure.

CLICK HERE to register for ALDAcon 2018.

Reserve Your Hotel Room EARLY
Reserve your room at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon today! The ALDAcon room rate is $139.00+ taxes and is good until September 10, 2018 or until the room block is filled. There are two numbers that guests can use to make reservations via phone. Sheraton Portland Airport’s direct number, is 503-281-2500, or the number for Sheraton Central Reservations is 800-325-3535. Guests should ask for the ALDAcon 2018 group block. The code that they can use to identify the block would be: AJ06AD.

There is a free 24/7 hotel shuttle to and from the airport. We are working on how people can text the hotel to request the free shuttle.

The special room rate is also available for 3 days prior to and following the convention.  CLICK HERE to make online hotel reservations.

The program schedule for ALDAcon 2018 is not yet available. You can view the ALDAcon 2018 Program Schedule HERE, or download a PDF version of the program by clicking HERE when they become available.

Please be sure to check this page frequently, as well as our Facebook page, for developing convention news.

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