Call For Proposals 2018

ALDAcon 2018 Call for Proposals Now Open!

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ALDAcon 2018 Call for Proposals

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA) is accepting proposals for workshop presentations at its 30th Annual International Convention to be held in Portland, OR at the Sheraton Portland Airport hotel from October 10-14, 2018.

This year’s theme is “Bridging the Gap”.  What tools, strategies or insight do you have and want to share to help late-deafened adults with this space between hearing and deafness?

ALDAcon is held annually by and for a diverse group of people who have various degrees of hearing loss. All events will be fully accessible through sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and real-time captioning. Captions will be projected onto large, easy-to-read screens. The convention will offer a variety of exhibitors, provide quality workshops, and feature luncheon speakers. To register for ALDAcon or learn more about ALDA, visit

We encourage you to submit a workshop proposal using the Call for Proposals (CFP) form found online at

If you would prefer a printable form, please let me know and I will email one to you.

Submissions will be considered by the Program Committee and you’ll be notified of its decision shortly after the deadline.

Completed proposals will be accepted through April 30, 2018

ALDA is an all-volunteer organization and regrets it is not able to offer stipends or per diems to workshop presenters.

On behalf of the ALDAcon Program Committee, we look forward to your workshop proposal and possibly seeing you at ALDAcon 2018.


Tina Childress
Program Chair

ALDAcon CFP – Workshop Suggestions
Listed below are some suggestions for possible themes for workshops.
We also welcome innovative ideas!

Living with Deafness
Family relationships, self-advocacy and self-esteem
Communication strategies
Navigating the social scene or the workplace
Speech or lip reading

Technology – emerging technology in:
Voice recognition technology
Cochlear implants
Auditory brainstem implant
Hearing aids and assistive devices

Personal Enrichment
Volunteerism and community involvement
Online activities and social networking

Self-advocacy, using the ADA
Systems advocacy
Grass roots advocacy – the “power” of one
New legislation

Social Security/Disability
Veterans benefits
Vocational rehabilitation
Educational scholarship programs and tax credits

Conflict resolution, problem solving, and management skills
Networking with other hearing loss organizations

Mixed marriage – normal hearing and deafened
Living single and deaf