ALDAcon 2019

31st Annual International Conference


October 23-27, 2019
Marriott Kansas City / Overland Park


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    Marriott Kansas City – Overland Park Hotel
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    Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
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    Kansas City skyline
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    Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts
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    Museum at Prairiefire
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    Kansas City Royals Stadium
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The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) will host its 31st annual conference (better known as ALDAcon) from October 23-27, 2019 at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park.

As an homage to the beloved “Wizard of Oz”, the theme of this year’s conference is “There’s No Place Like Home”.   We all look forward to this opportunity to come “home”, to see our friends who are also considered family, to stay up late chatting, learning and enjoying each other!   

Register Early, Become a Member and Save Bucks!
Registration fees for ALDAcon 2019 vary depending on one’s status and when one registers.  Become a member to get the best prices!

ALDAcon registration rates
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Holiday Rateuntil February 14, 2019*
$280 member
$260 spouse/domestic partner (with accompanying member)
*Available only to Members and their Spouses/Domestic Partners
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Early BirdFebruary 15 through July 15, 2019
$310 member
$290 spouse/domestic partner (with accompanying member)
$340 non-member
$290 military/vet
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Regular Registration – July 16 through October 1, 2019
$340 member
$320 spouse/domestic partner (with accompanying member)
$370 non-member
$290 military/vet
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Onsite – after October 1, 2019
$370 member
$350 spouse/domestic partner (with accompanying member)
$400 non-member
$320 military/vet

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

CLICK HERE to register for ALDAcon 2019 online.

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  • ALDAcon 2019 Registration

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  • ALDAcon 2019 Registration

    (PDF) CLICK HERE

  • ALDAcon 2019 Hotel Reservations

    (Online) CLICK HERE

  • Scholarship Information

    (Online) CLICK HERE

  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Application

    (Online) – Coming Soon

  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Application

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  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Payment Form

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*Optional Museum Tour: On Thursday night, we will be touring the Nelson Atkins Art Museum. The tour will be accessible and then everyone can enjoy a night out on your own with fine dining and shopping on the Plaza. The $40 cost covers the chartered bus (to/from the Museum and hotel at the designated times). The museum tour is FREE. (You are still welcome to join us at the Museum if you will be arranging your own transportation.) Check the box on the Registration form if you are interested.

Scholarships Are Available!
If you need financial support in order to attend ALDAcon 2019, CLICK HERE to view the eligibility requirements and application procedure.

Reserve your room at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park in Overland Park, KS today!  The ALDAcon room rate is $121.00 + taxes and fees and is good until October 1, 2019 or until the room block is filled.  You may register for your hotel room online when you CLICK HERE

Alternatively, you can call 913-451-8000 to speak with someone directly.  To access the ALDAcon 2019 group rate, please use the reference:  ALDALDR

Please note that there is NO SHUTTLE from the airport to the host hotel.

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

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Planning Co-Chairs, Tina Childress and/or Cady Macfee.