ALDAcon 2019

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

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    Marriott Kansas City - Overland Park Hotel

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  • Photo of Nelson Atkins

    Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

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  • Photo of KC skyline

    Kansas City skyline

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  • Photo of Kauffmann Center

    Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts

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  • Photo of Prairie Fire

    Museum at Prairiefire

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  • Photo of KC Royals Stadium

    Kansas City Royals Stadium

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  • Photo of KC fountains JC Nichols Fountain

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  • Photo of Deaf Culture museum Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture (MDHAC)

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  • Overland Park Mall

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”. Welcome to our ALDA family of late-deafened and hard-of-hearing and hearing family members and allies. Cannot make it to the ALDAcon but still wish to connect? Find your tribe...join our ALDA family today

ALDA membership
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ALDAcon registration rates
Onsite – after October 1, 2019
$370 member
$350 spouse/domestic partner (with accompanying member)
$400 non-member
$320 military/vet

ALDA Inc. Board Meeting
Come listen in and hear the latest ALDA planning!. The ALDA Board will host the annual Board meeting on October 23rd, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 5 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. Click HERE to view the 2019 ALDA Board meeting agenda.

ALDA Members Business meeting
On Friday, October 25th, from 3:45-5:00 PM, we will also have the ALDA Members Business meeting. ALDA is YOUR organization. Please come and help brainstorm how we can make ALDA better! The agenda is HERE.

ALDAcon logo - Kansas City skyline

Scholarships Are NO LONGER Available!

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

If you need a SHUTTLE service to/from the hotel/airport please check out this Super Shuttle site

The group code is 26H9Z Enter the group code when booking to receive $6 off of any round trip reservation.

In addition to the SuperShuttle link posted above, it is evident that we still need a tool so that people know who they can contact to arrange said rides. Here is a Google Form that does this. You can find it here ALDAcon Shuttle form

This is a tool developed to help you know if there is someone else arriving/departing MCI (Kansas City airport) so you can coordinate a ride together. ***ALDAcon 2019 organizers are NOT responsible for coordinating these rides.***


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.