Planning #NAD2022 in Florida

As we continue to plan our conference in Florida, we want to share what we’re doing. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in being an ambassador for any of the three lounges or if you’d like to help out with the tentative June 30th event. Learn more about our conference at

[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Sean, Angela, and Lizzie take turns signing to the camera with on-screen text on the right. The NAD logo appears as a watermark on the bottom right corner.

SEAN: We remain firm in our support for the deaf and hard of hearing community in florida, especially deaf BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ folks.

ANGELA: What are we doing #NAD2022 to make sure all feel welcome?

LIZZIE: First, we have no tolerance for hate. Anyone who violates the conference conduct policy will be removed immediately.

SEAN: We have three dedicated lounge spaces for attendees who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and DeafBlind. We are looking for ambassadors for these three lounges. If you’re interested, email [email protected]

ANGELA: We have inclusive restrooms available for everyone and anyone to use.

LIZZIE: We are currently looking into possible options to host a rally or an event on June 30th. We are exploring permit options and possible limitations for those who want to participate. If you’re interested in helping with this event, email [email protected]

SEAN: We have training available for people interested in anti-racism work, understanding LGBTQIA2S+, and best practices for DeafBlind inclusion.

ANGELA: We created a list of local restaurants and businesses that welcome BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ folks.

LIZZIE: Conference attendee badges will show their pronouns.

SEAN: If you’re flying alone, let us know – we can figure out safety options to get you from the airport to the hotel and back to the airport.

ANGELA: And more. We will continue to share updates on any of those plans and be transparent with our process.]