YES. You can do a placeholder! Go ahead and register with your organization’s name in the ‘First name’ field and number of people in the ‘Last name’ field. Example: NAD 1. The NLTC registration includes meals and we need a head count in advance to ensure no one goes hungry! You have until August 31, 2023 to update your organization’s registration. Once you know who your organization will send, email [email protected] to let us know the person’s meal preferences and accommodations. [ASL Video]

NO. Unfortunately, the NLTC registration includes meals, and we need a head count in advance to ensure no one goes hungry! The deadline to register for the conference is August 31, 2023.

The registration refund schedule below is applicable for cancellations. Exceptions to this refund schedule may be made for medical emergencies or death in the family, but written documentation is needed for such refunds. Refund requests for emergencies and death must be submitted by October 23, 2023.

Postmark Deadline

Refund Amount

Before July 1, 2023


July 1-30, 2023


August 1-30, 2023


After August 30, 2023


For those who are looking to become a parliamentarian or to understand how to run their meetings better — NLTC will include a parliamentarian training! A Deaf Certified Parliamentarian, Mark Apodaca, will provide a basic introduction on how to run a great meeting. Part A will cover important principles. Part B will go deeper into each principle. Note: attendees must attend Part A to be able to attend Part B. This hands-on training will allow attendees to practice different scenarios that could happen during a meeting. After NLTC, parliamentarian training participants will be able to continue their training virtually with Mark and get experienced enough to test to become a registered parliamentarian. Note, participants are encouraged to bring two books: ‘Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 12th edition‘ and ‘Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 3rd edition‘ to this training. [ASL video] Interested participants should check the box for “parliamentarian training” when you register for NLTC.

YES, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Registration includes a one year NAD membership for non-government registrants. If you are already a member, your membership will be extended another year. If you are a government registrant, your registration will not include NAD membership.

  • Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late-Deafened, hard of hearing, and hearing consumers and professionals
  • Federal, state, and all other government employees
  • State association, organizational and corporate representatives
  • Professionals whose services are targeted to Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Late-Deafened, and hard of hearing consumers
  • Educators

The purpose of NLTC is to give individuals who want to improve their leadership and interpersonal skills for: employment purposes; operation of national, state, and local organizations, including state associations; and self-improvement. Employers can expect their employees to acquire a better understanding of efficiency, effectiveness, and execution of performance duties as well as honing networking skills. State associations and other nonprofits can expect their officers to become familiar and comfortable with board governance, operation of websites and social media tools, financial management, handling reporting mandates, engaging in legislative and political advocacy, and improving membership recruitment. All participants will also benefit from essential diversity and equity training crucial to every entity.

Caucuses are sessions for attendees to gather and discuss various topics such as emergency communications, legislative bills, advocacy issues, concerning actions affecting Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened folks. These caucuses are not presentations but group discussions that will be moderated by someone that allow attendees to share comments, ideas, and solutions.

NO, we will not be offering RID Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for our NLTC workshops. However, if you’re looking for RID CEUs, you will need to find a sponsor to approve prior to attending.

Yes! You will have three options when you register:

  • A general PDF certificate emailed to you, $10
  • A general certificate, printed and mailed to you, $20
  • A specific certificate with the list of workshops you attended, printed and mailed to you, $30

However, if a different format is desired, please contact [email protected] (note: an additional fee may be required) – please submit this request at least 30 days before the conference.

Yes, we have samples of a justification letter that you can modify to best fit your situation.

NO. Unfortunately, we cannot accept purchase orders because these typically take two to three months to process. However we may be able to accommodate you if you provide us with an approved credit card payment documentation.

The NAD selects meals we hope everyone will enjoy! However, we understand that some attendees have dietary restrictions and food allergies. Make sure you note your allergy/dietary requests when you register. Attendees who note their requests on their registration will be provided with alternative meal plans that are designed to best meet their specific dietary needs. The NAD will do its best to accommodate all dietary requests. Please email [email protected] with your special meal requests no later than August 31, 2023.

NO. The NLTC is best for folks over the age of 18. However, we welcome youth between 15 and 18 to apply to volunteer at the NLTC and serve as Jr. NAD pages!

Because it’s easy and convenient for the following reasons:

  • Workshop sessions and luncheons are in the hotel.
  • The NAD has a special group rate at this hotel for NLTC attendees.
  • Attendees who stay in the hotel allow the NAD to pay less for meeting space, which makes registration rates lower.
  • Prime networking opportunities.
  • Save time by not having to travel each day to and from the NLTC.

No, the NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) is not open to international visitors. The NLTC is designed to provide training on how to better understand and navigate organizational systems in the United States, especially for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened leaders. We encourage and welcome visitors from other countries to consider attending the 57th NAD Biennial Conference in Chicago, IL in July 2024 – this has more relevant training and information for everyone. We will have more information about #NAD2024 soon. Sign up at the link to get updates on registration, schedule, workshop topics, hotels, and more!

Yes, residents from American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands are welcome to attend the NLTC! 

Please email [email protected] if you haven’t found the answer to your question on this page.