Education and Advocacy Summit

You are invited to the 8th annual Education and Advocacy Summit hosted by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University Maguire Welcome Center, Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer, Gallaudet University Government Department, American Society for Deaf Children, Center on Democracy in Deaf America and the National Association of the Deaf. The events will occur in-person in Washington, D.C. February 21-22, 2023. These events are free. Register for each event individually. 

Education and Advocacy Summit

February 21-22, 2023, Washington, D.C.

The 8th Education and Advocacy Summit consists of three components:

  • Gallaudet University Tour and Luncheon for professionals, parents, and high school students (sponsored by Gallaudet University Welcome Center).
  • Education Summit:
    • Professional Summit– Workshops for deaf education professionals and family members in the areas of policy, best practices, and innovation (sponsored by CEASD, American Society for Deaf Children, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, and National Association of the Deaf).
      • Featuring accomplished researchers
        • Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, Dean of Research and Director of the Center for Deaf Health Equity at Gallaudet University
        • Dr. Michele Berke of CSD Fremont, Dr. Naomi Casselli of Boston University and Dr. Wyatte Hall of University of Rochester
    • Youth Summit– Workshops for high school students in advocacy and leadership (sponsored by Gallaudet University Deaf Studies Department, Government Department, Center on Democracy in Deaf America, and National Association of the Deaf).
  • Capitol Hill Advocacy Day- Legislative briefing on advocacy issues (for professionals, family members, deaf school alumni, and high school students), followed by pre-arranged meetings with Congressional representatives (hosted by CEASD and the National Association of the Deaf).

You may attend one, two, or all three events. Sign up now before seats fill up!

Professionals Summit

Youth Summit

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

 The purpose of those events is to promote awareness and advocacy on the behalf of deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deafdisabled children everywhere in the United States, including but not limited to improving provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

After completing a form you will be contacted by the leader of each event you signed up for.

Take a look at this video from 2019 to get an idea of how meaningful this summit is!

Sponsored by:

Center for Democracy
in Deaf America
Five advocates with Senator in his office.