The National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is seeking proposals for presentations on a variety of topics that enhance both personal and professional development at the 29th NBDA Conference to be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center on July 31, 2019 - August 4, 2019. The conference theme is Building Together: A Community of Strength, Knowledge and Power.
All interested presenters (advocates, parents, professionals, professors, students, recent graduates, senior citizens, grassroot and community service workers, and any interested individuals) are invited for presentations in the following broad categories:
Presentation Session Types
There are four types of presentation sessions at the conference. Description for each session provided.
Selection Process & Presentation Dates
The NBDA Conference Workshop Program Committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of conference workshop program and schedule. Workshop proposals are selected based on the overall quality and needs of the conference presentation tracks. Accepted proposals will be scheduled for specific timeframe as outlined in the Presentation Session Types above. Presentation slots will be scheduled to conference program starting approximately 8:30am to 4:00pm each day on Wednesday July 31, 2019, Thursday August 1, 2019, and Friday August 2, 2019. Accepted presenters should be prepared to present during this timeframe, as assigned by Workshop Program Committee to ensure scheduled balance of the conference program. Please be advised that not all proposals that are submitted will be accepted due to limited slots. Presentations that advertise products or services will not be accepted as the Exhibit Hall is available for this purpose.
Submit Your Proposal
All presentation proposals must submit online. To prevent accidental loss of information, we encourage you to prepare your own MS Word or in PDF files and then copy/paste content in the online form.
If you have other means of submitting your proposal such as video submission in sign language, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for all proposal submissions is
March 1, 2019 Extended to March 29, 2019. Only completed presentation proposals will be considered for review by the NBDA Conference Workshop Program Committee. Prospective presenters will be notified by April 12, 2019 on the acceptance status of their proposals. Accepted presenters must confirm their intention to present and provide additional information by April 19, 2019. All deadline dates are subject to change based on the volume of submissions.
Honoraria Fee & Travel Costs
The NBDA Conference Workshop Program Committee regrets that it is unable to offer honoraria or reimburse travel costs for presenters. Expenses such as travel, lodging, and meals shall be the sole responsibility of the presenters and their sponsoring organizations.
NBDA Conference Workshop Program Committee
Members of the 2019 NBDA Conference Workshop Program Committee: Alyah Thomas, Callie Frye, Jerrin George and Lina Lou.
Important Deadlines (dates are subject to change based on the volume of submissions)