Conference Registration

2023 NBDA National Conference
Reconnecting to Thrive Together: Reconnect, Recharge, Thrive!
August 8-13, 2023
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

All diverse people including deaf. deafblind, hard of hearing, hearing, educators, professionals, federal employees, veterans, senior citizens, parents, activists, CODAs, students, recent graduates, service providers, interpreters, allies, and more are welcome to attend the 30th NBDA Conference from Tuesday August 8, 2023 through Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Combo Registration
Combo Registration includes:

• Opening Reception
• Three Days of Professionlal & Personal Development Workshops 
• Plenary & Keynote Sessions 
• Entertainment Night 
• Conference Banquet & Awards


   Add-On Fees & Individual Events Pricing Registration 



The Womxn's Foundation Fundraising Soirée



There are three (s) different ways to register for the 30th NBDA Conference. Online registration, Mail-In registration, or In-Person registration at the conference.

Online Registration
To register online, please click >>> ONLINE REGISTRATION
Combo regisration online will end on August 7, 2023. Registering for individual options online will be accepted throughout and during the conference week. Individual option for Conference Banquet & Awards will end on August 8, 2023.

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Mail-In Registration
To register by mail, please download the Registration Form (pdf) 
Instructions to complete the form and mailing address are provided in the registration form.
Note: the deadline to mail-in your registration is postmarked June 30, 2023.

In-Person Registration
Registering in-person is available during the conference week. Combo registration will no longer be offered after August 7, 2023. Individual options registration will be available with only two forms of payments accepted: credit card (online registration) or cash payment. Registration table booth will be available in Sheraton Birmingham Hotel from 1pm to 5pm CST on Tuesday August 8, 2023; 8am to 5pm CST on Wednesday August 9, 2023, Thursday August 10, 2023 and Friday August 11, 2023; and 8am to 2pm CST on Saturday August 12, 2023.

Member or Non-Member Rate

The member rate applies to registered conference attendees who are current members of either Regular Membership (dual membership of both NBDA as national and as Local BDA Chapter) or Member-at-Large membership. If you are not a current member, please register the non-member rate. Students rate applies to registered conference attendees who are students in the post-secondary education in the following academic terms (Fall 2022 through Summer 2023) and age 18+ years old. Adult rate applies to the registered conference attendees who are in the age range 18 to 54 years old. Senior citizens individuals must be 55 years old and up to register the Senior Citizens rate. Conference attendees who live outside the United States and its territories can register to attend the conference using International registration form provided on the bottom.

National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) Members

NAOBI Members are eligible for conference registration at the membership rate.

Paperless Eco-Friendly & Whova App

This year's conference will be mostly paperless eco-friendly. Attendees will receive information to utilize the Whova App on their smartphones to navigate for conference information including schedule, workshop sessions information, presenters pictures and biographies, and so on. On the registration form, you are asked if you request a paper version (i.e. printed program book) or support going mostly paperless (use of the app). If you support going mostly paperless, you will receive an email in May 2023 with instructions on downloading the Whova App. 

ADA Accommodation Request

Sign language interpretation and captioning will be provided for most workshops and events unless specified (i.e. some workshops may be ASL only). If you require any other special accessibility services for your participation in the conference, please provide a brief description of your needs in the registration form. Deadline June 1, 2023. The Conference Planning Committee will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Employee Justification Letter

All employees are able to use the justification letter to complete the information regarding to the conference and then submit the completed letter to the their supervisor to be acknowledged of the conference if employees are sponsored by their organization with the conference fees, travel and lodging. Please download the justification letter provided below.

Employee Justification Letter (doc) 

International Registration & Invitation Letter Request for Visa

Individuals outside the United States are welcome to attend the conference. Please note that all workshop sessions and events will be conducted entirely in American Sign Language and/or English. If you live in a country where travelling to the United States requires visa approval and you request an invitation letter as supporting document. please contact with this subject line: Invitation Letter Request. Please include your passport number, your home address with the name of your country, and the name of Embassy/Consulate and address.  Please be advised that this letter of invitation does not guarantee the issuance of a visa for you to attend the conference.

Cancellation/Refund Policy 
Refunds will be issued to the registrants based on the date of written documentation that requests for the refund and percentage of conference registration fees:

• 75% until January 31, 2023
• 50% from Febaury 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023
• 25% from April 1, 2023 to July 1, 2023

Refunds will be not be issued after July 2, 2023 except in the event of medical emergencies or a death in the family. Written documentation is required in order to receive the refund.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding to the registration, please contact the registration committee at