All diverse people including deaf & 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 29th NBDA Conference from Wednesday, July 31, 2019 through Sunday, August 4, 2019.

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 2018 through Summer 2019) 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.

Combo Registration
Combo Registration incudes Conference Bag • Program Book • Opening Reception • Concurrent Workshops • Entertainment Night • Conference Banquet & Awards.

Early Rate Combo Registration until March 15, 2019


$160 All Ages
(Regular, Senior Citizen*, & Student*)


$240 All Ages
(Regular, Senior Citizen*, & Student*)


Regular Rate Combo Registration March 16, 2019 through May 17, 2019


Adult $180
Student $170
Senior Citizens $170

Adult $260
Student $250
Senior Citizens $250


Late Rate Combo Registration May 18, 2019 through July 30, 2019 (Cut off Deadline for Banquet July 15, 2019)
(July 8, 2019 Mail-in Registration Deadline)


Adult $200
Student $180
Senior Citizens $170

Adult $280
Student $260
Senior Citizens $250

Individual Events Registration & Add-On Fees 

Individual Events Pricing


$50 - 7/31 Opening Ceremony & Half Day Workshops
$50 - 8/1 Full Day Workshop Sessions
$50 - 8/2 Full Day Workshop Sessions
$50 - 8/2 Entertainment Night
$100 - 8/3 Conference Banquet & Awards (Cut off deadline July 15, 2019)

$75 - 7/31 Opening Ceremony & Half Day Workshops
$60 - 8/1 Full Day Workshop Sessions
$60 - 8/2 Full Day Workshop Sessions
$50- 8/2 Entertainment Night
$140 - 8/3 Conference Banquet & Awards (Cut off deadline July 15, 2019)

Add-On Rate Now & During the Conference Week


Senior Citizens Luncheon Ticket 
Senior Citizen & Non-Senior Citizen  $30

Continuing Education Units

ASL & CDI Interpreters Free

There are three (s) different ways to register for the 29th NBDA Conference. Online registration, Mail-In registration, or In-Person registration at the conference.

Online Registration
To register online, please click Online Registration Form
Combo regisration online will end on July 31, 2019. Registering for individual options online will be accepted throughout and during the conference week.

Mail-In Registration
To register by mail, please download the Registration Form (doc)
Instructions to complete the form and mailing address are provided in the registration form.
Note: the deadline to mail-in your registration is postmarked July 8, 2019.

In-Person Registration
Registering in-person is available during the conference week. Combo registration will no longer be offered after July 31, 2019. 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 Oakland Marriott City Center from 8am to 6pm PST on Wednesday July 31, 2019; Thursday August 1, 2019 and Friday August 2, 2019, and 8am to 4pm PST on Saturday August 2, 2019..

Payment Plans

Payment plans for your combo registration will be accepted after the end of Early Bird Combo registration.

International Registration & Visa Invitation Letter

Individuals outside the United States are welcome to attend the conference. If you live in a country where travelling to United States require visa approval and you request an invitation letter as supporting document. please download the invitation letter provided below for your use. Please be advised that this letter of invitation, by no means, guarantees the issuance of a visa for you to attend the conference.

NBDA Invitation Letter - International (doc)

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)

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

• 75% until February 28, 2019
• 50% from March 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
• 25% from May 1, 2019 to July 1, 2019

Refunds will be not be issued after July 2, 2019 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