2018 Southwestern Regional BDA Conference

August 3-4, 2018
7th Biennial Southwestern Regional BDA Conference 
"Discovering the Treasure of Black Deaf Leadership"
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosted by New Orleans Black Deaf Advocates

Conference Venue
Xavier University Convocation
Annex Building
3775 Fern Street
New Orleans, LA 70125  

Combo registration includes: Friday's Opening Reception, Conference Workshops, Saturday's Lunch and Closing Dinner, and the Southwestern Regional Meeting. Tours are in the planning stages for Friday.

Conference Website: New Orleans BDA

Contact person: Anthony J. Aramburo, Conference Chair @

Southwestern Regional Conferences Location & Theme History

  • 2016 - Little Rock, AR - 6th Biennial "Together We Can Rise to A Higher Level''
  • 2014 - Houston, TX - 5th Biennial "Iparabo: Come Together As One"
  • 2012 - Dallas, TX - 4th Biennial "Let’s Get Our Shine On"
  • 2010 - New Orleans, LA - 3rd Biennial "Cultivating the Mind, Energizing the Spirit, and Progressing the People within the African American Deaf Community"
  • 2008 - Little Rock, AR - 2nd Biennial "Empowering Our Black Deaf Community"
  • 2006 - Houston, TX - 1st Biennial  "UJIMA: Strengthening Our Deaf Community Through Collective Work and Responsibility"

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