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Family Conference

The conference offers families (including grandparents and extended family):

  • Opportunities for children to socialize and build friendships.
  • Opportunities to meet other families from around the state.
  • Informative workshops, interactive learning labs and discussion groups.
  • Well-supervised and fun-filled children’s activities while parents are in workshops.
  • Opportunities to meet and learn from adult role models who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
  • Time to meet with exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall to learn about the most current resources, products and services from around the state and the nation.
  • A silent auction to raise money for scholarships.
  • Workshops which are accessible to Deaf, Hmong, and Spanish-speaking families.


November 10-11, 2017
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton

Registration fee: $150 per family; $75 per additional person
Scholarship opportunities are available.

Registration is now closed.


Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
1-800-242-3499 (Ask for IN HOUSE reservations.)
Reserve online

*A block of rooms is reserved under Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deafblind Conference. Be sure to ask for the room block rate or you will not be given the discounted rate. Rate guaranteed until 10/20/17 only.

Cost is $82 per night for single adult occupancy; $109 per night for double adult occupancy; kids stay free. Maximum number of occupants for a double room is five.


Parking at the Radisson is $5.00, payable in cash or check only. There is a $5.00 charge EACH time you enter the parking facility. No credit/debit cards are accepted for parking.

Schedule Highlights

Schedule at a Glance. & Childcare Schedule at a Glance. Final schedule will be provided to registered attendees via LiveBinder.

Friday, November 10

  • Conference Ambassador Award
  • Discussion Groups (Moms Only, Dads Only, Grandparents/Extended Family Only)

Saturday, November 11

  • Outreach 2.0 ... Under Construction
  • Plenary Session (presenter TBA)
  • ASL, Assistive Technology, and Partners in Listening Learning Labs offering interactive opportunities for specified knowledge and skill building


For more information, please contact:
Laurie Nelson, Professional & Family Conference Coordinator,, V:608-224-2809