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2018 VRID Biennial Conference

"Making Waves"

June 22-24, 2018

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

5700 Atlantic Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Please stay tuned as this page will be regularly updated!

Call for Sponsors- Deadline is March 31* Closed

 *Advertisements must be received by March 31 for inclusion in the program booklet.

After this date, sponsorships will be accepted and featured on the website.

POC: Amanda Kennon, VRID Vice President

Call for Silent Auction Items- Deadline is June 1

POC: Diane Dorrell


6/12/18 Update: Registration is full and now closed.

Click here to register

   VRID Members  Non-Members
 Early Bird Registration- Full Weekend* (ends 4/30)
 $175  ---
 Regular Registration (5/1-6/15)    
  Full Weekend (Friday evening- Sunday morning)*  $195  $225
  Pre-Conference only (Friday, 9 am- 4 pm)  $100  $110
  Friday evening only (7-9 pm)  $25  $35
  Saturday only (9 am- 9pm)  $130  $150
  Sunday only (9 am- 12 pm)  $50  $60
 VRID Student Members (3/15-6/15)
  Full Weekend (Friday evening- Sunday morning)*  $100  ---
  Pre-Conference only (Friday, 9 am- 4 pm)  $50  ---

*Pre-Conference can be added on to daily or full weekend registration at a discounted rate*

 VRID Members  $75
 Non-Members  $85
 VRID Student Members  $40

Hotel Accommodations

 $199 Oceanview King Non-smoking  $199 Oceanview 2 Queens Non-smoking

The VRID room block is available online for June 22-24, 2018.  To reserve additional nights, pre- or post-conference, please call the hotel directly.

Reserve your hotel room online:

Reserve your hotel room via phone:

Call 800-365-3032 and ask for the Virginia Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf group room block

Schedule at a Glance

 Friday, 9 am-4 pm  Pre-Conference (0.6 CEUs) (box lunch provided)
 Friday, 7-9 pm    Keynote Presentation (0.2 CEUs)
 Saturday, 8-9 am  VDDHH Q & A Session (0.1 CEU)
 Saturday, 9 am-12 pm  Workshop Session #1 (0.3 CEUs)
 Saturday, 12-2 pm  Lunch & Business Meeting (plated lunch provided)
 Saturday, 2-5 pm  Workshop Session #2 (0.3 CEUs)
 Saturday, 7-9 pm  "Making Waves" Mixer
 Sunday, 9 am-12 pm  Workshop Session #3 (0.3 CEUs)
 Sunday, 12 pm  Box lunch provided

Read the Workshop Descriptions and Meet the Presenters.

View full conference schedule here

The official language of the conference is ASL.



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VDDHH and Virginia Relay


MAIG Inc.The Language Group

                 MAIG, Inc.                                       The Language Group

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Allied Instructional Services


Deaf Access Solutions             

Deaf Access Solutions                          Sorenson VRS

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carrie Garrison, Conference Chair, or Grace Rupani, Professional Development Coordinator.

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