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2017 TDI Biennial Conference

Save the Date: 2017 Biennial TDI Conference in Bethesda on July 27-29!

TDI is proud to announce the upcoming 22nd Biennial TDI Conference to take place in Bethesda, Maryland on July 27-29, 2017.

Conference Registration is now open! Enjoy the convenience of registering online. All of us at TDI hope to see you there for this occasion.

The conference will take place on July 27-29, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. Click here for the Conference Program.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel

5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Bethesda is a thriving urban district comprised of nearly 200 restaurants, two live theatres, 20 art galleries and some of the best shopping in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.  The district has ample parking, and is accessible by the Metro Red Line. Bethesda is also the home of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine and the National Naval Medical Center, it is one of the leading biomedical research centers.  Popular attractions in this area include: Glen Echo Park, Clara Barton National Historic Site, historical lock houses, trails and the Great Falls at the C&O Canal.

Discover the comforts of one of the premier hotels in Bethesda, MD with a stay at the prominent Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Stylish guest rooms, a Concierge level welcome both business and leisure travelers with everything needed for a remarkable hotel experience. Conveniently located near the White Flint Metro Station, guests enjoy easy access to downtown Bethesda, Rockville, Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia attractions. Well-furnished rooms pamper guests with luxurious bedding ensembles, high-speed Internet access and plug-in panels for easy connectivity, while tantalizing on-site dining, 24-hour guest privileges to the hotel’s fitness center and a heated indoor pool add comfort and convenience for a relaxed and productive stay.

Traditional rooms have WiFi, coffeemakers, iPod docks, desks and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded quarters add minifridges and gain access to a lounge (open weekdays only) with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Some upgraded options include separate living areas and dining rooms.  Perks include a heated indoor pool and a 24/7 gym.  There’s a high-end bar and restaurant with an old-school vibe. The 13 meeting rooms accommodate 2,500 guests.

Across from the White Flint Metro station, the hotel is only 1.4 miles from Strathmore’s museum and music venue, and 5.1 miles from Brookside Gardens.  Gorgeous downtown Bethesda is also not to be missed!



The conference will include award presentations, exciting workshops, exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology for everyone’s telecommunication needs, and unique networking opportunities.

Do stay tuned as TDI will be sending out more information on the conference as the date approaches!

This will be the 22nd Biennial TDI Conference held during the 49 years since TDI’s establishment in 1968.  The Conference Planning Committee, chaired by Claude Stout, TDI Executive Director, will be working hard to make this Conference a huge success.


About TDI’s Biennial Conferences

Every two years TDI hosts a conference that brings together government policy makers, industry representatives, and consumers to discuss the latest in accessible telecommunications, media and information technologies for people who are deaf, late-deafened, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. TDI conferences are held in various places around the country in order to provide opportunities for consumers everywhere to participate in the conferences.

For more information about previous conference, visit the conference archives.  Feel free to also browse through the photos from the 2015 Biennial TDI Conference in Baltimore.

TDI conferences have grown into biennial events that feature exhibits from various industry vendors, presentations from government policy makers concerning their plans for future policy changes, workshops given by industry representatives concerning their newest accessible technologies, panels where consumers are invited to ask questions and raise issues concerning accessibility, an awards luncheon where worthy individuals are recognized for their outstanding contributions to making telecommunications, media and information technologies accessible for deaf and hard of hearing people, and unlimited opportunities for networking with movers and shakers who are concerned with and knowledgeable about accessibility issues facing deaf and hard of hearing consumers.

Join us at the next TDI Biennial Conference by registering online now.  You will not be disappointed!