We invite you to join us for dinner and entertainment by ASL entertainers Rosa Lee Timm and Douglas Ridloff.
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00 PM Saturday, July 29, 2017
Admission: $50.00 includes dinner and entertainment.
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center; 5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The hotel is across from the White Flint Station on the Metro.
This evening is part of the TDI’s 3-day Conference, but you do not need to be registered with the conference to join us for the evening; it is open to the public. Everyone is welcome.
Rosa Lee Timm is a woman of many talents. She is an actress, director, sign language model, as well as workshop presenter. Rosa Lee attended Indiana School for the Deaf and then went on to graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Social Work. It was RIT where she discovered her love for acting. Rosa Lee founded and acted in an acting troupe named Dangerous Signs. Later on, Rosa Lee became recognized nation-wide for her ASL music videos featured on YouTube. Rosa Lee also worked as managing editor of the digital magazine, KISSFIST Magazine. For 23 years now, Rosa Lee has been in several stage productions, performance troupes, television shows, and countless videos. Rosa Lee also hosts her own website, www.rosaleeshow.com f
Douglas Ridloff is a proud resident of Brooklyn, USA. He does poetry, storytelling, emceeing and freestyling, all in American Sign Language. He is a fearless visual artist, a poet, a performer, and the founder and director of ASL SLAM, a monthly open mic event that is much more than just open mic. Created in New York City, ASL SLAM has expanded to Washington D.C. and Chicago. Ridloff curated performances at museums such as the Whitney Museum, the Jewish Museum, SITE Santa Fe and 9/11 Memorial Museum. He believes that Sign Language is something that can be done straight or way out there—doesn’t matter, as long there’s a stage and the freedom of language.
It’s a great opportunity to be swept by absolutely delightful entertainment, accompanied by a dinner — for a night to remember!
July 29 is also Consumer’s Day at the TDI Biennial Conference, so all are welcome to attend for free, and do not need to register.
If you are interested in the 3-day Conference, we invite you and others to an opportunity for personal/professional development. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in public policy for disability access, to network with others from with business and government, and to visit the exhibits that give you the latest information and hands-on experience with accessible products and services. You will be able to meet the industry leaders that have worked with TDI and its sister consumer groups in the last two years on access topics such as relay services, emergency communications, wireless communications and information, and captioning of video programming.
There will be keynote addresses by Sarah Herrlinger of Apple, and Chris Soukup of CSD. Several other companies include Facebook, IBM, Verizon and AT&T. Learn more about the Conference by viewing the Conference Program
If you still need information or support to make Conference plans, feel free to contact TDI anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then contact you, and help you until you are completely satisfied. We thank you very much for considering our invitation.