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Attend TDI’s Biennial Conference

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 deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and late-deafened people.

23rd TDI Biennial Conference 2019  "With Access, Everyone Wins!" Aug 15-17 Gallaudet University:Kellogg Conference Hotel 800 Florida Ave., N.E. Washington DC 20002 /

To register for the conference, click the link below reflecting your involvement with TDI and/or the conference.
TDI Members — Only
Non-TDI Members, non-profits, government employees, & academia
Corporate Representatives
Showcase your Company (Exhibitors)
Sponsor the Conference
FREE Conference Attendee Registrationfor those want to visit the exhibit booths and/or guest speakers/ panelist

All individuals attending the conference must pay a registration fee. All workshop and plenary session presenters MUST be registered!

Exhibit Hall is FREE & open to to the public – registration is required

Meals are NOT provided during the conference. Exhibit hall breaks may offer coffee, tea or light bites. TDI will host four receptions with food and beverages, these are available as add-on packages — if you do not purchase the Full Conference & Package combo.

The tentative Conference Agenda can be found here. This link will be updated regularly.

The Full Conference & Package option includes:

  • 3-Day Conference Pass (Aug 15-17)
  • President’s Reception  (Aug 15)
  • Professional Inspirational Lunch (Aug 16)
  • Awards & Networking Dinner (Aug 16)
  • Closing Ceremony: Entertainment & Dinner (Aug 17)

If you do not wish to attend the food functions, the 3-Day Conference Pass is available. The 3-Day Conference Pass includes admission to:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Product / Service Demonstrations
  • Forums
  • Exhibitor Showcase

Pre-Registration – April 15 (TDI Members only)
Early Bird – May 31
Regular Rates – August 12
  we will not accept at-door registration

In order to qualify for TDI Member rates, you must have a current membership valid through the 2019 TDI Conference. You should have your own individual TDI Member ID. If you receive the member rate and your membership lapses, but is not renewed within two weeks of your membership expiration date, the non-member rate will be assessed at the prevailing rate. Anyone whose membership is scheduled to expire should plan to renew now.

Those wanting to present at the conference may submit their application online. Authors submitting papers will choose from two tracks: Technology and Security, or Industry and Consumer Interests. If the paper does not fit either topic area, there will be an “other” option. For more information read our Call for Papers.

* Sponsor the TDI Conference
* Showcase your company (exhibitor information)
note: the Exhibit Hall is FREE & open to to the public – registration is required

To cancel a registration and request a refund, a written request must be mailed to TDI, PO Box 8009, Silver Spring, MD 20907. Telephone and email requests will not be honored.

Refund Request Deadline: Refund requests postmarked by August 1, 2019 will receive full refund, less $30 service and processing fee. Add-on luncheon tickets will be 100% refundable (no service/processing fee).

Refund requests postmarked after August 2, 2019 will not be honored.

Attendee substitutions are welcome, Please email your request to If a TDI Member discount was used, the substitute must also be a TDI Member.

If the TDI Conference is cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, fees will be refunded; however TDI will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. TDI is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Gallaudet University – Kellogg Conference Center (GUKCC).
The link will take you to the hotel registration system with discounted rates ($139) exclusively for the TDI Conference. Room upgrades available.

Kellogg Conference Hotel
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE Washington, DC 20002