Conference

Ushering in a new year, it’s time to get ready for our annual 2015 NCDBA Conference being held from Thursday, March 12th, 2015 through Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at the Clam Digger Inn once again!  NCDBA business is Thursday until Saturday night, and everyone goes home Sunday morning.  Here’s the information you’ll need, as well as registration applications.

Delegates (deaf-blind consumers), registration this year will be $110.  Deadline for registration deposit is January 31, 2015, and the remainder due at the registration table when you arrive.  Please fill out [this application] and mail it back to our NCDBA Treasurer, Debbie Cayton.  No applications will be accepted without a $20 deposit.

Support Service Providers (SSPs), registration is free for SSPs; however, you are responsible for your own meals and hotel.  As a reminder to SSPs (Associate Members), during the business meeting, you have a Voice to vote as long as you pay your $10 annual dues for the year. Please fill out [this application] and mail it to Laura Kelly, assistant SSP coordinator.  If you have questions, please contact the NCDBA Communication Access Team at ncdbassps@gmail.com.

Hotel:  This year, we will be at the Clam Digger Inn once again and the conference code is NCDBA2015.    The conference group rate is $60/night excluding taxes and the deadline for reservation is February 7, 2015, so make sure you reserve before the deadline if you want the discount, as price is subject to change post that date.

We hope to see you at the conference in March.  If you have any questions about the conference, do not hesitate to contact us at info@ncdba.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the hours of the conference?

If someone is going to come to be a SSP we ask that the SSPs Pls be flexible and willing to work during the times of the delegates participation in the conference, such as breakfast to afterwards during the social hours. A reasonable time is using starting around 7am and ending around 10pm.   We can’t have a conference without these volunteers, their flexibility and openness to work with the delegates is imperative for the delegates to have such a successful experience!!

Thursday is a “half day” while Friday and Saturday are “full days”.  Sunday is until about 10am, which is the deadline to check out.

Keep in mind that we have had in the past some SSPs who have asked to Pls only work until certain times in the evening and we are willing to try and work together.  It’s so important that all volunteers work with the SSP Coordinator to be sure that the experience is successful for both the SSPs and the Delegates!!