DNWE 2022
Join the 4th DeafNation World Expo & Conference at the Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, the perfect resort to bring Deaf people from all over the world under one roof. You’ll experience an action-packed week of exhibitions, sessions, entertainment, sporting activities, presentation, and networking for one of the most memorable events you’ll ever attend.

EVENT Schedule

Monday, AUGUST 1

Tuesday, AUGUST 2

Wednesday, AUGUST 3

Thursday, AUGUST 4


Speakers and schedules are subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.


9:00 am-9:30 am: DeafNation Videos
9:30 am-10:00 am: What every Deaf Person should know about Cancer By Shelia Hartigan
10:00 am-10:30 am: Disability & Special Needs Planning Made Easy By Andre Sam
10:30 am-11:00 am: The Archipelago of Indonesia and the Deaf Community By Surya Putra Sahetapy
11:00 am-11:30 am: ZVRS/PURPLE
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Accessible 911: How can Deaf/HOH access emergency help? By Gabriella Wong
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Intel OmniBridge Bridges between Deaf and Hearing using AI ASL Translation By Adam Munder
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Understanding addiction within the deaf community By Delynn Saunders
1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Go JoJo Go Sponsored by Sorenson
1:30 pm-2:00 pm: Myths of Working with Interpreters by Jeremy Quiroga
2:00 pm-2:30 pm: The Missing Link Sponsored by sComm
2:30 pm-3:00 pm: Timeless Black Flame By Jennifer Tandoc
3:00 pm-3:30 pm: The Future is Female, and She is Black By Jewel Eldridge
3:30 pm-4:00 pm: T-Mobile Accessibility
4:00 pm-4:30 pm: Deaf King International By Aarron Loggins
4:30 pm-4:45 pm: Drawing Prizes by Event Sponsors and Exhibitors


9:00 am-10:00 am: DeafNation Videos
10:00 am-10:30 am: Let’s Be Real: A Hearing Mother’s Journey Changing the Conversation Surrounding Deaf & Deafblind Children & Their Families By Meagan Holt
10:30 am-11:00 am: La Réunion, la perle de l’océan indien / Reunion Island, the pearl of the Indian Ocean By Pascal Smith
11:00 am-11:30 am: ZVRS/PURPLE
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Visual Vernacular Show with JozStudio – Sponsored by GlobalVRS
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Hands and Flippers for Marine Conservation: ASL Guided Programs in Juno Beach, Florida By Jennifer Reilly
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Deaf Community in Panama By Gabriel González
1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Deaf Education in the Digital World or the Future of Deaf Education by Jeffrey S. Bravin
1:30 pm-2:00 pm: Explore the hottest speech recognition trend By Imancyo
2:00 pm-2:30 pm: sComm
2:30 pm-3:00 pm: Decline in insect populations By Dirk Rohwedder
3:00pm-3:30pm: T-Mobile Accessibility
3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Shaping and Transforming our future in Unity By Teddy Dorsette III
4:00 pm-4:30 pm: How to Accept Yourself As Who You Are By Oscar Roman
4:30 pm-4:45 pm: Drawing Prizes by Event Sponsors and Exhibitors


9:00 am-9:30 am: DeafNation Videos
9:30 am-10:00 am: Sign language rights for deaf children, besides UN regulations By Orkun Utsukarci and Dogan Ozdemir
10:00 am-10:30 am: How did International Sign evolve from past to present? By Mark Morales
10:30 am-11:00 am: Social Media: Linking the Deaf World By Anselmo DeSoussa
11:00 am-11:30 am: ZVRS/PURPLE
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Together, let’s empower the DeafBlind Community! By Jason Corning
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: CDI for for? By Jeremy Quiroga
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Healing Signs: Psychoeducation By Kaylah Vogt
1:00 pm-1:30 pm: Deaf Jeopardy! Sponsored by Sorenson
1:30 pm-2:00 pm: What is an Entomologist? By Dirk Rohwedder
2:00 pm-2:30 pm: Fostering Allyship for Progressive Advocacy By Isidore Niyongabo
2:30 pm-3:00 pm: Preparing hearing students to utilize sign language in their professional field By Dr. Parker Kennedy
3:00 pm-3:30 pm: The Deaf Experience and New Job Opportunities by Craig Radford
3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Glam Up Your Mirror: A Guide to Self-Transformation Through Universal Laws By Allison Friedman
4:00 pm-4:30 pm: The Arts of Storytelling: Incorporating Theater Arts, Literacy, and S.T.E.M. in Classroom and on Stage By NTID Sunshine 2.0
4:30 pm-4:45 pm: Drawing Prizes by Event Sponsors and Exhibitors



Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information.



It is the place to be for knowledge, inspiration, and networking with others who are dedicated to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

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