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



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: Coffee Chat with WAWA and Troy Kotsur
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: DeafBlind Immersion Experience By Wendy Laila Chouinard and Chad Metcalf
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: Inside Peek Into Stand-Up Comedy with Alex Heath (AKA Thomas RK) – Sponsored by 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 Marsellette Davis
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-10:00 am: DeafNation Videos
10:00 am-10:30 am: Inclusion: Freedom to Be You. By Jack Busenbark with CONVO
10:30 am-11:00 am: Social Media: Linking the Deaf World By Anselmo DeSoussa
11:00 am-11:30 am: Visual Musical Story by Beautiful the Artist with Special Guest: Wawa – Sponsored by ZVRS & PURPLE
11:30 am-12:00 pm: Did you know? Deaf Bible Society
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: CDI for for? By Jeremy Quiroga
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Healing Signs: Psychoeducation By Kaylah Vogt – Sponsored by Nagish
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: Deaf Trivia (Game Show) by Nagish
3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Future of Accessibility Tech with Ava. Claiming back your Power.
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


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