#NAD2018 Sponsor Interest

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) invites you to sponsor its upcoming exciting 54th Biennial Conference in historic Hartford, Connecticut on July 3-7, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center. We expect at least 2,500 attendees for the 2018 Biennial NAD Conference for professional development, training, networking, governance meetings, receptions and exciting evening events. The NAD Conference sponsorship is a proven and effective means for maintaining strong corporate brand awareness and establishing relations with the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please reserve your sponsorship as soon as possible as specific sponsorship opportunities are made on a first-come basis.

Sponsors will find the 2018 NAD Conference to be an exciting and appealing one with much to offer to everyone! We have taken steps to ensure that the 2018 NAD Conference draws a larger crowd by making it more affordable to everyone and attracting families. Exhibits are free to everyone! In addition, workshops are free to all who are NAD members. Children under age 18 will get free admission to many events, and discounts for the main events.

Hotel and Conference combo prices are affordable and accessible. The Exhibit Hall, Council of Representative meetings, workshops, Opening Ceremony, July 4th Party with Live Auction and PulseTHAT!, College Bowl Finals, the Youth Ambassador Program, and the Connecticut Association of the Deaf’s ASL Rocks! will all be available in one central place at the Connecticut Convention Center!

The Conference will officially begin with an Opening Ceremony that celebrates 200 years of sign language in the United States. From there it is a non-stop week full of information and entertainment with a fantastic Fourth of July party complete with a Live Auction and a thrilling PulseTHAT! competition, an exciting and competitive College Bowl, and a fantastic Youth Ambassador Program contest featuring the most talented of our future leaders.

On Saturday, July 7th, we will provide in our exhibit area an authentic and free Family Day, complete with deaf artists, poets, comedians, and more! We will end the week on Saturday night with a wonderful closing event by the Connecticut Association of the Deaf called “ASL Rocks!”

Eight official conference sponsorship levels ($50,000 to $1,000) are available. The benefits associated with each level along with customized branding opportunities are outlined within this Sponsorship package. The various opportunities for the 54th Biennial NAD Conference are flexible and designed to meet your specific budget and marketing needs – if you have an idea for an opportunity not listed herein, let us know and we’ll work with you!

The NAD was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. The NAD today ensures that the needs and concerns of the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community are well represented on the federal level through collaborative and cross-disability efforts with consumer and professional organizations.

#NAD2018 Sponsors:

JP Morgan Chase



Sprint Relay
Gallaudet University

Connecticut Association of the Deaf
Laurence W. Levine Foundation
Ultratec (CapTel)

Charter Communications

Hamilton Relay
Hassler Roma
Kramer Wealth Managers
SignTalk, LLC

DHH Insurance
Language on Demand
Partners Interpreting