Bapin Group is excited to announce The Second International DeafBlind Expo.

This event offers the opportunity to meet people from DeafBlind communities all over the world who come together to partner, network, share information, and check out amazing products showcased by renowned vendors. You won’t want to miss your chance to attend the International DeafBlind Expo and experience all the things we will have to offer:

1) Gain a wealth of information and enjoy networking,

2) Participate in workshops,

3) Visit the exhibit booths to check out and purchase new products,

4) Enjoy skits by talented DeafBlind patrons,

5) Enjoy the Saturday night Gala with a full meal and cash bar, and

6) Socialize, party, and check out beautiful Orlando, Florida!

Registration is now available for on-line completion.

DeafBlind people who wish to attend the Expo are responsible for bringing their own SSPs and the SSPs need to be prepared to interpret. Bapin Group will NO LONGER be coordinating SSPs for this event and we will do our best to provide interpreting support ONLY during activities planned by Bapin Group. We will have interpreting and CART services available for all workshops, the exhibit hall, and the events planned by Bapin Group. We will also have limited interpreting services available for vendors who request them at their exhibit booths.


Registration Deadline - May 31!  Pre-registration open through May 31; after that, we welcome your registration on-site.

Be sure to check the website frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA, @nmacklin #HLAA2016).


Please check the website link below for complete information about Presenters, Topics (including CEUs), Location, Registration, Payment, and Schedule.


3.5 PS CEUs

Welcome to the Bringing the Stage to Life - NASHVILLE Conference! This event is completely unique and cannot be compared to any short or long term performance interpreting conference. BSL Nashville focuses on preparing attendees to use performance interpreting skills for professional and local events. Because BSL Nashville is located here in Music City U.S.A. we have a unique opportunity to access a wide variety of musical styles and settings ranging from dinner theatres, to national shows, to local Honky Tonks, one time big named concerts, to the famous Grand Ole Opry stage. This event will prepare interpreters to provide top quality, visually stimulating, musical interpretations, the kind which most Deaf consumers crave. So take a moment to look around this website and find out more about BSL Nashville! Hope you can join us!



Small group sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Sign to Voice Interpreting I and II
  • EIPA
  • Ethics of Educational Interpreting
  • Interpreting Science
  • Interpreting for Sports/Sports Signs
  • Classifiers
  • Interpreting Theater and Music
  • Slang/Idioms
  • Socially Restricted Signs
  • Individual Feedback
  • Interpreting Social Studies
  • Job Coaching
  • Interpreting for Students with Multiple Disabilities          

Large group sessions will cover:

  • Tennessee’s Educational Interpreter Licensure
  • Sensory Issues for Deaf Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Deaf Culture
  • Post-Secondary Transition Program for Deaf Students
  • Brain Gym activities for Deaf Students and Interpreters

Evening sessions will provide opportunities for interaction with Deaf community members, as well as an Interact performance.

Registration and fees

Institute registration is limited due to space constraints.  A completed registration form (including registration fee of $55 for TN residents/$75 for out-of-state residents) must be postmarked no later than May 25, 2016.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to Tennessee residents. 

Please open attachment for further information regarding housing, meals, transportation, registration, etc.


Capitalize your Skills in Music City!

TRID is excited and ready to welcome you to this year's TRID conference in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference will be located at Bridges on June 3-4, 2016. This year we are doing things a little differently; the choice is yours! For each of the three workshop times, you will have two workshops options presented by our very talented and knowledgeable presenters. You will have the opportunity to earn a total of .9 CEUs.

Please click on the website link for registration information, bios of the speakers, and further information.


This annual workshop provides in-service training programs for teachers and K-12 interpreters and informational sessions for parents.  Related exhibits, a continental breakfast and box lunches are included in the registration fee. Interpreters and CART are available upon request.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  


You are invited to attend the Hearing Loss Association of America Kentucky Chapters Conference which will be held on September 11-12, 2015 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 West Jefferson Street. Our two-day educational program is presented by our membership and our partner the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to bring better living through information and support in the areas of technology, treatment, and coping skills. The workshops and exhibits will greatly benefit people with hearing loss who seek greater accessibility in all areas of their lives along with their families, friends, and the professionals who work with them. For the sponsorships we received to make this event possible, we are most grateful.

Attending the conference will benefit the lives of proactive people with hearing loss who seek ways to eliminate obstacles so as to more effectively pursue their individual goals. Please join us as we look forward to sharing this world of resources with you!

For current information on the conference visit our website;



The conference will include award presentations, exciting workshops, exhibits featuring state-of-the-art technology for everyone's telecommunication needs, and unique networking opportunities. Don't forget to book your hotel room at Hyatt; TDI has been able to secure a generous discount price of $149 per night for a room there.  If you'd like more information on that, visit this page. This will be the 21st Biennial TDI Conference held during the 47 years since TDI's establishment in 1968. The Conference Planning Committee, chaired by Claude Stout, TDI Executive Director, is working hard to make this Conference a huge success. Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland with over 600,000 in population. It is located in the central area of the state along the Chesapeake Bay. It is home to the John Hopkins University,and also to the Baltimore Orioles. Areas of interest include the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, B&O Railroad Museum, American Visionary Art Museum, and more. Taking a cruise on the Chesapeake Bay during sunset is certainly not an experience to be missed! You will enjoy it and be glad you came. And that's a promise!

Go to for more information and to register!