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Joint ALDA-TDI 2013 Conference Briefs


January 21st, 2013
Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA, Inc)
8038 Macintosh Lane, Suite 2
Rockford, Illinois 61107-5336

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA, Inc)

8038 Macintosh Lane, Suite 2

Rockford, Illinois 61107-5336

January 15, 2013 Issue # 1
Conference Briefs PDF Document

Occasional announcements to keep you informed regarding preparations for the TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference  

  You won't want to miss the exciting opportunity to attend the historic TDI-ALDA 2013

Joint Conference. We're breaking new ground with this "First Of Its Kind"

collaboration between two national organizations serving individuals who are
deaf or have a hearing loss. The conference will feature outstanding presenters,
a rich variety of exhibits, exceptional entertainment, and a "let it all hang out"
farewell karaoke party. Indeed, there will be something for everyone, and that's a promise!

 Sincerely, Claude Stout

Chair TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference Planning Committee


Where and When? 

The TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 16-20, 2013. The Hotel Albuquerque is an elegant, 4-star hotel with a southwest decor located on the edge of Old Town, a section of the city that features a variety of shops, museums, and restaurants that exude the cultural ambiance of the "Land of Enchantment." BE THERE and enjoy this "First of Its Kind" historical event!


Joint Planning Committee Established 

The Planning Committee for the TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference consists of the following people:
Claude Stout, Chair ( Roy Miller (
Carol Sliney ( Cheryl Heppner ( Brenda Estes ( Kathy Evans ( Katherine Schlueter (

Please feel free to contact any of the members of the Joint Planning Committee

if you have any questions, comments, ideas or suggestions regarding
the TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference.


Conference Hotel Information 

Rooms for the TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference are available at the Hotel Albuquerque at the fantastic rate of $100 per night plus tax. At that price, the hotel will fill up early! Information concerning registration at the Hotel Albuquerque can be found on either the TDI or ALDA websites ( or General information concerning the hotel can be found on its website (


Albuquerque and Area Attractions 

Information concerning attractions in Albuquerque and the surrounding area can be found on

the TDI and ALDA websites

(Area Attractions).


Who Are We?

TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.) was established in 1968
to facilitate access to the telephone network for deaf people. Since then its mission has greatly
expanded, and it now provides leadership in achieving equal access to all forms of
telecommunications, media, and information technologies for people who are deaf, hard-ofhearing,
late-deafened, or deaf-blind. To learn more about TDI, go to

ALDA (the Association of Late-Deafened Adults) was established in 1989 to support the empowerment of late-deafened people. ALDA provides a support network to late-deafened

individuals, enabling them to share their unique experiences, challenges, and coping strategies and to help one another find practical solutions for their problems and relieve the psychological stresses resulting from their acquired hearing loss. To learn more about ALDA,

go to




Ken Arcia

eNews Manager, ALDA Inc