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NRTC Attends DBI Conference

DBI Network of the Americas Conference: Partnerships for Lifelong Learning 2018

NRTC research team members, Karla Antonelli and Anne Steverson, will be in attendance during the first-ever Network of the Americas Conference, April 15-18, in Cape Code, MA. Hosted by Deafblind International and Perkins School for the Blind, attendees will have the opportunity to work together with leaders in the field of deaf-blindness to expand knowledge and share resources.

The conference theme is “Partnerships for Lifelong Learning,” which recognizes the importance of professionals working together to serve and support the deaf-blind community. Educators, service providers, consumers, policymakers, advocates, and family members from across North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean will take part in workshops, presentations, and discussions to drive the conversation and build lifelong learning.

Speakers and special guests include keynote speaker Anthony Lake, former Executive Director at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Ed Bosso, Superintendent and Executive Director of Educational Programs at Perkins School for the Blind; George Stern, member of Deafblind Citizens in Action; Maurice Belote, Project Coordinator at California Deafblind Services; and special guest Dr. W. Aubrey Webson, Ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda.

Visit the NRTC’s exhibit table, located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, to learn more about our research and training activities and how you can register to take part. For more information about the Network of Americas Conference, visit www.perkins.org/get-involved/events/dbi.