Anyone going to DeafNation?

afifan91

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I am going to the one in Washington D.C. at Gallaudet. Was wondering what it was like.. share stories for those that have been... I am really excited! April 20, 2013 cannot get here fast enough! First time for me!! :wave::wave::D:D
 

dereksbicycles

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Yes, I have went to few Deafnation event. The parking lot was packed up!!! So packed up that I wouldn't count off my hand how many of those cars were turbocharged.

When you get in, ask around. There will be soooo many people. Best of all, it's free.
 

CrazyPaul

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Yes, I have went to few Deafnation event. The parking lot was packed up!!! So packed up that I wouldn't count off my hand how many of those cars were turbocharged.

When you get in, ask around. There will be soooo many people. Best of all, it's free.
You can't tell whether the cars are turbocharged or not unless you see the engines.
 

radioman

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nah -- I 'm gonna try to go to Sept. 21: Rochester, NY at RIT next year. Much closer. Anyone from alldeaf going to rochester deafnation? Maybe we can wear a button or something to signify that a Alldeaf member is there so we could see each other out and try to guess our screen names.:hmm:
 

afifan91

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nah -- I 'm gonna try to go to Sept. 21: Rochester, NY at RIT next year. Much closer. Anyone from alldeaf going to rochester deafnation? Maybe we can wear a button or something to signify that a Alldeaf member is there so we could see each other out and try to guess our screen names.:hmm:
Thats a great idea haha :wave: We should do that at Gally when that one gets here haha
 

soulchill

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I signed up for the one in DC. Going to take an extra day or two off and hit the Smithsonian and maybe the Aquarium.
 

JadeSkye

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Ok, I keep coming back to this post and at the expense of sounding stupid, I am just going to go ahead and ask my quesion...

What is DeafNation? I am assuming it is a big event where Deaf people meet up but was wondering if it is like a convention or what goes on at this :). (In case you haven't read any of my posts, I am the hearing mother of a three year old girl who we are trying to determine what her hearing loss is- the loss happened suddenly around this past December, could have been gradual but we just noticed it at the beginning of December. Felt it was maybe important to give you that background as I am trying to learn all I can about Deaf culture and helping my daughter adapt to this since she has been hearing up until this point.)

Ok, back to the question... Where is DeafNation held? Is there a website or something where I could find out information? I don't know if this would be an event that we would attend at this point since my daughter is only 3 (unless this is something for all ages) but it sounds like a great opportunity to meet people and maybe learn some things. Hope that wasn't too many questions...
 

dereksbicycles

Active Member
Ok, I keep coming back to this post and at the expense of sounding stupid, I am just going to go ahead and ask my quesion...

What is DeafNation? I am assuming it is a big event where Deaf people meet up but was wondering if it is like a convention or what goes on at this :). (In case you haven't read any of my posts, I am the hearing mother of a three year old girl who we are trying to determine what her hearing loss is- the loss happened suddenly around this past December, could have been gradual but we just noticed it at the beginning of December. Felt it was maybe important to give you that background as I am trying to learn all I can about Deaf culture and helping my daughter adapt to this since she has been hearing up until this point.)

Ok, back to the question... Where is DeafNation held? Is there a website or something where I could find out information? I don't know if this would be an event that we would attend at this point since my daughter is only 3 (unless this is something for all ages) but it sounds like a great opportunity to meet people and maybe learn some things. Hope that wasn't too many questions...
I went to one in Palatine, IL. I saw a lot of people selling kids and adult ASL books. Basically, it's like an indoor bazaar where all vendor sell stuffs related to deafness. One vendor may sell ASL clothes. Other may sell ASL crafts. There will be different deaf speakers taking stage. There will be a lot of non-profit groups related to deafness set up. All different VRS companies will be there. Hope that helps.
 
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