Join us in Historical Philadelphia as we strive to Envision our Future. The CEASD Annual Conference will bring in dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable education leaders and administrators seeking to expand and share their knowledge and expertise on issues and challenges facing the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. It will be held on April 22-25, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. Instructions for submitting your presentation proposal provided below.

A hallmark of the CEASD community is the high degree of collegiality and peer-to-peer learning among educational leaders. The CEASD Conference will feature dynamic 45-minute sessions, a lively session featuring three rounds of a 15-minute presentation, and poster sessions during the conference. This year’s conference will also feature workshops related to Outreach Services and Programs, so any presentation topics focused on Outreach Services and Programs will be considered.

We strive to ensure that all presentations are relevant to state, private, independent or charter schools that work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students focusing on various areas such as:

School Operations

School Leadership

Board Relations

Long-Range Financial Modeling

Data Management

Federal and State Relations

Legal Issues

Financial Sustainability

Human Resources and Staff Management

Master Facilities Planning

Strategic Planning

Research in the Field of Deaf Education

Endowment Management Strategies

Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness, Safety, and Security

Information Technology

Educational Best Practices

Presentation Submission:

Your proposals must be submitted by the submission deadline using the official form.

Proposals are solicited for:

  • A 15-minute presentation (similar to TEDx Talks) in plenary format.
  • A 45-minute presentation in plenary format, combined with small-group or breakout allowing for focused dialogue and/or exercises (e.g., 10-minute opening plenary, 15-minute small-group, 15-minute plenary/wrap-up).
  • Poster sessions that are interactive, creative, and forward-looking.

Presentations should provide attendees with educational/professional development value and content; however, please refrain from promoting a specific service, product, or business. CEASD reserves the right to edit session titles, type of presentation, and session description.


  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019- Deadline for submission of Presentation Proposals

  • Friday, January 17, 2020- Acceptance Invitations Sent to Presenters
  • Friday, March 6, 2020- Conference Topics, Abstracts, Presenters, and Presenter Bios Posted Online
  • Monday, April 6, 2020- Presenter Photos and Conference Slides/Handouts Due

Presenter Responsibilities:

All presenters/speakers must register and submit payment for the CEASD Conference. If your presentation is selected, you will receive a discount. Be sure to check the selected box on the registration form. All presenters must register by Friday, January 31, 2020.

All expenses related to registration, travel, and hotel are the responsibility of each individual speaker/presenter. In addition, speakers must make their own travel arrangements and book their own hotel reservations.

All presenters/speakers are expected to submit a professional photo (300 dpi or greater) by Friday, January 31, 2020.

Submit a complete presentation slide deck including handouts by April 6, 2020.

Bring laptop and USB drive for hookup to PC and Apple compatible LCD projector.

If your presentation is accepted, all speakers included on the submission form must be registered and present at the CEASD Conference. CEASD reserves the right to cancel any presentation due to speaker substitutions after the program has been accepted.