July 26-30, 2023

How will the organization elevate the profession, and advance communication access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind and DeafDisabled consumers? The time for change is now.

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Let’s thank our conference sponsors!

Justification Letter

Provide this letter to your employer to help cover costs of attending the RID conference.
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Early bird rates are now available! Log into your member portal, click on the Meetings tab, and follow the self-guided prompts.

Associate/Certified: $575
Student/Supporting: $200
Retired/Inactive: $200
Non-Members: $745

Thursday, Sunday Date Rate: $150
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Day Rate: $200

Organizational Members group registration request:

Conference Registration
Organizational Member Group Registration Request


The 2023 RID Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD at the HILTON BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR.

Why wouldn’t you want to be just an elevator ride away from the meeting? With your guest room, and your free Hilton Honors account, guests have complimentary access to the pool and fitness center, and complimentary basic guest room wifi.

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

Book Your Hotel Room Here!

Bylaws Amendments and Conference Motions

Bylaws Amendment Motions are in. Submit a 2023 Conference motion HERE!

Take a look at the submitted Bylaws Amendment Motions!

Remaining motions schedule:
May 17, 2023 by 11:59pm EST – Motions that do not impact bylaws
Content received after May 17 – Motions considered “from the floor”

Bylaws Amendment Motions
Submit a 2023 Conference Motion


Sponsor our conference and gain exposure!

Here is your chance to showcase your company to 1,800+ attendees. The benefits of sponsoring the Conference is tremendous. Take a look inside!

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what to do in baltimore

All the fun under the sun! Take a look below at the different things you can do while you’re staying in Baltimore, MD for the 2023 conference.

Conference Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

  • Workshops – Over 60 to choose from and the chance to earn close to 3.0 CEUs!
  • Community Forum on Leadership.
  • Two business meetings – open to all RID eligible members.
  • Evening activities to network with your peers and make new friends!
  • Access to exhibitors and the chance to support the Deaf Ecosystem.
  • An opportunity to have a free headshot to be taken (more information on this at a later date.)
  • Access to a conference app that will provide access to up-to-date information and schedules.
  • Opportunity to network with your colleagues, peers and friends in Charm City!

Wednesday – Saturday at lunch, RID will have food carts – grab and go – available in the ballroom foyer for easy access for conference attendees. Options may include but are not limited to a salad or sandwich of the day for approximately $12 per item. Snacks may be provided.

Yes. Full conference tickets as well as daily rates will be available on-site.

Daily rate is only available on-site and is not available prior to the conference.

Presenters should review their contract for their specific terms.

For any questions related to conference presenter compensation, please email

Please fill out the form here to request an Organizational Member group rate.

You should receive an auto-email with a receipt attached to it, upon registration.

You can also view your registration in your RID account.

Refund requests submitted by June 15 will have a $75 fee deducted from the refunded amount.

Requests submitted June 16 – July 15 will have a $150 fee deducted from the refunded amount.

No refunds will be issued after July 15.

Exceptions will be made for a positive COVID-19 test result confirmed by a medicalprofessional within seven (7) days prior to the conference. Documentation must besubmitted with your request.

RID follows COVID-19 safety protocols as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the local ordinances of the state of Maryland, which currently does not require proof of vaccination or masking. Should the mandates change, RID reserves the right to adjust conference attendance policies accordingly. Please be respectful to your fellow attendees who may or may not choose to wear a mask.

er the passed conference motion C2015.03, the official language of the 2023 RIDConference is American Sign Language (ASL). ASL interpretation will be provided for workshops/presentations which focus on spoken languages. The motion states:

“Move that the official language of Regional and National RID conferences be American Sign Language (ASL), and be it further moved that ASL interpretation will be provided at Regional and National RID conferences for workshops/presentations which focus on spoken languages, and be it further resolved that ASL as the official language begins with the 2016 Regional RID conferences.”

If you require reasonable accommodations per the Americans with DisabilitiesAct, to effectively participate in the 2023 RID National Conference, please contact us at

All accommodation requests must be made by June 15, 2023. If accommodation requests are made beyond June 15, 2023, RID cannot assure that the requested accommodation will be provided.

Yes, we will have fun at the conference!

Wednesday evening – Regional meetings: Spend time networking and planning with your regional colleagues!

Thursday evening – Block Party: This fun block party with the purpose of showcasing Deaf-owned businesses located in the Baltimore area! Join us on the street to enjoy specially vetted food truck food, including Deaf-owned food trucks/vendors, and business vendors showcasing their talents and products. Fun activities along with complimentary dessert will be provided by RID.

Thursday night – Drag Bingo: Look forward to an exciting evening of Drag entertainment sponsored and hosted by BLeGIT. There will be prizes, a cash bar, and lots of fun! Stay tuned for more details about the location of an after-party!

Friday night – Performance: Join us after your meal for a moving and thought-provoking performance of “ISMS” by VOCA – Visionaries of the Creative Arts. A cash bar will be available, and a yummy sweet treat will be provided.

Saturday night – Rave’N party: To wrap up the last night of our conference, join us for a lively Rave’N party you do not want to miss! Hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and cash bars will be available. There will be music by a Deaf DJ, dancing, entertainments, and fun interactive activities throughout the night. Come and celebrate with RID as we conclude the conference week!

A system of self-reporting will be in place for all Certified and Associate members.CEUs will be in your RID account within 60 days.

Casual business attire is appropriate for this conference. Every effort will be made to provide a comfortable learning environment; however, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. The temperature is often cool in the meeting room; therefore, a jacket or sweater is recommended.

As a friendly reminder, you are required to wear your badge at all official conference functions. For attendee safety, we recommend removing your badge when you leave the conference area.

Your first stop will be the conference registration desk, located on level two near the elevators. Stop here first to pick up your badge, registration materials and any last-minute conference updates!

Attendees who book in the block receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Competitively priced hotels.
  • Just an elevator ride away from the conference.
  • Peace of mind that you are booked in a pre-vetted, pre-negotiated room.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi included in your room rate and complimentary access to the hotel fitness center and pool areas.

RID contracts with hotels to keep costs as low as possible for you, the attendee.When we don’t meet our contract goals, RID is penalized and the result is that prices increase for you — which no one wants.

Blocking rooms also helps ensure you have easy, safe, convenient access to the conference, plus it ensures we are able to negotiate on your behalf, if there are any complications during your stay.

Make a hotel reservation for the dates you are able and then contact the hotel directly to edit your reservation.

The call for interpreters will be out in late May.

After the conference you will receive a general conference survey via email. Your feedback is important to us and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete the post conference survey.

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