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Wednesday, October 31
– Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)
– Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)
– Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center for resources for U.S. Education
To take a tour of the above three centers, please complete a request form

Campus Historical Tour
Wednesday, October 31
Gallaudet University campus historical tours are available at 1 pm., 3 pm, and 5 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Please go to the Maguire Welcome Center at your preferred time.   
ASL Literature Night Live
Thursday, November 1
The ASL Literature Night Live will feature students and community members' master works in American Sign Language led by Professor Ben Bahan, and faculty members Franklin Jones and Niesha Washington-Shepard. The event will be held from 7-9 pm on Thursday, November 1st at the Rathskeller at the Student Union Building.  See ASL Literature Night Live and click the image for large view.
ASL Tour of Smithsonian Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
Friday, November 2
Join us for the tour at 5 -7 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd at Great Hall, 3rd Floor, Smithsonian Art Museum (F and 8th St NW- wheelchair access is at G and 8th St NW)  Wine and snacks (cash bar) before the tour starts at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing Voice interpretation is provided. 

Pan African Reception
Friday, November 2

This reception will provide space for networking and exchange of information on the state of deaf communities in Africa and its Diaspora on Friday, November 2nd, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ole Jim .  It will feature representatives of the various regions exchanging information on status of their Deaf Studies programs and how they are aligned to development efforts within their specific nations and the surrounding region. It is open to conference attendees and invited guests. For more information, contact

Discovering Deaf Worlds Gala
Saturday, November 3
Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) is an internationally known nonprofit organization focused on advancing the self-determination of signing Deaf communities through local capacity building in developing countries. DDW will host their 4th Annual Fundraising Gala at The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square in Washington, DC from 6-9 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018.   The Deaf Studies Conference 2018: Transformations has obtained a special rate for conference attendees – the first 50 attendees will get $10 off their gala ticket! You may purchase tickets at 2018 Annual Fall Gala.

Dates vary
Deaf Difference + Space Survival Exhibit is now open at Marketplace in Jordan Student Academic Center.  
Gallaudet Museum (Chapel Hall) is open throughout the day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10-4 (extended hours to 6 pm on Wednesday only). Visit Gallaudet Museum for more information. 
History Through Deaf Eyes is a special exhibit of Deaf history in the United States, which is on loan from the Smithsonian Museum. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Sorenson Language and Learning Center (SLCC). 
Amber—Sun Stone by Latvian Artist, Andris Zegneris Exhibit at the Washburn Arts Building is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Visit Sun-Stone for more information and click image (flyer) for large view.


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Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002