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Monday September 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM PDT
Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Sheraton Hotel at the Portland Airport 
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220

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Sheila Hoover 
Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation 
503-945-6255 Voice

503-470-6740 Videophone 



GOLD LEVEL ($5000-$9,999)

  • CapTel/Sprint/Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service

SILVER LEVEL ($2,500-$4,999)

BRONZE LEVEL ($500-$2,499)

  • LNS Captioning
  • Sorensen VRS
  • Purple VRS
  • MED-EL Cochlear Implants

Interested in sponsorship? Click HERE for additional information!


NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness  "Transforming Lives, Engaging Communities"

Join us for the NW Symposium on Rehabilitation & Deafness, a conference focused on providing up-to-the-minute training for Vocational Rehabilitation professionals who serve consumers with all levels of hearing loss or Deafness, including those with dual sensory loss and Deaf-Blindness.

The NW Symposium on Rehabilitation and Deafness is the preeminent conference on Vocational Rehabilitation services and resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened and Deaf-Blind people. This biennial conference will bring an impressive array of speakers to Portland, touching on many of the topics important to our work and our communities. Hear experts with national perspectives as well as regional authorities, and take advantage of exceptional networking opportunities.

ASL interpreters & CART will be provided in ALL sessions!

CRC credit will be available to those who request it.

Hotel Information

There is a block of rooms at the Sheraton Hotel at the Portland Airport reserved for conference participants. Follow the link below to make your room reservation and learn more about the hotel's amenities. To contact the hotel by telephone, dial (503) 281-2500. 

The Sheraton at PDX has graciously reserved the rooms at the Government Per Diem Rate ($113/night plus tax).


Exhibitor Information

The NW Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to welcome the following organizations and companies as 2013 Exhibitors. Please be sure to visit with them while you are at the Symposium!

  • Beyond Hearing Aids
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • NW Human Services/Connection Program
  • Family & Community Together (FACT)
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Rocky Mountain ADA Center
  • Northwest ADA Center
  • Washintgon Vocational Services/PrintAbility
  • DeafVibe
  • Sprint/CapTel/Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service
  • MED-EL Cochlear Implants
  • ZVRS
  • LNS Captioning
  • Sorensen VRS
  • Purple VRS

2013 Symposium Schedule

To obtain the FINAL daily schedule, please click HERE.

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