IDBE 2016 is over. Thank you for your overwhelming response. Through this site, you can see the flashback of what happened at this exciting event.
Bapin Group is excited to announce The Second International DeafBlind Expo at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from Wednesday, August 17, 2016, through Saturday, August 20, 2016. Please read below for full details.
This event offers the opportunity to meet people from DeafBlind communities all over the world who come together to partner, network, share information, and check out amazing products showcased by renowned vendors. You won’t want to miss your chance to attend the International DeafBlind Expo and experience all the things we will have to offer:
1) Gain a wealth of information and enjoy networking,
2) Participate in workshops,
3) Visit the exhibit booths to check out and purchase new products,
4) Enjoy skits by talented DeafBlind patrons,
5) Enjoy the Saturday night Gala with a full meal and cash bar, and
6) Socialize, party, and check out beautiful Orlando, Florida!
Registration is now available for on-line completion.
DeafBlind people who wish to attend the Expo are responsible for bringing their own SSPs and the SSPs need to be prepared to interpret. Bapin Group will NO LONGER be coordinating SSPs for this event and we will do our best to provide interpreting support ONLY during activities planned by Bapin Group. We will have interpreting and CART services available for all workshops, the exhibit hall, and the events planned by Bapin Group. We will also have limited interpreting services available for vendors who request them at their exhibit booths.
THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL DEAFBLIND EXPO 2016
Wednesday, August 17-Saturday, August 20, 2016
At Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (800) 627-8258.
Detailed Schedule (Tentative)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
11:00AM – 12:30PM: SSP/Interpreter Registration – Registration C/D
1:00PM – 4:00PM: Pre-Expo SSP/Interpreter training workshop – Salon 5/6
4:00PM – 8:00PM: Guest Registration – Registration C/D
8:00PM – 11:00PM: Opening ceremony and ice breaker party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar – Ballroom B
Thursday, August 18, 2016
8:00AM – 11:00AM: Guest Registration – Registration C/D
9:00AM – 12:00PM: Workshop: Tech Forum by Vendors and Consumers – Ballroom B
9:00AM – 5:00PM: Exhibit Hall Open – Ballroom C/D
8:30PM – 10:00PM: DeafBlind Entertainment Night (skits) – Ballroom B
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
8:30AM – 10:00AM: Guest Registration
9:00AM – 5:00PM: Exhibit Hall Open
9:00AM – 12:00PM: Workshop: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Town Hall
Evening: On your own; eat, visit downtown Orlando, socialize with friends, etc.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
8:30AM – 10:00AM: Guest Registration – Registration C/D
9:00AM – 4:00PM: Exhibit Hall Open – Ballroom C/D
9:00AM – 12:00PM: Workshop: Community Forum – Ballroom B
2:30PM: Door prizes drawn and announced in the Exhibit Hall (winners must be onsite and present to receive their prizes) – Ballroom C/D
7:00PM – 11:30PM: Gala with a full meal and cash bar; Adjourn. – Ballroom B
Cost and Additional Information:
International DeafBlind Expo Four-Day Registration that includes Gala (Saturday):
After March 31, 2016: $345.00 per person (free for SSPs and interpreters)
At door: $395.00 per person (free for SSPs and interpreters)
INTERNATIONAL DEAFBLIND EXPO PER-DAY REGISTRATION:***
After March 31, 2016: $145.00 per person (free for SSPs and interpreters)
At door: $195.00 per person (free for SSPs and interpreters)
***Note: If it is one-day registration for Saturday that includes gala, the rate is $50 extra beyond the listed rates above.
INTERNATIONAL DEAFBLIND EXPO GROUP REGISTRATION: (10 OR MORE PEOPLE)
After March 31, 2016: $325.00 per person for a group of 10 or more and all must register at the same time (free for SSPs and interpreters)
At door: $375.00 per person for a group of 10 or more and all must register at the same time (free for SSPs and interpreters)
Note: Rosen Plaza Hotel per night: $119.00 (single or double occupancy) for a guest room plus approximately 13.5% daily taxes for Wi-Fi, fitness center, in-room safe, refrigerator, and coffee pot. To request the special group rate, please call Rosen Plaza at (800) 627-8258 and mention IDBE2016.
Photo credit: Rosen Plaza Hotel)
Image Description: Top Photo is an exterior view of the front of the Rosen Plaza Hotel with a clear blue sky in the background. The hotel has fourteen floors and is surrounded by a lush green landscape and palm trees in the beautiful Florida sun. Bottom photo is an image of a guestroom with two beds. There is a white headboard behind each bed with a lamp on the nightstand between them. There is a picture on the far wall.
— Meals: Gala dinner only included with registration; All other meals on your own,
— Transportation to and from the airport, bus stop, and train station: None provided; all on your own
— Tours: None provided; all on your own
— SSPs: None provided
This schedule is tentative and subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the Bapin Group Expo Support Team by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosen Plaza Hotel per night: $119.00 (single or double occupancy) for a guest room plus approximately 13.5% daily taxes for Wi-Fi, fitness center, in-room safe, refrigerator, and coffee pot. To request the special group rate, please call Rosen Plaza at (800) 627-8258 and mention IDBE2016.