Symposium: Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership

On April 9 and 10, 2014, Gallaudet University will host a 2-day symposium titled Celebrating 150 Years of Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C. This gathering of scholars marks the 150th anniversary of access to higher education for deaf students. The collegiate department of the Columbia Institution for Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, founded in 1864, came to be known as National Deaf-Mute College and is now Gallaudet University. Its’ creation was a turning point in deaf history, impacting the nation and the world.

Open to the public (please contact Brian Greenwald at if you would like to attend:

  • April 9, 9-9:45, Dr. Kate Masur, "Civil War Washington, D.C.: An Example for All the Land"
  • April 10, 8:30-9:15, C.R. Gibbs, "History of Brentwood Avenue"

All other portions of the symposium are closed except for those who register.

Registration will close on Sunday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

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After March 18 all registration fees are non refundable

Program Agenda

Continuing Education
Individuals seeking Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) should complete the Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity (PINRA) form and contact an RID Approved Sponsor in advance of attending the Symposium. Gallaudet employees should click here for information on processing their CEUs.

This symposium is sponsored by: Office of the President, Office of the Provost, with support provided by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University Department of ASL & Deaf Studies, and the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology.

ALBF logoThe Gallaudet University 150 Symposium is made possible with the support of The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, dedicated to perpetuating and expanding Lincoln's vision for America and completing America's unfinished work.

Gallaudet's 150th celebration is made possible by generous support from:


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Philip L. Graham Fund  SVRS Logo

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