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Gallaudet University and Sorenson Communication
cordially invite you to the first annual

Accelerate Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Friday, Sept 23, 2022 | Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

Accelerate Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Join us for an immersive educational and cultural experience to understand and appreciate the untapped value of the incredibly diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) community and American Sign Language (ASL).

This conversation will link Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, professionals, corporations, and respective supplier systems in order to stimulate greater economic participation.

The goal of this symposium, which happens to be on the International Day of Sign Languages, is to demonstrate the untapped value of Deaf Culture, ASL, the signing economy, and, most importantly, the value of Deaf people as a whole – as consumers, as employees, as innovators, and as thought partners.

Time, Date, & Location

DATE: Friday, September 23, 2022
TIME: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Registration is complimentary and includes all educational sessions, opportunities to network with your peers, and breakfast, lunch, and evening happy hour on September 23


  • Welcoming Remarks with President Bobbi Cordano
  • Corporate Challenge: Leveraging Excellence and Building a Path Forward Together
  • DEAF: Biology, Ideology, and the Multimillion Dollar Value
  • The Transactional Art of Deaf + Hearing Collaboration
  • Deaf in Corporate America
  • Gallaudet Students and Society: Ambition and the Future
  • Hidden Bias: Equitable Opportunities in HR Policy and Budgeting
  • The Intersection: Experiences of Black and Brown Deaf Employees
  • Next Steps with Jorge Rodriguez
  • Post-Symposium Social

Lodging Information

Please make your reservation by August 22, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

To make your overnight guest room reservation please call 202-651-6000, press 1, and ask for the Annual Accelerate Inclusive Excellence Symposium rate, or you can click on  the link below and make your reservation online.

LOCATION: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Gallaudet University
Located in Washington, D.C., Gallaudet is the only higher education institution in the world in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Sorenson Communications
We are democratizing communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people by tapping into the power of language to advance human connection–one conversation at a time.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate