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ARTiculating Deaf Experiences Conference


ARTiculating Deaf Experiences Conference is an international conference examining Deaf experiences from various perspectives such as Visual Art, ASL and Written Literature, Film, Theatre, Deaf Studies, Linguistics, History, Deaf Education, Cultural Studies, and Visual Culture.

Scholars, students, Deaf Cultural Studies and Sign Language teachers, artists, playwrights, filmmakers, poets, writers, ARTivists and more.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a College of RIT, and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY

November 6-9, 2019


Many conferences covering Deaf Studies tend to address different topics within the field without always being able to offer in-depth examination of artifacts produced by Deaf culture. This conference will widen the breadth of Deaf Studies, offering a more comprehensive view of Deaf Experiences. The conference also coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Deaf View/Image Art and the 10th Anniversary of Surdism.


In a similar format to TED talks, ARTiculating Deaf Experiences Conference will include keynote presentations on cultural examinations of a specific field, short presentations and panel talks ranging from art as a movement to intersectionality in the arts to historical perspectives of Deaf Experiences. As part of the conference’s overall celebration of the arts, registrants will have access to De’VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age exhibit in the Memorial Art Gallery, Color to the Cube, an exhibition on Deaf Artists of Color at the Dyer Arts Center, and People of the Third Eye, a play production written and performed by Deaf playwrights and actors.