2023 Come Together Weekend in Las Vegas!

Click on the flyers for PDF version and Registration Links 

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, September 8 

5pm -7pm: (no host) Social and Happy Hour

Yard House @ Red Rock Casino

7pm: NVBDA Fundraiser

Deaf Night Out with the Aviators

Buy Tickets Here 

or click on the flyer above

Saturday, September 9 

9am - 12pm: Workshop (PPO)

Strategic Community Allyship: A Model of Success for Interpreters

1:30pm - 4:30pm: Workshop (PPO)

Rethinking the Binary Paradigm in Interpreting

6pm - 9pm: Banquet

Community Dinner and Social 

Sunday, September 10 

9am - 12pm: Workshop (PPO)

Reframing Systemic Change in Healthcare 

Saturday and Sunday @

UNLV Student Union 

4505 S Maryland Pkwy,

Las Vegas, NV 89154

Registration links:

All three workshops: https://nvrid.org/event-5341737

Saturday morning only: https://nvrid.org/event-5347652

Saturday afternoon only: https://nvrid.org/event-5347656

Sunday morning only: https://nvrid.org/event-5347657


Corey Axelrod

Website: About Us | 2axend

Bio: Corey Axelrod, MBA, is the founder and CEO of 2axend, a Deaf-owned strategic consulting and training firm working with organizations to provide user-centric experiences to Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Corey is sought after as a consultant, thought leader, and trainer to organizations in the education, healthcare, healthcare education, government and language services industries on issues of communication accessibility, inclusive organizational design, unconscious bias, risk management, and Deaf awareness and cultural humility.

Prior to founding 2axend, Axelrod served in several business development roles for Communication Service for the Deaf, as well as principal and digital marketing consultant for Synergetic Business Solutions, digital marketing coordinator for Purple Communications and director of marketing and business development for Hager Productions. Axelrod earned his master of business administration (MBA) with a concentration in marketing and sales management and his bachelor of science in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Corey currently serves as a member of the ASTM International F43.06 Subcommittee on Captioning Standards. Corey is a past three-term of the Illinois Association of the Deaf, Illinois’ leading civil rights organization of, by and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Illinoisans. He has also served as a member of the Northwest Community Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, the Village of Arlington Heights’ Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, Illinois School for the Deaf Advisory Council and Chicago Hearing Society Advisory Council. Corey is the proud recipient of several accolades, including the Knights of Flying Fingers Award from the National Association of the Deaf and the J.B. & Beatrice Davis Leadership Award from the Illinois Association of the Deaf.

Workshop Descriptions: 

Strategic Community Allyship:

A Model of Success for Interpreters (PPO)

This interactive workshop encourages participants to take a closer look at the perceived and actual benefits of strategic community allyship. Through Deaf lens, the presenter will identify long-standing systemic barriers and challenges the Deaf community faces on a regular basis. With this necessary foundation, the presenter will then discuss the various ways sign language interpreters can provide long-term strategic support that will dismantle these systemic barriers and challenges to the collective benefit of the Deaf and interpreting communities.

After this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize the impact of allyship on disrupting the continuous cycle of the oppression of Deaf individuals;
  • Understand and apply best practices to measure short- and long-term return on investment (ROI) of allyship behaviors; and
  • Utilize strategies to amplify the messages and actions of marginalized communities.

Rethinking the Binary Paradigm in Interpreting (PPO)

We live in a world heavily influenced by either/or, us or them, and Deaf or hearing thinking. In the context of sign language interpretation, this binary mind-set often excludes situational and socio-cultural considerations, including power, privilege and individual and systemic biases, that impact interpreting outcomes. To address these critical shortcomings and identify potential solutions, the presenter will facilitate a conversation that explores and challenges a variety of assumptions, models, values and standard methods shared by interpreting professionals, interpreting educators, and interpreting agency representatives.

After this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize a minimum of three ways that binary thinking may exacerbate power, privilege and biases, and ultimately, impact various elements of the interpreting process.
  • Utilize a minimum of three strategies to mitigate the impact of binary thinking.
  • Identify a minimum of two opportunities to overcome power, privilege and biases and leverage the benefits of spectrum thinking as it pertains to interpreting.

Reframing Systemic Change in Healthcare (PPO)

Regardless of healthcare moving towards a model focused on cultivating relationships, Deaf and hard of hearing individuals continue to face numerous disparities and inequities in healthcare. While there are significant benefits to having interpreters present in healthcare settings, the presenter will discuss how interpreters may inadvertently perpetuate and exacerbate the long-standing barriers and challenges the Deaf community faces in healthcare. With this foundation, the presenter will then explore how the interpreting industry can effectively position Deaf and hard of hearing individuals at the forefront of efforts to dismantle systemic barriers negatively impacting patient-provider interactions.

After this interactive training, participants will:

  • Recognize systemic barriers Deaf and hard of hearing individuals encounter in healthcare settings;
  • Identify techniques to mitigate common issues that may arise between Deaf individuals, interpreters and service providers; and
  • Utilize strategies to amplify the messages and actions of marginalized communities in healthcare settings.

Hotel Information:

Hyatt Place Las Vegas 

4520 Paradise Rd,

Las Vegas, NV 89169

Reserve your room here! 

Hyatt | Select Room

Room discount at $120/night + fees. 

Group rate valid if reserved by August 18, 2023.

Call for Volunteers*: 

Looking for a way to give back or want to save on registration? Volunteer with us! 

Associate Member volunteers* will receive $30 off of their full conference registration fee!

*Volunteers will be able to participate in the workshops and earn CEUs/Certificates of attendance. 

Volunteer duties include:

  • Registration/Check-in
  • Photography
  • Tech help 
  • Attending Professional Development Commitee meetings
  • Sponsor and Community partner assistance
  • Other future NVRID volunteer duties
  • etc. 

For more information, reach out to: volunteer@nvrid.org

Call for Interpreters: 

NVRID is looking to hire interpreters for the Banquet on Saturday, September 9 from 6pm-9pm. 

For more information, reach out to: PDC@nvrid.org

Affiliate Chapters: 

NVRID extends member rates to all members of Region V RID Affiliate Chapters. If you are a member of an Affiliate Chapter in Region V, contact Michael Bodak to register: treasurer@nvrid.org

Lapsed Membership?

Has your membership been lapsed for more than one cycle? Did you pay an invoice, but your membership is still "lapsed?" Are you struggling to figure out the NVRID website? (no judgement, it's the website software, not you) Have general membership questions? 

Reach out to: Secretary@nvrid.org


Thank you to our sponsors for taking the time and energy to invest in our vision and in our event; your sponsorship is integral to our ability to serve our community.

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