Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness

October 10-13, 2019
Huntsville, AL

The 2019 Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) will be held at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, AL October 10-13. SERID focuses on the educational and professional development of individuals who work with consumers who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and late-deafened. The conference is designed to allow participants to explore cutting-edge principles, strategies, and tools that will enable them to provide accessible services to those they serve. SERID will consist of concurrent sessions, plenary sessions, pre-conference workshops, and exhibits.

About this Call for Proposals: A completed program proposal must be submitted by March 29, 2019. The presentation and all related materials must be accessible to persons with disabilities. Captioned videos, scripts for auditory materials, large print and Braille copies should be available. We regret that it is not possible to offer honoraria or to waive registration fees for presenters.

What’s new for 2019?

  • SERIDTalks
  • Poster Sessions

Guidelines for “SERIDTalks” (15 minutes):

In lieu of a keynote speaker, we will have 5 “SERIDTalks”. The SERIDTalks session will last approximately 2 hours, each speaker having a 15 minute timeframe to speak. Presentation should focus on a topic related to Deafness, Vocational Rehabilitation, Technology, STEM, Education as it applies to the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-deafened communities. For presenters who will be also hosting a session during the conference, the SERIDTalk would optimally be a precursor to the session presentation. Preferably, SERIDTalks will be related to a presentation to be given during the conference.

Guidelines for Concurrent Session Presentations (75 minutes):

Presentation proposals should address current information and effective practices, strategies, and tools for services provided to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-deafened, including: Rehabilitation, Employment, Transition, Interpreters, Deaf Studies, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Visual and Auditory Assistive Technology, Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants.

Guidelines for Poster Sessions:

Presenter will be responsible for providing materials and will be available during presentation for discussion. Deadline for Submitting Conference Proposals is March 29, 2019. Completed form should be e-mailed as an attached .pdf document to Judy Robertson at