We are thrilled to have you be a part of and attend this exciting conference. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions that may be helpful to you.

Q: Is the conference wheelchair accessible?

A: To be announced

Q: What forms of oral, signed, and written communication will be available?

A: There will be providing ASL interpreters.

Q: Will there be materials in braille?

A: Please send an email: to refugeetouch@gmail.com via Robert Tawney

Q: Can you accommodate my special diet?

A: Please send an email: to refugeetouch@gmail.com via Marta Tawney

Q: Who do I call if I have other questions?

A: Please send an email: to refugeetouch@gmail.com

Q: Can I register when I arrive?

A: Yes, we recommend you register online a day before June 22. http://wdrd.regfox.com/wdrd2023

Q: Can I bring my friends or family?

A: Yes, we encourage them to register online, too http://wdrd.regfox.com/wdrd2023

Q: How do I become a member of your club?

A: Please subscribe your email address to refugeetouch@gmail.com

Q: Which is the best airport for me to fly into?

A: (see below):

Rochester International Airport (ROC): 13 Minutes

Buffalo International Airport (BUF): 1:07 minutes

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 6 hours and 5 minutes

Q: Are you providing childcare?

A: No, we aren’t providing childcare during the conference. Children are welcome, but parents are responsible for their children.

Q: What is the World Deaf Refugee Day (WDRD) Conference?

A: The conference’s goal is to provide available resources, services, and demonstration of current 

Q: Who can participate in the World Deaf Refugee Day Conference?

A: Anyone! We encourage Deaf/Hard of Hearing Refugees, their parents/siblings, social workers, educators, advocates, case managers, and others to join us. Other attendees may include those who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing refugees.

Q: When is World Deaf Refugee Day Conference?

A: Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. We will start as early as 8:00 am for a looping PowerPoint slide displaying sponsors’ logos and promotional videos. 

Q: Where will it be held?

A: To be announced

Q: How can I participate in the World Deaf Refugee Day Conference?

A: Please do not hesitate to contact refugeetouch@gmail.com on how you can help and volunteer!

Q: Do I need to be a member of World Deaf Refugee Day and then can attend the WDRD Conference?

A: There are no requirements to become a paid member to attend this conference. This event is open to the public and will benefit everyone. 

Q: Where can I find the World Deaf Refugee Day (WDRD) ‘s Conference & Agenda?

A: The program will be released in the last week of April.

Q: How do I register for the WDRD Conference?

A: The registration portal has been launched! Check out our announcements, social media, emails, and WDRD’s website! Don’t forget to subscribe to our WDRD email subscription to stay updated on all future reports! Sign up for an email subscription here: send an email to refugeetouch@gmail.com

Q: How do I become an exhibitor or sponsor of the WDRD Conference?

A: Good that you ask! We have slots available for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. Please click on this web page’s exhibitors and sponsors sections to learn more, or contact us at refugeetouch@gmail.com for further questions.

Q: What time zone will the sessions be presented in?

A: All events will be presented in Eastern Standard Time.

Q: How do I log in on the event day to view the conference?

A: You will receive a link upon registration to use the conference day.

Q: Will the registrants get a full refund if the hotel announces they will cancel the event?

A: YES. To avoid a $50 cancellation penalty, we suggest you wait until around May. This is the time when the hotel decides whether to cancel the conference or not. 

Q: Should I wait until June 2023 to find out if the hotel has canceled the event?

A: YES. In June 2023, the hotel will decide if the event will go on or if they will cancel it. If the event goes on and someone wants to cancel, there is a $50 cancellation fee. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to wait until June 2023.

Q: Can the registrants cancel their registrations and request a refund before June 2023?

A: YES. If someone prefers to cancel before June 2023 and wants a refund now, the WDRD 2023 Accountant will send the refund. However, a $50.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund.

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