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2023 Deaf-Blind Summit: Reset, Rebuild, Recharge

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness is excited to announce the 2023 Deaf-Blind Summit: Reset, Rebuild, Recharge, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be held between the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) conferences.  

This event is only for personnel at state deaf-blind projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. 

Please plan to join us for this in-person/virtual event event (not all sessions will be available virtually). Registration is free for all state deaf-blind project staff.

Questions? Contact Megan Cote at

2022 Conference DB Summit


Dates and Times

March 3: 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST [Evening Social]

March 4: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

March 5: 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon EST

Final Agenda


As of January 18, 2023 registration is closed.


Location: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

35 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513)421-9100

Rates: $174/night  (includes guest room WiFi)

Book your room here

Once you enter dates to book your hotel room, you will see the note, “We're showing Ehdi Annual Meeting 2023 rates.” We are coordinating hotel room registration with the EHDI conference planning committee. This does not mean that you need to register for or attend the EHDI conference.


Planning Committee

A special thanks to our 2022-2023 DB Summit Planning Committee:

  • Debbie Adams, WV Deaf-Blind Project
  • Jeff Adams, AR Department of Special Education
  • Diana Autin, Parent Advocacy
  • Theresa Baldry, MT Deaf-Blind Project
  • Donna Carpenter, KY Deaf-Blind Project
  • Beth Kennedy, CMU Intervener Training, MI Deaf-Blind Project


  • Ginger Knowles, HI Deaf-Blind Project
  • Kristen Layton, Consultant
  • Megan Mogan, AZ Deaf-Blind Project
  • Patti McGowan, NFADB, PA Deaf-Blind Project
  • Karl White, Early Hearing Screening Detection (EHDI)
  • NCDB Staff