Flyer with text: 2023-2024 Jr. NAD Conference, Join us next time, Jr. NAD National Conference, Buffalo, New York. Jr. NAD logo is placed on the top and St.Mary's School for the Deaf logo is on the bottom.

Jr. NAD National Conference is a biennial conference hosted by Jr. NAD Chapters. This special conference will provide delegates, observers and advisors many opportunities to hone their leadership skills, to network with others from all over the United States, and bring back tips, tools and ideas to their home chapters in order to continue the ideals of Jr NAD: Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship.  The participants will have a great opportunity to meet with many Deaf leaders who are excellent role models for the Deaf Youth.

The Jr. NAD offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states. Jr. NAD chapters focus on advocacy, attitude, awareness, commitment, cooperation, friendship, information exchange, involvement and leadership skills. Chapters have meetings and participate in many activities such as community events and fundraisers. Skills and values obtained by chapter members during these meetings and events will help them to become future leaders and advocates in the deaf and hard of hearing community.

The next Jr. NAD Conference will take place at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo, New York during the 2023 – 2024 academic school year. Please check back for updates.


Past Conferences

1st Biennial
May 8 – 14, 1968
Gallaudet CollegeWashington, D.C.
2nd Biennial
April 15 – 19, 1970
Gallaudet CollegeWashington, D.C.
3rd Biennial
June 11 – 14, 1972
National Technical Insitute for the DeafRochester, NY
4th Biennial
April 20 – 27, 1974
Gallaudet CollegeWashington, D.C.
5th Biennial
June 7 – 12, 1976
North Carolina School for the DeafMorganton, NC
6th Biennial
August 8 – 14, 1978
Swan Lake LodgePengilly, MN
7th Biennial
June 30 – July 5, 1980
NAD Centennial ConventionCincinnati, OH
8th Biennial
June 2 – 7, 1982
NYC Chapter of Junior NAD
National Technical Insitute of the Deaf
Rochester, NY
9th Biennial
June 10 – 17, 1984
Florida School for the DeafSt. Augustine, FL
10th Biennial
June 3 – 7, 1986
Model Secondary School for the DeafWashington, D.C.
11th Biennial
March 25 – 30, 1988
California School for the Deaf, FremontFremont, CA
12th Biennial
June 5 – 10, 1990
Indiana School for the DeafIndianapolis, IN
13th Biennial
April 11 – 17, 1992
Louisiana for the DeafBaton Rouge, LA
14th Biennial
May 12 – 16, 1994
Rochester School for the DeafRochester, NY
15th Biennial
November 12 – 17, 1996
North Carolina School for the Deaf
Brown’s Summit Conference Center
Greensboro, NC
16th Biennial
July 24 – 29, 1998
California School for the Deaf, FremontFremont, CA
17th Biennial
October 31 – November 14, 2000
Rochester School for the DeafRochester, NY
18th Biennial
November 13 – 18, 2001
Ohio School for the DeafColumbus, OH
19th Biennial
November 4 – 9, 2003
Model Secondary School for the DeafWashington, DC
20th Biennial
November 1 – 6, 2005
Indiana School for the DeafIndianapolis, IN
21st Biennial
October 16 – 21, 2007
Arizona School for the Deaf and BlindTuscon, AZ
22nd Biennial
November 4 – 8, 2009
Texas School for the DeafAustin, TX
23rd Biennial
November 18 – 22, 2011
California School for the Deaf, RiversideRiverside, CA
24th Biennial
November 5 – 10, 2013
Model Secondary School for the DeafWashington, D.C.
25th Biennial
November 17 – 22, 2015
Florida School for the Deaf and BlindSt. Augustine, FL
26th Biennial
November 7 – 12, 2017
Nebraska Association of the Deaf
Caroly Joy Holling Camp
Ashland, NE
27th Biennial
November 6 – 10, 2019
Rochester School for the DeafRochester, NY
28th Biennial
March 16, 2022
California School for the Deaf, RiversideVirtual