ALDA Chicago


ALDAcon is the annual convention for the Association of Late Deafened Adults. The event is hosted by the national organization, ALDA Inc.

The convention lasts several days and takes place in a new location in the United States each year. Activities include inspirational speakers, informative workshops, social events/outings, and the traditional Saturday night karaoke party.

Scholarship funds, aptly named for the late Bob Janssen, are available to defray costs for attendees who are unable to attend without financial aid. Applicants must be a member of ALDA Chicago, and have a hearing loss or unable to understand spoken language. Preference is given to those who have never received an ALDAcon scholarship nor attended an ALDAcon, in that order.

Applications can be submitted beginning in February of a given ALDAcon year (e.g., February 2024 for ALDAcon 2024). The deadline to apply is May 17th (11:59 PM on May 16th).

Click here to join or renew your membership with ALDA Chicago.

Apply for a scholarship online.

View/print a mail-in application form to fill in and submit via first-class mail.

See the complete ALDA Chicago Scholarship Policy.

ALDAcon 2024 is in Clearwater Beach Florida from September 11 - 15, 2024.

Register for the conference online here.

We have a special Holiday Rate and you can save money if you sign up before February 14th.

Our destination hotel is the Sheraton Sand Key Resort at 1160 Golf Blvd, Clearwater Beach Florida, 33767.  The ALDAcon room rate is $179 + taxes per night thru August 12, 2024 or until the room block is filled. The hotel's phone number is 888-306-0945. Make online room reservations here.

Learn more about ALDAcon on the ALDA Inc. website.

Updated 1/09/2024
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