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 attended an ALDAcon nor received an ALDAcon scholarship, 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).

View/print the ALDA Chicago Scholarship Policy.

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

The online or mail-in scholarship application form must be filled out and submitted to be considered.

Apply for a scholarship online.

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

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

Register for the conference online here.

There is a special Holiday Rate and you can save money if you register 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 3/14/2024
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