READING, ENGLAND—The 30th Annual Coda Conference, hosted by CODA International and CODA UK & Ireland, is set to take place in Reading, England from Thursday, July 16 – Sunday, July 19.
The conference garners CODAs aged 18 and over from around the world in order to share information and experiences, meet new people, and raise awareness for the deaf community.
A CODA is defined as a hearing individual with one or more parent(s) with some degree of deafness. Founded by Millie Brother in 1983, CODA International began as a small grassroots organization and grown to worldwide influence. The organization is responsible for implementing Mother/Father Deaf Day, KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults) camps for CODAs under age 18, resource development and various scholarship opportunities.
The four-day event, themed “CODALAND,” begins with optional pre-conference activities available for an extra fee. This year’s activities include a tour of the Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, England, and a boat cruise through London along the Thames river.
Guests are allowed to accompany any attending CODA to any pre-conference or post-conference activity and utilize the conference venue facilities, but will not be allowed to participate in scheduled conference events.
This year’s conference is sponsored by the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) in England.
The 2016 Coda Conference is scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas. Financial aid applications are currently being accepted; visit www.coda-international.org/finanaid for more information.