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MADC Conference

The theme for the 2023 MADC Conference is RESET, REBUILD and RECONNECT. Check back as this page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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MADC looks forward to meeting old, new, and community members to participate in the upcoming biennial conference on October 27th and 28th at the Holiday Inn in Duluth, Minnesota. If you need accommodations, please make your request by Oct. 10th. Extended deadline for the banquet is Oct. 26th with the cost at $40 then on Oct. 27th, it becomes $50. You must register so we can keep track on who is coming. There are options to come to the conference, the banquet only, business meeting only or both banquet and business meeting.

If you are interested in joining the conference, please fill out this form. We welcome anyone who is interested to join us at the conference. If you would like to vote during the MADC business meetings, you must be a member.

Link to the Registration form which is a Google form:

(If paying by a check, our PO Box is  P.O. Box 131922, St. Paul, MN 55113.)

“MADC 65th Biennial Conference. Oct. 27-28th, 2023. Holiday Inn- Downtown, Duluth, MN.” left column: October 27th.  8:00 - 4:00 Registration.  9:00 - 5:00 Booths 9 - 11:30 Business Meeting 11:30 - 1 Lunch on Own 1 - 2 Dendros Interpreting Forward 2030 “Who Are We and Why Are We Important” 2 -2:30 Break 2:30 - 3 KIS Deaf Community Support Center “Covid-19 Resources/Information” Two small columns in one cell 3 - 4:30 Daniel Milliken “The Overview of Minnesota Department of Human Services - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division” 3 - 4:30 David Dively "Disability 101 in Minnesota” 6 pm Evening Banquet & Awards Ceremony Right column: October 28th 8 - 1 Registration.  9 - 3:30 Booths 9 - 11:30 Business Meeting 11:30 - 1 Lunch on Own 1 - 2:30 MNCDHH “Going Together: Making Large System Changes in Partnership with Others” 2:30 - 3 Break 3 - 4:30 Bee Gehman with M Health Fairview “You and Your Accessible & Digital Health at Fairview" 6 pm Deaf Night Out - Hoops Brewing
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Schedule for 2023 MADC Conference

ASL Vlogs for Friday and Saturday below

Marvin Miller from Deafhood is our keynote speaker at the banquet Friday! To learn more about Marvin Miller, his bio: 

(Please note the title change for one workshop from 2:00 to 4:30 - Minnesota Council on Disability with David Dively.)

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Awards Nominations are now closed. If you want to see who won the awards, come and join us at the banquet on Oct. 27th!

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Board Nominations

If you want to nominate a person for a board position, please fill out the nomination form:

MADC Priorities 

This is a survey asking for your help deciding what priorities the new MADC Board should focus on for the next two years after the 2023 conference:

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If you have any question or concern, please feel free to contact MADC 65th Biennial Conference Committee at


Deaf Night Out

In collaboration with North Shore ASL Club, a Deaf Night Out event is being held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 6 pm. Location is Hoops Brewing, 325 S. Lake Ave, Duluth, MN, 55802. Join us after the MADC conference and meet people!

Flyer with blurry confetti background. Two purple circles stacking in middle with text. Most of text are pink while "Deaf Night Out" is green. Text in purple circles: " Saturday, October 28, 2023. Deaf Night Out. Start at 6 pm. Location: Hoops Brewing, 325 S. Lake Ave, Duluth, MN, 55802." Beneath is the logo for Hoops Brewing (Hoops Brewing with a bridge behind "Brewing"). On bottom is a purple rectangle with text: Contact Maggie Hoppe at or Kelsey Dahl at


Feel free to contact us with any questions or check our Facebook page for more up-to-date details.

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