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Collaborative Experience Conference

The third annual Collaborative Experience Conference for professionals who serve students who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing will take place on November 2-4, 2017. It will take place at Breezy Point Resort (9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, MN 56472). 


Refunds up to 7 days before the event. The last day to register is Monday, October 23, 2017. 

Scholarship for Parents

Parents are encouraged to attend the conference. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.


If you need an accommodation, please contact Sharisse Leier by Friday, October 20, 2017. Email or call 651-431-3253.

Conference Schedule

Information about the conference schedule (This schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates!)


CEUs are available! Information about CEUs.

Conference Committee Members

  • Bren Ackerson, Rural Administrator
  • Mary Cashman-Bakken, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Diane Dohnalik, Urban Public Schools
  • Jay Fehrman, Intermediate District Administrator
  • Deb Golos, University of Minnesota
  • Danelle Gournaris, Deaf Family Mentor Program
  • Michelle Isham, Rural Itinerant Teacher
  • Katy Kelley, State Services for the Blind
  • Elise Knopf, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Susan Lane-Outlaw, Bilingual-Bicultural
  • Candace Lindow-Davies, Minnesota Hands & Voices
  • Ann Mayes, Itinerant Teacher and Professional Development
  • Chelsea Paulson, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Role Model Program
  • Deanna Rothbauer, DeafBlind Project
  • Terry Wilding, Residential Deaf and Blind Schools


Collaborative Experience Conference Committee Announces Keynote Speakers

Sponsors are needed! View the Sponsor Exhibitor Guide (PDF) to learn about sponsorship packages.

Call for Presenters! Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017 *CLOSED*

Be sure to use the official conference hashtag! #CollaborativeExperience

Collaborative Experience Recaps

2017 Collaborative Experience for Professionals and Parents

2016 Collaborative Experience for Professionals  

2015 Collaborative Experience for Professionals and Parents

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