Dallas Community Holds Deaf Celebration Expo Sept. 24

Deaf Celebration LogoThe Dallas/Fort Worth Deaf community is reviving the Deaf Celebration Expo, an event connected to Deaf history.

Kent Kennedy log, saying he is a unique comedian and Flying Hands of LaughterThe expo will take place at Tarrant County College –Trinity River Campus on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The event will run from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and will have an evening show with Austin Deaf comedian Kent Kennedy, “Flying Hands of Laughter” from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Event planners expect attendance of 1,000 or more people.

Attendee Registration

Register for the Deaf Celebration Expo here to avoid lines at the event. Admission to the expo is free. Admission to the Evening Show is $5.00 per person. Children under 17 are free.

Map of Deaf Celebration locationThe event address is Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Downtown Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Exhibitor Registration

Expo exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to reach the Texas Deaf Community with interpreters available at the event.

Booth fees:

  • $50.00 (Non-Profit Organization)
  • $100.00 (For-Profit Organization)

This is a small, additional for an electric outlet. First come, first serve.

Please attach brochures, photos, detailed drawings or any information about your product(s) and booth as it appears while in operation.

Booth includes a one (1) 7” by 44” identity sign, one (1) 5’-long table, and two (2) folding chairs.

Sponsorships are also available and they are seeking door prize donations.

The deadline to register as an exhibitor is Aug. 31, 2016. Registration forms submitted after the due date will be awarded based on booth availability.

Download Booth Application 2016 (PDF)

Download Booth Application 2016 (DOCX)

Deaf Celebration is a 501c (3) organization.

For exhibitor and sponsor questions, email booth@deafcelebration.org.

History of Deaf Celebration

According to event Chairperson and founder of the Deaf Network of Texas, Grant W. Laird, Jr., “Deaf Celebration has its roots in the Deaf President Now movement that occurred in 1988 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., through which a Deaf president was finally appointed at Gallaudet University serving D/deaf students.”

Deaf Celebration seeks to provide a forum for the D/deaf Community, broaden the public’s knowledge of Deaf culture and heritage, create awareness of organizations “of, for, and by the Deaf,” and provide a forum for “artists, performing artists, and craftspeople that are Deaf,” according to the event’s website.

Interpreters and ASL students will donate their time to facilitate communication between individuals who use sign language and those who can’t.

Contact Grant W. Laird, Jr. with questions at info@deafcelebration.org.

Event Flyer

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Word version of flyer.

 

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