2023 Biennial Conference

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OAD's Biennial Conference Schedule

Thursday Sept 21

6 pm - 7 pm - Conference Warm Up / Training by LiAn open to everyone.

Friday Sept 22

5 pm to 5:10 pm - Introductions (All Officers & Board Members)

5:10 pm to 7 pm - Officers, Board Members, & Committees' Reports


President Steven Report

Secretary Adam Report

Board Member Renwick Dayton Report

Board Member Howard Hammel Report
Board Member Joanna Wilson Report

Legislative Report (Secretary Adam)

7 pm to 7:45 pm - Open Ended Questions & Election Sign-Ups & Nominations (President Steven)

7:45 pm to 8 pm - Necrology (Secretary Adam)

8 pm to 9 pm - Awards Ceremony (President Steven)

Saturday Sept 23

9 am - 9:05 am - Introductions, Approve Prior Conference Minutes (All Officers & Board Members)

9:05 am to 12 pm - Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws: Compare Oct 2021 approved to February 2022 modified version sent to IRS; Proposed changes since February 2022. New proposals, Amendments, (President Steven & Board member, Renwick)

12:00 pm to 1 pm - Lunch Break, bylaws may continue into lunch if necessary.

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Budgets: Current & Proposed (Treasurer Jack)

1:30 pm to 3 pm - New Business: Motions (President Steven)

3 pm to 4 pm - Nominations (President Steven), Elections and Swearing in of New Officers & Board (Secretary Adam)

4:30 pm to 5 pm - Announcements & Wrap Up (Public)

5 pm to 7 pm - Breakout Rooms, Non Profits and other ASL & Deaf related businesses and organizations will be available in breakout rooms. The main room will serve just as a lobby to access the breakout rooms. Anyone interested in having a breakout room, email Secretary Adam at with the name of your organization and who will be facilitating the breakout room from your organization.

Here's who's coming so far:
CymaSpace with Myles de Bastion & Dre Gray

Location: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 6237 1033
There will be a waiting room, there is no password. Please be patient and the host will admit you into the meeting. This link/ meeting ID will be reused for each day of the Biennial Conference.

Election: Positions that will start new terms include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two Board Member positions, and two Delegate positions. 

Scheduled OAD Board Meetings

The public are welcome and encouraged to participate in OAD board meetings. There is usually an opportunity for the public to comment or make an announcement. Please ask the president Steven M Brown for permission to sign or speak outside of public comments and announcement periods.

The upcoming OAD Board meeting is scheduled for September 11, 6 pm - 8 pm.

Zoom Meeting URL:
Zoom Meeting ID:  841 6217 3324

There is no password for our meetings. We use a waiting room instead. Join board meetings up to five minutes before the meeting starts and wait to be admitted into the room.

Zoom is not deaf friendly. We have found it necessary to do spotlighting as many members use a phone and can only see one or two people at a time. For this reason, we ask that participants not connect audio when joining the room, or to join with the microphone and leave it on. Participants can mute their phone or computer if concerned about disturbing others around them.

When we spotlight someone, if the person is muted, Zoom will nag the person to turn on their microphone every time they are spotlighted. It is easier to just leave the microphone on or better yet to not connect audio at all when joining the meeting.

For accommodations please email with your request.

Oregon ASL Community Events

We have a Google Group where anyone can share events, news, jobs, as well, all posts are checked by moderators before being sent out to everybody by email. See instructions on how to join.

Liking OAD's FaceBook page is another good place to learn about ASL community events in Oregon. To share an event to the OAD community, create a post from wherever (your personal FB account, or a FB page you own or control) and tag OAD by mentioning us by adding "@Oregon Association of the Deaf" to the post,