Since 2016, the Audio Description Project has met annually for a conference in conjunction with the annual ACB Convention. Every second year is a three-afternoon "regular" conference for us, while on alternate years we meet for just one afternoon in a "mini conference." Prior to 2016 the conferences were held on a somewhat irregular basis, but we did meet! You can access all conference material below.
You do not have to be a member of the ACB to attend our conference, nor do you have to attend any part of the ACB Convention while at our conference. There are fees associated with attending the convention and/or conference, and they are detailed when each year's ADP Conference is finalized below. Prior to any given year's ADP Conference agenda being published, we encourage you to look at the most recent years' agendas to get an idea of what to expect. We have something for everyone interested in audio description -- both users and providers -- and our conference is a wonderful opportunity for each to learn about the other.
The 2023 Conference will be held in Schaumburg, IL, starting July 1, 2023 and ending July 6. Tours begin a day ahead and continue one day later. If you were on distribution for 2022 Conference information, you will receive 2023 information. To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to [email protected].
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The 2022 ACB Conference ran from July 1 through July 8, 2022. The ADP Conference agenda items were scattered over the various days of the ACB conference, rather than held on three afternoons as we have done in the years before COVID. This 2022 conference was hybrid: some events in person in Omaha, NE, and others only virtual. Almost every sesssion was available virtually, however. The fee to attend virtually (or in person) was $35.
Here are some links to recordings, plus we have linked each of our ADP sessions to a page where you can listen to a podcast of the session.