ASL Interpreter Request
Given that NYSAFLT is a small nonprofit with limited resources, the organization will do its best to accommodate those that are in need of ASL interpretation on a first come, first serve basis.
Individuals requesting an ASL interpreter must register and notify NYSAFLT at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30; a full conference itinerary must be emailed to NYSAFLT staff no later than September 9, 2023, in order for ASL Interpreters to be secured. After this date, we cannot guarantee that an interpreter will be made available. We appreciate you adhering to our policy.
Pre-registration and Confirmation
You may pre-register for the conference online with the registration form available at https://nysaflt.org/annual-conference/. Please note cut-off dates, fee schedules, and refund information on the registration form. Confirmation of conference registration will be made by email only to the address you provide on your form. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it may be in your spam folder. If you are unable to locate our confirmation email, let us know and we’ll resend it.
Arrival and Conference Check-in
Conference materials (programs, badges, banquet tickets) will be pre-packaged for those participants who have pre-registered and will be available at the conference registration desk in the Marriott. The registration booth will be open during the Annual Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Program Overview and Schedule at a Glance
The Annual Conference will run from Friday morning 8:30 a.m. through Saturday afternoon 4:00 p.m.:
- Three-hour, ticketed workshops are scheduled for Friday only, 8:30–11:30 a.m. A separate $35 fee applies.
- Regular 60-minute sessions begin Friday afternoon. There are three 60-minute session time slots on Friday and four on Saturday.
- The General Session, Annual Business Meeting, and Keynote Address will be held Saturday morning from 10:00–11:00 a.m.
- Exhibits: The exhibit area will open beginning Friday immediately after lunch and in the morning on Saturday.
- Recognition of the year’s scholarship, grant, and award winners as well as a special Indigenous Welcome will take place during Friday’s lunch.
- A special 20s theme event, the NYSA-speakeasy, will be held Friday evening before the Banquet.
- Our Annual Awards Banquet will be held Friday evening.
- Our Service Award Luncheon will be Saturday.
Attendees at the conference are asked to WEAR THEIR BADGES AT ALL TIMES. You will not be permitted to attend workshops or enter the exhibit hall without your name badge.
Schedule and Locations
All workshops and sessions will be held in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The schedule will be determined prior to the Annual Conference and will be posted at https://nysaflt.org/annual-conference/. Please note that the listing of workshops and sessions is subject to change. All attendees are asked to be at sessions and workshops on time and to remain until the end. Please silence your cell phone while in workshops.
Exhibitors are present for consultation and to demonstrate and/or sell their materials, which include texts, journals, digital media, literature, games, fundraisers, authentic resources, travel services, and more. While exhibitors at the conference may offer various products and perspectives, it’s important to note that their views and offerings do not necessarily represent NYSAFLT’s official stance or endorsement. Most exhibitors accept cash, checks, or credit cards. The grand opening of the exhibit hall will be after lunch, 12:30–1:00 p.m., on Friday, followed by a coffee break at 3:30 p.m. and our traditional wine and cheese hour Friday evening 4:45–5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the exhibit hall will be open 8:30–11:30 a.m. Participants will have ample opportunity to examine a variety of materials. Raffles for valuable prizes will be held in the exhibit hall.
Directions and Parking
Parking for guests will be in the parking garage of the Marriott, which is located at 110 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY. Attendees get a discounted rate of $5 per parking session. There are no in/out privileges in the parking garage.