Network of the Americas Conference

April 15-18, 2018
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Deafblind International and Perkins School for the Blind are excited to host the first-ever Network of the Americas Conference. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network, learn and have fun with leaders in the field of deafblindness from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Partnerships for lifelong learning

We’re all stronger when we work together. Our conference theme – Partnerships for lifelong learning – acknowledges the importance of teamwork. By partnering as educators, service providers, consumers, policymakers, advocates and family members, together we can offer a lifelong array of support for the deafblind community – spanning from early intervention and K-12 education to programs, services and products for adults. Be sure to join us!


We dedicate this conference to Dr. Jan van Dijk who, by example, inspired us to truly seek to understand children with deafblindness. He was a masterful teacher who never failed to magically capture the interests of the children and engage with them in meaningful communication.