Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

CODA celebrates the unique heritage and
identities of adult hearing
individuals with deaf parent(s).

2020 Conference


CODA CON! Committee & CODA International Board Invite you to...

Feel the power!

Conference Information & Rates
(All conference currency for 2020 is in USD.)

San Diego, California, usa

25 June 2020 - 28 June 2020

The conference begins the afternoon of Thursday 25 June 2020, where you will experience world-class entertainment, workshops, breakout sessions, and lots of fun where you can, "Feel the Power!"
Conference concludes after closing ceremonies at 1:00 pm on Sunday 28 June 2020. 

Your registration includes six meals: Dinner Thursday, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday,
& brunch on Sunday.

Conference Registration Cost: $500


 Registration Payment Type

 Available Dates


 Regular Registration Full Payment

 1 October 2019 - 31 March 2020 $500
 First Half Payment** 1 October 2019 - 1 January 2020 $250
Second Half Payment** Before - 31 January 2020  $250
**Payment for registration can be paid in full or made in 2 installments if paid before 31 January 2020;
Invoice for second half of registration will be emailed after first payment is received.

Registration Cancellation Policy - Received and Confirmed:

On or Before 31 January 2020 - Full Refund (minus $25 fee)
Between 1 February 2020 & 30 April 2020 - 50% Refund
On or After 1 May 2020 - Not eligible for a Refund


Conference attendees must be current Voting Members of CODA International in order to
register and attend conference. 

Not a voting member of CODA International? Join today!


The 2020 CODA International Conference will be held at the: 

Crowne Plaza - Mission Valley

2270 Hotel Cir. N
San Diego, CA 92108

 The CODA CON! room block & group rate of $157 per night (plus taxes and fees)
are available for conference guests from 22 June to 30 June 2020.
This offer is available for a limited time & quantity. 

Complementary wifi is included for conference guests and
discounted parking is $6 per day.

Reserve your room online
Reserve Room

Or call
"CODA International Annual Conference" or Group Code "CIA" 

If you have booked your room and are unable to attend the conference,
please cancel the reservation directly with the hotel. 
And email us at

Conference Merchandise

All merchandise can be purchased in registration.
Conference wear will be picked up onsite, & printed materials will be shipped after the event concludes.

Yearbook - $30

Photo credit:

This one of a kind, well, lets be honest we'll make as many as you order, book will be custom made to represent this event, and will be a cherished keepsake for years to come...and years...and years...and you know...    Shipping included.

Coda Cape - $10

Let's be serious, we all need to get our official Coda Support Capes in order to truly let our superhero selves shine sometimes...or if you're out of ideas for the fancy dress night during conference. Either way, we've got you covered!

Coda Con! Shirt - $25

This unisex uniform is what every Coda needs for day-to-day casual wear, when we aren't out saving the day...or saving ourselves.

Pre and Post Conference Activities

All pre and post conference activities are open to all attendees, family, friends, and community members!

Before the party...

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Disneyland & California Adventure Parks

Disneyland Skyline Photo credit:

Discover the excitement of the Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim, California featuring two amazing theme parks -
Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure park!
A park hopper pass will let you make the most out of your visit & see what both parks have to offer.  

Transportation between San Diego and Anaheim is included **Food
not included.

Time: 6:00 am-8:00 pm

Cost: $240 USD per person
(link to register in the title above)

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

San Diego Zoo

Zoo entrance Photo credit:

San Diego Zoo’s world famous grounds
are filled with lush wooded areas &
exotic animals a place that will leave lasting memories.
A place where the zoo is a protective haven 
for endangered species & 
help prevent against extinction. 
Whether your memories are from feeding a giraffe,
watching the penguin with the same curiosity 
that you have about him, 
or looking upon the babies in the park, 
every moment will leave you with a sense of 
awe and amazement.

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cost: $80 USD per person
(Link to register above)

Haunted San Diego Tour

Tours Photo credit:

Hop aboard the bus to the
Travel Channel’s most haunted places.
A two-hour ghost/historic tour
though San Diego at night.
Visiting places such as The Whaley House,
walking though El Campo Santo cemetery and Pioneer Park.
Visit the notorious past of this city full
of many characters who may be waiting to meet you.
Not a jump-out-and-scare you adventure,
rather wander through the past and
visit famous haunted 

Time frame: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cost: $60 USD per person
(Link to register above)

The after party...

Sunday, 28 June 2020

San Diego Harbor Sunset Cruise

San Diego Harbor at night, colorful lights reflecting off the water from the buildingsCelebrate the end of a wonderful weekend with a 3-hour sunset dinner cruise with the most incredible views of San Diego’s most scenic waterfront sights. When boarding your choice of champagne or beer is offered (included in the cost of the ticket). Meals are freshly prepared aboard the ship, made with locally sourced ingredients and the finest contemporary California flavors in the region. Cash Bar will be available.

The staff will ensure you have the most comfortable and wonderful experiences from the moment you get on board. You will get the full bay tour, which includes most iconic places such as the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, the Star of India, North Island Military Base, Hotel de Coronado, downtown San Diego skyline, and much more.

Time frame: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Cost: $150 USD per person

(Link to register above)

Are you ready for CODA CON!?

Conference Policies

Photography Release 25 June - 28 June 2020

This Release and Permission to Use Photographs is made and effective 25 June 2020 Between Children of Deaf Adults International aka CODA International Inc, a corporation organised and existing under the laws of the State of California, USA with you as a participant of CODA CON! 2020.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you as a participant hereby irrevocably and perpetually grant CODA International Inc. the unrestricted right, power and authority to reproduce, publish, print, distribute, transmit, copy or otherwise exploit in whole or in part, any medium known or later discovered, including but not limited by means of digital transmission through the internet, all photographs which are taken of you as a participant of the 2020 CODA International Conference.

Conference Behavior Statement

In our public behavior at CODA, we need to be tolerant of our diversity. That means we need to accept that another's behavior may be different from our own, and at the same time, we need to be sensitive to how our own behavior may be perceived by others. We need to remember that when we participate in any activity sponsored by CODA International, Inc., we are representative of the entire membership of CODA International, Inc. We ask, therefore, that our behavior be such that the membership will not feel "offended" or "put off." We do not feel the need to have "RULES" of behavior. We trust in the "common sense" of each individual, and that their respect and "duty of care" toward each other will suffice. The CODA Conference aims to be a safe haven for ALL who attend. It should be a safe place to express one's innermost feelings. It should be a time to be "ourselves." You may experience exhilaration at the new sense of "freedom" and/or you may even feel some fear, as perceived "taboos" are broken. We come from widely diverse backgrounds, and our ways of expressing ourselves will, necessarily be, widely diverse. We ask that all Codas be sensitive to the needs of others and tolerant of that very diversity. Some here are Gay/Lesbian, Senior Citizens, Gen Xers, Ys, and Zs, ex-convicts, people in recovery, Christian, Jewish, and the list goes on.     

Confidentiality Statement

Conference participants are asked to respect the confidentiality of their fellow Coda participants in breakout sessions. Anything said during a session stays in the group. Anything shared at any other time, in any other gathering remains with the group as well. You may share issues, topics, or points only in ways that maintain confidentiality and anonymity (i.e., no names, ages, descriptive characteristics, and no specific content that may identify someone). This confidentiality statement is absolute and timeless; therefore, it extends beyond the immediate time of the conference.     

Social Media Policy

CODA International, Inc. requests that participants of CODA Conferences engage in the following responsible and respectful practice of the use of Social Media: Be Clear that your opinions are your own. You are a member of CODA International, but you are representative of yourself. Be Respectful and maintain Confidentiality of other members attending CODA Conference. Ask first, before you post. Use Good Judgment in sharing only public information. What happens at CODA stays with Codas. Be mindful that not everything is to be shared outside of Conference. Be aware that what you post is permanent. Even deleted photos, posts, and comments can be traced and copied. Be careful what goes up.     

Communications Statement

The languages used at the 2020 Conference will be spoken English, American Sign Language and International Sign. All large group events such as the welcome, icebreaker, auction, keynote and end note presentations, and announcements will feature all three languages. Breakouts and workshops are generally conducted in spoken English and will not include official interpretation. If you have specific communication needs, please let us know (on the registration form) and we will do our best to offer accommodations.

  • 11 Nov 2019 6:37 PM | Anonymous


    At this time, the CODA CON! 2020 registration waitlist is temporarily suspended while we begin processing registrants from the existing waitlist. Please wait until further notice before attempting to join the registration waitlist for the conference. We will inform the membership when we will open the waitlist again.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.


    Abby Coyer, Penny Mcgee, Margie Brooks, Jackie Harris

  • 08 Nov 2019 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    Here is the latest news about CODA CON! 2020… DRUM ROLL PLEASE….

    •The board has approved an increase in conference attendees up to 500. When your name comes up from the waitlist, you will receive an email with a link to pay and confirm your registration. This must be done with in 24 hours. If it is not paid, we will move to the next person on the waitlist. 

    We graciously ask for your patience as this will not be done all at once to minimize any glitches or confusion.

    •At this time, rooms are sold out for Sunday at the hotel venue, Crowne Plaza.  We are looking at alternative options for accommodations.

    •There is still a waitlist for conference registration.  If you want to be put on the conference registration waitlist, please go to Your CODA International membership will need to be up to date prior to registering. Once you click on “add to waitlist,” you will need to continue inputting your information including selecting a payment of either $250 deposit or $500 full rate. You will NOT need to make the payment at this time. Continue to fill out the rest of the registration form and submit. You will receive an email confirmation. IF you do not receive an email, this means your application was not completed; log in and review the information you submitted. If you still have issues after completing these steps, please email

    •We will create a waitlist for hotel rooms. We are looking into a “find a roommate” type of app to help you find or be a roommate(s) during conference. When a waitlist becomes available, please sign up if you are open to sharing and/or need a room.

    •If you are registered and find that you need to cancel your conference registration, please email with your information including if you need a refund on other items or add-ons purchased (T-shirt, yearbook, pre-/post-conference activities, etc).  Note: Refunds are reduced by a $25 processing fee at this time. 

    •If you have a room and need to cancel it, email:, not the hotel

    •If you are already on the waitlist, please wait patiently as we work to get people registered. Please be prepared to pay $250 or $500 when you receive your email with the payment link.

    If you have any questions about your membership status or registration, email

    Stay tuned, and check the website for more information. We will update the membership as soon as we have new information available. 

    ***** IN THE MEANTIME*****

    We strongly encourage you to reach out to other local Codas and actively get involved with local events. Please reach out to your region director and have the conversation of how to have more local gatherings if they are not already happening. Don’t let Coda gatherings be limited to conferences and retreats. 

    Codas UNITE and FEEL THE POWER!!

    From your CODA CON! 2020 Co-chairs with gratitude,

    Abby Coyer, Penny McGee, Margie Brooks, Jackie Harris

Feel the Power - Register Here!

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CODA International is a private organization maintained and governed by CODA International members. Codas being persons who have one or more parent with a demonstrable and verifiable hearing loss. Non Codas interested in becoming Supporting Members are encouraged and highly welcomed. Persons joining as a voting member or registering for CODA International conference or specified events, found to be non-Coda will automatically have their status changed to Supporting Member and any dues or fees paid to CODA will be forfeited. The privacy and security of all registered members is a top priority for the purpose of admittance, denials, and revocations. 

CODA International is not responsible for non-affiliated social media accounts which may not be a direct representation or share the beliefs that of CODA-International websites etc. 

Official Social Media accounts CODA International:
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