Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

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

About the 2020 Conference


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Conference Information

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Date: 25 June 2020 - 28 June 2020

Times: 25 June 2020 -
3pm Newcomer Orientation (required for new attendees)
6pm Welcome and Dinner

28 June 2020 -
1pm Conference Concludes

Registration Cancellation Policy 

Notice must be Received and Confirmed by:

Refund Policy Update - 18 March 2020

Full Refund (minus $25 fee)

To cancel
your registration,
please email the CODA CON! committee 
to begin processing the cancellation and refund.

Registrations are non transferrable.

Registration & Membership

Waitlist to
Register for Conference is Currently Closed

Conference attendees must be current Voting Members of CODA International tregister and attend conference. 

Membership cycle of CODA is
1 January - 31 December

Not a voting member of CODA International?
Join today!

CODA CON! at a Glance

Pre & Post Events
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Fundraiser Events
(All Events on HOLD)
 General Voting Membership Meeting InformationConference Schedule
(Future Attraction)
Theme Details
Conference Workshop &
CEU Information
(Future Attraction)
 The CODA CON! App 
(Future Attraction)
Live & Silent Auction 
(Future Attraction)
About San Diego,
California, United States

Volunteer Sign Up
Facebook Group
Attendee Blog
IG, Insta, Instagram

Hotel InformationThere are 2 hotels:
Conference hotel ~ Crowne Plaza
Overflow hotel ~ Comfort Inn and Suites

To cancel your reservation at either venue, please notify the CODA CON! committee &
Cancel your room directly with the hotel holding your reservation.

The 2020 CODA International Conference will be held at the: 

Crowne Plaza - Mission Valley

2270 Hotel Cir. N
San Diego, CA 92108

 CODA CON! room block & rate of $157/night
(plus taxes and fees)
are available for guests from
22 June to 30 June 2020.  

Rate include: Complementary wifi and
discounted parking is $6/day.

The overflow hotel is at the nearby:

Comfort Inn & Suites

2485 Hotel Cir. Pl.
San Diego, CA 92108

CODA CON! room block & rate of $149/night
(plus taxes and fees)
are available for guests
from 22 June to 30 June 2020.

Rates include: Hot breakfast daily, complementary wifi, & discounted parking is $5/day.

Both hotels have limited room blocks available & only for a limited time frame.
If you are interested in roommates for this conference please reach out to the conference committee.

A complementary shuttle will be provided between the hotels 24/hrs a day during the entire conference.

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Pre and Post Conference Activities

All pre & post conference events hosted by CODA are open to the public.
This includes, conference 
attendees, family members, friends and community members!

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Disneyland & California Adventure

Skyline of Disneyland theme park at dusk

Disneyland Skyline Photo credit:

Includes 1-day,
park-hopper pass, and transportation between San Diego & Anaheim, CA.
Meals not included.

Time: 6:00 am-8:00 pm

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

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

San Diego Zoo

Large lion statue standing on front legs with hind legs in air in front of the entry of the San Diego Zoo

Zoo entrance Photo credit:

Includes park entry and transportation to/from the Zoo.

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Haunted San Diego Tour

Four men in old we

Tours Photo credit:

Haunted, historic bus tour will pick up/drop off at the conference hotel.

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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

Sunday, 28 June 2020

San Diego Harbor Sunset Cruise

San Diego Harbor at night, colorful lights reflecting off the water from the buildings
3-hour sunset dinner cruise, includes choice of champagne or beer (included in the price), and an additional cash bar available.  

Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Cost: $150 USD per person

(Link to register above)

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Frequently asked questions

Registration FAQs

  1. Is CODA CON! sold out? 

    There are some spots available for voting members that reside in Region 6 & Region 7 to attend CODA CON! 2020. These spots are available for the full registration cost of $500, and are available until 1 March 2020, after then any remaining spot will be offered to the next individuals signed up on the waitlist. If you live in one of those regions and you would like to register for conference, please email us at All other registration for CODA CON! 2020 is officially sold out, and the waitlist is currently closed.

    Any remaining spots you see available on the event registration page are for past Millie Brother Scholarship recipients and/or Silent Auction Conference Waiver recipients. If there are any remaining spots after the award date and/or recipients are unable to attend those spots will be offered to the next individuals signed up on the waitlist.

  2. If I’m on the waitlist what should I do? 

    Wait patiently, as we're still going through the list. If you are wondering where you are on the list email to check.

  3. I am registered and/or I am on the waitlist, can I transfer my registration to someone else? 

    Because CODA CON! is sold out, we will not be doing any transfers of registrations. If your registration is canceled and/or place on the waitlist is forfeited we will move to the next person on the waitlist.

  4. I want to apply for a conference waiver to attend. Where do I begin that process? 

    Be on the look out for an announcement from CODA International & watch the homepage of www.coda- for the official announcement that the application for conference waivers has opened.

  5. I paid my registration (half or full), but I can’t attend conference now. What do I do?


Hotel FAQs

There are 2 hotels that have contracted with CODA Inc.:

Crowne Plaza is the main conference hotel, and Comfort Inn & Suites is the secondary, off-site hotel.

  1. When is check in/check out?

    Crowne Plaza: Check in 3pm Check out 12pm
    Comfort Inn & Suites: Check in 4pm, Check out 11am

  2. How far is the secondary hotel from CODA CON!?

    0.3 Miles, 600 Meters, 7 min walk between the 2 hotels

  3. How will attendees staying at the secondary hotel get back and forth between venues?

    Complimentary shuttles will be provided during the conference. A schedule and details are forthcoming.

  4. If I have a reservation at the Crowne Plaza, but I would rather stay at the Comfort Inn, can I move?

    Yes, reserve your room directly with Comfort Inn, cancel your reservation with the Crowne Plaza, & Email us.

  5. I need a roommate or I would like to be a roommate, how can I connect with other Codas to share a room?

    Sign up on the roommate app & fill out our survey to be put on the hotel's direct contact/waitlist as rooms become available CODA CON! Roommate SURVEY

Board Meeting & Membership Meeting FAQs

  1. When and Where are the Board and Membership Meetings at CODA CON!?

    The Board Meeting takes place the Tuesday and Wednesday before conference, 23-24 June 2020, at the Crowne Plaza. The Board Meeting is open to members to join. Feel free to just stop by to listen for a bit if you’re interested, or stay for a while if you’d like to learn more.

    The Membership Meeting will be during lunch on Saturday, 27 June 2020 at the Crowne Plaza. The Membership Meeting is open to Voting Members (in person) and agenda, updates, and notes will be made available online as available.
  2. How will members be able to access the meeting info if they are unable to attend?

    The Board of Directors is currently exploring an online possibility.

  3. Does CODA International follow any special procedure in their meetings?

    Robert’s Rules of Order (Helpful resource -

  4. What are the standing rules for the Membership Meeting in 2020?

    To be determined

  5. Are there any motions being discussed at this Membership Meeting? 

    None to date

Professional Development Credit for Interpreters/Instructors/Teachers (CEUs) FAQs

  1. How many hours of CEUs can I earn at CODA CON!? 

    To be determined

  2. Will I need to provide my own professional organisation's identification information?

    Yes. We will process CEUs for many organisations, however, we do not have your personal identification/membership information with those organisations and we will not be able to look it up for you. 

  3. How are the CEUs reported to Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or other organisations?

    We will report to RID all the required documentation. We will provide certificates of completion for those that need it for other organisations upon request.

  4. Will I need to submit something to RID as proof for my CEUs earned while at conference?

    No. However, others will need to request other documentation for their specific organisations (depending on what they require) to the local committee prior to conference. Please email us at for these requests.

  5. Will there be a certificate of Attendance or some kind of proof for my records?

    Yes. We also highly recommend you take a picture for your records of any collected documentation before we collect it. 

  6. I don’t have RID certification; I have certification from x-organisation. Who can I contact to specify what I need to gather for evidence that I participated in these trainings?

    Email and tell us about it. We'll get you in touch with the right person!

  7. Will the CEUs be categorized as Professional Studies or General Studies? 

    Many of the workshops that will have CEUs awarded will be considered "Professional Studies" however, some will be General Studies depending on the mixed nature of the content and audience that is expected to attend. We will have a better idea as the program is solidified.

General Conference FAQs

  1. When and where is registration check in? 

    Check back for the program schedule once it's finalised.

  2. Where is the Hospital Room (Hospitality Room) & What are the hours?

    The Hospital room will be in the Peacock I and II at the Crown Plaza and is open Thursday 25 June 2020 at 8am and will close at 11pm on Sunday 28 June 2020. This room is available to conference attendees throughout the event, and may only be closed for short periods for cleaning.

  3. What is the weather like in June in San Diego, California?

    June in San Diego brings what is often called, "June Gloom." This is a
     Southern California phrase used to describe a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer. Low-altitude stratus clouds form over the cool water of the California Current, and spread overnight into the coastal regions of Southern California. As often as it is cloudy, it can be sunny this time of year as we welcome the summer months to this region!

    More information can be found at

  4. I need to send auction items. Where do I ship them? 

    All things shipped to the hotel, should be sent no earlier than 2 weeks (8 June 2020) prior to conference. Address package with information below:

    Crowne Plaza San Diego 
    2270 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108

    [Name of recipient of the shipment at the hotel; either you or whomever is expecting the package here]

  5. I want to email the committee with a specific question but I don't know what address to use?

    CODA CON! Committee Members & Roles - The best way to reach anyone on the committee is to email and address your message to the related person or persons below:

    • Margie Brooks; Co-Chair  
    • Abby Coyer; Co-Chair 
    • Jackie Harris; Co-Chair 
    • Penny McGee; Co-Chair 
    • Carla Izaguirre-Simental; Co-Chair
    • Turquoise Townsend; Wellness Track
    • Sheena Rice; Entertainment, Photography, and Social Media
    • Karla Boudreaux; Volunteer Coordinator
    • James Lambrecht; Newcomer and K/Coda attendees, and Activities/Games
    • Krisjana Dunn & Nathan Brown; CEU Track
    • Jennifer Hensley; Conference Advisor, Webpage, & Registration
    • Mateo Ruiz-Williams; CODA President, Board Liaison
    • Jenny Blake; CODA Secretary, Board Liaison 
    • Stella Butora; Region CODA Representative Region V, Board Liaison

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Want to talk?

CODA CON! Attendee Blog

  • 12 Nov 2020 8:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There will be lots of emails coming out regarding CODA CON! refunds, Virtual Conferences, and more!

    To get refunds please read your email. If you didn't get an email then please email

  • 13 Mar 2020 11:28 PM | Anonymous

    We have been receiving multiple questions regarding the status of CODA CON! 2020 conference and if there are any changes because of COVID-19.

    The Co-chairs of CODA CON! will be meeting with the Board Liaisons and Executive Board members of CODA on Sunday, 15 March 2020 to discuss all options and possible changes that may occur. We appreciate your patience with us as we continue our journey in uncharted waters.

    We will provide updates to registrants and the membership as soon as possible.

    CODA CON! Committee Co-Chairs - Abby, Margie, Jackie, Penny


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. 

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