Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

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

2018 Conference

CODA International, along with the CODAhaven committee 

invite you to 
he 33rd Annual Conference.
let your light shine!

Conference Information & Rates

Providence, Rhode Island, usa

28 June 2018 - 1 July 2018


You will experience world-class entertainment, workshops, breakouts and
lots of fun where you can "LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE".
The conference begins the afternoon of Thursday, 28 June 2018 and concludes at   1:00 pm on Sunday, 1 July 2018.
Conference attendees must be current Voting Members of CODA International in order to register and attend conference.
Not a member? Join today!

Go to CODAhaven 2018 to register for the 2018 CODA International conference, today! 

 Registration Type  Available Dates  Cost
 Early Bird Registration  6 August 2017 - 31 January 2018  $375 USD
 Regular Registration  1 February 2018 - 30 April 2018  $400 USD
 Late Registration  1 May 2018 - 28 June 2018  $425 USD

Your registration fee includes six meals: 
Dinner on Thursday
Lunch and Dinner on Friday
Lunch and Dinner on Saturday 
Brunch on Sunday

Registration Cancellation Policy - Received and Confirmed:
On or Before 31 January 2018 - 100% Refund
Between 1 February 2018 & 30 April 2018 - 50% Refund
On or After 1 May 2018 - Not eligible for a Refund

The 2018 CODA International Conference will be held at: 

The Providence Marriott Downtown

1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 272-2400

 The CODAhaven room block and group rate are no longer available. You may contact the hotel to secure a market rate room.  You may also sign up for ConferenceShare a room share site that we have partnered with to facilitate finding roommates.  If you are interested in sharing a room with other conference attendees, please  sign up on to connect with each other. The conference appears as CODAhaven 2018 on

Complimentary parking is provided.

If you have booked your room and are unable to attend the conference, please cancel the reservation directly with the hotel.  Also, please send a note notifying us of the cancellation to

Pre and Post Conference Activities

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

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Newport Outing

Newport, RI

Harbor Trinity Church Photo credit: Onne van der Wal (Discover Newport)

Depart from Providence for a lovely boat ride on the Seastreak Ferry and experience the majestic Narragansett Bay. After enjoying the one-hour ferry ride you will arrive in Newport where you will experience a guided bus tour of Newport’s world-renowned Ten Mile Drive, learn about its unique history as a summer resort, and take in its spectacular scenery. After the bus tour, you will have two hours on your own to discover the charm of Thames Street with its distinctive architecture, fantastic restaurants, and interesting shops. You will be picked up by bus in downtown Newport to return to Providence.  

Time Frame: 6 hours; 9 am - 3 pm

Cost: $65.00 USD per person - includes transportation to ferry and return to the hotel via bus.

Lunch is not included.

Group Size: Maximum 100

Register by going to the following link:

Newport Outing: CODAhaven Pre-conference Activity

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Discover Providence

Providence Skyline Photo credit:

Join us for a delightful and informative journey through one of America's favorite cities! On this outstanding tour you will be introduced to the great neighborhoods and culture of the city. While you learn about the fantastic story of Providence and its historical significance as a haven, you will admire the beauty and panoramic views of colonial College Hill, feel the pulse of  vibrant Downcity, experience the unique culture of our Little Italy and much more! Featuring all the major architectural and historical landmarks with stops for pictures and up close exploration included. You will love this inspiring trip through our capital city!


Time frame: 1.5 hours; 2 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $30 USD per person

Type of tour: Bus; includes transportation to and from the hotel

Group size: Maximum 112

Register by going to the following link:

Discover Providence: CODAhaven Post-conference Activity

Conference Policies

Photography Release 28 June - 1 July 2018

This Release and Permission to Use Photographs is made and effective 28 June 2018 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 CODAhaven 2018.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you as a participant herby 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 2018 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.     

Photography Policy

All registrants to CODA, Inc. International conferences, or events run for or on behalf of CODA Inc., will be required to sign a waiver regarding the use of the following materials: "In consideration of the goodwill, public service, and community aid provided by CODA, Inc., which I support and from which I have received benefit, I hereby grant permission to CODA, Inc. to use my name, take and publish photographs, videotapes of me which include my voice on any media for any legitimate purpose. I release all rights to such photographs, videotapes, and recordings. I acknowledge that CODA, Inc. will be the sole owner of all rights arising out of their use from any source whatsoever." A document will be available for members to sign upon registration at CODA, Inc. events. Attendees will be required to sign the release form and the signing of one release form will be binding for all events. 

Communications Statement

The languages used at the 2018 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.

Continuing Education Units

CODAhaven extends its gratitude to Jennifer Joy Vold and Ariana Saccente for their assistance with CEU processing at the conference.  We also thank Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RIRID) for their sponsorship of conference CEUs.

RIRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.  This Professional and General Studies program is offered for 1.075 CEUs at the Little to Some Content Knowledge Level.

The Providence Marriott Downtown is accessible per ADA standards.  Click here for details.  If a presenter requires a ramp to access a riser, the hotel will provide one.

Link to learning objectives for each workshop:

To become a financial sponsor, email us!


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:
Facebook: Children of Deaf Adults International Inc.  ~ 
Twitter: @codaintl ~ Instagram: codainternational ~ YouTube: CODA International Inc

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