The twentieth biennial Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing invites proposals for papers that address a wide variety of issues in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Presentations reflecting the conference theme, “Dedicated Heroes Making Waves” will be considered for concurrent sessions.


Accessing the general curriculum using research-based, best teaching practices in English, language arts, reading, mathematics, science, & social studies; early intervention and preschool; working with students who are D/HH plus have additional needs; and collaboration between family and professionals. Other strand areas include:

  • administrative and legal issues
  • evaluation of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • instructional technology
  • sign communication and interpreting
  • listening and spoken language
  • social-emotional development


Concurrent sessions are 1½ hours long and include time for introductions, discussion, questions and evaluations. Sessions longer than 90-minute increments (3 hours, 4½ hours, and 6 hours) will be considered.


Applications and vitas must be submitted on-line at www.swced.org. If accepted, handouts must also be uploaded at www.swced.org. If technical assistance is needed, please contact Marina McCormick at marina.mccormick@esc4.net for assistance.

Fees & Expenses

Presenters selected from the Call for Papers will not be paid an honorarium or be reimbursed for expenses.  Speakers invited to present with prior approval of the committee will be paid a negotiated and approved flat rate contract fee.


RDSPD/TSD/DHHS personnel are asked to pay full registration as a financial support for the conference. Presenters who are not affiliated with a RDSPD, TSD, or DHHS may attend other sessions on the day of their presentation without paying registration. Attendance on multiple days, dining at meal functions, or requesting CEU credit will require paid registration.


All rooms will have LCD projection equipment.

Presenters must provide laptops/computers, connector cables/cords, and/or special equipment such as CD/DVD disk drives, if needed for their presentation.

Every effort will be made to meet any requests for other equipment as indicated on the submitted ‘Call for Papers’. Please help keep the conference costs down by requesting only essential equipment.


Angela Belding, Speakers Committee Chair
Parker County Special Ed Co-op – Brazos River RDSPD
Email: beldingangela@gmail.com
Phone: (817) 454-4361

DiAnne Allison, Co-Chair
Email:  toy.poo@verizon.net 

Call for Papers

Applications will open Fall, 2023.

Sorry, but the deadline to submit has passed.

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