2015 SERID Conference

The Southeastern Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) provides educational and professional development for individuals who work with consumers who are Deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf-blind, and late-deafened. The goal of this conference is to promote collaboration between service providers and communities serving these consumers within the region. It also provides an avenue for recruiting new staff for vacant positions as well as a way for rewarding colleagues for the amazing work they are doing.

Picture of people holding sign spelling out Myrtle Beach

The 2015 SERID conference planning is underway! Mark your calendars for October 25-28, 2015 to join us in beautiful and sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

SERID 2015 Announcements

October 9, 2015:  

Hello from sunny South Carolina! I wanted to assure you all that we are all set for the conference at the end of the month. I spoke with the folks at the hotel and they’ve received no damage. The hotel is in great shape and ready for our conference!

There are a couple road closures that are expected to be lifted by the time you all start to travel. Please check www.511.sc.org to check before you start to travel.

Thank you for the many emails asking if we are OK and what you can do to help our people. We will let you know some ideas as they become available. We can’t wait to see you!!!


July 2, 2015:  The Early Bird registration has been extended to August 1st and we are filling up fast! Register today to ensure your spot!


June 12, 2015:  SERID’S GOT TALENT! We want to know what YOU can do!


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May 7, 2015: The SERID 2015 conference team is thrilled to announce our Keynote speakers!

Claudia Gordon              Matt Hamill                     Chris Wagner    
ClaudiaGordon     Matt Hamill  Chris Wagner

Claudia Gordon is the Chief of Staff with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs. She will be presenting at the Monday “Lunch & Learn” on October 26th about WIOA changes and how they affect the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

Matt “The Hammer” Hamill is a professional mixed martial arts athlete and will be presenting a motivational and culturally rich presentation after the banquet on Tuesday, October 27th.

Chris Wagner is the President of the National Association of the Deaf and will be presenting our farewell plenary on October 28th to help us refuel to go back to our respective states ready to bring about positive and forward movement.







The SERID 2015 Conference “Making Waves For Success” will be held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel on the beautiful sands of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

Marriott Hotel
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

  • October 25-28, 2015
  • Complimentary Internet and WiFi throughout the hotel as an accommodation for VPs
  • Free Self-Parking
  • Room Cost is Federal Rate of $83 ++per night
  • Group rate is valid 3 days pre and post conference if you want to extend your stay and enjoy the beach
  • 20% off all spa services
  • Directly on the beach!

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Picture of pool at hotel