Registration closes October 23, 2019

Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864
Friday, November 8, 2019

Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

End time: 3:45 p.m.


$75 for administrators


Are you an administrator who is new to supervising Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI) and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) programs and services? MDE-LIO will offer a one-day conference to support you.

The day will begin with a welcome from Scott Koenigsknecht, Michigan Department of Education Deputy Superintendent. In the keynote, Marjorie Kaiser, Superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Blind and School for the Deaf, will discuss challenges, best practices, and unique needs in the areas of BVI and DHH.

In addition to breakout sessions throughout the day, experienced Michigan administrators who currently supervise BVI and/or DHH programs will share their wisdom in an afternoon panel. Come prepared with questions!

Conference topics will include:

  • The educational impact of hearing and vision loss
  • Caseload analysis
  • Assistive technology
  • Teacher shortages
  • Tools for assessing teachers

SCECHs are pending.

Hotel Rooms

A block of rooms is available at the Comfort Inn Okemos for $85 plus tax. Information on reserving a room will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: A credit card payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie