Occurring every fall, the Deaf Empowerment Symposium’s main focus is the empowerment of deaf and hard of hearing people.  That objective is pursued by having guest speakers present information concerning a variety of topics of possible use to people with hearing loss.

22nd Annual Deaf & Hard of Hearing Empowerment Symposium

“The Criminal Justice System & The Challenge of Communication Access”

with featured presenter Michael Stein, Partner, Stein & Vargas LLP

October 20, 2018

The Lodge of the Four Seasons

Hotel Address: 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049


Free admission! Breakfast and lunch included with RSVP.

RSVP to Camillia.Lynch@mcdhh.mo.gov by October 1, 2018 & include any requests for special accommodations.


CEUs for this event are available to registrants of the Missouri Interpreters Conference



7:00-8:00 a.m. Governor’s Proclamation Breakfast

8:00-10:00 a.m.  Session 1: Michael Stein

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Session 2: TBA

1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch

2:00-5:00 p.m.  Session 3: CDI Panel

7:00 p.m.  Missouri Interpreters Conference Banquet (additional cost; see Interpreters Conference page for more information)