Since 2016, the Audio Description Project has met annually for a conference in conjunction with the annual ACB Convention. Every second year is a three-afternoon "regular" conference for us, while on alternate years we meet for just one afternoon in a "mini conference." Prior to 2016 the conferences were held on a somewhat irregular basis, but we did meet! You can access all conference material below.
You do not have to be a member of the ACB to attend our conference, nor do you have to attend any part of the ACB Convention while at our conference. There are fees associated with attending the convention and/or conference, and they are detailed when each year's ADP Conference is finalized below. Prior to any given year's ADP Conference agenda being published, we encourage you to look at the most recent years' agendas to get an idea of what to expect. We have something for everyone interested in audio description -- both users and providers -- and our conference is a wonderful opportunity for each to learn about the other.
The 2020 Conference, originally scheduled for Schaumburg, IL, turned into a Virtual Conference due to COVID-19.
This year's ACB Conference will be held as a virtual conference (via Zoom) from 9:30am to 9:30pm daily starting July 3. The ADP Conference will be held each afternoon Mon-Fri at various times, plus some pre-conference specials. If you did not preregister, the one-time cost to attend the ADP Zoom sessions (and all the ACB sessions) will be $35 during the Conference. Here is the agenda (or read the detailed agenda):