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Updates and information on the #2023DENChicago Conference

4/10/2023 - Updates

Unfortunately, we regret to cancel the DEN Pitch Contest due to the insufficient number of interested participants.  The updated schedule has been posted.  

3/30/2023 - Click here for the Updates

2/8/2023 - Click here for the Updates

Presentation Proposal:

The deadline is 1/12/23.  Submit your proposal here.


Registration and Schedule:

The registration will go live during the first week of February with the conference schedule. We have a cap on the registration, so make sure you register as soon as it goes live!


General Registration:

Early Rate - $250 (Ends on March 1st)

Standard Rate - $275 (Ends on April 1st)

Late Rate - $300

Government/Corporate Registration:

Early Rate - $400 (Ends on March 1st)

Standard Rate - $450 (Ends on April 1st)

Late Rate - $500

Pre-conference lunch add-on - $25 for a boxed lunch. 

The registration will include access to pre-conference workshops, all sessions, networking, and receptions during the conference, including the new DEN Pitch Contest!



We will share more information on the room block rate for the conference hotel. It is within 10 minutes' driving distance of the conference.


Conference Location:

Our conference will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Harper College in Palatine, Illinois!


Social Media:

We have a new Instagram name. Be sure to follow and share our IG with your friends and colleagues. Follow DEN’s new IG.


Overview of Schedule:

The conference’s theme is “Success through Synergy.”


Thursday - Workshops and Happy Hour - 9 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Networking, Breakout sessions/panel, and Reception - 7:30 AM - 7 PM

Saturday - Networking, Breakout sessions/panel, and DEN Pitch Contest - 


New Programs at DEN Conference:

We are excited to introduce the new programs to our conference. The purpose of the new programs is based on the previous attendees’ feedback and inputs for the future conference. Yes, we did listen to your feedback. Now we will provide the new programs below. Our team cannot wait to see how they turn out, and we hope you are excited too!


DEN Pitch Contest - DEN will host its first in-person pitch contest; the participants can win cash prizes! You would have the opportunity to pitch your idea or product/service. It probably will be live-streamed. It is open to any registered conference attendees. Sign-up will be available after the registration opens. We hope to see your name on the list!


Failure Happy Hour - As part of the tradition with DEN, we will host the happy hour event offsite on Thursday. We will have the “stage” available to anyone who wants to share their experiences on failures, so everyone knows they are not alone in this journey. Everyone has experienced failures and successes in their entrepreneurial journey.


NOW we need your help spreading the word about the conference and encouraging them to attend for their professional development and networking opportunity. Having this kind of space is rare for all Deaf/hard of hearing entrepreneurs/small business owners to get together. We hope to see all of you there! Stay tuned.


If you have any questions or comments, then please send an email to

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