Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

CODA celebrates the unique heritage and
identities of adult hearing
individuals with deaf parent(s).

2017 Conference

CODA International, along with Codas in and around
Vancouver, Canada are thrilled to invite you to 
he 32nd Annual Conference...
With Glowing Hearts, CODA-CAN!


Attendees must be Voting Members of CODA to register and attend conference. Go to the Member Centre to register today! 
Apply for Financial Aid here.

Pre & Post Community Events

All pre & post conference events are open to attendees, their family, friends and community members! To register for these events go to the CODA Community Events page.

Conference Sponsors

Support our sponsors! To see our sponsors, go to the Sponsor Page. To become a sponsor, email us!

Donate Now

Looking for a way to support conference, give to the millie brother scholarship fund, or memorialize a member or supporter of CODA? Donate today!

Registration Tutorial

Registration looks a little different this year - watch our online presentation to learn how!

Before the Conference

Private Whistler Tour
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Guests begin the tour at the River Rock Casino Resort, and start their way along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. There will be scenic stops at Porteau Cove, Shannon Falls, & Brandywine Falls. There will also be free time to enjoy various activities, including: Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Peak to Peak Gondola Scandinavian Spa, Zip-line, Bear watching, etc. Departing in the late afternoon, guests will enjoy back through the Sea to Sky Highway returning to Vancouver.

$65.00 Canadian dollars per person

For tickets go to the Community Events Page

(Does not include meals or excursions)

Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
Thursday, 13 July 2017
9:00 AM ( approximately 3-5 hours)

Relax on your whale watching trip as we transport you through the Fraser River, strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands in search of the many species found along our coast. Step into the Ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, humpback, mike whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals, or sea lions, eagles and a variety of seabirds.

$125.00 Canadian dollars per person

For tickets go to the Community Events Page

(Transportation from the River Rock hotel to Steveston Village included)

Conference Information & Rates

  Vancouver, Canada ~ 13-16 July 2017


Must be a Voting Member to register and attend CODA-CAN 2017

 Early Bird Rate  Before - 31 December 2016  $600.00 (CAD)
 Regular Rate 1 January - 30 April 2017    $650.00 (CAD)
 Final Rate 1 May - Until Sold Out   $700.00 (CAD)

Your registration fee includes Thursday evening meal, Friday and Saturday's breakfast, lunch and dinner, and brunch on Sunday -
along with entertainment, workshops and breakout mini sessions.  
Come explore Vancouver with us!

Conference begins on Thursday afternoon, and concludes at approximately 12:00 PM on Sunday.
*Those traveling to conference from the US to Canada will need a passport*

Shop CODA-CAN merchandise!
(Includes Shirts & Yearbooks)

Conference Hotel

River Rock Casino Hotel

8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
Reservations: or +1.604.247.8900
Block Name: CODA International Conference, reference code: 1507CHILDR

Rates (in Canadian Dollars, CAD): 1 King or 2 Queen Bed Standard Room - $169; 
1 Bedroom Suite - $1992 Bedroom Marina Suite - $249

CODA Rates available between 10 July - 18 July 2017

Registration Cancellation Policy - Received and Confirmed by:
On or Before 12 May 2017 - 100% Refund
Between 13 May & 12 June 2017 - 50% Refund
On or After 13 June 2017 - Not eligible for a Refund

Hotel rooms are very limited, book your room today.
If you have booked, but are unable to make it to conference email the planning committee at

After Conference

Capilano Suspension Bridge
Sunday, 16 July 2017 
Departs after conference closing

Cliffwalk juts out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River taking guests to previously unexplored areas of the park on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways. Not for the feint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below. Rates always include: Complimentary “I Survived!” souvenir certificates, Site maps/passports in seven  languages, Guided history and nature tours (see below), & Seasonal entertainment

The park is mainly a self-guided attraction however we offer all of our groups both complimentary park tours and complementary nature tours. Park tours are led by turn-of-the-century costumed tour guides (costumes are worn during the summer months only), and last for approximately 15-20 minutes. The history tour provides guests with an interactive synopsis to our colourful past including the endeavours of past owners, the involvement of local First Nations in our past and present, and of course information on the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. Nature tours are 20-30 minutes in length and led by one of our nature guides. The nature tour provides guests with a highly interactive introduction to the ecology of the West Coast Rainforest. Guests learn about the flora and fauna found in our ecosystem, as well the climatic characteristics that make the West Coast a unique environment. 

Tours are only conducted in English
(Request for interpreters must be made in advance). 

Cost $37.50 per person

For tickets go to the Community Events Page

Once you've registered, More Conference Details...

Call for Presenters

If you are interested in leading a workshop/seminar/session related to “Glowing Hearts” at CODA-Can 2017,
please click HERE and complete the form prior to January 31st 2017.

Photography Release 12-16th July 2017

This Release and Permission to Use Photographs is made and effective 12th July 2017. Between: CHILDREN OF DEAF ADULTS, INTERNATIONAL aka CODA, INTERNATIONAL, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, with its head office located at: PO BOX 40118, Austin, TX 78704, USA with you, as a participant of CODA-CAN 2017.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you as a participant hereby irrevocably and perpetually granting CODA, International Inc., the unrestricted right, power, and authority to reproduce, publish, print, distribute, transmit, copy or otherwise exploit in whole or in part, any medium known or later discovered, including but not limited by means of digital transmission through the internet, all photographs which are taken of you as a participant at the 2017 CODA International Conference.

Conference Policies

Conference Behavior Statement

In our public behavior at CODA, we need to be tolerant of our diversity. That means we need to accept that another's behavior may be different from our own, and at the same time, we need to be sensitive to how our own behavior may be perceived by others. We need to remember that when we participate in any activity sponsored by CODA International, Inc., we are representative of the entire membership of CODA International, Inc. We ask, therefore, that our behavior be such that the membership will not feel "offended" or "put off." We do not feel the need to have "RULES" of behavior. We trust in the "common sense" of each individual, and that their respect and "duty of care" toward each other will suffice. The CODA Conference aims to be a safe haven for ALL who attend. It should be a safe place to express one's innermost feelings. It should be a time to be "ourselves." You may experience exhilaration at the new sense of "freedom" and/or you may even feel some fear, as perceived "taboos" are broken. We come from widely diverse backgrounds, and our ways of expressing ourselves will, necessarily be, widely diverse. We ask that all Codas be sensitive to the needs of others and tolerant of that very diversity. Some here are Gay/Lesbian, Senior Citizens, Gen Xers Ys, and Zs, ex-convicts, people in recovery, Christian, Jewish, and the list goes on.    

Confidentiality Statement

Conference participants are asked to respect the confidentiality of their fellow Coda participants in breakout sessions. Anything said during a session stays in the group. Anything shared at any other time, in any other gathering remains with the group as well. You may share issues, topics, or points only in ways that maintain confidentiality and anonymity (i.e., no names, ages, descriptive characteristics, and no specific content that may identify someone). This confidentiality statement is absolute and timeless; therefore, it extends beyond the immediate time of the conference.    

Social Media Policy

CODA International, Inc. requests that participants of CODA Conferences engage in the following responsible and respectful practice of the use of Social Media: Be Clear that your opinions are your own. You are a member of CODA International, but you are representative of yourself. Be Respectful and maintain Confidentiality of other members attending CODA Conference. Ask first, before you post. Use Good Judgment in sharing only public information. What happens at CODA stays with Codas. Be mindful that not everything is to be shared outside of Conference. Be aware that what you post is permanent.  Even deleted photos, posts, and comments can be traced and copied. Be careful what goes up.    

Photography Policy

All registrants to CODA, Inc. International conferences, or events run for or on behalf of CODA Inc., will be required to sign a waiver regarding the use of the following materials: "In consideration of the goodwill, public service, and community aid provided by CODA, Inc., which I support and from which I have received benefit, I hereby grant permission to CODA, Inc. to use my name, take and publish photographs, videotapes of me which include my voice on any media for any legitimate purpose. I release all rights to such photographs, videotapes, and recordings. I acknowledge that CODA, Inc. will be the sole owner of all rights arising out of their use from any source whatsoever." A document will be available for members to sign upon registration at CODA, Inc. events. Attendees will be required to sign the release form and the signing of one release form will be binding for all events.    

Register Now!

Join us in Vancouver in 3 steps:

Step 1 - Log into the Member Centre & Select "2017 Registration"
Step 2 - Fill out the online Registration Form
Step 3 - A Payment Email will be sent at the completion of Registration to the email address in your member profile.
Follow the Link provided in that email to provide payment.

*Registration is not guaranteed without payment.*

(If you'd like to purchase any conference merchandise, add it to your order and you can purchase everything at once!)

You must be a Voting Member of CODA to attend conferences & retreats.
Become a Voting Member today to register now!

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All Pre & Post Community Events are open to the public. 

Go to our Community Events Page to register.

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