Children of Deaf Adults, INC. 

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

2023 Conference


Dear CODA International Member,

The CODA International Board is delighted to announce that CODA Korea will hold the 2023 CODA International Conference in Incheon, South Korea. The conference dates are 29 June through 2 July 2023.

The Conference Committee includes Bora Lee-Kil and Su Kyong Isakson as Co-Chairs, Jisung Hwang, Hyeonjeong Jang, Minji Han and Mihye Jo.

There is much to celebrate in 2023! It's the first time that a CODA International Conference is being hosted outside of the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. The World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (4-9 July) and the World Federation of the Deaf (11-15 July) are holding their conferences in South Korea in July 2023 as well. Last but not least, 2023 is the 40th anniversary of Children of Deaf Adults International Inc.!

The theme of the 2023 CODA International Conference is “Colorful CODA”.  We hope to create a conference where you can feel the uniqueness and diversity of Codas from all over the world. Please support CODA Korea in 2023!

For more information, please review this PowerPoint presentation (click here for a version in Korean). Please note that the contract for the hotel featured in the PowerPoint has not been finalized. We expect that registration information will be available in Fall of 2022.  

Lastly, we are preparing a Frequently Asked Questions document. Please help by letting us know what questions you have by completing this short form.

We hope to see you in Incheon, South Korea in 2023!

The CODA International Board of Directors

Conference Merchandise

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Conference wear will be picked up onsite, & printed materials will be shipped after the event concludes.

Conference Policies

Photography Release 29 June through 2 July 2023

This Release and Permission to Use Photographs is made and effective 29 June 2023 Between Children of Deaf Adults International aka CODA International Inc, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of California, USA with you as a participant of Colorful CODA 2023.

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you as a participant hereby irrevocably and perpetually grant 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 of the 2023 CODA International Conference.

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.     

Communications Statement

The languages used at the 2023 Conference will be spoken English, American Sign Language and International Sign. All large group events such as the welcome, icebreaker, auction, keynote and end note presentations, and announcements will feature all three languages. Breakouts and workshops are generally conducted in spoken English and will not include official interpretation. If you have specific communication needs, please let us know (on the registration form) and we will do our best to offer accommodations.

Registration Coming Soon

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CODA International is a private organization maintained and governed by CODA International members. Codas being persons who have one or more parent with a demonstrable and verifiable hearing loss. Non Codas interested in becoming Supporting Members are encouraged and highly welcomed. Persons joining as a voting member or registering for CODA International conference or specified events, found to be non-Coda will automatically have their status changed to Supporting Member and any dues or fees paid to CODA will be forfeited. The privacy and security of all registered members is a top priority for the purpose of admittance, denials, and revocations. 

CODA International is not responsible for non-affiliated social media accounts which may not be a direct representation or share the beliefs that of CODA-International websites etc. 

Official Social Media accounts CODA International:
Facebook: Children of Deaf Adults International Inc.  ~ 
Twitter: @codaintl ~ Instagram: codainternational ~ YouTube: CODA International Inc

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