Thank you for your interest in our event. We would like to answer a few questions you may have.
Is the show Deaf-owned?
The first question I want to answer, we are not “Deaf Owned”, we’re something better! The event is being sponsored by ProjectDEAF, a registered 501(c)(3) agency in the state of Florida. We were founded by members of the Deaf Community who wanted to promote Deaf Community and Awareness. All key event positions are held by Deaf. We also felt the void left by the absence of DeafNation and we decided to step into the gap.
How many attendees are you expecting?
Since this is our inaugural event, it is difficult for us to predict attendance. However, interest is already high and we have not begun publicizing. Our event, registered with EventBrite, has already seen registrations for our free tickets from Tampa to Miami since our soft opening on Thursday, June 1st.
How many exhibitors are you expecting?
We have a signed contract with the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, FL. The 27,000-sq. ft. the facility gives us plenty of space for 50 vendor booths and the ability to expand up to 75. In addition, we will be hosting three different competitions to showcase Deaf talent: Art, Craft, and Stage. We are scheduling workshops and entertainment throughout the day on the stage.
Can you share a booth with friend/family?
Yes, you can share your booth with whoever you would like.