Deaf Answers Conference

to Nov 10

Williamstown, KY

Answers Center - Ark Encounter

On the 10th anniversary of Deaf Day, we’re expanding to a Deaf-led Conference at the new Answers Center at the Ark Encounter!

Big News!

What's Included?

Visiting the Ark and Museum

Partnering with

Interpreters provided at the Creation Museum on Friday and Sunday, November 8 & 10.

Interpreters provided at the Ark Encounter during long conference break on Saturday, November 9.

Deaf Pastors and Missionaries—Enjoy fellowship and training just for Deaf pastors and missionaries, included with conference registration. The first session is on Friday morning, before the conference begins, and the second session is Saturday morning. Sign up for both!

Interpreters and hearing people with a heart for Deaf ministry—we have sessions for you too! Interpreters can earn up to .8 CEU’s, beginning with a pre-conference workshop on Thursday from 6-9 pm.

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Travel & Lodging

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Richwood/Cincinnati South

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Register online by November 1 2019 at 12 a.m. to ensure your place at this conference!

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Free Admission to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

Event Cost

Price: $99

Early Bird Price: $84

available until July 31 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

Call 800-721-2298 for child and youth ticket options.


1 Ark Encounter Dr.
Williamstown, KY 41097


Thursday November 7
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bill Ross, CI/CT
location TBD
Interpreter Workshop

This workshop will be presented in English. If you require intepretation, please notify us by October 17, if possible.


Friday November 8
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Calvin Farley & Bodie Hodge,
Creation Museum
Deaf Pastors' & Missionaries' Breakfast, Fellowship & Training-Defending the Bible
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Creation Museum
Interpreters Available
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Garcia Family,
Answers Center
Keynote: Power to Save
ASL-voice Interpreted
7:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Break - Expo Open
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Movie by Deaf Missions
Answers Center
ASL Only
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Chad Entinger and Renca Dunn
Breakout Area
Interpreter Tips, Resources and Stories
9:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Expo closes; Last Shuttle to Parking Lot


Saturday November 9
7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Ryan Sim, DBS Deaf Church Rep
Breakout Area
Deaf Pastors' & Missionaries' Breakfast, Fellowship & Training
ASL Only
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Daniel Pfaff, Colin Analco
Answers Center
Deaf Kids Bible Story
ASL Only
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
JR Bucklew CEO, DBS
Breakout Area
CODA's Living for Christ
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Aric Randolph, Jason Suhr
Answers Center
ASL Bible Encounter Live
ASL Only
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Matthew Belwood, Deaf Teen Quest
Breakout Area
Doing Deaf Ministry Right
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Break, Expo Open
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Jason Suhr
Answers Center
Scripture Engagement Training
ASL Only
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Break, visit the Ark Encounter
Interpreters Available
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Answers Center
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bill Ross and Tanya Polstra
Breakout Area
Interpreters Workshop
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Calvin Farley
Answers Center
Do Aliens Exist?
ASL Only
7:00 - 7:15 p.m.
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Mark Sorenson
Answers Center
Using ASL Bible stories for evangelism and church planting
ASL Only
8:00 - 8:15 p.m.
8:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Deaf Missions, DOOR, Deaf Harbor
Answers Center
ASL Story Night Presentation/Drama
ASL Only
9:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Expo Closes; Last Shuttle to Parking Lot


Sunday November 10
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Answers Center
Deaf-led Worship Service
ASL Only
Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Creation Museum
Interpreters Available 12-5
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Creation Museum
Deaf Kids Program
ASL Only


The "ASL only" sessions will not be voice interpreted. Please notify us in your registration form if you require CART captioning. The "ASL" sessions may be voice interpreted if needed. Please notify us as soon as possible if you do not know ASL and want to attend these sessions.

Deaf Answers Conference FAQ’s

Q: Will there be a Deaf Day?
A: Interpreters will be provided at the Creation Museum on Friday, November 8, from 12-5, and Sunday, November 10 from 12-5, and at the Ark Encounter Saturday, November 9 from 12-5. With the regular conference registration, you will be able to go to each attraction for one day, so you can choose Friday or Sunday at the Creation Museum, whichever is more convenient for you.

Q: How do I register for the conference?
A: You can register online or by calling 800-721-2298.

Q: Will I have to pay for parking?
A: In and out parking privileges at the Ark Encounter throughout the conference are included with your conference registration. You will also get free parking for the day you visit the Creation Museum.

Q: Will we receive registration confirmation through the mail?
A: You should receive an email confirmation of your registration. If you like, you may print that and bring it with you to check in, but it is not necessary. Just give your first and last name and you will receive your lanyard/name badge and gift bag.

Q: Will we receive Ark and Museum tickets through the mail?
A: No. You will not receive anything through postal mail. Beginning November 4, if you have registered, you may pick up your attraction tickets at the ticket booth at either Ark Encounter or Creation Museum.

Q: Can we register at the door?
A: Yes, as long as the event is not sold out, you can register at the door after 5 pm on November 8th.

Q: Will we be able to get our Ark/ Museum passes before the conference if we have not registered yet?
A: No. You will need to register at the door and then you will be able to get your passes at the ticket windows.

Q: When does registration close?
A: Pre-registration will close Friday, November 1, 2019.

Q: Where do I go when arrive at the Ark?
A: From the parking lot make your way to the ticket booth area. Look for the Deaf Answers Conference sign. At that point you will receive a black wrist band which will allow you to get on the bus that takes you a mile back to the Ark and Answers Center. Go in the Answers Center Auditorium and there you will either check in or register at the door.

Q: What is the closest airport to the Ark Encounter/Answers Center?
A: The Greater Cincinnati/N. KY Airport (CVG), located about 10 minutes from the Creation Museum and 45 minutes from Ark Encounter.

Q: Is there a shuttle from the airport to the Museum or the Ark?
A: No, there is no transportation provided from the airport. Some hotels may provide transportation to the Creation Museum, but you will need to check with your particular hotel. There is no transportation provided to the Ark Encounter and you will need to rent a car if you are flying in for the conference.

Q: Does registration for the conference include meals?
A: One meal is included—dinner on Saturday evening. You are on your own for all other meals. There is a food court in Answers Center and Emzara’s Buffet (a favorite of many) is next to the Ark. There may also be other food vendors available.

Q: Will there be CART captioning at the conference?
A: When you register, you will be asked if you need CART captioning or other accessibility services. If requested, we will provide CART captioning.

Q: Will there be anything for kids?
A: There will be two different programs for Deaf children—one on Saturday at the Answers Center, and one on Sunday at the Creation Museum. Also, we do have special prices for children and youth added to adult registration. Children (ages 5-12) will be $12, and youth (ages 13-17) will be $20.

Q: What if I need to cancel?
A: If you cancel before November 1, you will be refunded your registration amount, minus a $25 registration fee. There will be no refunds issued after November 1.

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