Washington, DC — The second annual Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf (BCED) will be held June 8 to 12, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va. The theme for the 2011 conference is “Impossible Is Nothing.”

The Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf is a unique event designed to unite participants around shared priorities and create a strong voice for disabled business owners. On June 8 to 12, 2011, more than 500 business owners, managers, and supporters will gather in Washington, DC for thought-provoking sessions on leadership, communication, and business issues.

BCED is reaching out to the public for sponsor and attendee support to empower and educate deaf business students, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn from the notable presenters and teachers, including Steve Siebold, Ann Mehan, and Jamie Clark, as well as participate in a broad range of sessions, network meetings, training opportunities, entertainment, recreation, and special interest group retreats to ensure BCED’s vision to improve the operations, profitability, and quality of deaf-owned businesses.

“With the recent notoriety of Celebrity Apprentice’s runner up, Marlee Matlin has given a voice to every deaf and hard-of-hearing entrepreneur looking to find their place in the world of business,” says Vladimir Kotenev, co-chairman of the BCED. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for hearing companies to support the mission and goals of the hard-of-hearing and disabled businesspeople across America and Canada.”

SOURCE: Business Convention and Expo of the Deaf