On Saturday October 20th, 2012, the DeafNation Expo and thousands of deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing attendees converged on Seattle Center to reconnect and network. The event is a free travelling trade show which offers live entertainment, activities, workshops, and vendor booths. DeafNation has hosted an Expo in the Pacific Northwest region since 2003, alternating between Seattle and Portland.
13 Skills Inc. employees, both DHH and hearing, volunteered to staff Skills Inc.’s booth throughout the event with the goal to meet and recruit potential future employees, catch up with old friends, make new ones and help establish awareness in the community of Skills Inc. and its social mission. A number of Skills Inc. employees also attended the event simply to enjoy the festivities.
Thanks to the organizers of the DeafNation Expo and to all those who attended and participated in this great event!