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June 25 - 28
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Meet Us in St. Louis
You’re invited to join us for our 30th annual Convention in St. Louis! It’s a big year for HLAA as we turned 35 this past November and kicked off a year of commemorative activities, including a special banquet in St. Louis. Stay tuned for details!

Convention 2015 Registration is Open
Register early for the greatest discounts on registration packages! There are several packages available so be certain to review the packages carefully to determine which is the right one for you. Early-bird registration prices are good through January 31, 2015. See the registration page for all the details.

Convention Hotel
Built in 1894, the St. Louis Union Station, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, was once the busiest and largest train station in the country. Even if you are not a history buff, you will marvel at the attention to detail devoted to the renovation and restoration of this architectural masterpiece. Book early because this block is bound to sell out! See the Hotel/Travel page for reservation details.

Opening Session Keynote Speaker
Photo of Keynote Speaker Charles A. Laszlo
We are pleased to announce Charles A. Laszlo, Ph.D. as the keynote speaker for Convention 2015. Charles, the founding president of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, will deliver his speech, Advances, Obstacles and Solutions in a Changing World at the Opening Session on Thursday, June 25, 2015 (5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.).

Charles Laszlo, Ph.D. is a biomedical engineer with experience both in academe and as an entrepreneur. He is professor emeritus of electrical engineering and past-director of the Institute for Hearing Accessibility Research at the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder of several companies developing and manufacturing assistive listening devices, heart valves and other cardiovascular devices. Read more about Charles.

Start planning your Convention experience by reviewing the Schedule-at-a-Glance. A complete schedule of workshops will be posted in mid-January.

Exhibiting and Marketing Opportunities Prospectus
Is your company interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring the Convention? The prospectus is now available. See the Exhibiting and Marketing Opportunities page for more details. Sponsors of Convention 2014 are given first priority.

Convention Updates
Be sure to check this page frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA@nmacklin #HLAA2015).

Call Nancy Macklin, Director of Events at 301.657.2248 or email

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