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

Convention 2015 Registration is Open
Register today so you can check this off your to-do list. There are several registration packages available so be certain to review the packages carefully to determine which is the right one for you. Please remember that the banquet, Rocky Stone: Operation 35, is included in the Full-activity package. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony on Sunday, June 28, and be sure to add a ticket for the Route 66 Rivalry: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

Advanced registration closes May 31, but we welcome your registration on-site. See the registration page for all the details.

Convention Hotel
We are close to selling out our room block at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel (only rooms with king beds are left), but we now have a block of rooms at the nearby Drury Inn. See the Hotel/Travel page for reservation details.

Schedule
Start planning your Convention experience by reviewing the Schedule-at-a-Glance and the Workshop Schedule for the four educational tracks and State/Chapter workshops. The Demo Room schedule will be posted soon.

Symposium: Employment Issue for People with Hearing Loss
This first-of-its-kind Symposium, moderated by HLAA Board of Trustee Valerie Stafford-Mallis, will be presented from the perspectives of the employer and the employee with hearing loss. We are honored to have participants from Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman; joining them will be consumers Lise Hamlin, Brian Patrick Jensen, and Barbara Johnson. View presenter background and summary.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
HLAA Convention 2015 has been approved for 1.45 CEUs by the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). Audiologists need to pick up the “CEU Packet” at the Convention Registration Desk.

The Hearing Loss Association of America is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.45 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

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.

Opening Session Keynote Speaker
Photo of Keynote Speaker Charles A. Laszlo
Charles A. Laszlo, Ph.D. is 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.

Tours of St. Louis
Why not see some of the sites? We have arranged tours through MAC Meetings and Events. See details on the Tours of St. Louis page.

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

Questions?
Call Nancy Macklin, Director of Events at 301.657.2248 or email nmacklin@hearingloss.org.