Portland, Oregon is the host city for Convention 2013, June 27 – 30.
Convention 2013 Has Gone Mobile
The mobile Convention app is like having the Program and Exhibit Guide in the palm of your hand…only better! Learn how to use this amazing tool by reviewing the App Tutorial. The mobile Convention app is sponsored by CTIA-The Wireless Association®.
Convention 2013 Registration Deadline, May 31
Start by clicking Registration on the menu to the left. After May 31, we welcome your registration on-site at the Oregon Convention Center.
Portland, the pioneer of "green" initiatives and sustainability, has so much to offer our Convention 2013 attendees. There are loads of parks, gardens, museums, theaters, tax-free shopping, wineries … the list is endless. So start planning now by visiting our "micro-site" created by TravelPortland – it is chock-full of information about the area as well as day-trips to Mount Hood (via the Columbia River Gorge), and the Oregon Coast (just an hour and a half away). TravelPortland now has a mobile app - visit the micro-site for more information.
Workshop Schedule and Schedule-at-a-Glance
Take a look at the workshop schedule and the preliminary schedule-at-a-glance to help you determine the appropriate registration package as well as travel and hotel needs. The workshop schedule with summaries is also available for further information. The schedule is subject to change; please check the Convention 2013 Program & Exhibit Guide for the final schedule. Go to the Schedule page for more details.
The educational program has been approved for 1.3 units by the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). Professionals wishing to submit for CEUs must pick up a CEU Packet at the Convention Registration Desk which contains an attendance form, assessment tool and educational program with learning outcomes.
Oregon Convention Center
All sessions will take place at the Oregon Convention Center located at 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232 with the exception of the following events, which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland:
- Get Acquainted Party - Thursday evening
- Farewell, the Saturday evening banquet
- Awards Breakfast and Ceremony - Sunday morning
Special Day for Veterans with Hearing Loss
Veterans with hearing loss are invited to join us for a special day on Saturday, June 29, when Hamilton CapTel presents Hearing Loss Solutions for Veterans. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the assistive technology available for everyday situations; to learn how to navigate a successful relationship with your hearing partner or spouse; and, to participate in an open forum in which veterans engage with audiologists and hearing health care professionals. Also enjoy lunch in the Exhibit Hall where you have time to see and try the latest technology for people with hearing loss. Please see the full description of the day’s workshops and activities. Download the Registration form.
100 Portland is an effort by and for young adults with hearing loss to attend Convention 2013. This creative group is driven by their Facebook group page called 100 Portland, which is currently accepting donations that will be used to fund those young adults wishing to attend the Convention.
We are pleased to introduce to you a young adult named Zina Jawadi from the San Francisco Bay area. Zina has captured our hearts here at the national office and inspires us with her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for life. Meet Zina Jawadi. Meet other young adults on the 100 Portland YouTube Channel.
Keynote Speaker, Howard Weinstein, Inventor of Solar Ear
After a series of life-changing events, Howard took a volunteer position with the World University Service of Canada to work at Camp Hill Community Trust, a community for people with disabilities in Botswana. During his four years at Camp Hill, Howard implemented the startup company Godisa Technologies, where he employed persons with hearing loss and physical disabilities. Through Godisa, Howard produced three new products: a solar energy powered hearing aid, an analog solar charger, and a rechargeable battery. The innovation of these products won Godisa an International Design Award for the best product in Africa in 2005. Within three years, Godisa manufactured more than sixty thousand hearing aids and became financially sustainable. After four years in Botswana, Howard went to Brazil to replicate his social business. Howard employs people who are deaf to manufacture hearing aids run on new solar-powered battery technology, freeing hearing aid users from the economic burden of buying regular zinc batteries at $1 per week. Through the broad distribution of these hearing aids, especially to children at a critical time in their development of speech and cognitive abilities, Howard will create new access to hearing aids and improved social integration for the largely excluded population of low-income people with hearing loss in the developing world.
Howard's keynote speech will take place during the Opening Session, Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Research Symposium, Latest Developments in Hearing Rehabilitation Research
The highly anticipated Research Sympoisum which will be presented by research audiologists from the VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the Portland VA Medical Center.
Research audiologists from NCRAR will describe the findings of studies taking place at the NCRAR and present the following:
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- Progressive Tinnitus Management
- Computerized Auditory Training
- Group Aural Rehabilitation
Join us for the Latest Developments in Hearing Rehabilitation Research on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 9 a.m. - noon.
Research Symposium sponsored by: