Watch HLAA Convention 2015 videos of the Opening Session and Employment Symposium

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Watch HLAA Convention 2015 videos of the Opening Session and Employment Symposium

Fri, 07/17/2015

Opening Session
June 25, 2015
St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Here is the video if you couldn’t join us in St. Louis for the HLAA Convention or you would like to enjoy the Opening Session again.

Senator Tom Harkin receives the HLAA Advocacy Hall of Fame Award. The audience was captivated as he talked about the ADA, his history with Founder Rocky Stone, his career, and a funny story about captioned glasses. Appreciative attendees gave him a standing ovation. Read more about the award.

Don Doherty, HLAA Board of Trustees and retired Marine, welcomes veterans and is your host for the Opening Session.

Bob O’Loughlin, owner of the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, charms the audience with his welcome and love of trains and history.

Executive Anna Gilmore Hall gives an update on HLAA activities.

Chairperson of the Board Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., recognizes state and chapter leaders, Board of Trustees, and other VIPs.

Randy Smith, senior vice president and chief administrative officer and counsel of Regal Entertainment Group receives the HLAA National Access Award. Read about why Regal received this award.

The HLAA Walk4Hearing celebrates 10 years of walking.

Charles Laszlo, Ph.D., keynote speaker, concludes the evening with a positive view of hearing loss and the work that still needs to be done.

Employment Issues for People with Hearing Loss
June 26, 2015
St. Louis Union Station Hotel

HLAA Board of Trustees Member Valerie Stafford-Mallis moderates a ground-breaking session with panelists Brian Patrick Jensen (Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., Lori Golden (Ernst & Young, LLP), Becky Montgomery (Microsoft), Lise Hamlin (HLAA), Bob Vetere (Northrop Grumman), and Barbara Johnson (MIT).