HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans!

HLAA2020 Convention Logo in Horizontal layout and white background
Presenting Sponsor
CapTel Captioned Telephone logo

Join us in the Big Easy for what promises to be a dynamic HLAA2020 Convention. What a fun place to find support and information! Learn in the most communication-accessible environment, meet others with hearing loss who share interests and concerns, and discover new passions. New Orleans is a magical city teeming with energy, history and culture. The birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine, and charmed with its unmatched southern hospitality, the city never fails to mesmerize. Educational workshops and a broad mix of innovative, informative HLAA2020 exhibitors await you—along with the city’s French Quarter and its famous streets, a captivating assortment of museums, and the allure of “only-in-New Orleans” live music. We can’t wait to see you there!

Early-bird Convention Registration is OPEN!

Check this off your list and get set for a fabulous trip to New Orleans! Click Register Now to learn more.

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Submit a Workshop Proposal

Submission forms now available on our Call for Papers page. Deadline for submissions is December 6, 2019. If you have questions email

Host Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Exhibit Hall Space Open Now

Get in early and choose your space in the largest trade show and exhibit hall for people with hearing loss. The HLAA2020 Exhibit Hall is open free to the public. For rates and space reservations, email Justin Wolfe at, or call 717.430.2238.

Promote Your Brand in New Orleans?

Stand out from the competition by sponsoring a special event or symposium, offering food and drink with a New Orleans flavor, or providing communication access through hearing loops, captioning, and sign language interpretation. Take a look at our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for HLAA2020 Convention sponsorship opportunities and information on how to become an exhibitor. For more information, email Marilyn DiGiacobbe.

More Information Coming Soon

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Event Photography Notice

Photography will occur during the HLAA2020 Convention. Photos may be used for future marketing materials, so if you do not wish to appear in the published photos, please let us know by emailing

Communication Access

Hearing loops and CART/Captioning will be in use in all workshops and plenary sessions. Sign Language Interpretation is available for all plenary sessions. You may request interpreters for specific workshops by emailing


The momentum that Hearing Loss Association of America began 40 years ago, raising awareness and advocating for those with hearing loss, just keeps building. CapTel Captioned Telephone is proud to support the HLAA Convention and be involved as people from all areas come together to share findings, learn, become inspired and support one another.

Robert Engelke, President of CapTel, Inc.