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HLAA 2023 Convention, June 29-July 1

Hundreds joined our HLAA 2023 Convention in New Orleans June 29 to July 1 to learn, connect and grow together.

See the HLAA 2023 Award Recipients


Here are a few Convention photo highlights:

Key individuals cutting the tape to open exhibit hall

The Exhibit Hall opening and ribbon cutting with (L-R): Keaton McDonald, representative of sponsor Hamilton CapTel, HLAA Board President Michael Meyer and HLAA Director of Development Marilyn DiGiacobbe.

Dr K. Renee Horton presenting

Keynote speaker K. Renee Horton, Ph.D., inspired attendees with her personal story of hearing loss on her journey to become a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space launch engineer, vocal disability advocate and children’s book author. General session sponsored by Starkey.

Group picture of staff, board members, and hear for life partners

HLAA Hear for Life partners, Board members and staff together at a special appreciation lunch.

Research symposium panelists

Our expert panel for the fascinating “Joy of Music/Loving Your Ears” Research Symposium on June 30. L-R: Wendy Cheng, Karen Chan Barrett, Ph.D., Michael Santucci, Au.D. and Marshall Chasin, Au.D. Stay tuned for captioned video recordings coming soon!

Group picture of people celebrating at the welcome back bash

Masked guests at Thursday night’s Welcome Back Bash—A Taste of New Orleans. The off-site event took place at The Presbytère Museum in the French Quarter, amid exhibits on Hurricane Katrina and the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

People attending the exhibit hall

There was something for everyone at the Exhibit Hall, from hearing health experts to the latest in assistive technology.

Ibrahim Dabo presenting his workshop

HLAA Board Treasurer Ibrahim Dabo presents at his workshop. Attendees were informed and entertained by nearly 30 educational workshops throughout the three days.

Audience picture during research symposium

A rapt audience enjoying the General Session with Dr. K. Renee Horton.

Barbara Kelley and Dr. K. Renee Horton

HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley with keynote speaker Dr. Horton.

Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan

Authors Shari Eberts (HLAA Board Member) and Gael Hannan

Man and woman picture at the convention

Attendees at the exhibit hall.

Convention attendee at the exhibit hall

Attendees at the exhibit hall.

Join us at next year’s convention, June 26–29, 2024, at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, AZ!