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HLAA is proud to welcome the Congress of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People, Inc.

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                                      June 23 – 26, 2016
                                      Washington Hilton
                                      1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
                                      Washington, D.C. 20009
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Call for Papers
Interested in presenting a workshop at Convention 2016? The Call for Papers will go out mid-August with a deadline of Friday, December 4. Check back here for the form and instructions.

Host Hotel - Washington Hilton
We are sure to keep you busy with a vibrant exhibit hall, full schedule of workshops, off-site options, and a research symposium moderated by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., but take time to enjoy the neighborhood - the Washington Hilton is just a short walk to restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Enjoy all the nation’s capital has to offer as the hotel is only four blocks to the Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line), providing easy access to the National Zoo, Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, and more.

The hotel has a health club, outdoor pool, patio, and several dining options.

The room block will open in October – do not reserve your room yet as our negotiated rate is not yet available.

Convention registration
In keeping with tradition, early-bird registration will open no later than October and will provide discounted registration rates through January 31, 2016. Increased rates will begin February 1 and continue through May 31 when pre-convention registration closes. On-site registration will be available.

Look for more information coming soon about early registration prizes – that’s right, register by January 31 and be eligible to win a prize AND have the opportunity to select your table at the closing banquet starting in February (banquet seating has opened in April or May in the past; attendees not registered by January 31 will have the opportunity to select their table starting in April). Procedure for pre-booking banquet seating remains the same by being sure that banquet attendees are properly registered. More details will be posted concerning banquet seating.

Exhibiting and Sponsorships
The Exhibit and Marketing Opportunities prospectus will be available starting in October – please check back here for updates. We offer exhibiting companies the opportunity to present in the Demo Room – the Call for Papers for Demo Presentations will be available along with the Exhibit and Marketing prospectus.

Convention Updates
Be sure to check this page frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA@nmacklin #HLAA2016).

Call Nancy Macklin, Director of Events at 301.657.2248 or email