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Hearing Loss Association of America Hosts the HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress

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June 23 - 26 Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20009 US
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Early-bird Registration is Open! 
Discounted registration rates are good through January 31, 2016. Register by the deadline to be entered in a drawing for an iLuv Smartshaker, a wireless alarm controlled by your smartphone (iOS and Android). Smartshakers will be awarded to 15 lucky early-birds! In addition, early-bird registrants of the Full-activity package will be eligible to select their table at the Capital banquet starting in February (the next opportunity will be in April). 

Go to Registration on the left menu for packages, pricing and more. 

Call for Papers
Interested in presenting a workshop at Convention 2016? See the Call for Papers page on the left menu for more information.

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 room block is now OPEN! Go to to make your reservation, or call call the hotel at 202.483.3000 (follow the prompts to reach Reservations), or call 1-800-HILTONS and book for the Washington Hilton. Be sure to mention the Group Code, HLAA. See more information about the hotel and room rates on the Hotel/Travel page (left menu).

Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie to Keynote
HLAA is delighted to introduce you to our keynote speaker, Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Senior Director at Microsoft leading the Trusted Experiences Team (TExT). The Trusted Experiences Team which focuses on accessibility, privacy and online safety, is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals.

Jenny has a passion to see people of all abilities reach their full potential. In mid-October, Jenny was honored by the White House as a Disability Employment Champion of Change.

Read more about the dynamic Jenny Lay-Flurrie at and Jenny will deliver her keynote address during the Opening Session on Thursday, June 23, 2016.  

Exhibiting and Sponsorships
The Exhibit and Marketing Opportunities prospectus has been distributed to sponsors of Convention 2015 who have right of refusal. The full prospecuts will be posted here on November 2.

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