Hyatt Regency Rochester
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Join us for an experience to remember where you will meet other people with hearing loss, learn in the most communication accessible environment and enjoy the sights of Rochester: a
world of art, theater, music, photography, history, nature and play! In the meantime, take a look at the video below for a glimpse of all the beauty that is Rochester, New York! Registration is
Hyatt Regency Rochester
The HLAA room block at the Hyatt Regency Rochester is open! Simply go to the reservation
site, select your arrival and departure dates and you’ll be on your way before you know it! See more details on the Hotel/Travel
Rebecca Alexander, Keynote Speaker
The Opening Session is being
It’s not everyday that you can experience the latest technology and services for people with hearing loss under one roof! The hall is open for free to the
public – just pick up a badge at the Convention Registration Desk.
Research Symposium, The Latest on Genetics and Hearing Loss
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from world-renowned geneticists who will present the latest research on
hearing loss that occurs later in life, and what can be done for families who have inherited the gene. In a rapidly-moving field, much has been accomplished since the last symposium on genetics in
1999. There will also be a Genetics track for workshops that will feature families with known and perceived genetic hearing loss, talking about their experiences, genetic counseling and
New Year, New Symposium Format
We are shaking things up next year! Beginning in 2019, the Research Symposium will be two hours with the moderator
presenting a 20-minute account of why the topic is relevant to people with hearing loss. The introductory talk will lay the groundwork for the science that will be presented. After a break, the
program will move on to three presentations of 20 minutes each followed by a ten-minute Q&A.
Check out the Research Symposium page for more
The Latest on Genetics and Hearing Loss is
being supported by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and is sponsored by
State and Chapter Awards Ceremony &
Wednesday, June 19
The HLAA State and Chapters are the foundation of HLAA. This ceremony, on Wednesday evening, will highlight those people who have worked tirelessly in their communities to help others with hearing
loss. Light fare and refreshments will be available during the State and Chapter Awards Ceremony & Reception.
Get Acquainted Party
Thursday, June 20
An annual tradition, the opening night GAP is always so much fun. See old friends, meet some new friends, and enjoy some refreshments. You don’t want to miss this so be sure to RSVP for this event on
your registration. It is included in the General Package.
The GAP is sponsored
Night at the Museum, Off-site Event at
Friday, June 21
The Eastman Museum is an educational institution with a mission to provide leadership in the field of photography and
cinema; preserve and develop world-class collections, as well as George Eastman’s estate, a National Historic
Landmark; and to serve the Greater Rochester community. Read more about the historic mansion and
gardens at eastman.org
Unwind from the day’s Convention activities while you enjoy and explore this amazing property. This event is not
included in the General Package, so be sure to add a ticket ($45) which includes entry to the museum, light fare, and transportation.
Cheers to 40 Years! HLAA Anniversary Celebration and
Join us on Saturday, June 22 and be part of a special night, paying tribute to our many accomplishments over the
years, as well as honor those receiving a HLAA National award. We’ll end the evening with entertainment. Wear your special cocktail attire and be ready to have a great night!
The Cheers to 40 Years Gala is
Event Photography Notice
Photography will occur during the HLAA2019 Convention. Photos may be used to for future marketing materials, so if you do not wish to
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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 email@example.com. All requests must be sent by May 31, 2019.