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June 15, 2018

See you in the Mini Apple Next Week!

We are just under a week away from the HLAA2018 Convention and we are so excited! Please read the following reminders so you can properly prepare yourself for a wonderful trip!

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Onsite Registration Available 

Forgot to register? Think you missed your chance? We’ve got great news for you! Onsite registration will be available. Veterans and their caregivers receive a complimentary registration and individuals who are only interested in attending the Research Symposium, Listening in Noise, can register at a special rate.The exhibit hall is free and open to the public, so tell your friends and family! 

Photo of Convention attendees at Walk4Hearing

HLAA2018 Convention Walk4Hearing

That’s right. We’ve brought the Walk4Hearing to YOU! The HLAA2018 Convention Walk4Hearing is on Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. You will want to get your legs moving after a long day of workshops, so what better way to do that than to take in the sights of Minneapolis during a relaxing walk? All you have to do is meet us right outside the hotel lobby where you will receive a Walk4Hearing t-shirt and water bottle.

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The Shubert Organization to Receive the National Access Award

This award will be presented to the Shubert Organization for opening the doors to all live theater on Broadway through the adoption of innovated closed-caption technology. Be sure to come to the Opening Session on Thursday, June 21 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to learn more about The Shubert Organization and their efforts to improve communication access for people with hearing loss.

Photo of a cover of Rowan & Martin's Laugh- In  Get Acquainted Party – Thursday, June 21

Did you say prizes? You bet your sweet bippy! Don’t forget to pack your best Laugh-In era attire and prepare to win the costume contest at our annual Get Acquainted Party sponsored by CaptionCall. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. See you there!

 Photo of Mandy Harvey holding a ukulele Photo of West Side Story1 An Evening with Mand Harvey and West Side Story at the Guthrie Theater 

Tickets to see the talented Mandy Harvey perform on Friday, June 22 AND the performance of West Side Story at the beautiful Guthrie theater on Saturday, June 23 are still available! Stop by registration and buy your tickets for these two exciting events! 
 Screenshot of Mobile App

Mobile Convention App

Be sure to download the mobile app and have the whole Convention in the palm of your hand. Just download it from your app store. Visit eventmobi.com/app. Launch the app and enter the event code: HLAA2018.


 Screenshot of Program book Do your Homework!

Get a head start! The HLAA2018 Program and Exhibit Guide is available online. Take a look at the schedule, workshops, demo presentations, special events and more!


 Photo of spoonbridge and cherry Tips for Packing

The weather is looking wonderful next week in Minneapolis.The temperature will remain in the mid 80s and will be mostly sunny. Please plan to bring cardigans or sweaters, as the hotel might be a bit chilly. The temperature in the evenings will drop down to mid 60s, so pack accordingly!

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