Schedule in the Hall

Schedule in the Hall

Join us April 1-3, 2020, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for a new expo experience! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates. 

Attendees can earn up to 1.3 CEUs in the hall through exclusive education in the Future Hub and at Industry Updates and Quick Solutions.

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Schedule at a Glance

Hall Hours

April 1: 4:00–7:30 pm | April 2: 10:00 am–6:00 pm | April 3: 9:00 am–3:00 pm

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  Session or event is located in HearTECH Expo.    |      Session or event is located in the Future Hub, sponsored by HIA.


Wednesday, April 1

4:00–7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open  
5:00–7:00 pm Celebrate Audiology—Opening Reception  
Sponsored by Hamilton CapTel.

Thursday, April 2

10:00–11:00 am HEAR Talks with Industry Thought Leaders   

HEAR Talk: New Ways to Grow Your Practice in This Online World (10:30–10:45 am)
Presented by SHOEBOX Ltd.

HEAR Talk: Mastering Your Communication (10:45–11:00 am)
Presented by Audigy.
10:00 am–6:00 pm SAA's Paint for the Profession: Help create an audiology-themed mural to be donated to a local community center.   
Sponsored in part by Starkey.
10:00 am–1:00 pm Palm Reader: Get a complimentary reading and experience the allure and mystery of New Orleans.  
11:00 am–12:30 pm Elevating the Patient Experience   
Presented by Ryan Nestick and Robert Moss, ERDMAN
12:00–3:00 pm Professional Headshots: Leave a great first impression, get your free headshot while visiting the hall.  
Sponsored by Signia.
12:30–1:30 pm Advancing Innovation in Audiology Research   
  • Addressing Hearing Loss as a Public Health Issue
    Presented by Kelly King, AuD, PhD, Program Director, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health
  • PhD Program Engagement
12:30–2:30 pm Industry Updates  
1:00–5:00 pm Mixology Demos: Learn how to make a classic New Orleans Hurricane and walk away with a free sample.
Sponsored by Amplifon.
1:30–2:30 pm Academy Advocacy in Action  
Presented by Jodi Baxter, AuD; Susan Pilch, JD; and Vivianne Wersel, AuD
2:30–3:00 pm

Hearing in Motion by Signia #audiologyfirst   
Presented by Leanne Powers, AuD, Signia

The Future of Sound    
Presented by James Martin, AuD, Widex

3:00–3:30 pm The Oticon Viewpoint on the Future Connected Hearing Health Care   
Presented by Annette Mazevski, AuD, PhD, Manager, Technology Assessment, Oticon, Inc.
3:30–4:00 pm The Speed of Innovation     
Presented by Achin Bhowmilk, PhD, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering, Starkey; and Dave Fabry, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Starkey 
4:00–5:00 pm Navigating the Future Together: Gaining a Clear Vision of Goals   
Moderator: Karl Strom, Chief Editor, The Hearing Review
Presenters: Brandon Sawalich, President, Starkey; Gary Rosenblum, President, Oticon, Inc.; Eric Timm, President and CEO, WS Audiology US Wholesale; Scott Davis, President, ReSound; and Sandy Brandmeier, President, Sonova USA
5:00–6:00 pm Happy Hour with Exhibitors  

Friday, April 3

9:00–9:10 am Academy Sound Bites    
9:00 am–3:00 pm SAA's Paint for the Profession: Help create an audiology-themed mural to be donated to a local community center.  
Sponsored in part by Starkey.
9:00 am–12:00 pm Live Poet: Give the poet a topic and receive a free customized poem just for you.  
9:00 am–12:00 pm Professional Headshots: Leave a great first impression, get your free headshot while visiting the hall.  
Sponsored by Signia.
9:10–9:55 am HEAR Talks with Industry Thought Leaders    
10:00–10:30 am Connection Between Hearing and Overall Health    
Presented by ReSound 
10:30–11:00 am More Love with Marvel 2.0   
Presented by Nicole Klutz, AuD, Audiology Manager, Phonak
11:00–11:30 am Policy Makers Need to Hear from Us: An Update on Congressional Advocacy   
Presented by Harry Sporidis, Senior Policy Advisor, Poslinelli, and Kate Carr, President, HIA
11:30 am–1:00 pm Bring It On...Strategies for Balance and Resilience in a Time of Change   
Presented by Meg Soper
12:00–3:00 pm Caricature Drawings: Remember your time in New Orleans with a fun keepsake.  
12:30–2:30 pm Industry Updates
1:00–1:30 pm State Showcase   
Facilitated by the State Relations Committee
1:30–2:30 pm "Okay Boomer:" Capturing the Mindset of the Boomer Patient in an Increasingly Millennial World   
Moderated by Dave Fabry, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Starkey
2:30–3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Last Call/Raffle Drawings