General Information

AG Bell is pleased to host its Global Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Symposium virtually June 24-25, 2021. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is preventing in-person gatherings, this year’s educational program will be offered live online and on demand, and includes NIH-funded keynote speakers, concurrent and technology sessions, and social happy hours.

Official Languages

The official languages of the Global LSL Symposium venue are English and Spanish. Sessions will include both oral and captions of both English and Spanish. Additional languages may be available via captioning upon request to 2021symposium@agbell.org no later than June 10.

Accessibility

AG Bell provides captioning to provide communication access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Real-time captioning will be provided during the live symposium educational sessions. Sessions will include both oral and captions of both English and Spanish. Additional languages may be available via captioning upon request to 2021symposium@agbell.org.

Educational Program

The virtual symposium will offer both live and on demand versions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits (CEUs) from the AG Bell Academy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

 

The Virtual Symposium program includes:

  • Five keynote presentations
  • 29 concurrent sessions
  • Four hearing innovation forums
  • Two poster + 5-minute podium presentations.

 

Similar to previous years, three simultaneous concurrent sessions will be offered in each 1- to 1.5-hour time slot throughout the two days of programming.

Sponsorship

The Global LSL Virtual Symposium will offer opportunities for sponsor participation in the live, online conference.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gary Yates at gyates@agbell.org.

 

Participate Live or On Demand, Earn CEUs

Those who register as a professional will have access to the Symposium sessions in a recorded format during a six-week period, July 19 to August 31. They may choose to join the live Symposium June 24 and 25 and interact with colleagues, or view later when their time allows. Only one registration is required whether attendees want to attend the live Symposium, the on-demand Symposium sessions, or a combination of both. Continuing education credit is available for both the live Symposium and on-demand content. Attendees to both the live and on-demand symposiums can earn up to 39.5 hours of CEUs.

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