General Information

AG Bell will host its annual Global LSL Symposium July 9-11, 2020 with pre-symposium two-hour mini workshops starting on July 9. This year’s educational program includes many new events, including four keynote plenary sessions, a brand new technology forum, and two-hour mini workshops. Concurrent and poster presentation sessions will also be offered. This year’s event also provides opportunities to hear from and meet with new exhibitors, as will networking opportunities at social events. Programming and events will be shared as they are confirmed.


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Address: 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 2120
Phone: +1 (410) 385-3000
Website: Click here

Official Languages

The official languages of the Global LSL Symposium venue are English and Spanish.


AG Bell provides captioning to provide communication access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Real-time captioning will be provided during July 10-11 symposium educational sessions.
  • Captioning for pre-symposium mini workshops will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Requests will be accepted up to two weeks before symposium.

Educational Program

  • Keynote presenters and mini-workshops have been confirmed.
  • The Educational Program Advisory and Review Committee will soon begin the concurrent session review process. A list of concurrent sessions and presenters will be made available in February 2020. Sessions focus on one or more of the following tracks:
    • Audiology, Neuroscience, and Hearing Technology
    • Listening and Spoken Language Development and Strategies for Acquisition
    • Cognitive, Literacy, Social Skills, and Child Development and Strategies for Acquisition
    • Mentoring, Parent Guidance and Coaching, Family Support
    • Special Populations (e.g., child with complex needs, low-resource environment)
    • Early Intervention and Education
    • Professional Issues and Preparation (e.g., mentoring, tele-practice)

Registration and Accommodations

As the official hosts of the 2020 AG Bell Global Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) Symposium, AG Bell and AG Bell International are pleased to welcome you to Baltimore, Maryland and to offer reduced rates for the symposium venue.

Please remember to book your hotel accommodations upon registration. Hotel reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.

Personal Insurance

The meeting organizers are not responsible for personal injuries or for loss or damage for items belonging to participants, either during or as a result of the symposium. Please check your own insurance policies prior to attending the event.

Important! Visa Requirements

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a non-immigrant visa for a temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. Visitor visas are non-immigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). Please visit the U.S. State Department’s requirements for obtaining a visa and required documents for U.S. entry.

Important! Passports

Please be sure to check your passport’s expiration date prior to booking travel. A six-month buffer is recommended.

Visa Invitation Letters

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Sponsorship and Exhibition

This year’s Global LSL Symposium includes an interactive, engaging exhibition between symposium sessions. Symposium session breaks are in the exhibition area.

The Global LSL Symposium offers an opportunity for sponsorship and participation in an interactive exhibition. All bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve your sponsorship/exhibition booth, please contact Gary Yates at


July weather in Baltimore is usually sunny, humid and hot (with occasional thunderstorms) with average high temperatures in the 80s and 90sºF/30s ºC with lows in the 60s and 70sºF/20s ºC.

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