General Information

AG Bell is pleased to host its Global LSL Symposium virtually July 9-10, 2020. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is preventing an in-person gathering, this year’s educational program will be offered live online and includes four 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 2020symposium@agbell.org.

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 2020symposium@agbell.org.

Educational Program

The virtual symposium will offer live sessions including:

    • Four keynote presentations
    • 22 concurrent sessions
    • Two Optimizing Possibilities through Hearing and Hearing Technology sessions
    • Poster presentations
    • 5 topical AG Bell Happy Hour sessions at the conclusion of each day
    • Learn on your own schedule: On demand sessions available until July 31, 2020
    • Sessions will include both oral and caption translations of English and Spanish. Additional languages may be available via captioning upon request

A detailed schedule and session descriptions are available. Please note that all times are listed in United States EDT (UTC-4; Washington, DC) time. Please use this time converter to find the live session times in your local time zone.

Technology Requirements

AG Bell will broadcast the Live and On Demand sessions via a learning management system called PATH offered by Blue Sky. Registrants can access PATH from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Please view the system requirements to ensure full access to the live and on demand sessions.

You must be registered in order to receive your own unique link into the PATH system and access the online conference. Links will be sent via email prior to the first day of the conference. To confirm your email account, please contact the registrar.

Sponsorship

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

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

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