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Keynote Speaker

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is delighted to announce Mitch Joel, founder of Six Pixels Group, as its keynote speaker for the 2019 CHHA Educational Conference & Trade Show. Mitch Joel has been named “one of North America’s leading visionaries” and the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” by Strategy Magazine. Mr. Joel will kick off the program on Thursday evening at the Opening Session.

For more information on Mitch Joel, please read our recent Press Release.

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance*
Note: Workshop information and speaker bios can be found under the ‘Presenters’ tab

Thursday May 30, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Exhibit & Attendees Registration Open
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.     Newcomers Session – Welcome to CHHA
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Opening Session – Featuring Mitch Joel: Disrupting Disruption
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Comedy for Cause (Ticketed event/fundraiser for CHIP)

Friday May 31, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.        Exhibit & Attendees Registration Open
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     CHHA Talks: Our Stories, Our Journeys, Our Future
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     CHIP 40th Anniversary Celebration Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.       Educational & Network Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Tinnitus: What It Is and What It Is Not. Exposing common misconceptions about tinnitus
    Presented by Dr. Cindy Potechin
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  • Workshop 2: Putting Self Care First When You Have a Hearing Loss
    Presented by Martha Perusse
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  • Workshop 3: Inspire Democracy: Accessible Voting and Getting Involved in the 2019 Federal Election
    Presented By: Juan Melara-Pineda and Cyntia Henley
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  • Workshop 4: How YouTube Equips the Hard of Hearing to Share Their Messages Through Video/CC
    Presented by Dan Willis

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Exhibit Hall Health Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.       Educational & Network Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Brain, the Final Frontier: To boldly go beyond the cochlea
    Presented by Dr. Joanne DeLuzio
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  • Workshop 2: Healthy Living for Kids & Young Adults Who Live with Hearing Loss
    Presented by Jade Coultman
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  • Workshop 3: Finding our HOHselves
    Presented by Bowen Tang, Hart Plommer & Jennifer Brown
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  • Workshop 4: Promoting an Inclusive Workforce in the 2019 Federal Election
    Presented By: Juan Melara-Pineda and Cyntia Henley

 
Saturday June 1, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 9:00am             Chapter & Branch Leadership Forum – By Invitation Only
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Product Demonstration – Cochlear Canada

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Exhibit & Attendees Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.          Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.       Educational & Network Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Meaningful Accessibility in the Built Environment
    Presented by Sarah McCarthy & Kevin Ng
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  • Workshop 2: Toward Accessible Communities: How You Can Make a Difference
    Presented By: Anne Griffin, Janine Verge & Dana Song
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  • Workshop 3: A Love Story About Hearing
    Presented by Caroline & Andreas Schwabe
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  • Workshop 4: HEAR/ENTENDRE
    Presented by Abby Stonehouse

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.        Exhibit Hall Health Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Educational & Network Development Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Engaging the Hearing Loss Community in Patient-oriented Research
    Presented by Dr. April Pike, Joanne Smith-Young, Anne Griffin & Myrtle Barrett
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  • Workshop 2: On-Line Mentoring for Hard of Hearing Persons
    Presented by Dr. Ruth Warick
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  • Workshop 3: A Toolkit for Navigating the First Year of Postsecondary Education with a Hearing Loss
    Presented by Dr. Pam Millett
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  • Workshop 4: What about Wi-Fi for Hearing Assistance in Performing Arts Centers? Is it as easy as they say?
    Presented by Tony W. Strong

 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.       Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.         CHHA Annual Town Hall Meeting
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.          Exhibit Hall Ice Cream Social
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          CHIP Annual General Meeting of the Members
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          CHHA Annual General Meeting of the Members
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.       Closing Reception & Banquet & Awards Ceremony

 
Sunday June 2, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Montreal City Tour (on your own)

*This is a tentative schedule and CHHA reserves the right to make final changes