Celebrate Our Heritage
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Northern Hemisphere A-D (Dolphin)
Join us for the inaugural get-together of the 2014 Convention—this is not to be missed! Gather with fellow convention attendees for a Welcome Reception and the Grand Opening of the convention Exhibit Hall. Build your excitement, catch up with old friends, make new friendships, and share it all with fellow attendees and exhibitors. Highlights include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a chance to explore the exhibit floor.
Back by popular demand! Join the scavenger hunt, in which exhibitors hold the clues, and your completed answer cards will be turned in for multiple prize drawings.
This celebration is made possible by CapTel Captioned Telephone.
Download the AG Bell Event App
Get the most out of your experience at the AG Bell Convention this year with the AG Bell Event App. The app contains all the information you need to know about workshops, sessions, events, speakers, exhibitors and social media. Use the app to:
- Create your personal schedule of sessions
- View and share session handouts and materials
- Connect with colleagues via social media
- Stay informed with convention updates and news alerts from AG Bell
- Fill out surveys for sessions
The AG Bell app is available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play (just search “AG Bell”).
Please wear your convention badge at all times as it will be required for admittance into all convention venues and events. If you forget your badge, please go back to your room or stop by the registration desk to have a new badge made (you will need your photo ID to get a replacement badge).
Meals and Beverages
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers a diverse selection of 17 restaurants and lounges offering unrivaled cuisine to please every palate. Experience fine dining restaurants where global cuisine is paired perfectly with fine wines and served in richly appointed settings. Young diners will have ear-to-ear smiles as they experience dining with lovable Disney characters in Garden Grove, or for a more casual meal, choose from a variety of delightfully creative venues including poolside dining.
AG Bell is providing paperless session evaluations that can be accessed via your mobile device or your computer for each pre-convention workshop or concurrent session you attend in Orlando! Please complete an evaluation for each session you attend. Your feedback is valued and will help make the next convention even better!
Raffle Ticket Sale: Win Awesome Prizes and Help Children Listen and Speak!
You can be the lucky person to win an iPad Mini or $50 gift card from Amazon! Buy a $2 Raffle Ticket today at the Registration Desk, AG Bell Bookstore or AG Bell staff. Prize drawing on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in the exhibit hall. You (or your ticket) need to be present to win.
- iPad Mini – 16GB WiFi (1 Prize)
- $50 Amazon Gift Card (3 prizes)
- One (1) Free Registration to the 2015 AG Bell LSL Symposium (Baltimore, Md.)
- One (1) Free Registration to the 2016 AG Bell Convention (Denver, Colo.)
Your participation will help AG Bell continue to make a difference in the lives of children, families and individuals with hearing loss!
Networking and Social Events
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Northern Hemisphere E-4
Toucan Foyer (Swan, lobby level)
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Check-in: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|First Timers Orientation
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Southern Hemisphere III (Dolphin)
If you have never attended an AG Bell convention before, or would like a refresher on how to make the most of your experience in Orlando, this orientation is for you! Learn how to navigate the schedule, set priorities and meet other newcomers.
Dena Goldstein Mixer
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ticket required: No charge
Location: Asia I (Dolphin)
This reception is a wonderful opportunity for adults with hearing loss and teens with and without hearing loss to make friends, ask questions and share experiences in a relaxed and friendly social environment. The event is free of charge, but a ticket is required. A limited number of tickets are available at the registration Desk until 12 noon on Friday, June 27. (Made possible by the Dena Goldstein Memorial Fund and Advanced Bionics.)
In the Exhibit Hall
Meet the Author of SMILE: Enid G. Wolf-Schein, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Northern Hemisphere A-D, Exhibit Hall
SMILE is a multisensory program with an engaging yet simple focus that teaches speech, reading and writing to children with hearing loss using expressive and receptive modalities to
Especially for Teens
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session: “I Am Great!: Building Self-Esteem”
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session: “Accessible Media in the Post-TV World”
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Social Event: “Dena Goldstein Mixer” (ticket required)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Mark Your Calendars
2015 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium
July 9-11, 2015
2016 AG Bell Convention
June 30-July 3, 2016
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel