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2017 CHHA Conference "Hear by the Sea"


Come Join Us!

Our national conference this year is called, "Hear by the Sea". Whether this is your first conference or the next of several you've attended, these are some of the things you will be sure to hear when you spend time with us:


  • Enhanced hearing with our presentation rooms equipped with induction hearing loops;

  • Informative presentations from our roster of outstanding academics and professionals;

  • All about our exciting "Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities" project funded by the Government of Canada;

  • An interesting keynote presentation by Dr. Marshall Chasin about the wondrous power of music;

  • Thoughtful discussions and updates about the impact of hearing loss from our two plenary speakers;

  • News from our many exhibitors about a variety of initiatives, devices, and more to support Canadians living with hearing loss;

  • An open conversation at our Town Hall so we can learn how CHHA can serve you better;

  • An overview of CHHA National's activities over the past year at our AGM;

  • The sound of laughter as Gael Hannan presents her newest performance, "I'm Hearing as Hard as I Can!"

  • And finally, you will hear "Hello!", "Welcome!", and "So glad you could join us!"


Register today and come "Hear by the Sea" this May in beautiful Sidney, BC. I look forward to personally welcoming you!


CHHA for now!


Lorin MacDonald

CHHA National President


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Registration


Join us for CHHA 35th Anniversary! Participation is open to anyone interested in hearing loss or working in the field of hearing loss or hearing health related disorders.



Register by Phone

Use our toll-free number 1-800-263-8068
(or 613-526-1584 if calling from outside Canada)
to register for the conference.

Paper Registration Form

Print a copy of the conference registration form and mail it with payment to the:
CHHA National Office, 205 - 2415 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 7P2
or fax to our number (613) 526-4718
or email us at conference@chha.ca.


Payment can be made by a credit card (VISA or MasterCard) or cheque/money order. If paying by cheque/money order, make cheques payable to: CHHA Conference. All persons intending to attend the CHHA Conference must register, including workshop presenters. All prices are in Canadian dollars and include tax.


Conference registration ends May 12, 2017.

Registration Rates (per delegate)

Registration type Cost
CHHA Members $350
Non-CHHA Members* $375
1-Day Rate (Friday only) $150
1-Day Rate (Saturday - Includes Banquet Dinner) $150
Couples Rate (10% Discount - Rate for 2 Registrations) $504
Student Rate** $135

Please note:

* Registration for non-CHHA members includes a one-year membership to the CHHA National.

** A student must have a valid student ID card and be registered in a full time secondary or tertiary institution or have an International Student Card. Please submit a copy of the student ID card when submitting the Registration Form. Without this copy the full registration fee will be charged.


Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received in writing before April 20, 2017 and will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50. No refunds will be given for cancellation after April 20, 2017 or for non-attendance.

Full Registration includes

  • Delegate Bag & Name Badge
  • Program Booklet & Exhibitor Passport
  • Access to Workshops and all Scheduled Meals
  • Opening reception on Thursday - May 25, 2017
  • Access to "Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities" Panel Discussion Breakfast on Friday - May 26, 2017 (Pre-registration is required, limited space available)
  • Access to Exhibitor Luncheon on Friday - May 26, 2017
  • Opening Keynote with Dr. Marshall Chasin on Friday - May 26, 2017
  • Plenary Session with Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller and Paul Mick on Friday - May 26, 2017
  • Plenary Session with Dr. Douglas Beck on Saturday - May 27, 2017
  • Closing Banquet Dinner on Saturday - May 27, 2017
  • Post-Banquet Dinner performance by Gael Hannan on Saturday - May 27, 2017 - Sponsored by Cochlear

FULLY ACCESSIBLE!

Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices are provided at all workshops and events.


Group Rates!

If you are registering 6 or more delegates, please contact the CHHA National Office to receive a 10% discount on registration rates.


Questions

If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact CHHA National Office: 1-800-263-8068 Chantal Coleman ccoleman@chha.ca or conference@chha.ca

Venue

The CHHA National Conference 2017 will held from May 25-27, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre.
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9
www.marywinspear.ca
1 (250) 656-0275


Schedule

Schedule of Events

Date Program
Thursday - May 25, 2017 Opening Reception in the Evening
Friday - May 26, 2017 Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Panel Discussion Breakfast (Pre-registration is required), Opening Keynote Session by Dr. Marshall Chasin (Hearing Loss: Getting the Music back), Exhibit Fair Luncheon, Plenary Session by Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller and Dr. Paul Mick (News for CHHA members about the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging) and exciting workshops.
Saturday - May 27, 2017 Plenary Session by Dr. Douglas Beck (Issues in Tinnitus for Consumers), Town Hall, Annual General Meeting (AGM), Exciting Workshops, Closing Banquet Dinner followed by a special performance of "I'm Hearing as Hard as I Can!", A Show about Living with Hearing Loss by Humourist/Actor Gael Hannan with musical guests (Sponsored by Cochlear).

Dr. Marshall Chasin

"Hearing Loss: Getting the Music Back"
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Douglas Beck

“Issues in Tinnitus for Consumers: 2017”
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Kathy Pichora-Fuller and Dr. Paul Mick

"News for CHHA members about the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging"
Plenary Speakers

Gael Hannan with Local Musician Patrick Godfrey

Post-Banquet Performance of “I’m Hearing as Hard as I Can!”
Sponsored by



Special Programs

Date Program
Friday, May 26, 2017 Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Panel Discussion Breakfast (Space is limited. Pre-registration required)
May 26 - 27, 2017 Workshops – Exciting workshops by:
Jo-Ann Bentley "Be Prepared and Sleep Easier with Fire Safety Technology: Learn about the latest technology available for fire safety in your home"
Dean Olson and Michael Currie "Succeeding in the Workplace"
Tim Archer and Mike Shaw "Recent Developments in Assistive Listening"
Anne Griffin and Myrtle Barrett CHHA and Audiologists: Can we increase effectiveness by working together?"
Dr. Karen MacLennan and Richard McKinley "Hearing Access: A review of hearing loops, FM/IR systems technology"
Dr. Jo(anne) DeLuzio and Elissa Robb "Beyond the sound booth: exploring frontiers in audiology"
Saturday, May 27, 2017 Special Post-Closing Banquet Performance of "I'm Hearing as Hard as I Can!", A Show about Living with Hearing Loss by Humourist/Actor Gael Hannan with musical guests (Sponsored by Cochlear).

Workshop Lineup

Jo-Ann Bentley

"Be Prepared and Sleep Easier with Fire Safety Technology: Learn about the latest technology available for fire safety in your home"
Workshop Presenters
Friday, May 26 – A.M.

Dean Olson and Michael Currie

"Succeeding in the Workplace"
Workshop Presenters
Friday, May 26 – A.M.

Tim Archer and Mike Shaw

"Recent Developments in Assistive Listening"
Workshop Presenters
Friday, May 26 – P.M.

Anne Griffin and Myrtle Barrett

"CHHA and Audiologists: Can we increase effectiveness by working together?"
Workshop Presenters
Friday, May 26 – P.M.

Dr. Karen MacLennan and Richard McKinley

"Hearing Access: A review of hearing loops, FM/IR systems technology"
Workshop Presenters
Saturday, May 27 – A.M.

Dr. Joanne DeLuzio and Elissa Robb

"Beyond the sound booth: exploring frontiers in audiology"
Workshop Presenters
Saturday, May 27 – A.M.

Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!


Exhibitors

Thank you to our 2017 Exhibitors!


Advanced Bionics

Advanced Listening Systems

Assistive Listening Device Systems-ALDS

BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA)

Broadmead Hearing Clinic

Canadian Hearing Society

CHHA BC Chapter

CHHA Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter

Cochlear Canada Inc

Contacta

Hearing Life

Hearing Loops Canada

Island Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC)

MED-EL

Miracle Ear

Oticon Medical

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)


Would you like to exhibit? Space is limited! Book your booth today. http://chha.ca/conference/Exhibitors.pdf

Travel

Additional Resources

For more information, please refer to these helpful Travel and Tourism websites:


Distinctly Sidney: http://distinctlysidney.ca/


Hello BC: http://www.hellobc.com/vancouver-island.aspx


Sidney Visitor's Centre: 2281 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC 1 (250) 665-7362


Sidney By The Sea : http://www.sidney.ca/


Sidney, BC: http://sidneybc.org/


West Jet Discount Code

10% off the base fare* for travel between Victoria and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including Delta code-share partner network). To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need the discount codes listed below. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount. Please use the Promo and Coupon code if booking with a Travel Agent.


Book by: June 4, 2017

Travel from: May 17, 2017 to June 4, 2017

Blackout dates: May 18 – 19, 22 – 23, 2017


Coupon code(web coupon no.) : EYFJJGQ

*For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: YYJ01


Changes/cancellations

You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out the service fees page for more information.

Accommodations

Sidney Pier

9805 Seaport Place - Sidney, BC (8 Minute Drive/11 Minute Walk)

http://www.sidneypier.com/


Room Rates

Check in at 4:30 PM - Check out at 11:30 AM


Date Room Rates per night
May 24 - May 28, 2017 Classic Room - 1 King or 2 Queens (View of town) $199
Studio Room -1 King Bed (View of town) $219
Seaview Room - 1 King or 2 Queens (Full ocean view) $229
Junior Suite -1 King Bed (Balcony Ocean/Town View) $254
One Bedroom Signature Suite - King Bed & Sofa Bed $324


Rooms are based on per night (accommodation only, single or double occupancy) and are subject to local and room taxes. Additional per night fee may be charged for additional room occupants. The guest room rates established for CHHA Conference will be offered from May 24-May 27, 2017 (based on availability).


Reservations

For reservations please call: 1.866.659.9445 or 250.655.9445, and quote code Block Code: “CHHA” and Block ID: “437451” to receive special rates.


Please remember to book your room by April 24, 2017 to be guaranteed the rates listed above. Reservations received after April 24, 2017 will be confirmed on space and rate availability basis only.

Victoria Airport/ Sidney Travelodge - SOLD OUT

2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC (2 Minute walk)

http://www.travelodge.ca/property/travelodge-victoria-airport-sidney


Located on the Saanich Peninsula — Victoria Airport/Sidney Travelodge offers complimentary WIFI, continental breakfast and 20% off lunch and/or dinner at pub next door. It also has a business centre and complimentary shuttle to airport and ferries available.


Please note the Sidney Travelodge is SOLD OUT. We are working hard on getting more inventory. Please book your room at the Sidney Pier.


Park your RV at Mary Winspear Centre!

$21/day (with or without power) and must be reserved in advance by contacting Chantal Coleman ccoleman@chha.ca

Spots are limited and are first come, first serve!