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2014 35th Annual Convention (Tentative) Program
Updated March, 3--please check often for updates
Welcome to the Convention Letter
2014 Student Scholarship/Silent Auction Update
Important message from Pam Cooper regarding the convention program and AV requests
35th Annual Convention, March 27-29, 2014
35th Annual Convention, Minneapolis
The convention will convene early Thursday afternoon and be in session through Saturday night's banquet.
Convention 2014 will convene at the Sheraton Bloomington (see message below) (formerly the Hotel Sofitel) which is about 15 minutes from the Minneapolis, MN airport. Any problems with online room reservations, please phone Kayla Meskan at the hotel--952-656-5922. The hotel will provide free shuttles to and from the airport. Room rates will be $119. Our convention fees include lunches and the awards banquet on Saturday night as well as AM and PM beverage breaks. 2014 Convention rates are $300 for members. Fees are higher for non-members; fees are lower for students and life members. Full payment of fees is due no later than March 5 so that we can arrange for meals. (Please send an email to email@example.com if you need to make special arrangements for fee payment.)
Need a shuttle from the airport? Available for those with convention hotel reservation, Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 30. Link to the directions: SuperShuttle.pdf
If you choose to register ON SITE in Minneapolis for the convention, you will be asked to wait until all paid attendees are seated for meals. If space is available, you will be invited to join us. Regardless, the full registration fee plus a $50 late fee will be charged. When you register, be sure to receive a receipt. If you do not, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
****UPDATED January 21, 2014--The transition to the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel website has been updated. Please use this link to access the hotel information and room reservations. Sheraton Bloomington. Included are links to the free shuttle information as well as things to see in Bloomington.
You can easily join the ILA online--$115 for 1 year; $205 for 2 years; $1500 for a lifetime membership (which includes an even greater discount on the convention fee). Lifetime memberships can be purchased on a 5 year payment plan as well as a single payment plan.
Opportunity for 2014 Web Intern
The ILA is interested in working with an Intern to redesign our website during fall and/or spring semester(s). If you (or one of your students) are interested, please review the call for an intern. (This is an unpaid internship.) Contact email@example.com if you are interested.
Listening Education, 2013, Vol 5, Issue 1
Listening Post #112, February 2014
HuffPost Live (August 28, 2013)
On Wednesday, August 28, Dr. Pam Cooper, ILA VP and convention planner 2014, was a featured guest on Huff Post Live; http://huff.lv/17kGobV
The session is archived on the HuffPost Live site if you missed it live.
How To Actually Be A Good Listener: Do you find yourself repeating things constantly or missing important details? So many of us are flat out bad listeners and since it's frustrating and detrimental for everyone involved, our experts teach you ways to listen up once and for all!
Hosted by: Dena Takruri
ILA and HuffPost Healthy Living/US News
Link to Article featuring ILA VP and convention 2014 planner Dr. Pamela Cooper. (August 24, 2013) By Laura McMullen Health Reporter at USNews.com
Contact the ILA
You can send a message to the ILA office using this link: Contact the ILA. Someone will try to respond within 48 hours on weekdays.
ILA in the Wall Street Journal
Anne Kadet, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, attended the ILA convention in Montréal 20-23 June. This link is to the article Anne wrote about the ILA, July 5, 2013: Listen Up! Here's One Convention Where Talk is Cheap. Group Glorifies the Art of Staying Quiet; Your Inner Voice as GPS
Listener of the Year
Jian Ghomeshi, the ILA 2013 Listener of the Year, spoke at the 2013 ILA convention. A video of that speech can be viewed on YouTube.
We have several links for Jian’s visit and his subsequent “mentions” of ILA. You can see his presentation/acceptance speech on the ILA website, view his tweet, and listen to the interview where he mentions ILA and his award (at the 23 minute mark).