Design Studio: HLAA Convention 2011 and Hearing Loop Conference Program Book

3 06 2011

The HLAA Convention 2011 Program Book is off to print! Included in this program is the 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference information as well. For an advance look at all these two events have to offer, I’ve prepared my final design pdfs for download in the two links below:

HLAA Convention 2011 Program

HLAA Hearing Loop Conference

If you’re coming to Convention 2011 in Washington, D.C., and are interested in appearing in Hearing Loss Magazine‘s new column, “Seen & Heard,” please download and complete the questionnaire in the link below and return to me via e-mail prior to the Convention. Answer as many questions as you can, but keep in mind that we will select our favorite answers from each profile to print. This column is aimed to get to know you, your hearing loss, and fun facts about you.

You will also need to have your professional photo taken to accompany the profile. The photo shoot is tentatively set up for the back of the Exhibit Hall and will be from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011. You can go solo or pose with your spouse/best friend/significant other/family member (who must also complete the questionnaire).

Thank you in advance for your participation! I’d love to get a rough estimate of how many are interested so I can plan my timing during the two-hour photo session.

(Special thanks to Danielle Nicosia, Judy Martin and Tina Fifer for your prompt—and great!—responses)

Download the questionnaire from the link below, fill it out, and return to me at

Seen&Heard Questionnaire

Design Studio: Exhibitor Prospectus

10 09 2010

Here is the cover and a few spreads from a 20-page exhibitor prospectus I just finished for the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Convention 2011 marketing campaign. The convention will be held on June 16-19, just about 15 minutes from where I live—Crystal City, an area near Washington, D.C.

The keynote speaker for Convention 2011 will be Chris Artinian, president and CEO of Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc., whose family is the subject of the 2001 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Sound and Fury. The film documents one family’s struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear implants—devices that can stimulate hearing. The film was directed by Josh Aronson, produced by Roger Weisberg, with Jackie Roth as coordinating producer.

From the PBS website: As the Artinians of Long Island, New York debate what is the right choice for two deaf cousins, Heather, 6, and Peter, 1-1/2, viewers are introduced to one of the most controversial issues affecting the deaf community today. Cochlear implants may provide easier access to the hearing world, but what do the devices mean for a person’s sense of identity with deaf culture? Can durable bridges be built between the deaf and hearing worlds?

I designed a logo for the convention as well as the logo for “Get in the Hearing Loop,” a joint project of the Hearing Loss Association of America and the American Academy of Audiology. The 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference will be held on June 18-20. Both events will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Learn more about Convention 2011 on HLAA’s website at Learn more about the 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference here.

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