Online registration for the AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention, June 25-28 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla., is now available! This year's convention features 11 intensive short courses; 80 concurrent sessions; 3 1/2 days of programming for children and teens with all hearing abilities; and a special presentation by keynote speaker and ABC "Good Morning America" contributor Lee Woodruff as well as a complimentary copy of her bestseller, "Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress."
AG Bell members are currently eligible for the early bird member rate if you register before April 2. If you are not a member but want to qualify for the early bird member rate of just $315 per person, join AG Bell.
AG Bell Family Convention Scholarship Information
Families who would like to attend an AG Bell Convention for the first time and have limited financial resources may apply for a family scholarship to help offset the cost of attending the convention.
AG Bell Convention Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteerism is key to the success of the AG Bell Biennial Convention and as we prepare to converge on Orlando, Fla., in June, the work in developing an onsite team is now underway. Support from dedicated AG Bell members such as you will ensure a great experience for all convention attendees!
Applications are now being accepted for AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention volunteer positions. The convention will be held June 25-28 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla. If selected as a volunteer, you will receive the discount volunteer rate of $195 in exchange for at least eight hours of volunteer service during convention. Please note that volunteers are responsible for their own expenses and travel arrangements.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2010. Submit your application today!
New This Convention: Super Sessions
The AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention will offer for the first time three "Super Sessions." Convention attendees can choose one of these three innovative presentations:
- Parent Advocacy Training AG Bell's acclaimed Parent Advocacy Training (PAT) program will be relauched at convention and will provide parents an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work collaboratively with public early intervention and K-12 school systems.
- Professional Preparation in Listening and Spoken Language Join Listening and Spoken Language Specialists Christina Perigoe, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, and K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT, and a panel of academics to explore several models of professional preparation that have emerged in both the pre-service and in-service training of listening and spoken language professionals.
- Career Transitions Join fellow AG Bell convention attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing for an intensive session on career development. Learn about transition from college to a new job, career advancement techniques, overcoming obstacles in the workplace and how to participate in an interview with confidence.
AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention Hotel Reservations Now Available
Those planning to attend the AG Bell 2010 Biennial Convention June 25-28 in Orlando, Fla., can now make hotel reservations at the AG Bell convention rate. The brand-new, state-of-the-art Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek inside the gates of Walt Disney World is the convention host hotel and offers a luxurious spa, Orlando's newest golf course, complimentary yoga and other exercise classes, lagoon-style pool with water slide, 12 restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, and much more!