Listening Post #111 available now
35th Annual Convention, March 27-29, 2014
Convention registration is OPEN; click here
35th Annual Convention, Minneapolis
Submission deadline extended to December 15, 2013.
The convention will convene early Thursday afternoon and be in session through Saturday night's banquet. All 2014 submissions must be submitted no later than December 15, 2013. To avoid problems, early submission is strongly encouraged. Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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. Convention rates are generally about $300 for members. Fees are higher for non-members.
If you choose to register ON SITE in Minneapolis, 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. If so, 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 email@example.com
****November 9--FYI--The transition to the Sheraton Bloomington website has not been completed as of 7 AM CST. Please use this link to access the hotel information in the meantime. Sheraton Bloomington Updates will be posted as soon as the hotel informs the ILA of the status.
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 Convention Intern
The ILA is interested in working with an Intern for the ILA 2014 Convention 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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.
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).