36th Annual Convention 
March 2015
Virginia Beach, VA


Listening is the process of receiving, constructing meaning from and responding to spoken and/or nonverbal messages (ILA, 1996).

    35th Annual Convention Program (2014)
    Welcome to the Convention Letter
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 for guests with rooms reserved and confirmed. 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 info@listen.org 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: Shutttle
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 info@listen.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.
Listening Education, 2013, Vol 5, Issue 1

Listening Post #112, February 2014

Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis
 Executive Director, International Listening Association 
Box 164, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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