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Time Zone Assistance (all times are US Central Daylight)


Convention Program at a Glance (all times are US Central Daylight)

Wednesday, March 17

8:00 - 10:00 AM Joint 2020-21 and 2021-22 ILA Board Meeting

Thursday, March 18 (8:15 AM US Central to 6 PM US Central)
Link to detailed program descriptions

8:15 - 8:30 AM Welcome and Announcements
8:30 - 9:45 AM  Organizational Activities & Exercises for Listening & Communication Training; Laura Janusik, Jennifer Grau, Kathy O’Brien, Sheila Bentley; Workshop
10:00 - 11:15 AM Listening: The Foundation of Global Relationships;  Andrew Wolvin, Annie Rappeport; Panel
11:30 - 1:15 PM 2020 Keynote: Be Surprised by Listening - Again and Again; Tom Kaden, Michael Gingrich, Raquel Ark
1:15 - 1:45 PM Virtual Break
1:45 - 3:00 PM Audio Description: Listening to Images Joel Snyder; Talk
3:15 - 4:30 PM Embrace the World Within: Learning to Listen to our Self; Carol Benton; Workshop
4:45 - 6:00 PM Listening to Students; Donna Knifong; Workshop

Friday, March 19 (8:00 US Central to 4:45 US Central)

8:00 - 9:15 AM Listening Moments; Sheila Bentley, Margarete Imhof; Creative Workshop
9:30-10:45 AM Education Papers Panel
Listening Leadership: An Academic Perspective; Annie Rappeport, Andrew Wolvin

The Relationship between Listening Comprehension Processes & Second Language Proficiency: Top-down &
Bottom-up Perspectives; Aiko Furuya
11:00 AM – Noon You Talk; we'll listen.  Melissa Beall and ILA Board
12:15 - 2:00 PM  Annual Membership Business Meeting (President Lori  Joubert)

Honor Past Presidents in Attendance (1st VP Elect Chris Bond)
Preview of the 2022 convention (Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, March 31, April 1, 2, 2022)
Virtual Break
2:00 - 3:15 PM Expanding Listening Orientations: Improving Listening Measurement Through LSP-R, LSP-R8, LCI-R Scale Comparison; Elizabeth Parks, Meara Faw
3:30 - 4:45 PM Understanding Misunderstanding; Jerry Catt, Richard Halley, Michael Purdy; Panel

Saturday, March 20 (8:30 AM to 6:00 PM US Central) 

8:30-9:30 AM 2021 2021 Keynote; Karris Golden

10:00-11:15 AM Filling the Research Gap: Examining a Research / Practitioner Collaboration Process; Jennifer Grau, Guy Itzchakov; Panel
11:30-12:45 PM Exploring the Past Accomplishments; Future Opportunities and Growth Challenges of ILA; Lyman K. "Manny" Steil. Dr. Lyman K. (Manny) Steil, is ILA’s founding member #1

1:00-2:15 PM Listening Through Walking: What I heard as a Pilgrim of the Camino Frances; Cynthia Hazel; Workshop
2:30-3:45 PM These Should be on the New York Times Best Seller List; review of recently Published Books in Listening; Molly Stoltz, Debra Worthington, Andrew Wolvin, Graham Bodie; Panel
4:00-6:00 PM Annual Award Ceremony
Passing of the Gavel

Presidential Address

Saturdays April 10, 17, 24, May 1, and May 22

Saturday, April 10

8:00 - 9:15 AM Research Papers Panel

Transforming Horizons Through Listening; Maria Consuelo Valbuena Martinez

Listening to the SONG OF LIFE: Conceptualizing and Measuring L-SONG (Listening to Self, Others, Nature, and God--the divine); E. James Baesler

9:30 - 10:45 AM Creative Connection: Using Visual Art to Enhance Listening; Workshop; Alexandra Manion, Bryanna Fatigue, Mark Thomas, Cynthia Hazel

Saturday, April 17

8:30 - 9:45 AM Research Papers; Panel

Listening to Political cartoons; Linda Hamilton-Korey, Gayle Pohl

Listening as a Sensory Activity to Process Political Cartoons

10:00 - 11:15 AM Listening Connects With DEI in a 20-year Relationship; John Stewart, Lori Joubert

Saturday, April 24

9:00 - 10:45 AM The LovePOEM: The Intersection of Listening & Allyship; Workshop; Cynthia E. Hazel, Audrey J. Ford, Elly Q. Maras, E. Grace Ritchie, Caren Rhodes-Doudna

Saturday, May 1

10:00 AM - Noon Swap Shop; Cynthia Hazel

Saturday, May 22

8:00 - 9:15 AM ILA Student Working Group Pilot project Report; Krishna Naineni, Taranjot Kaur, Gunjan Singhal, Anisha Agarwal, Chinmaya Sreya
9:30 - 10:45 AM How Many Universities in the United States Offer a Standalone Course in Listening? Panel; Molly Stoltz, Teri Varner
Listening Instruction in Medical Education; Helen Meldrum
11:00 AM- 12:15 PM Empathy & Social Media: Case Studies investigating how social media influences empathetic listening; Lisa Athearn
12:30 - 1:45 PM Transforming Listening Pedagogy for Transformative Community Engagement; Panel; Ansley Fitzpatrick, Monique Constance-Huggins, Keri Epps, Jennie L. Vaughn, Rowena Rowie Kirby-Straker

***Speakers are reminded some programs will be better attended than others. 
As is true with a face to face convention, we have no way to guarantee how many attendees to expect at each individual program.
All sessions will use the Zoom online platform.

Contact: Melissa.Beall@listen.org for convention details or questions; info@listen.org for registration details or questions
Registration link above. 
"Regular" members $100.00 1 year, 2 year, retired/emeritus

Life Members $ 75.00 Life members only

Student members $ 50.00 Student members or student non-members

Organizational Members $ 25.00 Per attendee--2 allowed with org membership; please register separately; this is not for affiliates who pay non-member rates

Non-Members $200.00 (Join now for reduced rates)

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