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43rd Annual ILA Convention, March 30-Ap 2, 2022

  • March 30, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • April 02, 2022
  • 9:00 PM
  • Bloomington Minnesota USA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Students who are not members must present their student ID at the registration desk.
  • Contact Exec Director (info@listen.org) for pre-approved, special arrangements registration code.
  • DO NOT register if you have registered for the face-to-face convention. This option is only for those who have NOT already registered. Up to six presenters will be asked to present an encore/Spotlight Presentation of their program on Zoom Sat Ap 23 and/or Sat Ap 30
  • DO NOT register if you have registered for the face-to-face convention. This option is only for those who have NOT already registered. Up to six presenters will be asked to present an encore/Spotlight Presentation of their program on Zoom Sat Ap 23 and/or Sat Ap 30


Deadline for proposals: Midnight Dec 12, 2021 Central US time

Proposal submission: 2022 CFP 2022.docx

43rd Annual International Listening Association Convention
March 30-April 2, 2022

"Listening During a Time of Change"

To register for the 43rd Annual ILA Convention "Listening During a Time of Change," click the "register" button at the bottom left side of this page.

If you are an ILA member, please login in order to access special reduced rates for members. Please use the email address you have on file with the ILA. If you have forgotten your password, please click the “forgot password” link on the upper right side of the homepage.  If you have forgotten your login, contact info@listen.org

Not an ILA member yet? Click here to join today to receive discounted convention member rates. Please refer to the 2022 Registration Options page for details.

Wednesday, March 30

Please join us for a "Welcome Reception" in Bloomington. Meet new ILA members and key leaders in the field of listening as well as have an opportunity to meet your board.  If you wish to bring a guest to the Wednesday Kick Off reception, please pay for your guests with your registration so we can plan our meal count.  (All fees are USD.)

Thursday, March 31

Thursday sessions will run both morning and afternoon. Join us for fascinating sessions in Business, Education, Research, Healthcare, Technology, Environment, and Arts and Humanities presented by those who are passionate about advancing the practice, teaching, and research of listening throughout the world.  Thursday’s lunch is included in your registration fees; dinner is on your own at local restaurants and diners. 

Friday, April 1

Friday will continue to spotlight more sessions with listening experts from all areas of listening in the morning.  Friday afternoon and evening will be free for you to explore the city of Bloomington on your own, or with friends and colleagues. Friday's meals are on your own at local diners and restaurants.  We will have material to help you with your touring and dining options.

Saturday, April 2

Saturday's varied listening sessions will run both morning and afternoon. Join us for the annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon to honor past ILA Presidents and thank them for their extraordinary service and dedication. We will also enjoy a preview of the 2023 convention. In a Plenary Session we will draw together our learning and experiences. 

Your fees include both the Past Presidents' Luncheon, and, in the evening, the annual ILA Awards banquet (with cash bar).  In the evening our traditional ILA Awards ceremony and banquet celebrates some of our outstanding members and their incredible achievements in the areas of research, service, business, and teaching. There are several awards to be presented which may include the ILA Listener of the Year, ILA Listening Hall of Fame, ILA Educator of the Year, ILA Business of the Year, and more. If you would like to nominate someone for an award you can do so: listen.org/awards.

If you wish to bring a guest to the Wednesday reception, the Keynote luncheon, the Past Presidents' luncheon, and/or to the Award banquet, there will be additional fees on the registration form.  Please pay for your guests with your registration so we can plan our meal count.

Saturday April 23 and Saturday April 30

***Unique opportunity for online access--Up to SIX programs will be recognized by attendees and the convention team as ”Spotlight” programs to be presented via Zoom on Saturday April 23 and Saturday April 30, 2022.

Those registered for the face-to-face convention may attend without an additional registration fee. Those not registered for the face to face convention may attend the spotlight sessions on Zoom for a fee of $125 for members, $175 for non-members.  Use the registration button to attend.

Registration and Payment Information

Please refer to the 2022 Registration Options page for details.  We have people registering from all over the world and spaces are limited.  Unless you have made special arrangements, registration fees must be paid at the time of registration in US dollars and can be paid online by credit card.  Registration inquiries may be directed to info@listen.org.  Registration is non-refundable. 

We discourage on-site registration unless it is absolutely necessary.  Early bird rates are in effect until February 15, 12:00 noon US Central.  If you choose to register on-site in Bloomington, or if you register after 12:00 noon US Central February 15 online, there will be an additional $50.00 USD late charge.  As we must guarantee the number of meals in advance, on-site registrants and late registrants will be asked to wait until all of the other convention participants are seated before we can invite you to join us for any meals.


Your registration fee includes:

  • Wednesday: Evening Welcome Reception
  • Thursday: Luncheon
  • Friday: No meals (the afternoon is free to explore Bloomington on your own or with friends)
  • Saturday: Past Presidents' luncheon, Annual Awards Banquet 
  • Daily beverage breaks as appropriate

Please note: 

Dinner on Thursday, and both lunch and dinner on Friday will be on your own or with friends at local diners or restaurants. While we do not have specific menus for included meals, please indicate any dietary preferences or restrictions on the registration form so we can better plan menus. Please order extra meals on the registration form for your guests only.


Convention Venue--ILA convention accommodation/room rate $109 (single or double), SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONLY.  If you find a lower rate for the Crowne Plaza Aire, please contact the hotel so that you can still be part of the ILA's contracted room count while still receiving your lower rateAll accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. Reservation link; reservation code is ILA

Book early for the convention rate (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONLY)

complimentary shuttle to and from MSP airport (on hotel schedule)
complimentary shuttle to the Mall of America (on hotel schedule--see hotel concierge)
complimentary internet in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces
complimentary parking Driving Directions to Hotel
room rate good 3 days prior and after convention SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONLY book pre and post days early
complimentary health club access
complimentary access to the on-site Northwest Airlines History Center

Link to general information about the Crowne Plaza Aire 

3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425 USA
Toll Free: 877-424-4188
An IHG Rewards Club Hotel
Email: info@crowneplazaaire.com

Make room reservations online early.  
Room rates 

A dedicated website is will be available for you to book hotel rooms online for the 2022 convention. Reservations can be made at this web address: TBD

If you have any questions, please direct them to the ILA Executive Director at info@listen.org or the convention chair at Chris.bond@listen.org

Bloomington, Minnesota, USA 2022

International Listening Association
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