Have You Heard? (Summer 2020)

AuDacity 2020 Invites Participants to Think Outside the Box and the Ballroom
On October 16-17, 2020, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), the Independent Audiologists Australia (IAA), and the Independent Audiologists New Zealand (IANZ) will bring together audiologists, students, and industry leaders from around the world for a shared virtual experience that will allow participants to learn and network in unexpected and delightful ways. AuDacity 2020: Forge Ahead and Forge Ahead Down Under will challenge assumptions about the framework and format for interactive conferences in this era of social distancing by eliminating geographic, time, and spatial boundaries.    
The AuDacity Agenda: Design Thinking and AuDiology
AuDacity 2020 will demonstrate why and how audiologists can integrate design thinking with evidence-based practice to enhance patient outcomes. The AuDacity general session mainstage will feature a view from the forefront of design thinking in healthcare from innovators in the field, as well as crisp, practical presentations from audiologists and industry experts who are successfully using design thinking in clinical, business, and professional initiatives to optimize patient care and improve customer satisfaction.

Mainstage programming and structured networking activities will run consecutively for 21 hours, from 8:00 a.m. Eastern time USA on Friday, October 16th until 5:00 a.m. Eastern time USA on Saturday, October 17th to accommodate delegates from around the world. After a brief programming hiatus, the agenda will pick-up again on Saturday with the ADA Member Business Meeting, the Audiology Student Track and other live specialty business and clinical workshops, which will be held throughout the day. In addition to the exceptional live programming, all attendees will have access to more than 30 hours of on-demand recorded sessions.    
AuDacity 2020 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Connect with your customers at AuDacity 2020. Reach customers around the world without leaving your office. Brand your customizable exhibit booth and upload digital information that attendees can put in their virtual briefcase. Talk to your customers live using group chat, individual chat, and individual audio and video conferencing capabilities (great for live demos). Visit www.audiologist.org/audacity/at-a-glance or contact Ilse Dehner at idehner@audiologist.org for more information or to reserve your sponsorship and space.

Exhibit Hall Live Hours
Friday, October 16, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Eastern time USA.

Attendees will be able to return to the exhibit hall for 30 days post event to download information and materials.    
Participate in the AuDacity Career Fair
The AuDacity Career Fair will make the most of the opportunity to bring audiologists, students, company representatives, and practice owners together to exchange information in an innovative virtual space. Audiologist and student extern candidates will be able to learn about career opportunities and position openings. Employers will be able to set-up and conduct walk-in or scheduled interviews via private chat, audio and video conferencing. Contact Ilse Dehner at idehner@audiologist.org for more information.