Headquarter's Report: AuDacity 2021 Here We Come! Unleash Your Potential in Portland, Oregon, October 25-27

Author: Stephanie Czuhajewski, MPH, CAE, Executive Director

AuDacity is the place where audiology’s potential and purpose meet. It’s where audiologists gather to design their future, to reminisce the past, and to make the most of the present--in the presence of great company and great ideas that challenge us to go further and toward greater purposes.

AuDacity 2021, Audiology Unleashed continues that AuDacity tradition with a program that will encourage you to push back on status-quo thinking and push forward an ambitious agenda to support audiology’s transition to a doctoring profession. AuDacity’s next-level course line up and curated networking activities will maximize opportunities for engagement and learning. Attendees and content leaders will explore the essential role of audiologists in improving access to care, patient outcomes, and audiovestibular health equity using evidence-informed practices and interprofessional approaches that span the care continuum.

AuDacity: In-Person Precautions
A jam-packed program is delightful—jam-packed meeting rooms are not. ADA is committed to hosting the AuDacity 2021 Conference in a safe and responsible manner. The ADA staff team is in regular contact with public health officials and hotel representatives to plan and implement strategies to ensure that AuDacity 2021 is held in a physical environment that fosters the health and safety of participants.

AuDacity attendees will notice other changes including “touch-limited” on-site conference registration/check-in processes and directional pathways to reduce crowding. Meals and breaks will offer delicious grab and go options, rather than traditional buffets, and the conference agenda and continuing education information will be available electronically from a smart device.

While ADA strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations for AuDacity attendees who have not otherwise acquired immunity, proof of vaccination is not required as a condition of attendance. ADA trusts and expects AuDacity attendees to take the following actions:

  • To evaluate available evidence regarding immunization and other safeguards designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases,
  • To make informed decisions, based on their own health and circumstances,
  • To take appropriate actions and precautions in order to protect themselves and others, and
  • To comply with public health mandates, hotel requirements, and directives from conference organizers.


All registered AuDacity attendees will receive access to conference session recordings and accompanying opportunities for continuing education credit beginning approximately two weeks after the close of the conference. Please visit www.audiologist.org for the latest AuDacity 2021, Audiology Unleashed, conference information. I look forward to seeing you soon!