• Hearing Loss Tech Expo 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors Information

    About Tech Expo 2018
    The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA) is hosting a hearing loss tech expo on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in Foster City, California, for attendees to learn about the latest products and services for people with hearing loss. The expo will be open to the public, free of charge, and will be promoted through the HLAA-CA newsletter, HLAA-CA website, participating HLAA chapters in Southern California, hearing professionals, and several other avenues. People with hearing loss, their families, and their friends are welcome. Hearing professionals are also welcome.

     
    Tech Expo 2018 Venue
    Date and Time:
    Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1-4 PM

    Location:
    William E. Walker Recreation Center
    Lagoon Room
    650 Shell Blvd.
    Foster City, CA 94404
    Expo Map and Directions

     
    Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities
    This is an excellent opportunity for providers of hearing products and services to build their brands and to market and showcase their offerings directly to consumers with hearing loss, their families, and their friends.

     
    Early-Bird Prices
    $400 sponsor and exhibit with 30″x90″ rectangular table
    $350 sponsor and exhibit 60″x72″ oval table
    $300 exhibit with 30″x90″ rectangular table
    $250 exhibit 60″x72″ oval table
    $100 sponsor
    $1,500 gold sponsor
    $1,800 gold sponsor and exhibit with 30″x90″ rectangular table
    $1,750 gold sponsor and exhibit with 60″x72″ oval table
    Early-bird discounts expire April 30, 2018.

     
    Exhibiting
    Exhibitor Benefits:

    • One 6′ rectangular table (space assignment is offered in order of payment receipt), two chairs, electricity
    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three exhibitor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway reusable bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 15, 2018)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2018)
    • Listing of exhibitor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2018)

    Exhibit Schedule:
    Sunday, September 23, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM: setup
    1:00-4:00 PM: expo exhibit
    4:00-4:30 PM: dismantling and cleanup

    Exhibit Registration and Payment:
    Space is limited. Please register your exhibit space ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Sponsorship
    Sponsor Benefits:

    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three sponsor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway reusable bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 15, 2018)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 15, 2018)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2018)

    Sponsorship Registration and Payment:
    Sponsorship opportunities are limited. Please register your sponsorship ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Gold Sponsorship (only one gold sponsor)
    The gold sponsor’s company logo (single color) will appear on one side of the expo attendee giveaway reusable bags. Each expo attendee will receive a bag. Any leftover bags will be given, after the expo, to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings. Almost all HLAA chapter members have hearing loss or are involved in hearing loss.

    Any exhibitor or sponsor may also be a gold sponsor.

    Gold Sponsor Benefits:

    • For significant exposure, the gold sponsor’s company logo (single color) will appear on one side of the expo attendee giveaway reusable bags. Each expo attendee will receive a bag. Any leftover bags will be given, after the expo, to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings. Almost all HLAA chapter members have hearing loss or are involved in hearing loss.
    • Banner ad containing the gold sponsor’s company logo on all pages of the HLAA-CA website through December 2018 (estimated more than 5,000 unique visitors and more than 17,000 page views if registered before April 2018)
    • Attendee bag inserts: opportunity to add up to three sponsor company brochures, collateral materials, or small promotional items (e.g., pens, notepads, flash drives, hand sanitizers, etc.) in the expo attendee giveaway reusable bags (Each expo attendee will receive a bag; any leftover bags will be given to HLAA California chapters to distribute to their members at chapter meetings.)
    • Prominent placement in expo mailers (if registered before August 1, 2018)
    • Prominent placement in expo announcement in HLAA-CA newsletter (if registered before August 1, 2018)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name, logo, and brief description, with link to company’s website on various Tech Expo HLAA-CA webpages
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name on every webpage of the HLAA-CA website until the expo day
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the Tech Expo attendee brochure (if registered before August 1, 2018)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the HLAA-CA Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2018)
    • Listing of sponsor’s company name in the participating HLAA chapters’ Tech Expo promotional material (if registered before July 1, 2018)

    Gold Sponsorship Registration and Payment:
    Only one gold sponsorship opportunities is available and assigned on first-come, first-served basis. Please register your gold sponsorship ASAP by clicking here.

     
    Cancellation Policy

    Exhibitor Cancellation Policy
    Registered exhibitors may cancel and receive 50% refund if cancellation is received in writing 90 days or more in advance of the tech expo’s date. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than 90 days in advance. Registered exhibitors who have not paid must pay 50% of the exhibitor fee if cancellation is received in writing 90 days or more in advance of the tech expo’s date or pay the full exhibitor fee if cancellations are received less than 90 days in advance

    Sponsorship Cancellation Policy
    Sponsors may cancel, but no refund is issued for sponsorship cancellation. Sponsors must pay the full amount.

    Gold Sponsorship Cancellation Policy
    The gold sponsor may cancel, but no refund is issued for gold sponsorship cancellation. The gold sponsors must pay the full amount.

     
    Tech Expo 2018 Gold Sponsor

    To be announced

     
    Tech Expo 2018 Exhibitors

    Advanced Bionics Advanced Bionics is dedicated to improving lives by developing cochlear implant technologies and services that help our recipients achieve their full potential. Your Life. Our Commitment.
     
    Britzgo Britzgo specializes in high quality, affordable Hearing Amplifiers and accessories. With over twenty years in manufacturing modern wearable technology, Britzgo has become a reliable brand name amongst those seeking a better hearing experience.
    California Academy of Audiology (CAA) CAA is a nonprofit organization representing audiologists in California. Promotes public good by fostering the growth, development, recognition and status of the profession of audiology and its members.
    California Relay Hamilton Relay provides services that allow individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have difficulty speaking to make and receive phone calls at no cost.
     
    California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) CTAP provides adaptive telephone equipment to California residents who have difficulties hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, or moving, including free specialized phones and accessories for people who are hard of hearing or late-deafened.
    CapTel Outreach CapTel Outreach provides outreach, education, and installation support for the CapTel Captioned Telephone. Ideal for individuals with hearing loss, the CapTel Phone provides word-for-word captions of everything the caller is saying.
    CaptionCall CaptionCall’s revolutionary captioning telephone, iPad app, and red carpet installation service are free for the hard of hearing.
     
     
    ClearCaptions ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified phone captioning service for individuals with any form of hearing loss, offering call captioning technology for specialized home phones as well as for personal computers and mobile devices.
    Cochlear Americas Cochlear’s mission is to innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
     
    Connect Hearing Hearing Health, Hearing Aid Sales and Service
     
     
     
    Department of Rehabilitation The Department’s mission is to work in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
    HLAA-CA and HLAA Northern California Chapters Providing information, education, support, and advocacy services to Californians with hearing loss, their families, and their friends
     
     
    MED-EL Corporation MED-EL is the premier developer of hearing-implant technology, connecting people in every walk of life to the rich arena of sound. Visit www.medel.com.
     
    NeoSensory Hear with your skin with NeoSensory’s sound-to-touch wristbands. The Buzz captures environmental sounds, translating them to vibrational alerts. The Clarify captures hard-to-hear speech sounds, translating them to vibrations that help you understand conversation.

     
    Tech Expo 2018 Sponsors

    Britzgo Britzgo specializes in high quality, affordable Hearing Amplifiers and accessories. With over twenty years in manufacturing modern wearable technology, Britzgo has become a reliable brand name amongst those seeking a better hearing experience.
    California Relay Hamilton Relay provides services that allow individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have difficulty speaking to make and receive phone calls at no cost.
     
    ClearCaptions ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified phone captioning service for individuals with any form of hearing loss, offering call captioning technology for specialized home phones as well as for personal computers and mobile devices.
    Connect Hearing Hearing Health, Hearing Aid Sales and Service
     
     
     
    MED-EL Corporation MED-EL is the premier developer of hearing-implant technology, connecting people in every walk of life to the rich arena of sound. Visit www.medel.com.
     
    NeoSensory Hear with your skin with NeoSensory’s sound-to-touch wristbands. The Buzz captures environmental sounds, translating them to vibrational alerts. The Clarify captures hard-to-hear speech sounds, translating them to vibrations that help you understand conversation.
    Widex Our mission is to provide the absolute best hearing aids and customer services. We offer the most advanced, natural sound on the market. Our products let people connect and communicate easily.

     
    Former HLAA-CA Tech Expo and State Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors
    Advanced Bionics, AT&T, Audio Everywhere, Ava, California Audiologists Association (CAA), California Telephone Access Program (CTAP), CapTel Captioned Telephone/Ultratec, CapTel Outreach, Caption Call, Clarity, ClearCaptions, ClearSounds Communications, Cochlear Americas, Connect Hearing, Contacta, CSD Project Endeavor, Copper Loop Assistive Listening Devices, Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA), Department of Rehabilitation, Ditto, Envoy Medical Corporation, General Technologies, Hamilton CapTel, Hamilton Relay, Harris Communications, Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California, Hearing Now USA, HEARMORE, HLAA, InnoCaption, Kaiser Permanente, MED-EL Corporation, NeoSensory, Nordia, Oticon, OTOjOY, Phonak, Purple Communications, Serene Innovations, Signia, Sprint, Starkey, Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss, Walk4Hearing, Widex USA, Williams Sound

     
    About the Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association (HLAA-CA)
    HLAA-CA is the California state association of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), which is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. Founded in 1989, HLAA-CA provides information, education, support, and advocacy services to Californians with hearing loss, their families, and their friends. HLAA-CA also supports the 16 HLAA California chapters and their members.

     
    More Information
    For more information, email expo2018@hearinglossca.org.