CI2020 International Conference

16th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies

March 18-21, 2020 • Orlando, FL


Event Details

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Event Schedule

March 18
Pre-Conference Activities
March 19 – 21
CI2020 International

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Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr,
Orlando, FL 32819

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American Cochlear Implant Alliance
University of North Carolina

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Educational Directors

Kevin D. Brown, MD, PhD
Margaret Dillon, AuD
Harold C. Pillsbury, MD

About ACI Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams as well as parent and consumer advocates. An annual meeting for professional members is convened.

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About CI2020 International

The CI2020 Scientific Program committee will assemble an exciting robust program, offering a variety of keynote lectures, panel discussions, and podium and poster presentations discussing research on cochlear implant and other implantable technologies across the age continuum.

Anticipated session topics include SSD Surgery and Device, Intelligent Mapping in Expanded Indication Subjects, EAS in Adults, Beyond Speech Perception, Increasing CI Market Penetration and much more!

CME and CEU credits will be provided for this activity.


Advance Registration for CI2020 International is NOW OPEN! Questions about registration? Please contact CI2020 Registration Services at 312-202-5244 or

Scholarships: Student Scholarships are offered annually by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Visit the ACI Alliance website to complete the Scholarship Application. Application are due December 13. 2019.

Register for CI2020

Abstract Submission

The Call for Abstracts for CI2020 International is closed.
The abstract submission deadline was Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

The Scientific Program Chairs encourage submission of your scientific contributions for presentation at the meeting. The program will include international podium and poster sessions presenting research on cochlear implants and other implantable technologies across the age continuum. All presenters of papers and posters are required to register for CI2020 and are responsible for their own travel expenses.

CI2020 Abstract Portal Login

Review and Notification

The Program Committee has the responsibility to review and rank all abstracts that are submitted. Abstracts will be considered for both Podium and Poster Presentations. Email notifications will be sent to the corresponding author.

Student Poster Competition

A Student Poster Competition will be held for those enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or resident program. An academic advisor or another university official must verify student/resident status. Students may enter a poster abstract for the competition as part of the CI2020 Call for Abstracts.

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Venue / Headquarters Hotel

Hyatt Regency Orlando • 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32819 • P: 407-284-1234

Join ACI Alliance members, colleagues, and members of industry at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, an iconic hotel in the heart of everything Orlando has to offer. Located on International Drive, you will be just minutes away from famous theme parks, eclectic dining options, and a vibrant nightlife.

Guest Room Reservations

Reservation deadline: February 17, 2020

Online Reservations: Click "Hotel Reservations" below or enter into your web browser.

By phone: Call 402-593-5048 and reference the group code “MSYM”.
All events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. 


The hotel has something for everyone, including two sparkling pools, a full-service spa and salon, StayFit Gym, tennis courts, bicycle rentals, and seven restaurants and bars. All guestrooms at the Hyatt Regency feature the Hyatt Grand Bed and spacious workspace, as well as other modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, 42” flat panel LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, in-room Starbucks coffee, and two bottled waters per day.

Special Group Rates

Special group rates for this meeting are $269 (single or double) per night plus tax and a daily discounted resort fee of $10. Basic guest room internet is included in the group rate. Resort fee includes access to the fitness center (classes, pool activities and bike rental), a 10% discount off Spa treatments and merchandise, two I-Ride Trolley Tickets, local and 1-800 calls, and two bottled waters per day.

Space is Limited

Space is limited and reservations received after Monday, February 17, 2020, or after the room block fills, are subject to rate and space availability. Reservations canceled within 72 hours of arrival or guests who fail to check-in on the scheduled date of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax.


If you have questions regarding the venue or guest room reservations, please contact Diana Shkap, Senior Meeting Planner.


The Hyatt Regency Orlando does not have an onsite childcare program, however the hotel concierge can assist with providing in-room babysitting services from these recommended services:

Kids Night Out

Theme Park Nannies

Hearing Loss Accessible

The conference is accessible to people with hearing loss. All sessions on Wednesday-Saturday morning will have real-time captioning in English.


The Hyatt Regency Orlando conference facility is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities. Additionally, there are guest rooms that are accessible for people with disabilities.

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Don't miss this excellent opportunity to interact with over 1600 physicians, audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, hearing scientists and members of industry from across the world. This three-day meeting provides educational and networking opportunities as well as the chance to interact directly with you, our corporate partners. Attendees come prepared to explore a range of hearing loss and varying technology needs by comparing products firsthand and planning purchases. Anticipate a high level of engagement and we encourage you to showcase your technology beyond the cochlear implant. Look for the Prospectus in May 2019. Download the Exhibitor Prospectus or contact Kate Hastings Poetker, Senior Exhibits Coordinator to receive the most up-to-date information.

Contact Kate Hastings Poetker Download the CI2020 Exhibitor Prospectus
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