Preregistration Is Now Open
The THAA Board of Directors would like all attendees to know that - at the moment - the association will conduct the THAA 73rd Annual Convention & Southwest Regional Trade Show, June 26-27, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. The Board is closely monitoring the news (as we all are) while working with the hotel to finalize event details. If it becomes necessary to cancel the convention, the Board will do so in plenty of time for members to properly cancel travel plans and hotel reservations. Further announcements will be made through the THAA UPDATE and on this web site page.
Preregistration for the THAA 73rd Annual Convention & Southwest Regional Trade Show, June 26-27, at Royal Sonesta Hotel located in the Houston Galleria shopping area is now open.
Convention Dates & Site
THAA 73rd Annual Convention & Southwest
Regional Trade Show
June 26-27, 2020
Royal Sonesta Hotel
2222 West South Loop - Houston, TX 77027
The convention will follow the same Friday/Saturday format of recent years — the Board of Directors and Owner's Group meetings will be held on Friday morning, followed in the afternoon by the Annual Membership meeting (2 CE hrs.), the opening reception, and the first session of the trade show. On Saturday, CE presentations, the final session of the trade show, the buffet luncheon, and the silent auction will be held. A complete Schedule of Events is available in the left-side menu and on the THAA Convention App.
Early Registration Discount Fee
The early registration discount fee for members is $145 if you register by the close of business May 15. All registration fees include:
• 10 CE hours from top industry speakers approved for Texas license renewal and BC-HIS renewal.
• 10 networking functions with other dispensers, manufacturers, and suppliers.
• Free admission to the 2020 Southwest Regional Trade Show.
• Friday afternoon’s opening reception with food and open bar.
• Continental breakfast and buffet luncheon on Saturday.
• Morning and afternoon CE hospitality breaks on Saturday.
• Access to THAA 2020 Silent Auction bidding.
10 CE Hours Approved For License Renewal
The convention will offer 10 hours of continuing education credit approved for license renewal by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation, and for BC-HIS renewal. Remember, licensed dispensers are required to obtain at least 10 of the 20 CE hours required during each two-year license renewal period from classroom (in-person) programs approved by TDLR. Attend this event and get all of them!
Hotel Room Reservations
For hotel information and room reservations click on Hotel Info/Reservations in the left-side menu. We urge you to make your room reservations as soon as possible through the online reservation portal provided in this link. We expect our discounted room block to sell-out quickly.
Official THAA Sponsors
We would like to thank our Official THAA Sponsors — Beltone — Elite Hearing Network — HITEC Group — Miracle Ear of Texas — OneSource Hearing LLC — Oticon — Phonak — ReSound — Starkey Hearing Technologies — Texas Special Instruments for their contribution to this year's convention. Their support has made it possible to include all of the items listed above in your registration fee. Thank you Official Sponsors for your support of THAA and Texas hearing aid dispensers!
Who Should Attend
This event is the annual meeting of the licensed hearing aid dispensers in Texas. It is open to Texas licensed dispensers, apprentices, temporary permit holders, THAA Official Sponsors, exhibitors, invited guests, and their spouses/significant others. All proceeds realized from this event go to the THAA general operating fund to help pay for expenses incurred by the association in representing hearing aid dispensers before the Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and other state agencies affecting licensed dispensers in Texas. Dispensers attending this meeting are doing more than just acquiring CE hours. They are supporting the only organization in the state that protects their license, their profession, and their livelihood. In addition, they continue their professional education by attending truly meaningful and worthwhile CE presentations.