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Join us in Austin at USH2020, July 10-11

12th Annual USH Connections Conference

Attendees describe this conference as "life-changing," an event with a positive atmosphere and a genuine sense of community. At the USH Connections Conference, you will connect face-to-face with hundreds of people who "get it," meet and network with others facing the same challenges, and learn the latest on developing treatments from leading USH researchers. 

NEW FOR USH2020: This year, we are pleased to announce that we are adding an afternoon of breakout sessions on Friday, July 10th. These sessions are in direct response to requests from the community for opportunities to connect and converse in small settings. Session topics will include Parents of Children with Usher Syndrome, Young Adults Living with Usher Syndrome (18 and older), and Quality of Life: Living and Thriving with Usher Syndrome.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 10-11th, 2020
WHERE: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, Texas 78744

REGISTER

BECOME A SPONSOR OR EXHIBITOR

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Deadline to reserve hotel room is June 19, 2020

Reserve your room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Omni Hotel at the reduced rate of $119/night here: http://bit.ly/USH2020hotel
or call 1-800-The-Omni (1-800-743-6664) and refer to the “Usher Syndrome Coalition USH Connections Conference” Room Block.

INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own Support Service Provider (SSP) if needed. The conference registration fee will be waived for personal SSPs. A limited number of volunteer SSPs will be available upon request.
  • Please include requests for close vision and tactile/ProTactile interpreters and/or an assistive listening device in your registration. Platform interpreters and CART live captioning will be provided at the general session for the benefit of all. 
  • Conference materials will be available in a digital format designed for screen reader-braille display and low vision. The final conference agenda will be available two weeks before the conference on the event website and app.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
June 5, 2020: Special Requests (childcare, interpreters, sighted guides, assistive listening devices, etc.)
June 19, 2020: Hotel Reservations Deadline
June 30, 2020: Registration Cancellations
Written cancellations received by June 30th will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after June 30th. (Email Julia at j.dunning@usher-syndrome.org to cancel.)
June 30, 2020: Registration Deadline

PLAN YOUR TRIP TO AUSTIN

CURIOUS ABOUT THE CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE? Check out summaries and transcripts from some of our past events here.

QUESTIONS? Call us at (978) 637-2625 or email Julia at j.dunning@usher-syndrome.org

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