Networking and Social Events

First Timers Orientation 

Friday, June 27
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
If you have never attended an AG Bell convention before, or would like a refresher on how to make the most of your experience in Orlando, this orientation is for you! Learn how to navigate the schedule, set priorities and meet other newcomers.

Dena Goldstein Mixer  

Friday, June 27
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This reception is a wonderful opportunity for adults with hearing loss and teens with and without hearing loss to make friends, ask questions and share experiences in a relaxed and friendly social environment. The event is free of charge, but a ticket is required. (Made possible by the Dena Goldstein Memorial Fund.)

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception 

Friday, June 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Not to be missed! Join fellow convention attendees for a Welcome Reception and the Grand Opening of the convention Exhibit Hall. Build your excitement, catch up with old friends, make new friendships, and share it all with fellow attendees and exhibitors. Highlights include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and a chance to explore the exhibit floor.

Back by popular demand! Join the scavenger hunt, in which exhibitors hold the clues, and your completed answer cards will be turned in for multiple prize drawings.

LOFT Reunion Lunch 

Saturday, June 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This event is for LOFT “graduates” and current and former counselors to catch up with old friends and make new connections with LOFT alumni. Immediate family members are welcome. Tickets are $25 per person.

Happy Hour

Saturday, June 28
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Designed for AG Bell’s professional members, the Happy Hour is a great time to meet up with old and new friends and colleagues! This event includes one drink ticket and light refreshments. Ticket are $25 per person. The Happy Hour is open to individuals 21 and older.

Club Volta 

Saturday, June 28
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
“Club Volta” is back and quickly becoming an AG Bell convention tradition! Designed especially for adults who are deaf and hard of hearing, this festive gathering is a special opportunity to meet up with longtime AG Bell pals and welcome new friends. After dinner on the town or in one of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s fabulous restaurants, gather for an evening of friendship and laughter. This event includes one beverage ticket for wine, beer or soft drink; light hors d’oeuvres; and fun activities. Convention registrants and non-registrants are welcome. Tickets are $35 per person for convention registrants and $50 per person for non-registrants. Club Volta is open to individuals 21 and older.

Breakfast with Friends 

Sunday, June 29
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
AG Bell conventions have a special history of bringing together families who begin as strangers and end as lifelong friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with other families who understand what it means to support listening and spoken language, and celebrate the magic made real. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet before starting your day of learning and networking. Tickets are $20 each for adults, $10 each for children ages 3-9, and free for children younger than 3. Please register by June 5 for this exciting event.

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Affiliated Events


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