CI2021 Cochlear Implants
in Children and Adults

Cochlear Implantation: It Takes A Village

April 28 – May 1, 2021


Event Details

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Event Schedule

April 28: Pre-Conference Activities
April 29 – May 1: CI2021

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American Cochlear Implant Alliance

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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ACI Alliance Website
Twitter @ACIAlliance


About CI2021

The CI2021 conference will foster dissemination of multi-disciplinary scientific information applicable to audiologists, physicians, speech pathologists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, advocates and others involved in cochlear implantation. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to explore current and emerging topics for CI patients across the lifespan.

Due to the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus and the impossibility of providing a safe in-person venue for our attendees, the CI2021 Meeting will take place in an entirely virtual format. While we will miss the excitement of meeting in person with colleagues and friends from around the US and beyond, we believe that this is the only viable option for us at this time. Please plan now to attend the conference virtually from April 28 - May 1, 2021. 

Anticipated topics for the CI2021 meeting include the use of telehealth for CI patients, the impact of a team approach, management of special needs populations, cognition and effect on CI outcomes, advances in CI technology and surgical techniques, roles of therapy and family engagement, the role of vestibular assessment in the CI process and more!

Abstract submissions for CI2021 Presentations will open in August 2020. CME and CEU credits will be provided for this activity


Advance Registration for CI2021 will open in December 2020. Questions about registration? Please contact CI2021 Registration Services at 312-202-5244 or

Student Scholarships are offered annually by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Check back for application details.  


Abstract Submission

The Call for Abstracts for CI2021 is NOW OPEN! 
Click here to begin the submission process.

The ACI Alliance Scientific Program Committee, comprised of CI clinicians, researchers, and educators, will lead development of the program. The Program Committee encourages submission of your scientific contributions for presentation at the meeting.

  • The Program Committee encourages abstracts addressing how cochlear implantation can continue to be provided during the COVID pandemic timeframe without sacrificing care.  We are especially interested in scientific papers on telehealth.
  • Please note there will be NO PENALTIES for resubmitting your 2020 abstract or a modified version for consideration in 2021. 
  • The Author’s intent to participate in a physical meeting will be collected during the abstract submission process. If there is a physical meeting, preference will be given to those who will attend the conference and present in person.

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 CI2021 Call for Abstracts.

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Don't miss this excellent opportunity to interact with 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 July 2020 explaining the in-person exhibit opportunities. Virtual exhibit information will be available in September 2020. Or contact Kate Hastings Poetker, Senior Exhibits Coordinator to receive the most up-to-date information.

Contact Kate Hastings Poetker - Download the CI2021 Exhibitor Prospectus
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