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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Hyatt Regency Dallas, TX
*Virtual Participation options will also be offered

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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.

The physical meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas but only if it is safe to do so. We are also planning virtual offerings. We are developing plans for how the meeting could be structured to ensure sanitation and disinfection of common areas and keeping attendees at distance from one another and are working with the Hyatt on these plans. We will continue to assess the feasibility of a physical meeting over the coming months. If it is determined that a physical meeting is not possible, we would conduct the meeting entirely online.

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 November 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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Venue / Headquarters Hotel

Hyatt Regency Dallas • 300 Reunion Blvd • Dallas, TX 75207 • P: 214-651-12344

Join ACI Alliance members, colleagues, and members of industry at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, located downtown, next to the iconic Reunion Tower and within walking distance of many tourist attractions including Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End.

Guest Room Reservations

Guest Room Reservations can be made online or by phone.


Phone: 1-888-421-1442 and reference American Cochlear Implant Alliance (group code G-COIM)


This pet-friendly hotel includes a swimming pool and sundeck, StayFit Gym, YogaAway In-Room Fitness, four 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 for up to six devices and a 65” flat screen TV with Google Chromecast streaming capabilities.

Hyatt’s Care and Cleanliness Commitment

Hyatt’s top priority is welcoming guests and colleagues with safety and well-being in mind. From contactless check-in to cleaning and sanitation of public spaces, Hyatt Regency Dallas takes all measures to ensure protocols and guidelines are safely met. For more information, see Hyatt’s Care and Cleanliness Commitment.

Special Group Rates

Special group rates for this meeting are $229 (single or double) per night plus tax. Basic guest room internet is included in the group rate.


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


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

Babysitters of Dallas 214-692-1354 website
Babysitters DFW
(website is currently down
for updates so please call for inquiries)
817-689-4217 website
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 Dallas 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 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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