The Value of Empower. Why Attend?

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

Traditional industry events focus on just one of the areas listed below. This conference brings all three areas to the same venue allowing you to set the agenda that suits your needs best.

  • Technology: See the latest technological innovations and learn more about the product vision for the future of hearing care.
  • Clinical (Professional): Hear about the latest peer reviewed therapeutic updates, current medical research findings, and other hearing care related developments.
  • Business Development: Learn from industry experts how to improve revenue and profit, market your practice effectively, create a culture of success, and lead during times of change.

This Conference, due to its unique nature and diverse content, is intended to appeal to all independent hearing health providers and practice owners, regardless of degree or experience. Staff within a practice may also find value in participating, depending on their role within the practice, technical knowledge (devices) vendor interactions (partner decisions), clinical utilization (hearing health treatment) and the final agenda of the content offered.

You will benefit from access to Industry information, an opportunity to see competing technology in a single forum, absorb critical business management information, learn new/improved clinical updates, and ultimately a stronger connection to YHN.
Added to that, most professionals gain the greatest benefits from any event through the opportunity to interact with peers and learn what is, and is not, working at other practices across the country.

Conference Details

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

The Conference will be held at Disney Coronado Springs, Orlando, FL, from Thursday, September 12, 2019, to Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Yes, the exact number depends on which classes you attend. Each class will specify the available credit hours and will be listed with the Agenda when sessions are announced in May. There will be nearly 100 sessions to select from and each attendee could earn as many as 14 hours depending on their personal session schedule.

Pre-Conference Session with Disney Institute on Thursday (9AM-4PM)
Thursday (evening): Welcome Reception and Trade Show
*Onsite registration check-in opens at 3PM on Thursday.
Friday (full day) – Breakfast, Opening Session, Conference, Keynote Speaker, Lunch, Trade Show, Dinner, Entertainment. Saturday (half-day) – Breakfast, Conference, Lunch, and Trade Show

Yes, there are two Keynotes scheduled – the speakers and topics are TBD. The first keynote will be presented mid-day with a focus on business improvement with another featured speaker in the evening oriented toward a motivational message and more general content. Details will be provided on the event website as they become available.

A Call for Papers is currently in progress (https://empower-2019.com/submissions/) with a decision on topics to be presented due in June. When presenters have been notified of acceptance, we will publish the session list on the event website and registration portal. Early Bird registrants will be notified in advance of open selection. If you have previously registered, you will be informed when the content is published to begin selecting your preferred sessions.

There will be more than a dozen Featured Sessions, ranging in topics from Medicare Advantage’s Impact to Competing Effectively as a Private Practice and from Artificial Intelligence in Hearing Tech to Tele-Audiology. Attendees can take a deep dive into several cutting-edge topics – all found under one roof. The Call for Papers is open now, additional sessions will emerge and be posted to the registration and website in early June. Nearly 100 top-flight sessions across all three tracks will be offered.

Conference participants hosted at Disney’s Coronado Springs benefit from several Disney Differences. Convention & Resort Guests will enjoy:

  • Early Access to FastPass+ Planning
  • Early Access to Dining Reservations
  • Exclusive Extra Magic Hours at Disney Theme Parks
  • Convention Guest Exclusive Park Tickets with a Special Bonus Add-On
  • Complimentary Select MagicBands
  • Complimentary Disney’s Magical Express Transportation to & from the Airport
  • Complimentary Transportation to Disney Theme Parks
  • Complimentary In-room Internet Access
  • Complimentary Health Club Admission
  • Complimentary Self-Parking at Coronado Springs Resort & Disney Theme Parks

These perks are available during the registration process and on the event website. The link is HERE.

Several major manufacturing partners, the top buying and practice advisory groups, and an assortment of industry-aligned vendors will participate in the event. They will not only host spaces in the trade show venue Thursday through Saturday they will also present various content sessions in the learning tracks.

Yes, the Call for papers is now open (https://empower-2019.com/submissions/) and all are encouraged to contribute, all relevant details for the submission requirements and process are online. Selected session authors/presenters will be notified the week of June 3, 2019 and next steps provided at that time.

The Conference website is live now and updated frequently. Additional FAQ updates will be available at the beginning of each month (more frequently as needed).

Early Bird and Disney Institute Pre-Conference Session

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

As an Early Bird registered attendee, you will be entered into a raffle. Four winners will be randomly drawn from the list of registered participants for prizes that include: free standard hotel room for two nights, a free suite upgrade (at standard price) for two nights, a complimentary pass for the Disney Institute pre-conference session on Thursday Sept 12, or a Disney Dining Gift Card. Winners will be selected June 17, 2019.

Delivery of Disney gift card for Early Bird pre-registration will be made onsite at event check-in September 12 in Orlando (gift card awards are not transferrable).

Early Bird raffle prizes are valued at: $1200 for Pre-conference pass, $500 for Suite upgrade, $450 for 2 Night standard room, and $250 for Disney Dining card.

Guaranteed registration for Disney Institute pre-conference session ensures a reserved space for the session if the event of a sell-out, it does not include cost to attend.

Developed specifically for our event by the professionals at the Disney Institute, participants will be presented an exclusive, limited availability session focused on fostering customer excellence and leadership in Hearing Healthcare practices. This session will run from 9AM until 4PM and include an in-classroom presentation segment as well as a hands-on, behind the scenes interactive session inside Disney facilities. Final details and costs will be available on the Empower website and shared with pre-registrants in advance of publication.

Registration and Payment Details

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

Registration is open May 10, please visit www.Empower-2019 and select “register” from the menu. Early Bird registrants will qualify for discounted pricing (Save $200/person) and other benefits through June 1, 2019.

Attendee Conference Fees – $995 per person
Early Bird Conference Fees – $795 per person

Early Bird registrations are eligible for a full refund through August 31, 2019. Effective September 1 there will be an administrative fee of $100 assessed for cancellations. Registrations made after June 1 (non-Early Bird) will be subject to an administrative fee for refunds of $50 through August 31, 2019, and $100 beginning September 1, 2019. No refunds will be authorized after September 11, 2019

Those who register during the Early Bird period (through June 30, 2019) will qualify for a $200 discount. Early registrants will also receive a $50 Disney gift card at event registration onsite in September for use at any Disney location during the event. Additional benefits include: early bird raffle entry (see Q&A below), guaranteed registration for Disney Institute pre-conference session, first access to session selection (when sessions are published), priority room assignment, periodic event-related updates, advance notice on announcements, invitations to special opportunities before publication elsewhere, and more…

Co-op offers from each of the manufacturer partners are available now, these programs are specific for each buying group and determined jointly with the manufacturer.

NOTE – For more information about buying group specific Co-Op Programs call your buying group or manufacturing partner representative.

We appreciate that both your time and budget are limited, but what if what you learn at the Conference helps you sell just two more hearing aids — you would cover your expenses and put your practice on a course to sell many more!

Accommodations

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

Room Rates – $219 single/double, guaranteed for rooms booked by 08/11/19 (no resort fees added).

NOTE – These rates are available prior to, and after the Conference, subject to availability. Qualifying dates run September 7 through September 18, 2019.

1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830

Wi-Fi is included throughout the hotel and conference areas at no additional cost.

Disney is celebrating their 90th year in 2019, there will be several incentives and special offers available.

Transportation

As new market developments continue to advance, how should you prioritize and organize your practice and resources for customer acquisition, marketing engagement, and employee relations? Hear from leading experts on using best practices to strengthen your hearing health clinic. Learn how to develop, innovate, and accelerate a process-driven, patient-centric team and address potential barriers to change.

Round trip transfers are included in the room rate and are provided by Disney’s Magical Express. The service provides shuttle between MCO and the Conference hotel, luggage delivery, and remote airline check-in. See additional Disney benefits below.

All transportation within the Disney property is complimentary for resort guests including access to the parks, Disney Springs, other resorts, and select locations.

Additional Details and Notes:

  • Hotel address: 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
  • Wi-Fi is included throughout the hotel and conference areas at no additional cost.
  • Disney is celebrating their 90th year in 2019, there will be several incentives and special offers available.
  • All transportation within the Disney property is complimentary for resort guests including access to the parks, Disney Springs, other resorts, and select locations.
  • Delivery of Disney gift card for Early Bird pre-registration will be made onsite at event check-in September 12 in Orlando (gift card awards are not transferrable).
  • Early Bird raffle prizes are valued at: $1200 for Pre-conference pass, $500 for Suite upgrade, $450 for 2 Night standard room, and $250 for Disney Dining card.
  • Guaranteed registration for Disney Institute pre-conference session ensures a reserved space for the session in the event of a sell-out, it does not include cost to attend.
EARLY BIRD ENDS JUNE 30

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