Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We warmly invite you to ‘Connect, Communicate and Collaborate’ as we once again welcome you to Bad Ischl in the wonderful Austrian Salzgammergut region as it celebrates as a European Capital of Culture in 2024.
The theme of our 6th International Conference emphasises the importance of partnerships in family-centred early intervention, recognising our combined strength as deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing parents, researchers and practitioners working together within and across geographical and professional boundaries to create effective support for deaf and hard of hearing children and families.
Whether in the initial stages of early hearing detection and intervention programme development, or in growing and enriching established programmes, if you have a role in developing or enhancing family centred early intervention, FCEI 2024 conference will provide you with ample opportunity to both share and learn from the experience and expertise of like-minded colleagues and leaders in our field.
We continue our tradition of bringing together a wide range of perspectives in both research and practice in our international keynote presentations. Together with a keynote from the authorship team, which will celebrate the global collaborative efforts to update and extensively revise the International Best Practice Principles, we will be exploring the different facets of the FCEI 2024 theme through our conference keynotes.
We are delighted to announce as our keynote presenters:
Rain Bosworth (US)
Emily Burke (US)
Martina Curtin (United Kingdom)
Magdalena Dall (Austria)
Evelien Dirks (The Netherlands)
Johannes Fellinger (Austria)
Johannes Hofer (Austria)
Daniel Holzinger (Austria)
Greg Leigh (Australia)
Candace Lindow-Davies (US)
Hannah Lumby (United Kingdom)
Ivana Marinac (Croatia)
Henri Medinilla Grau (US)
Joseph Murray (US)
Daiva Müllegger-Trečiokaitė (Austria)
Jane Russell (UK)
Dane Seaver (US)
Leeanne Seaver (US)
Kristin Snoddon (Canada)
Amy Szarkowski (US)
There will also be pre-conference events and our famous networking dinner, so please join us in May 2024 for what will yet again be a wonderful and unique congress in our field, with friends and colleagues old and new, in the stunning surroundings of Bad Ischl. Together we will establish and build on connections, communications and collaborations to work towards improving outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families by making the principles of FCEI achievable worldwide.
The FCEI Organising Group
Daniel Holzinger, PhD PD, Institute for Neurology of Senses and Language, AUT
Gwen Carr, MA, EHDI Consultant; Hon. Senior Research Associate, The UCL Ear Institute, UK
Leeanne Seaver, MA, Parent and Chair, Global Coalition of Parents, USA
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder USA
Trudy Smith, Certified Teacher of the Deaf, AUS
Elaine Gale, PhD, Hunter College Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, USA