Annual CI CRASH Conference

Midwest Mini-Conference on Cochlear Implants (CRASH)

September 23-24th, 2022

Location: Waisman Center, Madison, WI (in-person format, no virtual option)

Click here for the meeting agenda!

Event Overview

This joint conference will focus on hearing research related to cochlear implants and will be held virtually via zoom with a small in-person component at the UW Waisman Center. The conference is organized by members of the Binaural Hearing and Speech Lab from UW-Madison and members of the Auditory Perception and Modeling Lab from University of Maryland. This is intended to be an informal 1.5-day meeting that brings together hearing and cochlear implant scientists to present CI- data, work in progress, or future directions.

The characteristics of the conference are:

  1. Informal discussions and opportunities for students and young scientists to interact with more senior colleagues.
  2. Few data slides and lots of questions asked (maybe not many answered).
  3. Focus on data that are “hot off the press” and “work in progress” – unpolished and ready for feedback.
  4. See some of the interesting things that may not make it into papers, posters, or other conference talks (possibly because the presenter has no idea what is going on).
  5. A welcome home for vocoder research.

We encourage presentations by young investigators, trainees, and graduate students.

Registration fees are $25 for Students/Trainees and $85 for PI/Professionals. Payment is not available online.


CI CRASH 2022 Registration: click here

New this year! PRE-CRASH: Processing Roundtable Extending CRASH

  • Thursday (9/22) from 12-4 pm at the Waisman Center in Madison, WI.  Informal discussion about CI processing strategies hosted by Tanvi Thakkar, Stephen Dennison, and Josh Stohl. RSVP here!

Hotel Information

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside at the Best Western Plus Inn Towner Hotel at the rate of $149 per night. Booking at this rate is available until September 8, 2022. Guests may book rooms directly:

  1. Call the hotel at 608-233-8778 and select option #1 and reference their group code (1991-1) or say “Crash 22″
  2. Online using Booking Link