Annual CI CRASH Conference

Virtual Joint Meeting of the Midwest Mini-Conference on Cochlear Implants (CRASH) & Mid-Atlantic Symposium on Hearing (MASH)

October 15-16th, 2021

2021 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.

Please email Shelly Godar ( by Aug 31st to express your interest in giving a talk. We encourage presentations by young investigators, trainees, and graduate students.

Registration is FREE!

CI CRASH/MASH 2021 Registration: click here

We look forward to having you join us!