Join us for the 2023 Dysphonia International Symposium

After three years of virtual symposiums, Dysphonia International is returning to an in-person format on April 29, 2023, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit – Livonia/Novi in Michigan. Join us to hear leading experts in spasmodic dysphonia and related voice conditions and have the opportunity to meet others who share a similar experience.

What can you expect if you attend this meeting?

  • Attend the inaugural symposium of Dysphonia International.
  • Meet others and share YOUR story about living with a voice disorder at the Welcome Party on Friday evening prior to the symposium, and, if a first-time attendee, sign up for the Ambassador Program.
  • Hear updates on the latest developments, including research, on spasmodic dysphonia from experts in the fields of laryngology and speech and language pathology.
  • Your questions answered during panel discussions with the medical presenters.
  • Fellowship, education, and fun!

Event Schedule

On Friday, April 28, 2023, join us for Welcome Party at 7:30 PM ET. It is a wonderful opportunity to socialize and meet many new friends. Don’t miss the “pass the mic” portion, where you can share your voice journey. The Symposium will begin at 9:15 AM ET and conclude at 4:45 PM ET. An optional dinner will follow the evening.


Hotel Information

The Symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit – Livonia/Novi located at 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, MI. A special rate of $129 plus tax for a single or double room is available until April 11, 2023, or sooner if the room block fills. Enjoy spacious accommodations in this all-suite hotel, where a separate living area and bedroom are standard. This rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a cooked-to-order breakfast, and an evening reception. The best way to book your discounted rate is to book at this special link.

Additionally, you can visit, search for Embassy Suites Detroit Livonia Novi Hotel, and use the group code: XDS. You can also call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the room block for Dysphonia International Symposium to reserve your room at the discounted rate.


The closest airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The hotel is located about 25 minutes from the airport. Airport transportation options include cab or a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft. The cost is between $35-50 each way. 

Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the hotel is free for both hotel guests and attendees of the conference. 


Casual attire is appropriate for the symposium. Since the hotel is air-conditioned, bringing a sweater or jacket is advisable. We cannot control the temperature in the meeting rooms.

About the Area

Detroit is the largest city in the Midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A. Livonia is a western suburb of Detroit.

We hope you join us for our exciting meeting in the Detroit area!