Revolutionary Learning. Evolutionary Practice. November 15-17 Boston, MA

  • Lounges

  • All lounges and booths, with representation from ASHA staff and volunteer leaders, are located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

    ASHA Certification
    Exhibit Hall A-B1, Booth 216

    The ASHA Certification Lounge is the place to learn more about the certification process, the current certification standards, certification maintenance, as well as the upcoming changes, which go into effect January 1, 2020. In the Certification Lounge, you will also be able to learn more about Clinical Specialty Certification and the Assistants Credentialing Program from staff and members of the Council for Clinical Certification.

    ASHA Continuing Education
    Exhibit Hall A-B1, Booth 114

    Kick back at our clam bake–themed firepit, and play some bean-bag toss to unwind with your colleagues and ASHA CE staff. When you visit the ASHA CE Lounge and refer a friend to use the ASHA CE Registry who has not used the Registry in the past five years, we’ll give you both a pair of ASHA CE socks to rock!

    ASHA Journals Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    Visit the ASHA Journals Lounge to learn more about new resources available to authors, editors, reviewers, and readers. Also, learn more about the upcoming transition of Perspectives to a scholarly review journal. Ideas are welcome for how the journals can best serve your needs, so editors will be present as well at specific times.

    ASHA Leader Ideas Lounge
    Exhibit Hall A-B1, Booth 1114

    Visit The ASHA Leader Lounge and share your ideas for a new Leader podcast to launch in 2019! Fill out our short survey to enter our drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Echo—so you can listen to the podcast when it launches! Leader staff will also be on hand to informally chat about what you like or don’t like, what you’d like to see more of, or any other feedback you’d like to share about The ASHA Leader.

    Career Portal Lounge
    Exhibit Hall A-B1, Booth 689

    Take your career to the next level in the Career Portal Lounge! Attend mini-workshops led by Boston career coach Jackie Ross, have your resume reviewed, network, and enter to win an Amazon Dot. While you are there, check out the new ASHA Career Portal, submit suggestions, and draw on our chalkboard wall. There are only 100 time slots available for one-on-one resume review so visit Booth 689 and sign up early!

    Faculty-Researcher Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    The Faculty-Researcher Lounge is a popular place for faculty and researchers to connect, learn about the CSD Education Survey data, and get questions answered about academic and clinical education issues. Explore funding and training opportunities with our award, mentoring, and research education programs. Learn about ASHA’s initiatives to enhance supervision training and interprofessional education/interprofessional collaborative practice.

    Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    Stop by to consult with CAA members and Accreditation staff, or share with us your burning questions about the Standards for Accreditation and accreditation processes. Learn about submitting CAA reports in the online (EnGauge) system, preparing for a site visit, interpretation and expectations of the Standards, recent process changes, how to become a site visitor, and more.

    International Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    Welcome, international participants! Everyone is invited to stop by and learn about ASHA International Programs. Find out more about the benefits of the International Affiliates program; ASHA’s international initiatives; ASHA’s collaboration with the World Health Organization—and, in particular, with the Pan American Health Organization; SIG 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders); and the International Issues Board. International participants: Stop by to place a pin on your country on our interactive world map!

    NSSLHA Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge to say “Hi!”, hear about professional topics, meet National NSSLHA leaders, and make new friends! While there, nab one of our free giveaways and student-related ribbons, enter to win a daily prize drawing, and snap a pic in our selfie station. And, of course, NSSLHA staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the NSSLHA organization and related activities at the ASHA Convention.

    Practice Portal Lounge
    Poster Hall C

    Stop by to learn how the Practice Portal can help you find resources on clinical and professional topics—all in one easy-to-access location on the ASHA website!

    Public Relations Lounge
    North Lobby, Level 1

    Visit the ASHA Public Relations (PR) Lounge to learn more about ASHA’s award-winning Value of the CCCs ad campaign, which raises the profile of ASHA certification with professionals who hire, refer, supervise, and evaluate ASHA-certified members. Be part of this exciting effort by stopping by to have your picture taken for your very own campaign ad, perfect for sharing in your network. While there, you can also learn about other PR initiatives like the Healthy Communication and Popular Technology InitiativeIdentify the SignsBetter Hearing and Speech Month, and other outreach.

    Special Interest Groups
    Hall A (located in the ASHA Member Services Center)

    Empower yourself with the opportunities and resources to grow professionally available through ASHA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Whether you are a student, a master clinician, or somewhere in-between, and whether you’re already a SIG affiliate or have yet to experience what the SIGs can offer, stop by for details about the SIG program and how you can connect with your professional community while at Convention. You’ll find a schedule of SIG invited sessions and meetings (which are open to all), answers to your SIG-related questions, and a very warm welcome.