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Revolutionary Learning. Evolutionary Practice. November 15-17 Boston, MA
Enhance your ASHA Convention experience with these opportunities to network and connect with your colleagues in the professions.
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The Convention begins with the
Opening General Session on Thursday morning, featuring energizing addresses by the ASHA president, Convention co-chairs, and special keynote speaker, Roy Spence.
The ASHA Awards Ceremony celebrates high achievement and excellence in the professions. The awards presented, including the Honors of the Association and ASHA Fellows, recognize members who have contributed significantly to the professions and ASHA. The beloved Annie Glenn Award will also be presented to someone whose work to raise awareness or advocate for those with communication disorders captures the spirit of Mrs. Glenn.
Receptions and open houses provide time for attendees to relax and connect with colleagues and friends. From the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall to networking meet-ups for specialty groups, there are many ways to add some fun to your professional development at the ASHA Convention.
lounges will be located throughout the Exhibit Hall and the Poster Hall. Plan to stop by the lounges to chat with ASHA staff and volunteer leaders to learn more about ASHA services or programs, or use the spaces to rest between visiting with exhibitors or viewing posters.
In addition to over 300 exhibiting companies, the
Exhibit Hall offers a number of opportunities to network, including a daily lunch break that provides dedicated time to visit exhibitors and socialize, the Caring Square community service activity, the
Empowerment Zone, various lounges, and the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening.
View the various
audiology-focused events that will take place over the three days of the ASHA Convention. These events are a great opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the audiology community.
Need a break from the excitement and inspiration of the ASHA Convention? If you find yourself in brain overload mode after a busy morning of sessions, head over to the ASHA Movieplex in the Poster Hall to watch films, documentaries and shorts about the world of communication. Take quick break and watch for 15 minutes, or bring a snack and settle in for an inspirational brain refresher.
The Graduate School Fair/PhD Center provides an opportunity for students to talk with communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program representatives about graduate or PhD program goals, curricula, clinical experiences, and opportunities for participation in research, among other topics. Check out the list of
2018 Graduate School Fair/PhD Center exhibitors.
A number of ASHA board, committee and council meetings, as well as meetings for affiliated organizations, are held during the ASHA Convention. View the
schedule of meetings [PDF].
Your questions, concerns, and award-winning ideas are welcomed! The ASHA Member Forum on Saturday, November 17, noon – 1:30 p.m., (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 52A) provides an opportunity for you to meet with the ASHA Board of Directors, including the ASHA CEO, the ASHA Chief Staff Officers, and other staff as well as other ASHA members to offer feedback on the direction of the Association. You may fill out a feedback form at the ASHA Member Services Center or join us in person at the Member Forum.
On Saturday, November 17, ASHA is holding a community giveback for the Seaport neighborhood featuring free hearing, swallowing and voice screenings for all ages. In addition, children can learn about the ears and hearing, and how to protect their hearing, at the hEARing Lab educational program for kids.
Learn more [PDF] and
RSVP to participate.
Boston Duck Tours are a fun way to kick off your time in Boston. Ducks provide an overview of the city, show you unique neighborhoods, and then splash into the Charles River for a perfect view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Tours are approximately 80 minutes long. The tour departs on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m. from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at the valet cut out directly across from the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. To purchase tickets, call Group Reservations at 617-267-3825 and reference GROUP #782791-1180256.
extra function space during the Convention to support affiliate events.