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

  • Presenting Author Agreement

  • If your proposal has been accepted for presentation at the ASHA Convention, all presenting authors (the actual presenters and speakers, including the session moderators) will have to agree to the Presenting Author Agreement. Though every author has already consented to the General Submission Agreement as part of the Call for Papers, there are a few additional items in the Presenting Author Agreement that relate to public presentation at the Convention. The Presenting Author Agreement will be a mandatory step to complete in the Speaker Ready Room when you upload your final presentation to be sent to the presentation room.

    Please familiarize yourself with the terms of the agreement outlined below. If you cannot agree to the terms, you may not be allowed to present. Please ensure that all presenting authors for your session understand and agree to the terms.

    The 2018 Convention presenter agreement reads as follows:

    As a presenter of an educational session at the 2018 ASHA Convention, I explicitly agree:

    • To refrain from making recordings, in any media, of the Presentation at Convention for commercial purposes without prior consent from ASHA. Further, I understand all third parties are prohibited from making recordings, in any media, of the Presentation at Convention for commercial purposes without prior consent from ASHA;
    • To make a statement at the beginning of my session informing the audience whether it is permissible to capture images and/or short recordings of the session strictly for the participant's personal educational purposes;
    • That no part of the Presentation or Materials (e.g. PPT, handouts) infringes upon any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party;
    • If any part of my Presentation or Materials involve the performance or reproduction of any pre-existing work that I am the owner of the copyright, or have obtained permission. Further, ASHA may host the Presentation and any related materials, solely in connection with the Convention and its promotion;
    • That the Presentation and Materials contain nothing libelous, injurious or untrue;
    • To grant to ASHA a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive royalty free license for ASHA to use and host the Presentation (solely restricted to live/in-person during Convention) and Materials solely in relation with Convention;
    • That I have full power and authority, free of any rights of any nature whatsoever by any person, to enter into this Agreement and to grant the license to ASHA in this Agreement;
    • That I shall indemnify and hold harmless ASHA and its agents, board members, employees, affiliates, successors, assignees and licensees from and against any claim, damage, liability, expense or loss, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs associated therewith, or with the enforcement of this indemnity, arising from any claim asserted against ASHA by any person or entity, arising from my actual or alleged breach of any of their representations and warranties in this Agreement or arising from the Presentation or Materials.

    For general questions about the terms of the agreement, please read through the FAQs. If you need further clarification on any point, or have a specific situation to inquire about, please email with details as soon as possible. We ask that you ask any questions or address any concerns well in advance, and no later than November 1, so that issues do not arise on site that impact your presentation.