Imagine More November 21-23 Orlando, FL

  • Receptions and Open Houses

  • A number of social events 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.

    Some events may require tickets (as noted); tickets may be purchased or reserved through Registration.

    Wednesday, November 20

    First-Timers' Welcome
    5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

    Is this your first ASHA Convention? Come to this popular gathering to get an overview of our annual event and to preview programs and activities slated for the next three days. You'll have an opportunity to meet the ASHA president and Convention co-chairs, as well as other ASHA staff and volunteer representatives who can provide answers and guidance for your first ASHA Convention. The First-Timers' Welcome is also a great opportunity to connect with others attending for the first time. Enjoy light refreshments.

    ASHA-PAC Reception (Ticketed)
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    All ASHA members are invited to spend the evening with the ASHA-PAC Board. This special event benefits the ASHA Political Action Committee, which serves as the political voice of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions on Capitol Hill. Tickets are available through registration only to ASHA members for a $60* contribution or may be purchased (as available) at the door. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

    *All new ASHA-PAC contributors who attend the event only pay $30 at the door!

    Thursday, November 21

    Welcome in the Exhibit Hall
    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

    Join us in the Exhibit Hall to catch up with friends and colleagues and mingle with exhibitors. This break provides dedicated time to check out the exhibiting companies, socialize, and network, all while recharging your battery with light snacks before you head to the evening sessions. The Welcome in the Exhibit Hall is open to all fully registered attendees.

    ASHFoundation Fundraiser Reception (Ticketed)
    7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Disney's Epcot® Theme Park

    Imagine a magical night filled with innovation, great food, and an even greater spirit of community—all for a great cause. The ASHFoundation's fundraiser will be hosted at Disney's Epcot® theme park, on the private Isle De France, in the French Pavilion on the waters of the World Showcase Lagoon. The unique event location provides front row viewing to Disney's stunning new fireworks show. And imagine more! At the conclusion of the evening, our ASHFoundation party-goers will have exclusive access to the popular ride Soarin'—a virtual reality "around the world" hang-gliding experience. Tickets are $135 each (nonrefundable) and may be purchased through Registration as supplies last. Ticketed guests will receive special instructions about transportation and park entry.

    Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors who helped make this magical evening possible!

    • AEGIS Therapies
    • EBS Healthcare
    • ETS
    • Liaison International
    • Jones & Bartlett
    • SimuCase
    • Social Thinking
    • SpeechPathology.com

    Proceeds support the ASHFoundation's innovation mission to change people's lives

    International Reception
    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

    Welcome, international participants! Please join ASHA leadership and international staff for the annual International Reception and enjoy networking and mingling with your colleagues from around the world. Your international colleagues look forward to meeting you! Cash bar. No RSVP needed.

    Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2)
    8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  

    Join us for this lively and enlightening networking reception. You'll have an opportunity to connect with participants in this year's Minority Student Leadership Program, and colleagues from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), the L'GASP-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian Caucuses and Native American Caucuses. We hope to see everyone there!

    Friday, November 22

    Open Houses (Academic and Affiliated Organizations)
    8:30 p.m. – midnight  

    A number of colleges and universities, and affiliated organizations, traditionally hold open houses following the Awards Ceremony on Friday evening. The list of open houses will be posted in late October.

    Saturday, November 23

    Closing Party at Universal Studios Florida (Ticketed)
    6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  

    Tickets may be purchased through Registration as supplies last—the Closing Party is a popular event! Tickets are $60 per person, and you may purchase one guest ticket for $75. Children under age 2 do not need a ticket. 

    Experience a fun-filled night of adventure at Universal Studios Florida with special access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™, Springfield, U.S.A.™, and World Expo. You'll have unlimited access to some of the most amazing theme park rides and attractions in Orlando including Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™, The Simpsons Ride™, and MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™.

    ASHA guests will arrive at Universal Studios at 7:00 p.m. by ASHA shuttle. Walk the red carpet and enjoy these areas at your leisure with a Universal Express Pass allowing you to avoid long lines at the rides. Your ticket also includes a $20 gift card which can be used at any of Universal's outlets for food, drink, or your choice of gifts. Tired of big crowds? Cafe La Bamba will be reserved exclusively for ASHA guests, with some light snacks for those who just want to gather with friends to say goodbye and skip the rides. It's an entire evening of unforgettable fun and excitement! 

    Closing party ticket holders must trade in their Closing Party tickets onsite at the Convention to receive their wristband, Universal Express Pass, and gift card. Wristbands are required to ride the ASHA shuttle to Universal. Shuttles will depart the Orange County Convention Center and will start boarding at approximately 6:45 p.m. The last shuttle back to the ASHA hotels will depart Universal at 10:40 p.m.

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