Convention Registration and Housing


ASHA selects a wide variety of hotels and negotiates the best possible rates at varying price points. All of our D.C. hotels are walkable from the convention center; some limited shuttle service will be available.

Access the hotel reservations system or view rates and a map of the official ASHA hotels, the housing policies, and transportation/travel information. You do not need to be registered to reserve a hotel room.


How to Register

  • Registration may be completed online, by fax, or by mail.
  • If registering for the in-person event, verify your vaccination first. We recommend that you do this the day before you register, as the verification process may take up to 12 hours during busy times. Most will receive their confirmation within a couple hours. We do not have a cap on registration. Accommodations may be offered for those unable to be vaccinated due to disability or sincerely-held religious belief.

Registration Information

Please email if you have any questions about registration.

A Hybrid Event: Two Registration Options For 2021

The 2021 ASHA Convention will be a hybrid event, pairing an in-person convention with an online library of pre-recorded digital sessions. You have the choice of either attending the in-person ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C., or registering at a discounted rate to gain access just to the ASHA Convention Virtual Library.

Option 1: Register for the In-Person Event

The ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C., taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from November 18–20, will be a traditional, though smaller, convention experience featuring in-person learning and a vibrant exhibit hall, plus access to the Virtual Library.

Some modifications and requirements will be in place to create a comfortable, safety-conscious environment for everyone. Proof of vaccination is required to register and masks will be required for all participants onsite. Other safety measures may be implemented as needed, such as a cap on the number of people allowed in rooms, social distancing, onsite COVID-19 testing (with allowable ADA accommodations), or app-based contact tracing. The situation is continuing to evolve, so we will provide all rules before the in-person event so you know exactly what will be required of you onsite in advance.

Your in-person registration includes:

  • Attendance at your choice of nearly 700 live, in-person education sessions (master classes and 1-hour oral seminars) eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or Professional Development Hours.
  • Admittance to the Exhibit Hall.
  • Attendance at the Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony.
  • Participation in social events (some may be ticketed and/or carry an additional fee).
  • Access to the ASHA Convention Virtual Library, where you will find hundreds of pre-recorded sessions, including poster presentations.

A one-day in-person limited registration option is also available for those who are unable to attend all three days.

Option 2: Register for Access to the ASHA Convention Virtual Library

The ASHA Convention Virtual Library, open for an extended 8-day period from November 15–22, is an online platform that will provide access to over 1,700 pre-recorded education sessions eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or Professional Development Hours.

Sessions in the Virtual Library are all pre-recorded, allowing you to learn on your own schedule. The Virtual Library will contain master classes, 1-hour oral seminars, technical sessions and poster presentations. (Please note: In-person sessions will NOT be recorded or live-streamed for the Virtual Library.) Posters will even feature live, virtual Q&A sessions, so you can interact with presenters and other attendees in real time.

The Virtual Library will also feature interactive exhibitor profiles, so you can browse companies and organizations offering products and services for the professions.

Vaccination Verification Requirement

All participants at the in-person 2021 ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C., whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor, will be required to be fully vaccinated.

You must provide proof of vaccination to register for the in-person event. To provide proof, you will follow a simple, secure online process to upload a copy or photo of your vaccination card, which will generate a verification code that you enter in the registration system. A process for accommodations may be offered on a case-by-case basis for participants unable to be vaccinated due to disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs.

We strongly encourage you to complete the vaccination verification before you begin the registration process, so you have the verification code ready. You do not need to be registered to reserve a hotel room.

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

Contact Us

For inquiries about the ASHA Convention:

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

Available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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