Registration and housing reservations will open on August 2 at 10:00 a.m., ET.
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.
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. We will provide all rules surrounding the in-person event so you know exactly what will be required of you onsite in advance. These may include some or all the following: a cap on the number of people allowed in rooms, masks, social distancing, proof of vaccination and/or onsite COVID-19 testing (with allowable ADA accommodations), app-based contact tracing, or other requirements.
Your in-person registration includes:
A one-day in-person limited registration option is also available for those who are unable to attend all three days. One-day registration does not include access to the 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. if you have any questions about registration.
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.
ASHA's housing-reservation service for the in-person ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C. will open on August 2, 10:00 a.m., ET. ASHA selects a wide variety of hotels and negotiates the best possible rates at varying price points. Many of the hotels are walkable from the convention center; shuttle service will be offered for attendees staying at the hotels in our official ASHA block located farther from the center.
Read more about the official ASHA hotels, housing policies and services, and travel information and discounts.