Imagine More November 21-23 Orlando, FL

  • Schedule and Program

  • About the Program

    The ASHA Convention is the strongest educational program for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals. More than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours are offered. The program covers 31 topic areas related to the professions. Sessions are presented in a variety of time blocks and learning formats:

    • Short Courses (ticketed; additional fee)
    • Master Classes
    • Oral Seminars (1-hour or 2-hours)
    • Technical Research and Technical Clinical Sessions
    • Hands-on Labs
    • Posters

    Read the full description of each session format. Learn more about earning and reporting your continuing education activities at the ASHA Convention.

    View the Program

    The entire 2019 program will be accessible through the Program Planner and mobile app in late July. Both allow you to search for sessions and view session descriptions, author bios, learner objectives, presenter disclosures, and access handouts/session materials (if shared by presenters).

    You may log in to the Program Planner or mobile app using your asha.org account to save sessions to your personal schedule. The Program Planner syncs with the mobile app, so if you also log in to both, you will see the schedule you created in either platform, and vice versa.

    Program and Exhibit Guide

    Printed program and exhibit guides are not mailed in advance, but will be available to registrants at the Materials Pick-up area onsite in Orlando.

    Pre-Convention Workshops

    Workshops offered for ASHA continuing education units (ASHA CEUs) or professional development hours (PDHs) will take place on Wednesday, November 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Workshop tickets are available for purchase through registration. You may purchase tickets even if you do not plan to attend the ASHA Convention itself; however, you'll still need to complete the full registration process. In the registration system, select the "Wednesday Only" option for $0, which will allow you to add tickets for the Wednesday workshops. You will pay only for the workshop you select, and you will not be registered for the ASHA Convention, which begins on Thursday.

    Short Courses

    Short Courses are optional 3-hour ticketed seminars (additional fee) led by subject-matter experts providing in-depth interaction at the intermediate level or above.

    Research Symposium

    The Research Symposium is an annual event held on Saturday during ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders. Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. The symposium is comprised of 1-hour and 2-hour oral seminars and attendance is included with your registration, however, sessions run on a slightly different schedule than other oral seminars taking place on Saturday.

    The Call for Papers

    ASHA members and related professionals are invited to submit proposals to present at the ASHA Convention through the Call for Papers. The 2019 ASHA Convention Call for Papers was open from January 29, 2019, to April 4, 2019. Notifications of acceptance/non-acceptance were e-mailed to all authors listed on proposals on July 15, 2019. Please e-mail papers@asha.org if you have any questions.

    Call for Convention Program Co-Chairs

    The  Call for Co-Chairs for the 2021 ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C. has closed. ASHA seeks qualified and excited individuals to share responsibility for the development and management of the education program for the ASHA Convention. The call to serve as a 2022 Convention Program Co-Chair will open in January 2020.