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

  • ASHA Convention: See What Our Sponsors Have for You!

  • ASHA Sponsors have gone above and beyond to support the 2018 ASHA Convention. Please be sure to visit them to take advantage of some great opportunities and giveaways. Use the Virtual Expo to locate them in the Exhibit Hall.

    ASHA Mobile Adventure: Play to Win One of Three $500 Gift Cards!

    ASHA Mobile Adventure

    Visit these 10 booths on the Expo floor, then correctly answer trivia questions via your mobile phone.

    • HCR ManorCare [Booth 747]
    • Interactive Metronome [Booth 550]
    • Genesis Rehab Services [Booth 631]
    • LSVT Global [Booth 732]
    • WPS [Booth 811]
    • Talktrac by The Meco Group [Booth 821]
    • Advanced Travel Therapy [Booth 1037]
    • Life Care Centers of America [Booth 1048]
    • The SLP Solution [Booth 1220]
    • Sunshine Cottage [Booth 1247]

    Game Time: Thursday, November 15, at 11:00 a.m. through Saturday, November 17, at 12:00 noon.

    How to Play: Text "play" to 56512 to begin, and bookmark the game to your mobile home screen.

    Pre-register to participate in the ultimate ASHA adventure. You may just win a $500 gift card! 

    ASHA Corporate Partners

    Please thank and visit with our corporate partners, who provide ASHA with the highest level of support throughout the year.

    ASHA Convention Champion Sponsors

    Be sure to extend appreciation to our Champion sponsors. These companies have contributed more than $5,000 to ASHA. Check out their websites and videos on our sponsor page for more information before you leave for Boston.

    ASHA Social Media Meet Up Happy Hour: Where Everybody Knows Your Name!

    #slpeeps #slp2b and #audpeeps! Ready for the #ASHA18 Social Media Meet Up?

    Join @ASHAWeb and sponsor SimuCase on Friday, November 16, at The Social Register, which is located at the Aloft Hotel 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Come by for appetizers, limited free drinks, and some awesome giveaways.

    Hear! Here! Audiology Gathering

    ASHA, in partnership with the Boston audiology community, is excited to host this unique gathering of pediatric, educational, clinical, private practice, and research audiologists in addition to audiology students. This special open house will follow the ASHA Awards Ceremony. Stop by to network with your colleagues and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. It’s the largest event for audiologists at the 2018 ASHA Convention. Sponsored by Educational Audiology Association, Westone, OticonPhonak, and Hamilton CapTel. Friday, November 16, 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in the Burroughs Room.

    Download the ASHA Convention App

    Looking to find the latest information about sessions, events, and general navigation? Please make sure to download the official ASHA Convention app. Simply search on either iTunes or Android for "2018 ASHA Convention." This app is sponsored by ClinicSource.

    Free WiFi at ASHA Convention

    There will be FREE WiFi throughout the Boston Convention Center. Sponsored by Life Care Centers of America. Use special code ASHA18LifeCare.

    NSSLHA Sponsors

    Take some time to stop by these companies to see how they are supporting future generations and fostering the development of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

    Your Registration Comes With Goodies

    Take home these great items that are waiting for you at Convention this year.

    • ASHA tote bags sponsored by Sunny Days [Booth 511]
    • ASHA lanyards sponsored by Invo Healthcare Associates/Progressus Therapy [Booth 1012]
    • ASHA note pages sponsored by Speech Pathology Group [Booth 718]
    • ASHA name badge insert sponsored by Hanen Centre [Booth 1231]

    Tweet With Us

    Follow #ASHA18 on Twitter to receive special announcements and promotions from sponsors.

    Special Announcements and Messaging

    Check out these very special messages from our sponsors:

    Own the Aisle

    Don’t forget to look up! Check out the aisle banners and floor graphics sponsored by Learning By Design (Booth 652), Heritage HealthPro (Booth 467), and Dynamic Resources (Booth 842) as you navigate the Exhibit Hall.

    Materials Pickup: Name Badge Insert

    When you make your way into the Exhibit Hall, stop by Registration and Materials Pickup for your special name badge insert from Hanen Centre. You could end up being a winner!

    Registration Materials

    Did you see your registration confirmation email from ASHA? It contained a special message from Brookes Publishing (Booth 738).

    Hotel Check-In Letter

    Check out a special message from Brookes Publishing, along with other critical information about ASHA Convention, when you check into your hotel.

    Housing Confirmation

    Did you check out your housing confirmation email from ASHA? It contained a special discount from MHS (Booth 911).

    Badge Mailing Promotion

    If you received your badge in the mail, check out the accompanying brochure from MiraCell (Booth 1334).

    CCC-A Sticker Giveaway

    Attention all audiologists! Get your official CCC-A sticker sponsored by TIMS Software (Booth 825).

    ASHA Tote Bag Inserts: Look Inside!

    Check out your tote bag for discounts, giveaways, information, and great surprises from all of these organizations:

    • Academic Therapy Publications [Booth 413]
    • Aspire Products/EMST 150 [Booth 937]
    • Control Bionics [Booth 938]
    • Constant Therapy [Booth 324]
    • Easter Seals Southern California [Booth 1248]
    • Geico [Booth 638]
    • Grason-Stadler [Booth 1340]
    • Jones and Bartlett [Booth 420]
    • MHS [Booth 911]
    • Parapharma Tech [Booth 725]
    • Read it Once Again [Booth 1062]
    • SpeechPathology.com [Booth 931]
    • Throat Scope [Booth 628]
    • Virtual Speech Center [Booth 521]

    ASHA Video Wall Signage: Exhibit Hall Lobby

    Before you enter the Exhibit Hall, don’t forget to look up! Do you want special offers, discounts, and announcements? The following companies have exactly what you're looking for:

    • Brookes Publishing [Booth 738]
    • CAPDOTS [Booth 816]
    • Hanen Centre [Booth 1231]
    • Invo Healthcare Associates/Progressus Therapy [Booth 1012]
    • MHS [Booth 911]
    • n2y [Booth 522]
    • PracticePerfect EMR + Management Software [Booth 1039]
    • The Stepping Stones Group [Booth 327]

    ASHA Digital Signage: Inside the Exhibit Hall

    Now that you’ve entered the Exhibit Hall, check out the amazing digital billboards from these organizations:

    • Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy [Booth 1232]
    • Boys Town National Research Hospital [Booth 1338]
    • Hamilton CapTel [Booth 1348]
    • Invo Healthcare Associates/Progressus Therapy [Booth 1012]
    • IOPI Medical [Booth 1131]
    • Reading with TLC [Booth 156]
    • Throat Scope [Booth 628]
    • TIMS Medical  [Booth 837]

    ASHA Digital Screen Network: Throughout the Convention Center

    Everywhere you look throughout the Boston Convention Center, check out one of these 31 dynamic screens for special announcements, deals, and discounts from these organizations:

    • Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy [Booth 1232]
    • Constant Therapy [Booth 324]
    • Hamilton CapTel [Booth 1348]
    • Life Care Centers of America [Booth 1048]
    • Oticon [Booth 1441]
    • Reading with TLC [Booth 156]
    • Speak For Yourself [Booth 554]
    • Throat Scope [Booth 628]
    • TIMS Medical [Booth 837]

    Special Shuttle Entrance and Escalator Graphics: Boston Convention Center

    When you enter the shuttle entrance of the Boston Convention Center or use a main escalator in the Exhibit Hall, check out these special messages on giant floor graphics from Pearson (Booth 1038). 

    ASHA Awesome Entrance Gate Banners

    As you enter into the main gates of the Exhibit Hall, check out the great graphics from these sponsors:

    • Pentax Medical [Booth 932]
    • SimplePractice [Booth 668]
    • Sunshine Cottage [Booth 1247]
    • Trudell Medical International [Booth 1238]

    ASHA Green Monster Wall: Inside Exhibit Hall

    As you walk through the Exhibit Hall, check out the giant Green Monster Wall, our tribute to the iconic landmark at Fenway Park. Check out some very creative messages and announcements from these sponsors:

    • Artic Bites [Booth 340]
    • ClinicNote [Booth 268]
    • HealthPro Heritage [Booth 467]
    • Hein SLP, Inc. [Booth 770]
    • SimplePractice [Booth 668]
    • TIMS Medical [Booth 837]
    • WPS [Booth 811]

    ASHA Wicked Awesome Sign Post Banners

    While you're on the way to ASHA sessions and special events, be sure to check out the ASHA Wicked Awesome sign post banners located in the lobby of the Exhibit Hall for special messages, discounts, and announcements from these organizations:

    • IOPI Medical [Booth 1131]
    • n2y [Booth 522]
    • Speak for Yourself [Booth 554]
    • TIMS Medical [Booth 837]

    Sky Bridge Graphics

    These companies have designed some eye-catching graphics and messages that appear on the sky bridges above the Convention floor that lead to educational sessions. Check them out:

    • Attainment Company [Booth 621]
    • ClinicNote [Booth 268]
    • EBS Healthcare [Booths 612, 624, and 723]
    • HealthPro Heritage [Booth 467]
    • Hein SLP [Booth 770]
    • Parapharma Tech [Booth 725]
    • TIMS Medical [Booth 837]
    • Trudell Medical International [Booth 1238]

    Audiology SIGnificant Luncheon

    Friday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

    Boston Convention Center, Room 52A

    Are you interested in ASHA’s audiology Special Interest Groups (SIGs)? Audiology members and audiology students attending the ASHA Convention—as well as SIG 6, 7, 8, and 9 affiliates—are invited to an exclusive luncheon co-sponsored by TIMS Software and Hamilton Captel. Mix and mingle with like-minded professionals, and enter a drawing for one of 16 free SIG memberships. SIGs offer a number of additional benefits for ASHA members. Seating at this free lunch is limited to the first 80 people, so plan to arrive early! 

    ASHA Special Interest Groups Convention Meeting Sponsors

    Please give special thanks to the following ASHA SIG co-sponsors:

    SIG 1: Language Learning and Education Affiliates Meeting 
    Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Boston Convention Center, Room 52A
    Co-sponsored by Attainment Company

    SIG 11: Administration and Supervision Affiliates Meeting 
    Thursday, November 15, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m., Boston Convention Center, Room 52A
    Co-sponsored by SimuCase

    SIG 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Affiliates Meeting 
    Friday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Boston Convention Center, Room 156AB
    Co-sponsored by Prentke Romich and InnerVoice

    SIG 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) Affiliates Meeting 
    Friday, November 16, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Boston Convention Center, Room 52A
    Co-sponsored by TIMS Medical, Dysphagia Aide, and The Prometheus Group

    Opening General Session

    November 15, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
    Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall B2

    The popular Opening General Session brings everyone together to celebrate the speech, language, and hearing professional community and to kick off the ASHA Convention. You'll be welcomed by ASHA President Elise Davis-McFarland, who will share her insights about the state of the discipline. We are excited to welcome Roy Spence as our keynote speaker this year. Spence is co-founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute, which helps organizations and individuals discover, articulate, and bring to life their deeper purpose in the world. Sponsored by Pearson.

    Welcome Reception

    November 15, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
    Boston Convention Center, Hall A/B1

    Join us in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening to catch up with friends and colleagues, plus mingle with exhibitors. This upbeat reception provides dedicated time to check out the exhibiting companies, socialize, and network, all while recharging your battery with light snacks and a cash bar before you head to the Twilight Sessions. The Welcome Reception is open to all fully registered attendees; guest tickets are available so friends and family can join the fun. Co-sponsored by Boys Town National Research Hospital.

    ASHA Awards Ceremony

    November 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.,
    Boston Convention Center, Hall B2 

    The ASHA Awards Ceremony celebrates the highest achievements and excellence in the professions. Presentations will be made to recipients of the Honors of the Association, ASHA’s most prestigious award that recognizes lifetime achievement, and to ASHA Fellows, whose contributions are the cornerstones of the professions. Additional awards will honor members who have also contributed to the professions and to the Association. This year, we award the 2018 Annie to Daymond John, a well-known entrepreneur. John is the creator of the iconic fashion brand, FUBU (For Us By Us), a marketing expert, an author, and business and motivational speaker. Many people will recognize John as one of the original "Sharks" on the ABC-TV show, "Shark Tank," on which he and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Co-sponsored by Artic Bites.

    ASHA thanks its sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this conference, nor does ASHA endorse their products or services.