About the ASHA Convention

Welcome Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Tena McNamara, and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Laura Purcell Verdun, welcome you to the 2021 ASHA Convention. In partnership with the Convention Program Committee, they are working to offer a wide array of sessions which draw on our theme, "Rising UNITED" to meet the continuing education needs of communication sciences and disorders professionals.

What's New and Other Updates 

We are preparing for all eventualities this upcoming year, and are planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid in-person/virtual event. In addition to the opportunity to attend in person, some presentations would be made available to registrants for virtual viewing—with the ability to earn continuing education credit. Read more in our update about the 2021 Convention.

Why Attend the ASHA Convention?

The ASHA Convention is the most comprehensive education event in the world for speech, language, and hearing professionals. Our three-day event provides attendees with a once-a-year opportunity to learn about the latest research, expand clinical skills and techniques, find new products and resources, and network with colleagues while earning continuing education credit. Find tips for getting employer support to attend.

Schedule

The Schedule at a Glance provides an overview each day’s events.

Program

The ASHA Convention education program covers 31 topic areas related to the professions and offers more than 2,500 sessions—oral seminars, technical sessions, poster presentations and master classes—for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours.

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall at the ASHA Convention is the largest showcase in the country dedicated to the professions of audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. Over 300 companies offering the latest products and services exhibit annually. You’ll also find touchpoints such as themed lounges and the ASHA Member Service Center where you can connect with ASHA staff and volunteer leaders on a variety of topics.

Special Events and Networking

Attend social activities and special events, such as the Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony, to round out your ASHA Convention experience and connect with your colleagues in the professions.

General Convention Policies and Services

Information from A-Z about what you need to know for the ASHA Convention, such as parking, badge policies, accessibility for those with disabilities, what to wear, and much more.

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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: convention@asha.org

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

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Monday–Friday

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

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