Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

ELEVATE!

With great enthusiasm, we welcome you to the 2024 ASHA Convention in Seattle, Washingtonthe “Emerald City!” Seattle is known for breathtaking natural views, embracing cultures from across the globe, being an emerging and persisting technology hub, pleasant weather, music, and of course, coffee. We could not think of a better place for us to invoke this year’s theme, “ELEVATE!,” for an invigorating experience. The annual convention will be held at the Seattle Convention Center from December 57, 2024. Yes, that’s right, December! Make note of the dates and start planning your trip to see the beautiful city of Seattle.

The annual ASHA Convention serves as a beacon of unity for our community, providing an elevated platform to share our collective knowledge, exchange experiences, and draw inspiration from the leading experts in our field. The 2024 Convention will continue to uplift these concepts, as we have meticulously crafted an engaging program that encompasses thought-provoking keynote addresses, engaging invited sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and immersive Short Course offerings spanning a range of topics. Our hope is that this year’s program will provide you with the tools, strategies, and motivation you need to ELEVATE! your practices and research across all aspects of speech, language, and hearing sciences.

We encourage you to begin thinking of how you can help us ELEVATE! the ASHA Convention and invite you to submit a proposal to the Call for Papers that would heighten our professional perspectives. The Call for Papers is open from February 21 to April 4, 2024.

The 2024 ASHA Convention will cover 32 different topics areas led by 51 topic chairs who hold expertise in their area, along with two expert SLPs from Washington who are our local hosts. This year, we have added a new topic area, Counseling, Trauma Informed, and Contextualized Care, which addresses providing support and methods to ensure effective care for individuals with disabilities in the context of their whole selves and lives (including family, significant others, relevant environmental factors).

Your 2024 Convention Program Committee, with over 700 members, is the largest and most diverse representation in ASHA Convention history! We are proud of our collective works to ensure representation that mirrors the landscape of our professions (e.g., practice setting, research and clinically based areas of expertise, and geographic location) and our global society (including age, ability, ethnicity, gender, heritage, race, sexual orientation). This year’s Convention Program Committee has certainly raised the bar and we cannot wait to share the magic of all the amazing programming we have planned!

Highlights of the 2024 ASHA Convention will include:

  • An exhilarating Opening General Session, which is sure to take us to new heights!
  • Short Courses (formally Master Classes) developed to boost our knowledge to the next level.
  • Exciting new programming that you won’t want to miss, so stay tuned for updates!

Since our event dates have been shifted to December this year, we are working to create several dedicated areas for students and instructors to tackle end of term academic requirements.

Join us in Seattle for not just another Convention, but the pinnacle event of the year for ASHA members! ELEVATE! is a movement, a catalyst for change, and an opportunity to redefine what is possible. Get ready to embark on a magical journey where we can unite in our shared purpose to ELEVATE! our profession, inspire one another, affect positive change, and render us all empowered!

Cheers,

Your 2024 ASHA Convention Co-Chairs

Jerrold Jackson signature
Jerrold Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Co-Chair
Kimberly Ward signature
Kimberly Ward, AuD, CCC-A, CH-AP
Audiology Co-Chair

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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 assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. 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.

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