ASHA sponsors have gone above and beyond to support the 2021 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.
Visit these 4 booths in the Exhibit Hall to correctly answer trivia questions via your mobile phone
Game Time: Thursday, November 18, at 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, November 20, at 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 Convention adventure. You may just win a $500 gift card!
Please acknowledge, thank, and visit with our corporate partners, who provide ASHA with the highest level of support throughout the year.
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 Washington, D.C.
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 "2021 ASHA Convention." This app is sponsored by SimplePractice [Booth V26].
Take the time to thank a student volunteer during ASHA Convention. Their awesome t-shirts are made possible by The Stepping Stones Group EBS Healthcare. [Booth 405]
Take home these great items that are waiting for you at Convention this year.
Follow #ASHA21 on Twitter to receive special announcements and promotions from sponsors.
Sponsored by CapTel from T-Mobile
Stop by the Audiology Lounge, sponsored by CapTel from T-Mobile Thursday, November 18–Saturday, November 20. The lounge is located in the audiology exhibits area in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall [Booth 1017]. This area is exclusively for you! Meet up with colleagues, grab a snack to recharge—and recharge your devices, too.
The ASHA Audiology staff booth will be nearby, where you can talk to members of the Audiology team. If you are attending virtually, you can visit the ASHA Audiology booth in the virtual exhibit hall and be entered into a drawing for giveaways like ASHA Learning Passes, ASHA Store merchandise, and more. You can arrange to talk to one of the ASHA staff audiologists, even if you're not there in person!
Sponsored by CaptionCall
Thursday, November 18, 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., Mezzanine Level, Silver Linden
All audiologists and audiology students attending the in-person ASHA Convention are invited to this free networking breakfast, sponsored by CaptionCall, on Thursday morning. Catch up with colleagues and grab a bite before the Opening General Session.
During the event, be on the lookout for special messages from the following sponsors.
Don’t forget to look up! Check out the aisle banners and floor graphics sponsored by Gelmix/Purathick [Booth 734] and Passy Muir [Booth 601] as you navigate the Exhibit Hall.
Did you see your registration confirmation email from ASHA? It contained a special message from Brookes Publishing [Booth 535].
Check out a special message from Brookes Publishing [Booth 535], along with other critical information about ASHA Convention, when you check into your hotel.
Your housing confirmation email from ASHA contained a special discount from SimplePractice [Booth V26].
Your tote bag is full of discounts, giveaways, information, and great surprises from these organizations:
Before you enter the Exhibit Hall, don’t forget to look around in the main Exhibit Hall A lobby! The following companies have special offers, discounts, and announcements:
As you walk towards the Exhibit Hall B entrance and sessions, check out the amazing digital billboards with special announcements, deals, and discounts from these organizations:
When you enter the main Exhibit Hall entrances or use a main escalator, check out these special messages on giant floor graphics from Gelmix/Purathick [Booth 734], Passy Muir [Booth 601], and SimplePractice [Booth V26].
As you enter into the main gates of the Exhibit Hall, check out the great graphics from these sponsors:
Co-sponsored by Geico
Thursday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall E
The Opening General Session kicks off the ASHA Convention! This popular event brings everyone together to celebrate the speech, language, and hearing professional community and celebrates our 2021 theme, "Rising United." You'll be welcomed by ASHA President Lynn Williams, who will share her insights about the state of the discipline.
Then, Convention Co-Chairs Tena McNamara and Laura Verdun will preview what’s in store for you this year—including special sessions, new events, and other highlights. Finally, we will welcome a special guest as keynote speaker.
Co-sponsored by Pearson
Friday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Hall E
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 are thrilled to present the 2021 Annie Glenn Award to Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who is best known for the January 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” event. Captain Sullenberger became an international hero when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. The Airbus A320’s two engines had lost thrust after multiple bird strikes. Sullenberger and his crew received international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Sullenberger was ranked second in TIME’s “Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009” and was awarded the French Legion of Honour Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart starred in the Clint Eastwood-directed drama Sully, a biopic of Sully’s life, released in September 2016.
Last year, Captain Sullenberger garnered widespread praise for his New York Times opinion piece published on January 18, 2020, in which he responded to negative comments about President Joe Biden’s stutter. In the article, he reveals that he, too, once stuttered and denounces those who mock or bully people who stutter. Captain Sullenberger—whose remarkable four-decade career spanned the Air Force Academy and serving as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force before becoming a commercial airline pilot—urges those who stutter not to let a speech disorder get in the way of achieving greatness. His courage to speak out and advocate for people who stutter perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the Annie Glenn Award, and his strong message of support will resonate with ASHA members. Join us on Friday evening as we honor the achievements of colleagues in the professions and award "the Annie" to our very special guest, Captain Sullenberger. Come to the Awards Ceremony and be uplifted!
ASHA thanks its sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this conference, nor does ASHA endorse their products or services.