ASHA Convention: See What Our Sponsors Have for You!

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.

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

Visit these 4 booths in the Exhibit Hall to correctly answer trivia questions via your mobile phone

2021 Mobile Adventure

  • Dynamic Resources [Booth 926]
  • Genesis Rehab [Booth 716]
  • Med Travelers [Booth 703]
  • ProMedica Senior Care [Booth 200]

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!

ASHA Corporate Partners

Please acknowledge, 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 Washington, D.C.

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 "2021 ASHA Convention." This app is sponsored by SimplePractice [Booth V26].

Student Volunteers

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]

Your Registration Comes With Goodies

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

Tweet With Us

Follow #ASHA21 on Twitter to receive special announcements and promotions from sponsors.

Special Events and Activities

ASHA Audiology Lounge

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!

Audiology Networking Breakfast

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.

Special Announcements and Messaging

During the event, be on the lookout for special messages from the following sponsors.

  • AbleNet [Booth 901]
  • Alexa
  • eLuma | Online Therapy [Booth 1229]
  • Encompass Health [Booth 428]
  • Northern Speech Services
  • Pearson [Booth 817]
  • Pentax [Booth 501]
  • Plural Publishing [Booth 303]
  • Presence Learning [Booth 318]
  • PRC Saltillo [Booth 317]
  • SimplePractice
  • SPG Therapy & Education
  • Waystar [Booth 1125]

Own the Aisle

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.

Registration Materials

Did you see your registration confirmation email from ASHA? It contained a special message from Brookes Publishing [Booth 535].

Hotel Check-In Letter

Check out a special message from Brookes Publishing [Booth 535], along with other critical information about ASHA Convention, when you check into your hotel.

Housing Confirmation

Your housing confirmation email from ASHA contained a special discount from SimplePractice [Booth V26].

ASHA Tote Bag Inserts: Look Inside!

Your tote bag is full of discounts, giveaways, information, and great surprises from these organizations:

  • Arctic Bites [Booth 1201]
  • ClearMask [Booth 1037]
  • Control Bionics [Booth 302]
  • Geico
  • Gelmix/Purathick [Booth 734]
  • IOPI Medical
  • Jones & Bartlett [Booth 620]

ASHA Digital Signage: Main Entrance Exhibit Hall A

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:

  • Brookes Publishing [Booth 535]
  • Control Bionics [Booth 302]
  • Passy Muir [Booth 601]
  • Pearson [Booth 817]
  • Practice Perfect [Booth 616]
  • PRC-Saltillo [Booth 317]
  • SimplePractice [Booth V26]
  • TIMS Medical [Booth 617]

ASHA Digital Signage: Near Education Sessions

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:

  • Geico
  • Northern Speech Services

Special Exhibit Hall Entrances and Escalator Landings: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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].

ASHA Entrance Gate Banners

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

  • PassyMuir [Booth 601]
  • SimplePractice [Booth V26]

Opening General Session

Co-sponsored byGeico

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.

ASHA Awards Ceremony

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.

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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.

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