The ASHA Convention is scheduled for New Orleans, Louisiana this coming November. Recent Supreme Court rulings, as well as an array of issues in conflict with ASHA’s long-standing commitment to DEI, have raised concerns about our Louisiana location from some members, and we have heard many calls to move, cancel or boycott the event. We are aware that some of you do not feel safe from discrimination, while others may think this is an unnecessary foray by ASHA into political issues. We respect your individual responses and decisions about participation.
The ASHA Convention is returning as a hybrid event this year! The in-person event, taking place November 17–19 in New Orleans, will once again be paired with the Virtual Library of pre-recorded sessions. Check out what's new this year:
Proof of full vaccination for all able and eligible individuals is required to register for the in-person ASHA Convention this year. Unvaccinated individuals may register, however, a negative PCR/molecular or antigen test administered onsite at the ASHA Convention will be required for participation. Registrant badges will not be mailed in advance to unvaccinated individuals; badges may only be picked up onsite after testing negative.
The masking guidelines issued by the CDC and local jurisdictions are currently evolving, so we will provide a definitive policy for masks 30 days before the in-person ASHA Convention begins.
If you are unable to meet the vaccination and masking requirements, we encourage you to register for the Virtual Library.
Our 2022 theme, “Reframe Your Thinking: Resilience Reinvented,” is a challenge to reexamine how we think of resilience. ASHA members embody resilience. You teach resiliency skills to help your patients, clients, colleagues, and students, but never have you needed to embrace and draw upon your own knowledge and skills more than over the past couple of years. Resilience is not just an ability to learn from challenges and rebound, but an opportunity to use the foundational building blocks we all have that allow us to grow. The path to resilience is different for everyone and draws on our unique strengths, resources, and support systems. This year we are reframing, rethinking, and reinventing resilience by appreciating our skills, celebrating our discoveries, and taking pride in how we’ve grown, both professionally and personally.