What's New This Year

Welcome from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Jennifer Simpson, and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Kelly Farquharson, welcome you to submit a proposal to present at the 2023 ASHA Convention. In partnership with the Convention Program Committee, they are working to offer a wide array of sessions to meet the continuing education needs of communication sciences and disorders professionals. Proposals that reflect our theme, "Igniting Innovation," are encouraged.

The Call for Papers

The 2023 ASHA Convention Call for Papers is open from February 21–April 4, 2023. Please e-mail papers@asha.org if you have any questions about submitting a proposal to present.

Will the 2023 ASHA Convention Be Hybrid?

The 2023 ASHA Convention will primarily be an in-person event in Boston. There will still be virtual offerings but we are not considering it a true hybrid event, since that term typically applies to a robust and equal online experience. We’re expanding our use of the popular iPosters platform to host both interactive poster presentations, technical sessions, and the new technical demos. These sessions will be available for anyone to view between November 9–29; however, you can only claim continuing education credit for them if you are registered. The good news is that we are offering a lower virtual-only registration rate this year!

2023 Convention Highlights

Here are some things to look forward to in Boston:

  • The Welcome Reception returns to the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • A full schedule of sessions will be offered on Saturday, and the Exhibit Hall will be open until 1 p.m., so you have more time to take advantage of all the ASHA Convention has to offer!
  • A new session format! Technical demos provide an opportunity to learn how to perform a treatment technique or diagnostic method, or how to use a piece of equipment or software application.
  • Pre-Convention workshops focused on big-picture topics such as leading innovation and design thinking, along with traditional professional education courses.
  • The Convention Program Committee will be identifying “Changemaker” sessions to highlight innovation in the professions.
  • Lower cost master classes!
  • In keeping with our innovation theme, the 2023 Research Symposium will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required this year; however, we strongly recommend that all attendees are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

About Our Theme

We’re really fired up about our 2023 ASHA Convention theme, “Igniting Innovation,” which is about finding the “I” in innovation. We’re celebrating how each of us is creative in a unique way and how that translates to innovation. Innovation can be anything from incremental to systemic and from low-risk to high-risk, so we can all contribute to a culture of innovation! We’ll be exploring the different types of innovation to help you find your inspiration—the color of your spark. Everyone is an innovator whose spark can ignite change for the better.

Boston, a hub for the technology and medical industries, and home to numerous universities, is known for innovation. It’s the perfect host city for the 2023 ASHA Convention!

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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.

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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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