ASHA LOUNGES AND BOOTHS • 13 Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Lounge CC, Poster Hall C Stop by to consult with CAA members and Accreditation staff. Share with us your burning questions about the Standards for Accreditation and accreditation processes. Learn about submitting CAA reports in the online (EnGauge) system, preparing for a site visit, interpretation and expectations of the Standards, recent process changes, how to become a site visitor, and more. International Lounge CC, Poster Hall C Welcome, international participants! Everyone is invited to stop by and learn about ASHA International Programs. Find out more about the benefits of the International Affiliates program; ASHA’s international initiatives; ASHA’s collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO)— and, in particular, with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); SIG 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders); and the International Issues Board. An interactive world map will be showcased so that international participants can locate and place a pin on their countries. Share, ask questions, and learn from your colleagues! NSSLHA Lounge CC, Poster Hall C Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge to say “Hi!”, hear about professional topics, meet National NSSLHA leaders, and make new friends! While there, nab one of our free giveaways and student-related ribbons, enter to win a daily prize drawing, and snap a pic in our selfie station. And, of course, NSSLHA staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the NSSLHA organization and related activities at the ASHA Convention. Practice Portal Lounge CC, Poster Hall C Stop by to learn how the Practice Portal can help you find resources on clinical and professional topics—all in one easy-to-access location on the ASHA website! Public Relations Lounge CC, Level 1, North Lobby Visit the ASHA Public Relations (PR) Lounge to learn more about ASHA’s award winning Value of the CCCs ad campaign that raises the profile of ASHA certification with professionals who hire, refer, supervise and evaluate ASHA-certified members. Be part of this exciting effort by stopping by to have your picture taken for your very own campaign ad, perfect for sharing in your network. While there, you can also learn about other PR initiatives like the Healthy Communication and Popular Technology Initiative, Identify the Signs, Better Hearing and Speech Month, and other outreach. Special Interest Groups (SIG) Lounge CC, Hall A (Located in the ASHA Member Services Center) Find yourself empowered by the opportunities and resources to grow professionally that are available through ASHA’s Special Interest Groups. Whether you are a student, a master clinician, or somewhere in-between, and whether you’re already a SIG affiliate or have yet to experience what the SIGs can offer, stop by for details about the SIG program and how you can connect with your professional community while at Convention. You’ll find a schedule of SIG invited sessions and meetings (which are open to all), answers to your SIG-related questions, and a very warm welcome.