RECEPTIONS AND NETWORKING • 137 Receptions and Networking Wednesday, November 14 First-Timers’ Welcome 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CC, Ballroom East Is this your first ASHA Convention? Come to this popular gathering to get an overview of our annual event and to preview programs and activities slated for the next three days. Enjoy light refreshments. ASHA-PAC Reception (TICKETED) 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Westin, MJ O’Connors Tickets are available only to ASHA members for a $60 contribution* and may be purchased at the door. First-time ASHA-PAC contributors pay only $30 at the door! Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Thursday, November 15 ASHA Public Relations Reception 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. CC, Level 1, North Lobby (Public Relations Lounge) Take this opportunity to mingle with colleagues and see how ASHA PR is working for you. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Welcome Reception 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CC, Exhibit Hall A-B1 This reception provides dedicated time to check out the exhibiting companies, socialize, and network, all while recharging your battery with light snacks and a cash bar before you head to evening sessions. ASHFoundation Field of Dreams Fundraiser (TICKETED) 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Fenway Park Entrance: 20 Jersey Street Experience an “All Star” evening reception in this historic setting, one of the most well-known sports venues in the world. Check at Registration in Hall A for availability of tickets. International Reception 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Westin, Marina II/III Welcome, international participants! Please join ASHA leadership and international staff for the annual International Reception and enjoy networking and mingling with your colleagues from around the world. Cash bar. No RSVP needed. NSSLHA Par-Tay! 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom Nosh on some tasty treats and hang with other CSD students who can share insights and, well, commiserate, on our rigorous schedules! And, ‘cause we love you, the price is FREE! Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2) 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Westin, Sauciety Connect with participants in this year’s Minority Student Leadership Program, and colleagues from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), the L’GASP-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian and Native American Caucuses. Friday, November 16 Social Media Meet Up/ Tweet Up 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Aloft Boston Seaport, The Social Register Get social with other #SLPeeps and #AUDpeeps at the ASHA Convention Social Media Meet Up. Enjoy light snacks, and win prizes! Sponsored by Simucase. “Hear, Here!” Audiology Open House 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Westin, Burroughs ASHA, in partnership with the Boston audiology community, is excited to host this unique gathering of audiologists and audiology students! Stop by to network with your colleagues and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and limited free drinks. Various Open Houses and Receptions 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. A number of colleges and universities, and affiliated organizations, traditionally hold Open Houses following the Awards Ceremony on Friday evening. Please see page 143 for the schedule and locations. Saturday, November 17 Closing Party— New England Aquarium (TICKETED) 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. 1 Central Wharf Enjoy light fare and a cocktail while you stroll through the aquarium and learn about sea creatures and their underwater ecosystems. If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, check at Registration in Hall A for availability. You may also turn in tickets there if you do not plan to use them (no refunds after November 1). See page 22 for information about shuttle transportation to and from the event. *Contributions to ASHA-PAC are not deductible for federal tax purposes. All contributions to ASHA- PAC are voluntary and you have a right to refuse without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are only suggestions and more or less may be given. The amount given, or the refusal to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited. Federal law requires ASHA-PAC to report the full name, address, occupation, and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per year. Federal law prohibits corporate contributions and contributions from non-US citizens.