2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 65 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. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the ASHA president and Convention co-chairs, as well as other ASHA staff and volunteer representatives who can provide answers and guidance for your first ASHA Convention. The First-Timers’ Welcome is also a great opportunity to connect with others attending for the first time. Enjoy light refreshments. ASHA-PAC RECEPTION (TICKETED) 5:30 P.M.–7:30 P.M. Westin, MJ O’Connors ASHA members are invited to spend the evening with the ASHA-PAC Board. 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. *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. Thursday, November 15 ASHA PUBLIC RELATIONS RECEPTION 5:30 P.M.–6:30 P.M. CC, Level 1, North Lobby (Public Relations Lounge) Don’t miss the ASHA Public Relations reception on Thursday evening. 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 Everyone meets in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday evening to catch up with friends and colleagues and mingle with exhibitors. 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. The Welcome Reception is open to all fully registered attendees; guest tickets are available so friends and family can join the fun. 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 inter- national staff for the annual International Reception and enjoy networking and mingling with your colleagues from around the world. Your international colleagues look forward to meeting you! Cash bar. No RSVP needed. NSSLHA PAR-TAY! 7:30 P.M.–9:00 P.M. Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom Nah...no bougie party here. Instead, we’re gonna par-tay like only #aud2b and #slp2b peeps can! 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! Can you say par-tay?!? MULTICULTURAL CONCERNS COLLECTIVE (MC2) 8:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M. Westin, Sauciety Join us for this lively and enlightening networking reception. You’ll have an opportunity to 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. We hope to see everyone there! RECEPTIONS AND NETWORKING