Find these "extras" and more in the Exhibit Hall and throughout the Orange County Convention Center.
Be sure to take a look at all the social events and receptions taking place during the ASHA Convention and fill your schedule with some fun activities. Visit the various specialty lounges throughout the Exhibit Hall to talk with ASHA staff and connect with fellow members.
Our generous ASHA sponsors have gone above and beyond to support the 2019 ASHA Convention. Visit them in the Exhibit Hall to take advantage of some great opportunities and giveaways!
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1
Visit these 11 booths in the Exhibit Hall then correctly answer trivia questions on your phone, and you'll be entered to win one of three $500 gift cards.
Thursday, November 21, at 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, November 23, at noon.
How to Play
Text "play" to 56512 to begin, and bookmark the game to your mobile home screen. Sign up in advance to participate in the ultimate ASHA Convention adventure. You may just win a $500 gift card!
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1
Join us in the Career Portal Lounge at the Career Fair and participate in mini-workshops led by Orlando-based career coach Nancy Lysandrou. You can also get your resume reviewed. Attend the following workshops to take your career to the next level:
Each mini-workshop lasts 20 minutes and is more of a conversation than a lecture. There are 100 time slots available for a one-on-one resume review.
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1, Booth 273
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1, Booth 269
Stop by the ASHA Certification booth to learn more about the changes in the 2020 ASHA Certification Standards, update your ASHA account to meet the new 2020 supervision requirement, and get an update on ASHA’s new certification program for audiology assistants and speech language pathology assistants.
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1, Booth CF2144 (ASHA Career Fair)
On Friday and Saturday, participate in the Resume Star Program at the Career Fair. Get your resume reviewed, ask questions, and talk to hiring professionals who can give you insider tips to make your resume shine. Bring a copy of your resume or print it at the Career Fair information booth (CF2144). While you're there, enter to win one of three Amazon gift cards.
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)
Find out more about the benefits of the International Affiliates program; ASHA's international initiatives; ASHA's collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO)—in particular, with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); SIG 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders); and the International Issues Board. We'll showcase an interactive world map so that international participants can locate and place a pin on their countries. Share, ask questions, and learn from your colleagues!
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)
Find the graduate program that’s perfect for you. Visit the Graduate School Fair and PhD Center in the Poster Hall to connect with school representatives, faculty, the Educational Testing Service and Centralized Application Service for Communication Science & Disorders Programs (CSDCAS). Come with questions—leave with answers.
Convention Center, Hall D Lobby
Don't miss a special opportunity at the 2019 ASHA Convention to star in your very own Value of the CCCs campaign ad! Visit the ASHA Public Relations Lounge to have your photo taken by a professional photographer and to select a headline that best represents you. After the Convention, you'll receive an edited, finalized ad for your personal and professional use. Use your ad to showcase your certification on LinkedIn and other social media sites, on websites and blogs, and in your office. A full 93% of member participants surveyed said the custom ads are a useful tool to promote their professional career and ASHA certification. This is a FREE activity for ASHA-Certified Members, but it's always extremely popular—so stop by early. Check out this video to see how the photo shoot process works.
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1, near Booth 470
Visit the Audiology Lounge, sponsored by Sprint CapTel, to do all of the following:
*While supplies last.
** No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18+, a practicing audiologist, and legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Audiology students are not eligible. Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, and ends at noon on Saturday, November 23. See official rules at booth for details.
Convention Center, Hall B4 (located in the ASHA Member Services Center)
Whether you're starting out in your career, an expert in your specialty, or somewhere in between, you'll go further when you're part of an ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG)!
Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level
SIG Affiliates receive exclusive discounts on continuing education opportunities, including select SIG-Sponsored Short Courses and other sessions.
Stay current with Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, the SIG online scholarly review journal that bridges research to practice.
The Door to the SIG Community Is Always Open
Visit the SIG Lounge in the ASHA Member Services Center to learn more about the SIG program and pick up a brochure about the SIGs' Convention activities [PDF]— SIG meetings (all are welcome to attend), Short Courses, and other Invited Sessions.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). In addition, ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) celebrates its 20th year, and the Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) program commemorates 15 years. We welcome everyone to attend the Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2) anniversary celebration event on Thursday evening, November 21, from 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. MC2 brings together ASHA members from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and the Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, Asian Indian, Native American, and LGASP-GLBT Caucuses, and those interested and involved in serving under-represented populations.
What do ASHA and OMA wish for the future?
Come to the Concierge Learning Center in Hall B4 to experience OMA's Future Teller!
Have you heard?
Coming soon...That's Unheard of!
We created That's Unheard of to help you identify what you don't know—to fill gaps in your soft skills and increase your hard knowledge—when it comes to working with increasingly diverse populations. Get the knowledge you want and the tools you need for the care you provide. Preview That's Unheard of at the Concierge Learning Center in Hall B4.
Plus, check out our special visual display!
Special Address Celebrating the OMA's 50th Anniversary*
Thursday, November 21
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Convention Center, 320 (Chapin Theater)
As we celebrate OMA's 50th anniversary, ASHA continues to address access, equity, and inclusion in communication sciences and disorders across a variety of dimensions of diversity, including race and ethnicity. For years, ASHA has looked for innovative and constructive ways to engage in conversations about race and identity. Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, will provide attendees with candid and practical insight in response to common questions related to race. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, and the author will be available for a book signing following the presentation.
*The special address is NOT eligible for ASHA CEUs or PDHs.
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1
Everything is on sale—plus, get $10 off when you spend $50 or more!* Also, take a seat on our "ASHA office set" and imagine your dream office with your favorite ASHA gear. Perfect for a photo-op!
Don't have time to visit the Exhibit Hall? Check out our pop-up ASHA Store on the 200 Level (Exhibit Level), Hall D Lobby near the North Shuttle Drop Off. We'll have the 2019 ASHA Convention t-shirt, mugs, water bottles, and several other exciting products for sale. The pop-up ASHA Store is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
We Have You TOTE-ally Covered!
Grab a free folding, reuseable tote bag when you visit the ASHA Store in the Exhibit Hall. Choose from two designs and show off your love of shopping with phonetics or a sound wave!
Meet and Greet
Chat with these authors about their new books:
*Valid only in Orlando, Florida, November 21–23, 2019, at the ASHA Store, Booth 1176. Not available for use online. Prices are as marked.
Convention Center, Hall B4–D1, Booth 276
Donate to the ASHFoundation and be entered to win these great prizes—an iPhone, an iPad, an Apple Watch, a Ring security camera, AND a fitness watch. Special thanks to our Innovation Gift Basket sponsors: Attainment, DotCom Therapy, Prentke Romich, Presence Learning, and The Swain Center.
See the Sparks, Get Inspired!
Meet our discipline's icons, and learn how they got started in their careers. Find out which new innovators just received ASHFoundation funding. Meet our award winners and be dazzled by their stories of innovation at work.
Ignite Your Career With ASHFoundation Funding
Learn about our research grants and student scholarships to help fund your education or your innovative idea. You could be a future ASHFoundation awardee!
Get Your Sparkle On
Your name badge needs a little sparkle and shine—an ASHFoundation badge ribbon! Donors, past and present award recipients, University Giving Ambassadors and volunteers, stop by the ASHFoundation booth to pick up a special ribbon and add some sparkle to your badge.
Become a Spark Starter
We're looking for new talent to help us fan the sparks of innovation. Become a University Giving Ambassador, Fabulous Fundraiser Host, Legacy Leader, or a Program Reviewer. There's a volunteer position with the ASHFoundation waiting for you. Let's talk!
What could be better than a popcorn break in the middle of a long day of learning? We're popping it fresh and giving it away just for stopping by!