Networking

Opening General Session

The Convention begins with the Opening General Session on Thursday morning, featuring energizing addresses by the ASHA president, Convention co-chairs, and a special keynote speaker.

ASHA Awards Ceremony

The ASHA Awards Ceremony celebrates high achievement and excellence in the professions. The awards presented, including the Honors of the Association and ASHA Fellows, recognize members who have contributed significantly to the professions and ASHA. The beloved Annie Glenn Award will also be presented to someone whose work to raise awareness or advocate for those with communication disorders captures the spirit of Mrs. Glenn.

Receptions and Open Houses

Receptions and open houses provide time for attendees to relax and connect with colleagues and friends. From the First-Timers Welcome to networking meet-ups for specialty groups, there are many ways to add some fun to your professional development at the ASHA Convention.

Lounges

Various lounges will be located throughout the Exhibit Hall and the Poster Hall. Plan to stop by the lounges to chat with ASHA staff and volunteer leaders to learn more about ASHA services or programs, or use the spaces to rest between visiting with exhibitors or viewing posters.

Exhibit Hall

In addition to over 300 exhibiting companies, the Exhibit Hall offers a number of opportunities to network, including a daily lunch break that provides dedicated time to visit exhibitors and socialize, the Caring Square community service activity, various lounges, and the Welcome Reception on Thursday evening.

Audiology

Various audiology-focused events will take place over the three days of the ASHA Convention. These events are a great opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the audiology community.

Career Fair and Resume Star Program

The ASHA Career Fair provides you with the tools and assistance you need to find a job and succeed in your career. Whether you're curious about job opportunities or want a Resume Star expert to review your resume, the Career Fair in the Exhibit Hall has resources for job seekers.

Graduate School Fair

The Graduate School Fair/PhD Center, held in the Poster Hall, provides an opportunity for students to talk with communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program representatives about graduate or PhD program goals, curricula, clinical experiences, and opportunities for participation in research, among other topics. View the list of exhibiting programs, or register to exhibit.

Meetings

A number of ASHA board, committee and council meetings, as well as meetings for affiliated organizations, are held during the ASHA Convention. You may view the list of meetings and social events through the Program Planner or mobile app.

ASHA Leadership Q&A: A Membership Chat With the Board

Saturday, November 23
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Hall D2, Roundtable Room

"Imagine More" from ASHA. The ASHA Leadership Q&A: A Membership Chat With the Board, formerly the ASHA Member Forum, provides an opportunity for you to meet with the ASHA Board of Directors and staff to learn about organization objectives and initiatives. You are also invited to offer feedback on the direction and activities of the Association. We want to hear what you imagine that ASHA could do for you!

  • Come with your questions, concerns, and ideas.
  • Pick up a feedback form at the ASHA Member Services Center to fill out and bring to the Leadership Q&A.

Or, just show up!

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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Monday–Friday

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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