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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 Annie Glenn Award will also be presented to an individual whose work to raise awareness or advocate for those with communication disorders captures the spirit of Mrs. Glenn.

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

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

Audiology

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

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 and various themed lounges where you can meet ASHA staff and leadership or connect with other members.

Graduate School Fair

The virtual Graduate School Fair 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.

Lounges

Various ASHA Lounges will be located throughout the Exhibit Hall. Plan to stop by the lounges to chat with ASHA staff and volunteer leaders to learn more about ASHA programs and initiatives.

Meetings

Some ASHA boards, committees, and councils, as well as affiliate groups, hold meetings during the ASHA Convention. A list of published meetings and activities will be available in the Program Planner and mobile app in November.

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.

Receptions and Open Houses

Receptions and open houses provide time for attendees to relax and connect with colleagues and friends.

Special Interest Group Open Houses and Networking Meetings

Each of the 20 SIG host a social gathering for professional networking in the SIG’s topic area(s). Hear updates about what the SIGs have accomplished in the last year and enjoy some refreshments. These free events are open to all current SIG affiliates and anyone who would like to meet SIG volunteers, ask questions about the SIGs, and share ideas.

Social Media

Follow @ashaweb on Instagram, and use #Elevate and #ASHA2024 or #ASHA24 to connect with other attendees during the event. You can also tag your posts with the hashtags #SLPeeps and #AudPeeps to connect with the speech-language pathology and audiology community.

Students

The ASHA Convention isn’t just for seasoned professionals—students can participate in lots of activities, too.

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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 assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. 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

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