Want to know who's coming to the ASHA Convention in New Orleans this year? Use the online Friend Finder to search for people you know by name or organization who have registered. (Note: The Friend Finder lists only in-person attendees. It is opt-in and includes only those who indicated that they wished to be listed as an attendee when registering.)
Follow @ASHA_Events on Twitter and @ashaweb on Instagram, and use #ResilienceReinvented and #ASHA2022 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.
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.
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 an individual whose work to raise awareness or advocate for those with communication disorders captures the spirit of Mrs. Glenn.
Receptions and open houses provide time for attendees to relax and connect with colleagues and friends.
Various ASHA Squares and 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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASHA Convention isn’t just for seasoned professionals—students can participate in lots of activities, too.
Thursday, November 17
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, R5
ASHA invites you to participate in a high-level summary and open discussion on the progress of the 2021-2023 Revision of Core Competencies for Collaborative Practice. Understand where we are, where we're going, and how to support these efforts. Come join your interprofessional education and practice colleagues and contribute to improving how the Core Competencies can be used to support interprofessional collaborative practice and improved client/patient outcomes. This special meeting will be presented by Jennifer B. Watson, PhD, CCC-SLP, the ASHA representative to the IPEC Core Competencies Revision Workgroup. Box lunches will be available to the first 100 session attendees on a first come, first served basis. (This meeting is not offered for continuing education credit.)
Friday, November 18
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, D2
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. Fill out the feedback form and come to the Leadership Q&A with your questions, concerns, and ideas.
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.
ASHA holds extra function space during the ASHA Convention to support affiliate organizations wishing to host related meetings or receptions.