We are planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid in-person/virtual event. ASHA typically holds extra function space during the in-person event to support affiliate organizations wishing to host related meetings or receptions. We are pleased to be able to extend this courtesy again this year, however, modifications related to COVID-19 may necessitate some changes to scheduling and space allocations. We will do our best to accommodate all requests as they are submitted, however, your flexibility is appreciated.
Most space requests will be scheduled in either the Marriott Marquis Washington DC, the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown, or the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Each building has different rules and regulations in place, as well different menus and pricing, which we can provide upon request. Assignments will be based upon what space is available for your requested date and time, so you may not request a particular venue.
Notifications of your assigned location will be sent via email in late September, no later than October 1. Your notification will include the contact information to arrange for catering and audiovisual equipment if needed. Your contact information will also be provided to your assigned venue for billing purposes (if you choose to order catering or audiovisual equipment). Once you receive your assignment notification, you may begin working directly with the catering and audiovisual representatives listed to make arrangements for your meeting or event.
If you are planning to hold your affiliated meeting or event virtually, you will be responsible for making those arrangements on your own. Although we are not facilitating virtual meeting arrangements, we are happy to include some activities in our daily schedule/event listings, provided they are consistent with our policies outlined below. You may request inclusion of your meeting or activity in our schedule by completing a brief form.
The deadline to submit an in-person space request is August 31, 2021.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about function space at the ASHA Convention.
Please read these important guidelines before completing the in-person space request form:
We appreciate your patience as we adapt to the changes for events this year.