All lounges and booths, with representation from ASHA staff and volunteer leaders, will be located at the convention center. The list of lounges will be updated in August, however, representation typically includes the following National Office teams or programs—plus a couple of surprise fun spaces related to our annual theme.
Audiologists, this area is exclusively for you! Stop by the Audiology Lounge to recharge with coffee and a snack. Meet with colleagues, connect with new ones, and charge your devices, too!
The ASHA Certification Lounge is the place to learn more about the certification process, the current certification standards, certification maintenance, as well as the changes that go into effect January 1, 2020. In the Certification Lounge, you will also be able to learn more about Clinical Specialty Certification and the Assistants Credentialing Program from staff and members of the Council for Clinical Certification.
ASHA Continuing Education
Drop by the ASHA CE lounge to learn more about ASHA CEUs, CEFind, and the CE Registry. Earn ASHA CEUs at the Convention and beyond—find out how.
ASHA Journals Lounge
Whether you’re an author, editor, reviewer, or reader, visit the ASHA Journals Lounge to learn more about resources available to you on ASHAWire and the ASHA Journals Academy. Learn about the all-new topic collections and the role of Perspectives now as a scholarly review journal, and let us know how we can help you find the research you need to stay in the know.
Career Portal Lounge
Take your career to the next level in the Career Portal Lounge! Attend mini-workshops led by a career coach, have your resume reviewed, network, and enter to win prizes. While you are there, check out the new ASHA Career Portal and submit suggestions.
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Lounge
Stop by to consult with CAA members and Accreditation staff, or share with us your burning questions about the Standards for Accreditation and accreditation processes. Learn about submitting CAA reports in the online (EnGauge) system, preparing for a site visit, interpretation and expectations of the Standards, recent process changes, how to become a site visitor, and more.
At the Faculty-Researcher Lounge, you can connect with other faculty and researchers, learn about the CSD Education Survey data, and get questions answered about academic and clinical education issues. Explore funding and training opportunities with our award, mentoring, and research education programs. Learn about ASHA’s initiatives to enhance supervision training and interprofessional education/interprofessional collaborative practice.
Everyone is invited to stop by and learn about ASHA International Programs. Find out more about the benefits of the International Affiliates program; ASHA's international initiatives; ASHA's collaboration with the World Health Organization—and, in particular, with the Pan American Health Organization; SIG 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders); and the International Issues Board. International participants: Stop by to place a pin on your country on our interactive world map!
Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge to say hello, hear about professional topics, meet National NSSLHA leaders, and make new friends! While there, nab one of our free giveaways and student-related ribbons, enter to win a daily prize drawing, and snap a pic in our selfie station. And, of course, NSSLHA staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the NSSLHA organization and related activities at the ASHA Convention.
Practice Portal Lounge
Stop by to learn how the Practice Portal can help you find resources on clinical and professional topics—all in one easy-to-access location on the ASHA website!
Special Interest Groups
Whether you’re starting out in your career, an expert in your specialty, or somewhere in between, you’ll go further in an ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG). Stop by the SIG lounge for details and how you can connect with your professional community while at Convention. You’ll find a schedule of SIG invited sessions and meetings (which are open to all), answers to your SIG-related questions, and a very warm welcome.
Value of the CCCs
Visit the Value of the CCCs Lounge to learn more about ASHA’s award-winning campaign, which raises the profile of ASHA certification with professionals who hire, refer, supervise, and evaluate ASHA-certified members. Be part of this exciting effort by stopping by to have your picture taken for your very own campaign ad, perfect for sharing in your network. While there, you can also learn about other PR initiatives like the Healthy Communication and Popular Technology Initiative, Identify the Signs, Better Hearing and Speech Month, and other outreach.