Lounges

Themed ASHA “Squares” and lounges in the Exhibit Hall provide an opportunity for you to discover resources, chat with ASHA staff and volunteer leaders about programs and initiatives or meet colleagues who share your interests. The ASHA Squares bring together clusters of representatives focused on similar audiences. Lounges and Squares are located in Exhibit Halls C, D, E unless noted otherwise.

ASHA Academic-Research-International Square
Booth 229

  • Academic Affairs and Research Education
    Connect with other faculty and researchers, learn about CSD Education Survey data, and get answers to your questions about academic and clinical education issues. Explore funding and training opportunities offered through award, mentoring, and research education programs. Learn about ASHA’s resources to advance interprofessional education/interprofessional collaborative practice (IPE/IPP) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Journals
    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 our new Special Collections, and the role of Perspectives as a scholarly review journal, and let us know how we can help you find the research you need to stay in the know.
  • Council on Academic Accreditation
    Stop by to consult with the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) members and Accreditation staff, or share your burning questions about the Standards for Accreditation and accreditation processes with us. Find out more about the candidacy process for developing programs. Learn about submitting CAA reports in the online system, preparing for a site visit, interpretation and expectations of the Standards, recent process changes, how to become a site visitor, and more.
  • International Programs
    Everyone is invited to stop by to learn about ASHA's international programs! Find out more about the International Affiliates program and new modifications to eligibility; ASHA's international initiatives and programs; ASHA's collaboration with the World Health Organization and, in particular, with the Pan American Health Organization; and how joining Special Interest Group 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders) can extend your learning help you connect with other members who have an interest in international issues. You can also learn about the activities of the International Issues Board.

    ASHA Advocacy and PAC Booth
    Booth 1013

    Stop by and learn about ASHA's advocacy priorities and how to make an impact! Get answers to questions about reimbursement, licensure, and other policy matters. Learn about the PAC and its critical support for our advocacy efforts.

    ASHA Audiology Square
    Booth 1323

    Stop by the Audiology Square to meet up with colleagues, grab a snack to recharge, enjoy some infused water, and if your devices need a charging boost, we can help you with that, too. The ASHA Audiology staff team will be available to chat and answer your questions. Additionally, we will have a representative from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing available to speak with you on Thursday, November 17th.

    ASHA Certification Lounge
    Booth 1534

    The ASHA Certification Lounge is the place to learn more about the certification process, the current certification standards, certification maintenance, as well as any upcoming changes. In the Certification Lounge, you will also be able to learn more about Clinical Specialty Certification and the Assistants Certification Program from staff and members of the Council for Clinical Certification.

    ASHA Continuing Education Lounge
    Booth 1539

    ASHA Continuing Education—or ASHA CE for short—is here to help you with your continuing education needs! Whether you want to earn ASHA Continuing Education Units (ASHA CEUs), find courses, organize and secure your course records, or seamlessly maintain your ASHA certification or state licensure, we’ve got you covered. Drop by the ASHA CE Lounge and snap a picture at our CE Cafe photo station, where you can satisfy your “appétit pour l'éducation”! ASHA CE team members will be there and can help with your questions.

    ASHA Member Services Center and the Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
    Booth 1940

    Need help with certification maintenance? Questions about the ASHA Learning Pass? Looking for the famed Ribbon Wall? Stop by the ASHA Member Service Center! While you’re there, explore ASHA member benefits, uncover discounts and programs available to you, submit feedback to ASHA leadership, and much more. You’ll also be able to learn more about the benefits of joining a SIG, and share your story at the ASHA Stream Story Booth.

    ASHA Multicultural Affairs Square
    Booth 2121

    ASHA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) addresses the influence of cultural and linguistic diversity as it relates to professional preparation and service delivery in audiology and speech-language pathology. The Multicultural Affairs Square provides the opportunity to explore ASHA resources related to culturally responsive practice and learn more about how to get involved in furthering DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts in our professions and across the discipline.

    ASHA Public Relations Lounge
    Hall B1 Lobby (outside Poster Hall)

    ​Visit the ASHA Public Relations Lounge to learn more about ASHA’s outreach to the public; help select a potential new name and time for Better Hearing and Speech Month; participate in ASHA’s Value of the CCCs campaign photo opportunity, historically an attendee favorite; sign up to become an ASHA media source; and access downloadable resources for your own public outreach and clinical care. Also, as part of our Real Stories PSA campaign, we are looking to film short video interviews with ASHA members showcasing their most memorable patient/client/student success story. Stop by the lounge to sign up. Participation will be limited. We look forward seeing you! 

    ASHA SLP Square
    Booth 1021

      • ASHA Health Care Services
        ASHA Health Care Services supports SLPs in a variety of health care settings across the continuum of care. We provide web resources to help medical SLPs with clinical and professional practice issues in health care service delivery. Stop by and consult with an SLP in your practice setting.
      • ASHA School Services
      • ASHA Clinical Issues
        We are here to help you! Let's talk about private practice, early intervention, autism, AAC, communication milestones, the impact of the pandemic on service, practice trends, resource needs, or education programs—any clinical concerns you may have.

      Career Portal Lounge (Sponsored by Presence)
      Booth 338

      Whether you’re an active job seeker or simply interested in discovering ways to advance your career, visit us at the Career Portal Lounge. Attend mini workshops focused on career development, talk to a Career Coach, learn more about the ASHA Career Portal resources, network with your colleagues, and participate in a digital scavenger hunt to win exciting prizes! You can also grab a snack, refill your water bottle, and recharge your phone while you take charge of your career. Be ready to answer when opportunity knocks!

      NSSLHA Lounge
      Booth 304

      Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge to say hello, meet your National NSSLHA leaders, and make new friends! While there, nab one of our free giveaways and student-related ribbons and snap a pic in our selfie station. And, of course, NSSLHA staff will be on hand to answer any questions about National NSSLHA and related activities.

      Special Interest Groups in the ASHA Member Services Center
      Booth 1940

      What's an Special Interest Group (SIG)? ASHA has 20 different SIGs that focus on a range of topics across the communication sciences and disorders discipline—we're sure there’s at least one for you! Whether you’re starting out in your career, an expert in your specialty, or somewhere in between, you’ll find collective wisdom in an ASHA SIG. Please join the SIGs in the ASHA Member Services Center to learn more about what you’ll experience when you affiliate with a SIG.

      Exclusive SIG benefits include:

      • Engaging with an online community of fellow professionals,
      • Accessing the scholarly review journal Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, and
      • Discovering information and resources tailored to your specialty.

      Also, plan to attend (in person or virtually) the SIGs Sessions featuring presenters who were selected by the SIGs. For more information, check out SIG Activities at the ASHA Convention.

      Specialty Certification Boards
      Booth 1437

      Interested in obtaining an ASHA-recognized specialty certification? Clinical Specialty Certification enables an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist with advanced knowledge, skills, and experience beyond the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) to be formally identified as a Board Certified Specialist (BCS) in a specific area of clinical practice. Stop by the Specialty Certification Lounge to learn more about becoming a Board Certified Specialist in Intraoperative Monitoring (BCS-IOM), Child Language (BCS-CL), Fluency and Fluency Disorders (BCS-F), or Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S).

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