Opening General Session

Thursday, November 18
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Opening General Session kicks off the ASHA Convention! This popular event brings everyone together to celebrate the speech, language, and hearing professional community and celebrates our 2021 theme, “Rising United.” You'll be welcomed by ASHA President Lynn Williams, who will share her insights about the state of the discipline. Then, Convention Co-Chairs Tena McNamara and Laura Verdun will preview what’s in store for you this year—including special sessions, new events, and other highlights. Finally, we will welcome a special guest as keynote speaker.

This inspiring event jumpstarts the ASHA Convention and will get you enthused and excited about the next 3 days!

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 support personnel, and students.

About the Convention

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

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

Available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Monday–Friday

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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