Receptions and Open Houses

We’re planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid in-person/virtual event. All events listed on this page are tentative and subject to change. Some events may be rescheduled, moved to a virtual format, or may need to be cancelled as we move forward in our planning, so please be sure to check back for updates.

Wednesday, November 17

ASHA-PAC Reception (Ticketed)
All ASHA members are invited to spend the evening with the ASHA-PAC Board. This special event benefits the ASHA Political Action Committee, which serves as the political voice of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions on Capitol Hill. Tickets are available through registration only to ASHA members for a contribution or may be purchased (as available) at the door. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, November 18

ASHFoundation Awards Celebration Watch Party: A Hybrid Event (Ticketed)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Planet Word Museum, Great Hall*
925 13th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation for an extraordinary night 75 years in the making! The ASHFoundation will mark their Diamond Anniversary with a celebration of their 2021 Annual Awards announcements on Thursday evening. Join them in person at the Planet Word Museum or virtually as ASHFoundation Trustees honor the 2021 award recipients and celebrate the ASHFoundation’s incredible 75-year legacy of changing people’s lives through inspiration and innovation.

Tickets are $75 per person for those attending in-person and $20 per person for those joining virtually and may be purchased through registration. Tickets are non-refundable. In-person tickets are available as supplies last.

 (*The Planet Word Museum location is pending status of safety regulations. If we are unable to hold the in-person event at the museum, we will relocate to a ballroom in one of the ASHA hotels. The ASHFoundation will send further information about participating, whether in person or virtual, to all ticketholders as available. You may contact the ASHFoundation team with questions about the event at

Multicultural Concerns Collective (MC2)
Join us for this lively and enlightening networking reception. You'll have an opportunity to connect with participants in this year's Minority Student Leadership Program, and colleagues from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH), the L'GASP-LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian Indian Caucuses and Native American Caucuses. We hope to see everyone there!

Friday, November 19

"Hear, Here!" Audiology Reception
ASHA is excited to host this unique gathering of audiologists and audiology students! This special reception will follow the ASHA Awards Ceremony. Stop by to network with your colleagues while sampling hors d'oeuvres.

Open Houses (Academic and Affiliated Organizations)
Many colleges and universities, and affiliated organizations, traditionally hold open houses following the Awards Ceremony on Friday evening. Affiliate groups may request function space for receptions or open houses by completing the form by August 31.

Saturday, November 20

ASHA Leadership Q&A: A Membership Chat With the Board
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. Pick up a feedback form at the ASHA Member Services Center to fill out and bring to the Leadership Q&A and come with your questions, concerns, and ideas.

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:

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

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

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