There are many ways to add some fun to your professional development at the ASHA Convention—relax and connect with colleagues and friends at these social events.
Some events may require tickets (as noted); tickets may be purchased or reserved through registration.
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.
ASHFoundation Fundraiser Reception (Ticketed)
Enjoy a night filled with innovation, great food, and an even greater spirit of community—all for a great cause. Tickets are nonrefundable and may be purchased through Registration as supplies last.
Proceeds support the ASHFoundation's innovation mission to change people's lives.
Welcome, international participants! Please join ASHA leadership and international staff for the annual International Reception and enjoy networking and mingling with your colleagues from around the world. Your international colleagues look forward to meeting you! Cash bar. No RSVP needed.
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.
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. The request form will be available in June.
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.