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.
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.
Welcome in the Exhibit Hall
Join us in the Exhibit Hall to catch up with friends and colleagues and mingle with exhibitors. This break provides dedicated time to check out the exhibiting companies, socialize, and network, all while recharging your battery with light snacks before you head to the evening sessions. The Welcome in the Exhibit Hall is open to all fully registered attendees.
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 email@example.com.)
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!
"Hear, Here!" Audiology Open House
ASHA is excited to host this unique gathering of audiologists and audiology students! This special open house 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 5.
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.