Imagine More November 21-23 Orlando, FL

  • Presenting Author Agreement

  • All presenting authors (the actual presenters and speakers, including the session moderators) whose proposals have been accepted for presentation at the ASHA Convention must complete the Presenting Author Agreement by November 1. Though every author has already consented to the Author Agreement as part of the Call for Papers, the Presenting Author Agreement specifically pertains to public presentation at the ASHA Convention.

    Presenters who do not agree to the terms of the agreement outlined below will not be allowed to present. Please ensure that all presenting authors for your session understand and agree to the terms.

    In addition to the terms of the Author Agreement, as a presenter of an educational session at the ASHA Convention, I explicitly agree:

    • That all authors participating in the presentation (presenting authors) shall register for the Convention;
    • To present in the time slot and format assigned by the Program Committee;
    • To present a slide at the beginning of your presentation that discloses the financial and nonfinancial relationships of each author of the session. If your contribution is a poster session, you will post your disclosure information on the poster board. View sample disclosures.
    • To refrain from making recordings, in any media, of the Presentation at Convention for commercial purposes without prior consent from ASHA. Further, I understand all third parties are prohibited from making recordings, in any media, of the Presentation at Convention for commercial purposes without prior consent from ASHA;
    • To make a statement at the beginning of my session informing the audience whether it is permissible to capture images and/or short recordings of the session strictly for the participant's personal educational purposes;
    • When discussing a specific product or service, to offer information on its theoretical framework, relevant evidence, and operational details; to disclose in advance if your presentation will not address the range of competing products or services; and to refrain from overt selling;
    • To refrain from references, statements, or pointed humor that disparages, denigrates or depreciates the rightful dignity and social entity of any person or group;
    • That no part of the Presentation or Materials (e.g. PPT, handouts) infringes upon any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party;
    • If any part of my Presentation or Materials involve the performance or reproduction of any pre-existing work, that I am the owner of the copyright, or have obtained permission. Further, ASHA may host the Presentation and any related materials, solely in connection with the Convention and its promotion;
    • That the Presentation and Materials contain nothing libelous, injurious or untrue;
    • To grant to ASHA a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive royalty free license for ASHA to use and host the Presentation (solely restricted to live/in-person during Convention) and Materials solely in relation with Convention;
    • That I have full power and authority, free of any rights of any nature whatsoever by any person, to enter into this Agreement and to grant the license to ASHA in this Agreement;
    • To grant ASHA permission to photograph me and publish the photograph(s) in ASHA publications;
      • That I shall indemnify and hold harmless ASHA and its agents, board members, employees, affiliates, successors, assignees and licensees from and against any claim, damage, liability, expense or loss, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs associated therewith, or with the enforcement of this indemnity, arising from any claim asserted against ASHA by any person or entity, arising from my actual or alleged breach of any of their representations and warranties in this Agreement or arising from the Presentation or Materials.

      For general questions about the terms of the agreement, please read through the FAQs. If you need further clarification on any point, or have a specific situation to inquire about, please e-mail with details as soon as possible. Messages will be forwarded to the ASHA Professional Development team for review and response. We ask that you ask any questions or address any concerns well in advance, and no later than November 1, so that issues do not arise on site that impact your presentation.