Convention Housing & Travel

The 2021 ASHA Convention will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event. Housing reservations will open on August 2 at 10:00 a.m., ET.

2021 ASHA Hotels

Use the resources below to help you plan in advance: 

You will be able to book a room at these hotels at the ASHA rates through our housing reservation service, which opens on August 2. Rates may be subject to change before housing opens.

Why Book a Room Through ASHA?

Both Convention attendees and the association benefit when you book a hotel room through ASHA. Here's how:

  • Convention attendees staying at official ASHA hotels can use ASHA's convenient shuttle service.
  • ASHA is able to negotiate lower room rates at a range of quality hotels.
  • ASHA hotel contracts protect you, and we can provide assistance if problems arise with your reservation.
  • Filling room blocks allows ASHA to secure competitive rates when negotiating with hotels in future Convention cities. ASHA can demonstrate that the association meets its obligations with hotels, which assures hotels that contracting with ASHA will be mutually agreeable.

If you find a lower rate at a hotel in our block than what we offer, please contact ASHA's official housing provider, Spargo, Inc. (877-585-6005; Customer service hours are 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday–Friday.

Unauthorized Housing Providers

Sometimes, ASHA is alerted that an unauthorized housing company is contacting our exhibitors or attendees to inform them that they can offer less expensive room rates at hotels in our block. You may also encounter fraudulent websites promoting housing reservations for ASHA. Spargo, Inc. is the only official housing company for ASHA. They will not solicit you and you can only navigate to their hotel reservations website through our own website, If you receive a call or e-mail from any company that is not our official housing provider, or find a suspicious website, please contact us immediately at

ADA Hotel Rooms

All official ASHA Convention hotels comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you need an accessible hotel room, please complete the reservation process online and select "Handicap Accessible" at the step where you may indicate room preferences. A representative from ASHA's housing company will contact you to discuss your room arrangements. Members are also welcome to contact Customer Service (; 877-585-6005 or 703-449-6418) if they wish to discuss their needs with someone directly. Read about accessibility at ASHA's live events for more information about reasonable requests for accommodations.

Travel and Transportation Information

The ASHA Convention will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.

By Plane

The Washington, DC metro area is served by three airports, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). ASHA does not provide airport ground transportation.

By Train/Subway

Union Station in Washington, DC is serviced by Amtrak, Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) and Virginia Railway Express (VRE), as well as the Washington Metro subway and bus system. The Convention Center can be reached by the Mount Vernon Square station on the Yellow and Green lines of the Metro.

By Car

For those arriving by car, paid parking is available in several lots and garages within blocks of the Convention Center.


Complimentary shuttle service will be provided November 17–20 for attendees staying at ASHA hotels not within close proximity of the convention center. ADA-accessible shuttle service equipped with a wheelchair lift will be available for all ASHA hotels and any official ASHA event (i.e., ASHFoundation Fundraiser, ASHA PAC Reception, Closing Party) for attendees with mobility issues. Those who use scooters can typically take advantage of the regular shuttle service; shuttle staff will help stow scooters. ASHA does not provide airport ground transportation.

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.

Contact Us

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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