Convention Housing & Travel

ASHA's housing reservation service for the 2020 ASHA Convention in San Diego will open on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time. Information about ASHA's official San Diego hotels will be posted in April.

If you need any assistance, please contact our official housing provider, Spargo, Inc. (877-585-6005; ashahousing@spargoinc.com). Customer service hours are 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday–Friday.

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 housing provider (ashahousing@jspargo.com).

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. Spargo, Inc. is the only official housing company for ASHA. If you receive a call or e-mail from any company that is not our official housing provider, please contact us immediately at convention@asha.org.

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 ( ashahousing@spargoinc.com; 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 San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. It is located 3 miles from San Diego International Airport and less than one mile from the Santa Fe Depot  Amtrak Station in downtown San Diego.

Shuttles

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided November 18–21 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.

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For inquiries about the ASHA Convention: convention@asha.org

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

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Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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