How to Register

We’re preparing for all scenarios this coming year and are planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid in-person/virtual event. We are working to develop all-new registration fees to reflect this change to our event format. Registration will open on August 2.

Before Registering

Before beginning the Convention registration process:

  1. Check your membership status and category to verify that your dues are current.
  2. Review the payment policy and procedures and the cancellation and refund policy outlined below.
  3. If registering for the in-person event, review the COVID-19 Personal Responsiblity Statement and complete the vaccination verification process.

For questions about registration, please contact our registration service provider (asharegistration@spargoinc.com or 877-585-6005).

Vaccination Verification Requirement

You must provide proof of vaccination to register for the in-person event. Accommodations may be offered on a case-by-case basis for any participant who is unable to be vaccinated due to disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs.

To provide proof, you will follow a quick, simple, secure and HIPAA-compliant online process to upload a copy or photo of your vaccination card, which will generate a verification code that you enter in the registration system. We strongly encourage you to complete the vaccination verification before you begin the registration process, so you have the verification code ready.

Read the instructions and verify your vaccination.

How to Register

Register Online

To register online, you will need to login via the ASHA website. If you have never created an asha.org login, you can do so using your ASHA account number and last name. Most people have an ASHA account number, either through ASHA or NSSLHA membership (even if lapsed), product purchases, or past participation in an event. If you are unsure of your account number, or whether you have one, please contact the ASHA Action Center for assistance.

If this is your first time visiting the ASHA website and you do not have an ASHA account number, you may create a new asha.org account that will automatically generate your new account number so you may register. This number will be printed on your Convention badge and you should keep it for your records.

Register by Mail or Fax

Complete and print the Registration Form and fax it to the number below, or mail it to the address below. (If you fax your registration form, please do not also mail it, or vice versa. Doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.)

Fax: 703-563-2715

Mail:  
ASHA Registration  
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112  
Fairfax, VA 22030

COVID-19 Personal Responsibility Statement

Anyone who registers for the in-person event will need to agree to the COVID-19 Personal Responsiblity Statement as follows:

I acknowledge that ASHA cannot guarantee that I will not be exposed to or contract a Communicable Disease, such as COVID-19, at the 2021 ASHA Convention. As a participant in the upcoming ASHA Convention, I agree to abide by all established and applicable COVID-19-related requirements, advisories, policies, procedures, and protocols of the Convention Center, Hotels and ASHA, as well as the CDC, Washington, D.C., and any other governmental authority for the duration of the event.I understand the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by a Communicable Disease by attending the ASHA Convention. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, and assume full personal responsibility for my participation. I release ASHA and their staff and contractors from liability should I become ill, directly or indirectly, as a result of my participation in the event.

Payment

VISA, MasterCard, and Discover, as well as checks (made payable to ASHA), are acceptable forms of payment. Purchase orders will not be accepted. Full payment must be received in order for registration to be processed. Registration is guaranteed only after your credit card has been approved or your check has cleared. If your credit card is declined or your check is returned, ASHA reserves the right to cancel registration if an alternate approved payment is not supplied.

Please be advised that ASHA is not responsible for checks or letters lost or delayed in the mail, or fax transmittals that are not received or are illegible.

Confirmations and Receipts

All correspondence, including your registration confirmation and receipt, will be sent to the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Those who register online will receive their confirmation and receipt via e-mail upon completion of the registration process and payment. Please make sure to add asharegistration@spargoinc.com to your preferred contact list in your e-mail client.

Changing Your Registration

If you need to change your registration from in-person to virtual-only, or vice versa, please e-mail your request to asharegistration@spargoinc.com.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you need to cancel your registration, we must have your request in writing. Written notices of cancellation should be sent via e-mail to asharegistration@spargoinc.com or via postal mail to:

ASHA Registration
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030

All cancellations and refunds will be processed in the same manner as original payment: if paid by credit card the refund will be issued to the card on record, generally within 72 hours of the request. Payments made by check will be refunded as a check and may take up to 30 days AFTER the Convention to process. Donations (ASHFoundation, ASHA PAC, or Student) and ASHFoundation Fundraiser tickets are nonrefundable.

Cancellation requests for in-person registrations received before November 1 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee, prior to the Convention. Any cancellation request received after November 1 will be refunded after the Convention, less a $75 fee. ASHA Eats cards and all special event tickets are nonrefundable after November 1.

Cancellation requests for virtual-only registrations received before November 1 will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, prior to the Convention. Any cancellation request received after November 1 will be refunded after the Convention, less a $35 fee.

The cancellation fee is a processing fee and cannot be waived.

Badges for In-person Registrants

Name badges are issued to all in-person attendees and are required to enter all areas of the Convention. Badges are generated based upon the contact information provided when registering, so please be sure your name and organization are accurate and appear as you would like on your badge. You will have the opportunity to preview and edit your badge information during the online registration process. Anyone who is registered by October 15 will receive their badge in the mail in advance. Badges will be mailed in early November to the address you provide on your registration form. One-day registrants must pick up their badge and materials at registration onsite. 

ADA Assistance

ASHA is committed to making the in-person Convention accessible to all individuals. If you have a disability, as identified by the Americans With Disabilities Act, and anticipate needing assistance while onsite at the Convention, please contact accessevents@asha.org.

Requests for reasonable accommodations at our live events should be made as early as possible, and well in advance of the event, so we may best accommodate individual needs and requirements. Onsite requests will be accommodated to the best of our ability; however, available resources may be limited. Read more about accessibility at ASHA's live events.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion to document your attendance are available to all registrants once the Convention concludes. (Note: International registrants may obtain their certificate onsite at Registration). To retrieve your certificate, complete the online continuing education credit/attendance reporting process by December 1. As soon as you have finished, you will be able to print your certificate.

Privacy Policy

ASHA does not sell the contact information of Convention registrants. We do provide some information to exhibiting companies for their marketing purposes; they are entitled to contact you once, either before or after the event. You may opt out of sharing your information with exhibitors during the registration process. Please note that doing so does not remove you from any lists that may be managed by ASHA Marketing. To remove yourself from these lists, you must call the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

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: convention@asha.org

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
Monday–Friday

Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255

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