ASHA Convention Registration Fees

We’re preparing for all scenarios this coming year and are planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid in-person/virtual event. This year, you will have the option of registering for the in-person event or for the virtual portion only. Registration and housing reservations will open on August 2.

For those considering registering for the in-person event, please be aware that the rules and regulations regarding large events in Washington, D.C. continue to evolve. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that capacity restrictions will be lifted in mid-June, however, we may still be required to have a variety of not-yet-defined safety measures in place for us to meet. These will likely include some or all the following: a cap on the number of people allowed in rooms, masks, social distancing, proof of vaccination and/or onsite COVID-19 testing (with allowable ADA accommodations), app-based contact tracing, or other requirements. We will provide all rules and regulations surrounding the in-person event so you know exactly what will be required of you onsite, to inform your decision about registering.

We are aware that travel and other restrictions may impact in-person registration and will be updating the refund policy to allow for cancellations with a refund as necessary. A small processing fee will apply for cancellations for virtual-only registration.

If you have questions about registration, please email registration@asha.org. If you have any questions regarding your membership status, need help with your ASHA.org account, or want to join ASHA or National NSSLHA, please call the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Full In-Person Convention Rates

This rate covers your attendance at the in-person event (education sessions, exhibits and meetings) in Washington, D.C., plus access to the pre-recorded sessions in the ASHA Convention Virtual Library and virtual exhibitor listings.

Membership Category

Early Bird Rate

8/2–9/30

Regular Rate

10/1–10/31

Onsite Rate

11/1–11/20

Non-member $490 $540 $590
Member* $390 $440 $490
Life Member $85 $85 $85
National NSSHLA/ASHA Graduate Student Member $225 $225 $225
New Member* $290 $340 $390
Clinical Fellow $290 $340 $390
Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistant $225 $225 $225
Related Professional $490 $530 $580
International Affiliate $390 $440 $490


Guest passes may not be available this year; we are assessing the rules and regulations to determine if we can offer them. Special arrangements may be made for the Awards Ceremony for guests of awardees. Aides or personal assistants needed for accessibility will be accommodated in accordance with ADA regulations and ASHA policy.

One-Day In-Person Rates

This rate covers your attendance for a single day (you must select the day) at the in-person event in Washington, D.C. One-day registrants may only claim continuing education credit for in-person sessions held on the day they selected to attend when registering. The one-day registration option is for the in-person event only.

Membership Category Rate
Non-member $435
Member $295
National NSSLHA/ASHA Graduate Student Member $165
New Member $195
Clinical Fellow $195
Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistant $165
Related Professional $395
International Affiliate $295


Virtual-Only Rates

This rate is for the online ASHA Convention Virtual Library, where you will have access to a robust collection of pre-recorded digital sessions (master classes, 1-hour oral seminars, technical sessions, and posters), as well as the Opening General Session and Awards Ceremony, and virtual exhibitor listings. In-person education sessions taking place during the ASHA Convention in Washington, D.C., will NOT be live-streamed or recorded.

Membership Category Rate
Non-member* $349
Member* $249
Life Member $59
National NSSLHA/ASHA Graduate Student Member $79
New Member* $149
Clinical Fellow $149
Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistant $79
Related Professional $349
International Affiliate $249


Discount for Current ASHA Learning Pass Subscribers

Individuals who fall under one of the membership categories noted above with an asterisk (*) and who are subscribed to the ASHA Learning Pass will receive a $100 discount on their registration fee. The discount is for individual subscribers only. Those receiving the Learning Pass through a group subscription, such as through their employer, are not eligible. You must already be subscribed to the Learning Pass when you register; the discount cannot be applied retroactively. The discount will automatically be applied when you sign in to register.

Membership Categories

If you have any questions regarding your membership status, need help with your ASHA.org account, or want to join ASHA or National NSSLHA, please call the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

ASHA Member

To register at a member rate, you must indicate your membership number on the registration form. Please make sure that your dues are current. If they are not, your registration will be processed at the non-member registration fee.

NSSLHA/ASHA Graduate Student Member

This rate is for current National NSSLHA or ASHA Graduate Student members. Students enrolled in a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate program may join NSSLHA and receive the NSSLHA member fee. Doctoral students who hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence must initiate their ASHA Graduate Student membership in order to receive the Graduate Student rate.

New ASHA Members

Individuals who have been a member of ASHA for four years or less are considered New ASHA Members.

Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

This rate is for individuals who are ASHA Affiliates through the ASHA Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology Assistants Program and hold the C-AA or the C-SLPA. This registration category is awarded professional development hours, not ASHA CEUs. Assistants who are not part of the ASHA Assistants program are considered non-members and also earn professional development hours.

Related Professionals

Related Professionals are individuals who do not belong to ASHA, are not audiologists or speech-language pathologists, and want to attend the ASHA Convention for educational programs to enhance their professional knowledge (i.e., a special-ed teacher, an occupational therapist, etc.).

International Affiliates

International member affiliates and members of the SAC, RCSLT, SPA, IALP, CPLOL, ISA, and SBFa are included in this category.

Presenters

All presenters (whether for in-person sessions or pre-recorded virtual sessions) are required to register for the ASHA Convention at the rate that corresponds to their membership status as outlined above, and to arrange their own travel and accommodations, even if with special circumstances. If you are a presenter and not a member of ASHA (because you are not a speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist and therefore ineligible to join ASHA), please contact registration@asha.org after you receive your acceptance letter to request special registration instructions. Notifications of presentation acceptance and nonacceptance are e-mailed in mid-July.

If you are a presenter who is a student in the field of audiology or speech-language pathology, you must be a current National NSSLHA or ASHA Graduate Student member to register at the student rate otherwise you will need to pay the non-member registration fee.

Groups

A special registration form is available (beginning August 2) that allows members to take advantage of a group discount. When seven or more members from the same workplace register, the eighth member's registration is complimentary. This group registration discount is available to ASHA members, new ASHA members, and NSSLHA/ASHA Graduate Student members. Please e-mail registration@asha.org if you have questions about group registration. 

Exhibit Hall-Only Passes

Exhibit hall-only passes, for those who only want to browse the in-person exhibit hall and do not want to attend any education sessions, are available for purchase through registration online beginning November 1 or onsite in Washington, D.C. during the in-person ASHA Convention. Exhibit hall-only passes will be available on a limited basis as facility capacity limits allow.

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.

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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