Schedule and Program


The Schedule at a Glance provides an overview of each day's events. 

About the Program

The ASHA Convention is the strongest professional education program for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals. Education sessions are offered in a variety of in-person and virtual formats. Read the full description of each session format offered at the ASHA Convention. All education sessions are eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours.

Program Topic Areas

The education program covers 32 topic areas related to the professions.

In-Person Sessions

These in-person sessions will take place at the ASHA Convention in Seattle.

  • 2-hour Short Courses (Ticketed) (formerly known as Master Classes)
  • 1-hour Oral Seminars
  • 30-minute Technical Clinical and Technical Research Sessions (30-minute in-person presentation, plus virtual presentation with 30 minutes of audio/video.)
  • Poster Presentations (Scheduled 90-minute Q&A period with presenters and iPoster displayed on a monitor.)

Virtual Program

The Virtual Program offers supplementary content for the ASHA Convention education program. On-demand sessions will be available to watch from November 20 to December 10. 

  • 30-minute Virtual Technical Clinical and Technical Research Sessions (Virtual presentation with 30 minutes of audio/video on virtual platform.)
  • New! 30-minute Virtual Technical Demos (Clinical or Research) (Video demonstration on virtual platform.)
  • Virtual Poster Presentations (iPoster with 15-minute audio recording only.)

A limited selection of 1-hour Oral Seminars taking place at the ASHA Convention in Seattle will also be broadcasted live (slides and audio only) to the virtual platform.

Anyone can view the virtual sessions; however, you can only claim continuing education credit for them if you are registered for the full ASHA Convention or for virtual-only access. We offer a low-cost virtual-only registration rate so you can take advantage of this learning opportunity!

How to View the Program

All ASHA Convention education sessions are listed in Program Planner and mobile app. The planner and the app allow you to browse sessions, read session descriptions and author bios, and view presenter disclosures. Use the planner and app to save sessions you want to attend to your personal schedule. Session materials, such as handouts (if shared by presenters), are also accessed through the Program Planner and mobile app.

Be sure to note the location of sessions and activities listed in the planner and app. ASHA will be using the entire Seattle Convention Center, so sessions will be located in both the Arch and Summit buildings, which are not connected. Some activites will also take place in our Co-Leadership hotels, the Hyatt Regency Seattle and the Sheraton Grand Seattle.

Special Sessions

The ASHA Convention offers additional opportunities to learn through Pre-Convention Workshops, specially-developed Invited Sessions, ticketed 2-hour Short Courses, and the popular Research Symposium session series.

Invited Presenter Sessions

Some sessions feature presenters who have been specially invited to present on a topic by the Convention Program Committee or a Special Interest Group (SIG). Some Invited Presenter Sessions are a collaborative effort and are jointly developed by a combination of those entities. SIG affiliates may be particularly interested in SIG-sponsored sessions.

The presenters of these sessions hold expertise on the topic or subject area of the session. Sessions featuring invited presenters are noted in the session descriptions. One-hour Oral Seminars featuring invited presenters are included with your registration and everyone is welcome to attend them. All 2-hour Short Courses feature invited presenters and are ticketed with an additional fee.

Short Courses

Short Courses, formerly known as Master Classes, provide a more intensive, advanced learning opportunity for seasoned professionals or those whose work has a specialized focus. They are ticketed two-hour Oral Seminars that will only be presented in person at the ASHA Convention. Presentations are intended to be advanced-level and emphasize clinical applications and/or science backed by appropriate levels of evidence. Presenters, who are invited by the Convention Program Committee, demonstrate recognized expertise in their area and have experience presenting continuing professional education programs.

Pre-Convention Workshops

Kickstart your experience at the in-person ASHA Convention with pre-convention workshops that will take place on Wednesday, December 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 each and may be purchased through registration. Washington residents receive a special discount and may purchase tickets for only $40 each.

Research Symposium

The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders.

Meritorious Posters

The Convention Program Committee selects Meritorious Posters, a special designation for proposals they have judged to be exceptional during their review process.

Visionary Series

The Visionary Session series, selected by the Convention Program Committee, focuses on transformative research or clinical work that has dramatically elevated the practices or future research, contributing to new best practices, new evidence, or reframing the thought paradigms of the professions. These innovative practices or research demonstrate the potential to make an important or significant positive increase in outcomes based on strong evidence at the patient, system, or discipline level.

Program Archives

You may view the Program Planners from past ASHA Conventions on the Archives webpage. To view the apps from past years, go to Settings in the current app, then select Exit to App list and select the year you would like to download.

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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 assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. 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:

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

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

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