Schedule and Program

The ASHA Convention will take place November 18–20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

We are planning the 2021 ASHA Convention as a hybrid event. In addition to a traditional, but scaled-back, in-person event, a virtual library of pre-recorded presentations will be available for on-demand viewing, all eligible for continuing education credit.

The Call for Papers

The 2021 ASHA Convention Call for Papers closed on April 6. Notifications of acceptance/non-acceptance will be e-mailed to all authors listed on proposals no later than July 20, 2021. Please e-mail if you have any questions.


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

About the Program

The ASHA Convention is the strongest educational program for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals. More than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours are offered. The 2021 education program will be available for previewing in late July.

Program Topic Areas

The education program covers 31 topic areas related to the professions.

Session Formats

Education sessions are presented in a variety of formats:

  • Master Classes (2 hours, live, in-person or pre-recorded)
  • Oral Seminars (1 hour; live, in-person or pre-recorded)
  • Technical Research and Technical Clinical Sessions (30 minutes; pre-recorded)
  • Posters (30 minutes; 15-minute pre-recorded presentation with digital poster and 15-minute live Q&A period)

Read the full description of each session format offered at the 2021 ASHA Convention. 

Invited and Jointly Developed Sessions

As you browse the program, you will notice that some sessions feature presenters who have been specially invited to present on a topic by the Convention Program Committee, a Special Interest Group (SIG), or a Specialty Certification Board. Some Invited Sessions are a collaborative effort and are jointly developed by a combination of those entities.

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. There is no special sign up or ticket required for these sessions and everyone is encouraged to attend them. SIG affiliates may be particularly interested in SIG-sponsored sessions.

Call for Convention Program Co-Chairs

The 2023 Call for Co-Chairs has closed. ASHA seeks qualified and enthusiastic individuals to share responsibility for the development and management of the education program for the ASHA Convention. The Call for Co-Chairs for the 2024 ASHA Convention in Dallas, Texas will open in January 2022.

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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