The Schedule at a Glance provides an overview of each day's events.
The ASHA Convention is the strongest professional education program for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech and hearing scientists, and related professionals. All education sessions are eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Credit or professional development hours.
The education program covers 31 topic areas related to the professions.
Education sessions are offered in a variety of formats:
Read the full description of each session format offered at the ASHA Convention.
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. One-hour oral seminars are included with your registration and everyone is welcome to attend them; master classes are ticketed and carry an additional fee. SIG affiliates may be particularly interested in SIG-sponsored sessions.
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 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.
Kickstart your experience at the in-person ASHA Convention with pre-convention workshops that will take place on Wednesday, November 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 each and may be purchased through registration. Massachusetts residents receive a special discount and may purchase tickets for only $40 each.
The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders.
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, are also accessed through the Program Planner and mobile app.
You may view the Program Planners from past ASHA Conventions in the Archives section at the bottom of the About the Convention 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.