We're excited that you're planning to attend a Connect 2017 conference! Registration and housing are now open. Register now before rates go up on June 1.
ASHA offers four easy ways to register for Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, or Private Practice Connect—online, by phone, by fax, or by mail. We recommend reviewing the registration fees, rate deadlines, and policies before beginning the registration process.
The online registration process requires you to register using the same membership category that is indicated in ASHA's database. To make your registration experience as easy as possible, you may wish to first check your membership status and category to make sure that your dues are current.
||SIG Affiliate (Apr 20–May 5)
||Early Bird (Apr 20–May 31)
||Regular (Jun 1–30)
||On Site (Jul 1–7)
||One Day (Friday or Saturday)
||Half Day (Sunday)
|ASHA member/ASHA associate
|NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student
|SLP assistant (non-ASHA associate)
Your Connect 2017 registration includes:
- A choice of more than 80 interactive education sessions, with ability to cross over to the other conferences to craft your own perfect experience!
- The opportunity to earn up to 1.7 CE credits! (up to 2.0 credits if you also participate in a pre-conference workshop for an additional fee)
- Interaction with the exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall
- Attendance at the opening plenary session, ASHA member forum, and closing Ignite Your Brilliance session
- Poster sessions to further enhance your learning
- Optional participation in complimentary social events like the Welcome Reception on Thursday; Mix, Mingle, and Connect Reception on Friday; and Sunrise Yoga Friday and Saturday mornings
- Complimentary lunch and refreshment breaks in the Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday
Some of the following items may be added to your registration for an additional fee as space allows:
Sign up for the PLUS Package and get online access to more than 70 recorded sessions from the three conferences for just $75!
The PLUS Package is only available with full registrations. The exact number of CE credits may change due to presenter cancellations, number of sessions, or technical difficulties. Pre-conference workshops, interactive labs, and poster sessions are not included. Sessions by Michelle Garcia Winner and Sheila MacDonald are not included. Participants cannot earn credit for recordings for sessions for which they claimed credit at the live events. The PLUS Package recordings will be available from August 1, 2017–November 1, 2017, only.
New this year! Register four people from the same organization in one payment transaction for a full Connect conference, and get a fifth registration free! To take advantage of group registration, each registrant must fill out the individual registration form completely. The group should also include one group registration form (for a total of six sheets) and mail the packet to:
c/o J. Spargo & Associates
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030
Or fax it to: 703-631-1167
Group discount applies to full conference registrations only (not one day or half day). Group discount does not apply to pre-conference workshops, ASHFoundation event tickets, or PLUS Package. Group discount does not apply to student rates. To receive group discount, payment must be made in one transaction (check or credit card). If group registrants fall into different membership categories, the free registration will be the least expensive. Each group registrant can select from among the three Connect conferences. Badges will be mailed to each registrant at the address provided on the individual registration form.
Checks (made payable to ASHA), Visa, MasterCard, and Discover 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 Visa/MasterCard/Discover 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 and/or are illegible.
Note: If you fax your registration, do not also mail the registration form. Doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.
All attendees who register online will receive a receipt/confirmation via e-mail upon completion of the registration process and payment. Please make sure to add [email protected] to your preferred contact list in your e-mail program. To print your receipt, you can log into the Attendee Service Center.
Badges and Contact Information
Name badges will be issued to all registered attendees and are required to enter all areas of the conference. Your badge will reflect the information on your registration form, so please enter your name and organization as you would like them to appear on your badge. You will have the opportunity to preview and edit your badge during the online registration process.
Correspondence, including your registration confirmation and receipt, will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the registration form. Badges for full registrants with U.S. addresses will be mailed to the address on your registration form beginning on June 26, 2017. Remember to bring your badge with you to New Orleans; there will be a $10 fee to reprint any badge that has already been issued. One-day registrants and international attendees can pick up badges on-site using the Badge Pickup stations.
Accessibility for Registrants With Disabilities and Special Needs
ASHA is committed to making ASHA Connect accessible to all individuals. If you have a disability, as identified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and anticipate needing assistance while at the conference, please contact [email protected].
The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is ADA compliant. The staff at Hyatt Regency New Orleans is committed to ensuring that they meet and exceed all of the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff at the New Orleans ADA hotel are trained to accommodate guests with special needs, so that all guests, including those with disabilities, are able to have the best and safest stay possible. Available assistance devices include: audio/visual smoke detectors, connecting rooms, Braille symbols in elevators, bathtub bench and grab rails, and closed caption television decoder. Accessible room types include: ADA King Tub, ADA Queen Shower. Electrical mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for rent from Mr. Wheelchair. For advance reservations or for more information, please call 504-834-2810 or visit Mr. Wheelchair.
Interpretation Services (including American Sign Language)
If you need translation services for Connect 2017, please contact Language Services Associates directly at 800-305-9673 or visit the Language Services Associates website. Language Services Associates is a nationwide, full service firm that provides translators and interpreters in 180 languages.
International registrants may wish to review Visa information to help facilitate their travel to the United States. ASHA has helpful information for international registrants on the Convention section of our website.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit and Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance are available to all attendees. To retrieve your certificate, you must complete the online attendance reporting process by July 24, 2017. As soon as you have finished, you will be able to print your certificate.
ASHA does not sell the contact information of Connect conference registrants. We do provide some information to exhibiting companies for their marketing purposes; they are entitled to one contact either before or after the conference. You may choose to share your mailing address with exhibitors via the registration form; this will enable them to contact you with special offers available only to conference attendees.
Conference badges are imprinted with barcodes that contain your information as provided on your registration record, including your mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. When you visit exhibitors at the conference, they may ask you to scan this barcode as a method of collecting your information for follow-up purposes. You do not have to allow them to scan your badge, but remember that if you do, you are sharing this information with them. Once information is given directly by the registrant to the exhibiting company via barcode scanning, ASHA does not impose any restrictions on how the exhibiting company may use this information.
Please note that opting out of sharing your address during the registration process 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.
Cancellations and Refunds
Change of plans? If you need to cancel your registration, we must have your request in writing by July 1, 2017. You may send your written cancellation, via e-mail, to [email protected] or via postal mail to: 2016 ASHA Connect c/o J. Spargo & Associates 11208 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
Cancellation requests received on or before July 1 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee, prior to the conference. All cancellations and refunds will be processed in the same manner as original payments: if payment was by credit card, the refund will be issued to the card on record, generally within 72 hours of the request. Payment made by check will be refunded as a check and may take up to 30 days to process. Any cancellation request received after July 1 will be refunded after the event, less a $75 fee.
The cancellation fee is a processing fee and cannot be waived.
Special event tickets and donations are nonrefundable. Cancelling your conference registration does not cancel your hotel reservation. See hotel cancellation policy.