American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Badge - Graduate School FairGraduate School Fair

The Graduate School Fair (GSF) is an annual event during ASHA's Convention. The Graduate School Fair was created for academic programs to recruit and/or interview students for admission and share their vision of communication sciences and disorders (CSD) graduate education. It provides a venue for academic faculty representatives to personally interact and exchange information with students.

All CSD programs are welcome to register to exhibit. Registration for the ASHA Convention is required in order to exhibit at the GSF. School representatives are encouraged to staff their booth the entire time of the fair. Check out who is exhibiting this year.

Format for GSF 2014

To provide the greatest visibility and access to students, the GSF will be located in the NSSLHA Experience area for ONE DAY only. Undergraduate, master's, clinical and research doctoral programs will be showcased.

Graduate School Fair

When: Friday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Cost: The early-bird registration fee, due by September 12, is $150. The regular registration fee is $250. The exhibitor registration fee does not cover the ASHA Convention registration cost, pre-Convention shipping, Internet access, or electrical service.

PhD Information Center

Opportunity for Research Doctoral Degree Programs

A PhD Information Center will also be located in Hall C, adjacent to the NSSLHA and Faculty-Researcher Lounges, and near the poster presentations. The PhD Information Center will be a convenient location for program representatives to meet and talk one-on-one with CSD practitioners considering research doctoral programs as well as other interested students.

Access to table space for two-hour time blocks at the PhD Information Center will be on a time-rotating basis during designated hours.

When: Thursday, November 20, 2-hour time blocks between 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 22, 2-hour time blocks between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Hall C

Cost: Included in Graduate School Fair Exhibitor Registration Fee

Academic programs must be registered to exhibit at the Graduate School Fair on Friday to reserve a time block at the PhD Information Center on Thursday or Saturday. There is no additional cost to reserve table space at the PhD Information Center.

Key Features

  • Programs may exhibit ALL degree programs on Friday.
  • The GSF will be located in the NSSLHA Experience area.
  • There will be Internet access to EdFind, ASHA's online graduate school search engine.
  • Each geographic region will be strategically arranged to maximize table visibility and access for students.
  • The PhD Information Center provides an additional opportunity in Hall C on Thursday and Saturday to engage CSD practitioners and students interested in PhD education.

Exhibitor Guidelines

  • All exhibiting representatives must register for the ASHA Convention to exhibit at the GSF and PhD Information Center, and wear a Convention badge at all times. On-site registration is available for anyone that has not pre-registered.
  • GSF exhibitors will be grouped by region. Region assignments will be provided at exhibitor check-in.
  • A 6-foot draped table will be available with 4 chairs assigned to each table. Table-top displays are recommended. Larger displays will be assigned space toward the back of the exhibit space.
  • Programs interested in exhibiting at the PhD Information Center during an arranged time-block in Hall C must be registered to exhibit during the Graduate School Fair on Friday, November 21. A tabletop sign with the college/university name will be provided. Program handouts are welcome. No program tabletop displays will be used in the PhD Information Center.

Exhibitor Set-up

NSSLHA and ASHA representatives will be on-site to assist with exhibitor set-up:

For the Graduate School Fair on Friday, November 21

Exhibitors can begin setting up at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21. All GSF exhibits must be dismantled by 4:00 p.m.

For the PhD Information Center on Thursday, November 20 and Saturday, November 22

A tabletop sign with the college/university name will be placed on the table at your designated time.

Shipping, Electricity, Internet Information

Pre-convention shipping, electrical outlets and Internet connections will not be provided. If you would like to have these options available, please contact ASHA's Conventions and Meetings department at convention@asha.org to determine the cost involved and to make shipping arrangements.

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