American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Convention Activities and Events


A number of ASHA board, committee and council meetings, affiliate meetings, and Open Houses and receptions are held during the ASHA Convention. The schedule of meetings and receptions will be available in late October.

Wednesday, November 19

Pre-Convention events on Wednesday provide the opportunity to earn additional CEUs through special symposia or workshops. Social activities will also be offered, including the First-Timers' Orientation and the popular Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Tickets for these events are available through registration (some activities may carry an additional fee). More information will be available in July.

Thursday, November 20

Opening General Session

Time and location TBA

The Opening General Session begins the ASHA Convention on Thursday morning and features energizing addresses by the ASHA President, Convention Co-Chairs and special keynote speakers.

Auxiliary Sessions

Various times and locations.

Over the course of the Convention, several ASHA committees, boards, and councils are delivering informative presentations, such as updates on policies or processes that affect members. These presentations are open to all registrants; however, ASHA CEUs are not awarded for participation. Meals are not provided. The schedule and descriptions of the auxiliary sessions will be available in September.

Welcome Reception

Time and location TBA

Join us in the exhibit hall on Thursday evening to catch up with friends and colleagues, and mingle with exhibitors. This upbeat reception provides dedicated time to check out the exhibiting companies, socialize and network, all while recharging your battery with light snacks and a cash bar before you head to the Twilight Sessions. The welcome reception is open to all fully registered attendees; guest tickets are available so friends and family can join the fun.

Friday, November 21

ASHA Awards Ceremony

Time and location TBA

The ASHA Awards Ceremony celebrates the highest achievements and excellence in the professions. Presentations will be made to recipients of the Honors of the Association, ASHA's most prestigious award which recognizes lifetime achievement, and to ASHA Fellows, whose contributions are the cornerstones of the professions. Additional awards will be given honoring members who have also contributed to the professions and Association.

Saturday, November 22

ASHA Closing Party

Time and location TBA

What would an ASHA Convention be without Saturday evening's fantastic finale? The popular Closing Party returns this year to cap three days of outstanding professional development, productive visits with companies in the Exhibit Hall, and memorable special events.

Request Function Space at the ASHA Convention

Exhibitors, affiliate groups and organizations, and universities or academic programs may request function space to hold a meeting, reception, Open House or other event during the ASHA Convention. Requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. Learn more about the function space guidelines and request process.

Have questions about the ASHA Convention or need more information? E-mail us at

Share This Page

Print This Page