American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

For ASHA Convention Attendees

The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held November 20–22, 2014.

Orange County Convention Center (West Building)
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

The ASHA Convention provides a once-a-year opportunity to learn about the latest evidence-based practice, polish your skills, improve your techniques and gain new tools and resources to advance your career and augment your workplace. There is so much to do at the ASHA Convention between attending education sessions, visiting the Exhibit Hall and participating in other special activities that you might not know where to start.

Plan Ahead

  • Obtain approval from your employer to attend. Use these customizable letter and tips.
  • Begin planning your Convention schedule early. In addition to education sessions, there are many activities and events in which you can participate such as the Opening General Session and ASHA Awards Ceremony, pre-Convention activities on Wednesday, and the Closing Party on Saturday.
  • Check out what Orlando has to offer.
  • Register early to save on registration fees.
  • Book your hotel room early. Shuttle service to the Orange County Convention Center will be available for those staying at ASHA hotels.
  • Arrange your travel early to obtain the best rates.
  • Use the Program Planner to search for sessions to attend and build your own personal itinerary. This online resource serves as the advance Convention program.
  • Browse the Virtual Expo to find exhibitors. Job seekers can meet employers and interview at the Career Fair.

Family Ties in the Professions

Are you an SLP or audiologist who has a family member that is also an SLP or audiologist?

In keeping with our 2014 Convention theme, "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery," ASHA is collecting stories about family members who are communication sciences and disorders professionals: for example, your older cousin is an SLP and inspired you to become an SLP as well, or you became an audiologist because one of your parents has had an amazing audiology career. The stories will be featured on signs or session room screens at the ASHA Convention in Orlando.

Share your story about how you and one or more family members have started a family tradition of careers in speech-language pathology or audiology!

Other Resources For Attendees

Do you have questions or need more information? E-mail us at convention@asha.org!

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