American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

General Information About ASHA's Convention

The ASHA Convention is the premier annual event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Join more than 12,000 of your peers for this once-a-year opportunity at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 20–22, 2014, as we celebrate our 2014 theme, "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery."


The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held in the West Building at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32819.

Welcome Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Jaynee Handelsman and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Lynn Williams, welcome you to the 2014 ASHA Convention. In partnership with the Convention Program Committee, they are working to offer a wide array of program sessions that draw on our theme, "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery" to meet the needs of members in the professions. 

Convention Program Committee

Planning the ASHA Convention requires dedicated work by many exceptional volunteer members. The Convention Program Committee invites speakers, reviews presentation proposal submissions, and helps select the most informative content to be presented during the Convention.

Continuing Education Credit

The ASHA Convention is one of your best opportunities to earn continuing education credit to maintain your state license or ASHA certification, to demonstrate continued professional development to employers, or simply to increase your professional knowledge.

General Convention Services, Policies and Logistics

Information from A-Z about what you need to know for the ASHA Convention, such as parking, badge policies, accessibility for those with disabilities, what to wear, and much more. 

Learn About Orlando

Orlando, a popular vacation destination, is home to famous theme parks, your favorite restaurants, and great shopping. If you are looking for ideas for activities to fill your down time, Visit Orlando has tons of suggestions and resources.

Getting Employer Support

Tips and a customizable letter to help you get the support you need from your employer to attend the ASHA Convention.

Student Volunteers

During the ASHA Convention, student volunteers are utilized to help monitor educational sessions, assist presenters, answer questions, check badges, confirm room sets, assist with special events, and more. Learn more and apply to become a student volunteer.

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. Share your story! The stories may be featured on signs or session room screens at the ASHA Convention in Orlando.

Call for 2016 Convention Program Co-Chairs

Applications are currently being accepted for serving as a Convention Program Co-Chair in 2016. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2014.

Future and Past ASHA Conventions

See where the Convention has been in past years and preview future ASHA Convention locations.

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