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 Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 17–19, 2016, as we celebrate our 2016 theme, "Everyday leadership. Leadership every day."


The 2016 ASHA Convention will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Welcome Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Tucker Gleason, and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Michael Flahive, welcome you to the 2016 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, "Everyday leadership. Leadership every day." 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.

You may be able to earn as many as 2.65 CEUs or 26.5 PDHs at the 2016 ASHA Convention. Learn how to maximize your CEUs [PDF].

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 Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a modern Renaissance city where history meets a blooming, inspired, young, creative culture. The city features picturesque and friendly streets lined with parks, rivers, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. The downtown area is walkable and traveling to Philadelphia is easy from many parts of the country. Learn more about everything Philadelphia has to offer.

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.

Future and Past ASHA Conventions

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

Need more information about the ASHA Convention? E-mail your questions to [email protected].