Experience Connect

Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 20–22, 2018
| Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, Maryland

Learn more about the conferences. Registration opens April 9.

NEW THIS YEAR: You can tailor ASHA's Connect conference experience more than ever! 

What Works For You?

Immerse Yourself In Connect In-Person
Get a front row seat to the sessions tailored to your work setting, share with colleagues face-to-face, and feel the energy in Baltimore. 

Can't Attend This Year? Try Connect On-Demand
If you can't get away from home or can't afford to travel this year, you can still soak up the practical and evidence-based expertise from all our top-notch presenters. (Access available beginning August 15.)

Can't Decide? Experience Both
It's the best of both worlds - get all the benefits of in-person participation and watch additional sessions (or rewatch your favorites!) when you get home.

In-Person

Here are just some of the great reasons to join us in Baltimore for Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, and Private Practice Connect.

  • Experience interactive content available exclusively at the in-person event, including "learning and lab" sessions, round tables, and posters.
  • Network with your community of colleagues who experience the same challenges and successes as you do.
  • Talk with presenters, ASHA Board of Directors, and ASHA staff.
  • Meet representatives from companies and organizations with products and services you need in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Visit Baltimore—it is easy to access with three area airports and multiple train lines! And many cities are within convenient driving distance.
  • Experience all Baltimore has to offer (crab cakes, anyone?).
  • Bring your family along—Baltimore is the perfect family vacation destination, with highlights like the National Aquarium, American Visionary Art Museum, Orioles baseball team, Inner Harbor, and more.
  • Attend memorable social events, including an opening party with Baltimore's "hons" (short for “honey,” a term of endearment used by Baltimore natives, who represent the spirit of Baltimore) and an ASHFoundation event.
  • Take a break from your everyday tasks and see your role as an SLP from a different perspective.
  • Immerse yourself in 2½ days of education—it's the ideal learning environment! 
  • The Connect conferences happen over a weekend, so you don't have to miss too much work.
  • Enjoy an additional learning opportunity by participating in a pre-conference workshop on July 19, offered in conjunction with the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Earn up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs (2.05 if you take a pre-conference workshop, and many more if you add Connect On-Demand access).
  • Enhance your experience by using the mobile app to plan your schedule, message fellow attendees, take notes on education sessions and chats with exhibitors, and more.

Plan Ahead

Mark your calendar: Registration and housing open April 9, 2018.

In-person conference registration fee details are below. In addition, ASHA has negotiated low rates of about $185/night at four official Connect hotels in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. Baltimore is accessible via three convenient airports and multiple train lines, and it is driving distance from many major metropolitan areas. More information about accommodations and travel will be available when housing opens on April 9, 2018.

FYI: The conference registration process requires you to register using the same membership category that is indicated in ASHA's database. To make your registration experience as easy as possible, you may wish to check your membership status and category to make sure that your dues are current before registration opens on April 9, 2018.

2018 Fees, In-Person

  SIG Affiliate (Apr 9–23) Early Bird (Apr 9–Jun 8) Regular (Jun 9–Jul 13) On Site (Jul 14–20) One Day (Friday or Saturday) Half Day (Sunday)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $359 $399 $449 $489 $249 $149
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student -- $239 $239 $239 $149 $74
Nonmember -- $479 $529 $569 $329 $229
SLP assistant (non-ASHA associate) -- $399 $449 $489 $249 $149

Pre-conference workshops, hosted by the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association, will be held on July 19, from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. The cost for a pre-conference workshop is $40 for Maryland residents and $80 for all other participants.           

Add Connect On-Demand Access - for additional learning and ASHA CEUs!

Connect On-Demand (formerly known as the PLUS Package) includes online access to more than 70 recorded sessions from the three conferences - and a virtual Exhibit Hall - and is available with full Connect registrations (not one-day or half-day) for just $50 if you add it by July 13, 2018. (The Connect On-Demand price for full conference registrants increases to $75 on July 14.)

Connect On-Demand recordings will be available from August 15–November 9, 2018, only. The exact number of CE credits may change due to presenter cancellations, number of sessions, or technical difficulties. Pre-conference workshops, interactive labs, round tables, and poster sessions are not included. Participants cannot earn credit for recordings for sessions for which they claimed credit at the live events.  

Connect On-Demand

Here are just some of the great reasons to join us for Connect On-Demand so you don't miss out on any of the important learning happening at Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, and Private Practice Connect

  • Experience sessions recorded at the conferences from the comfort of your home or office
  • Learn at your own pace—watch sessions one at a time as you have time
  • Ideal learning environment for those who love online learning
  • Avoid travel, accommodation, and meal expenses
  • You can pause or rewatch parts of sessions or entire sessions
  • So many ASHA CEUs
  • Explore content from all three conferences
  • Join the participant community on the mobile app and message fellow participants
  • Browse in the virtual Exhibit Hall and find out about products and services to help you do your job better
  • Although access to the recorded sessions begins August 15, follow us on Twitter (#ASHAConnect18) during the in-person event (July 20–22) so you can experience the live action 

Plan Ahead

Mark your calendar: Registration opens April 9, 2018. (Registration for Connect On-Demand will remain open through September 14, 2018, but we encourage you to register early so you don't miss out on any valuable time to view the recorded sessions.)

Connect On-Demand includes online access to more than 70 recorded sessions from the three conferences—and a virtual Exhibit Hall! Connect On-Demand recordings will be available from August 15–November 9, 2018, only. The exact number of CE credits may change due to presenter cancellations, number of sessions, or technical difficulties. Pre-conference workshops, interactive labs, round tables, and poster sessions are not included. 

FYI: The conference registration process requires you to register using the same membership category that is indicated in ASHA's database. To make your registration experience as easy as possible, you may wish to check your membership status and category to make sure that your dues are current before registration opens on April 9, 2018.

2018 Fees, On-Demand Only 

  Early Bird (Apr 9–Jun 8) Regular (Jun 9–Jul 13) Last Chance (Jul 14–Sep 14)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $399 $449 $489
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student $239 $239 $239
Nonmember $479 $529 $569
SLP assistant (non-ASHA associate) $399 $449 $489



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