Registration Information

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

We're excited that you're planning to attend a Connect 2018 conference! Registration and housing are open. Register online by July 19 and be entered into a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! Full rules and regulations.

ASHA offers four easy ways to register for Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, or Private Practice Connect—online, by phone, by fax, or by mail. We recommend reviewing the registration fees, rate deadlines, and policies before beginning the registration process.

The online 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 first check your membership status and category to make sure that your dues are current.

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Fees

2018 Fees, 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. Learn more about the benefits of in-person attendance.

Regular (Jun 16–Jul 13) On Site (Jul 14–20) One Day (Friday or Saturday) Half Day (Sunday)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $449 $489 $249 $149
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student $239 $239 $149 $74
Nonmember $529 $569 $329 $229
SLP assistant (non-ASHA associate) $449 $489 $249 $149

2018 Fees, On-Demand Only: If you can't get away from home or can't afford to travel this year, you can still soak up practical and evidence-based expertise from our top-notch presenters. (Access available beginning August 15.) Learn more about the benefits of on-demand participation.

Regular (Jun 16–Jul 13) Last Chance (Jul 14–Sep 14)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $449 $489
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student $239 $239
Nonmember $529 $569
SLP assistant (non-ASHA associate) $449 $489

2018 Fees, Add On-Demand to In-Person Registration: 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.

Thanks to a special partnership with the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA), MSHA members and Maryland residents who register for the full conference can receive complimentary access to Connect On-Demand. (MSHA members and Maryland residents must be sure to add Connect On-Demand during the registration process to get on-demand access for free.)

Regular (Jun 16–Jul 13) Last Chance (Jul 14–Sep 14)
All registration categories $50 $75

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops, jointly planned and offered by the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association and ASHA Professional Development, 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.

Group Discount

When two or more people from the same workplace register in the same payment transaction, receive a 10% discount on each registration. To take advantage of the group registration discount, each registrant must fill out the individual [PDF] registration form completely. The group should also include one group [PDF] registration form and mail the packet to:

Connect 2018
c/o J. Spargo & Associates
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030 

Or fax it to: 703-631-1167

Group discount applies to full conference in-person and On-Demand-only registrations (not one day or half day). Group discount does not apply to pre-conference workshops, ASHFoundation event tickets, or adding On-Demand to in-person registration. Group discount does not apply to student rates. To receive group discount, payment must be made in one transaction (check or credit card). Each registrant can select from among the three Connect conferences on the individual registration form. Badges will be mailed to each registrant at the address provided on the individual registration form.

Payment

Checks (made payable to ASHA), Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are acceptable forms of payment. Purchase orders will not be accepted. Full payment must be received in order for registration to be processed. Registration is guaranteed only after Visa/MasterCard/Discover has been approved or your check has cleared. If your credit card is declined or your check is returned, ASHA reserves the right to cancel registration if an alternate approved payment is not supplied.

Please be advised that ASHA is not responsible for checks or letters lost or delayed in the mail, or fax transmittals that are not received and/or are illegible.

Note: If you fax your registration, do not also mail the registration form. Doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.

Receipts

All attendees who register online will receive a receipt/confirmation via e-mail upon completion of the registration process and payment. Please make sure to add ashaconnectregistration@spargoinc.com to your preferred contact list in your e-mail program. To print your receipt, you can log into the Attendee Service Center.

Badges and Contact Information

Name badges will be issued to all registered attendees and are required to enter all areas of the conference. Your badge will reflect the information on your registration form, so please enter your name and organization as you would like them to appear on your badge. You will have the opportunity to preview and edit your badge during the online registration process.

Correspondence, including your registration confirmation and receipt, will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the registration form. Badges for full registrants with U.S. addresses will be mailed to the address on your registration form beginning on July 10, 2018. Remember to bring your badge with you to Baltimore; there will be a $10 fee to reprint any badge that has already been issued. One-day registrants and international attendees can pick up badges on-site using the Badge Pickup stations.

Accessibility for Registrants With Disabilities and Special Needs

ASHA is dedicated to making its activities, meetings, and events accessible to all. We strive for access—to the fullest extent possible—to activities based on an awareness of participants’ needs. If you anticipate needing assistance while at the conference, please contact accessevents@asha.org.

International Registrants

International registrants may wish to review Visa information to help facilitate their travel to the United States.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit and Certificates of Attendance

In-Person Attendance

The deadline for reporting your attendance at the in-person conferences to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is August 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must submit your session attendance information via the online system by this date to receive credit for your attendance. If you need a record of the sessions you attended—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by August 6. If you add Connect On-Demand to your in-person registration, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the August 6 deadline; Connect On-Demand has a separate reporting deadline.

On-Demand Participation

The deadline for reporting your session participation for Connect On-Demand to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is November 9, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must submit the recorded sessions you view via the online system by this date to receive credit for your participation. If you need a record of the recordings you watched—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by November 9.  

Privacy Policy

ASHA does not sell the contact information of Connect conference registrants. We do provide some information to exhibiting companies for their marketing purposes; they are entitled to one contact either before or after the conference. You may choose to share your mailing address with exhibitors via the registration form; this will enable them to contact you with special offers available only to conference attendees.

Conference badges are imprinted with barcodes that contain your information as provided on your registration record, including your mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. When you visit exhibitors at the conference, they may ask you to scan this barcode as a method of collecting your information for follow-up purposes. You do not have to allow them to scan your badge, but remember that if you do, you are sharing this information with them. Once information is given directly by the registrant to the exhibiting company via barcode scanning, ASHA does not impose any restrictions on how the exhibiting company may use this information.

Please note that opting out of sharing your address during the registration process does not remove you from any lists that may be managed by ASHA Marketing. To remove yourself from these lists, you must call the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Cancellations and Refunds

Change of plans? If you need to cancel your registration, we must have your request in writing by July 1, 2018. You may send your written cancellation, via e-mail, to ashaconnectregistration@spargoinc.com or via postal mail to:

Connect 2018
c/o J. Spargo & Associates
11208 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Cancellation requests received on or before July 1 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee, prior to the conference. All cancellations and refunds will be processed in the same manner as original payments: if payment was by credit card, the refund will be issued to the card on record, generally within 72 hours of the request. Payment made by check will be refunded as a check and may take up to 30 days to process. Any cancellation request received after July 1 will be refunded after the event, less a $75 fee.

The cancellation fee is a processing fee and cannot be waived.

Special event tickets and donations are nonrefundable. Cancelling your conference registration does not cancel your hotel reservation. Contact the ASHA Connect Housing Center at 877-585-6005 or ashaconnecthousing@spargoinc.com for assistance. 

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