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 approximately 15,000 of your peers for this once-a-year opportunity at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from November 9–11, 2017, as we celebrate our 2017 theme, "Focus on the Big Picture."


The 2017 ASHA Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015.  Learn more about what Los Angeles has to offer visitors.

Welcome Message from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Anita Vereb, and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Mary Casper, welcome you to the 2017 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, "Focus on the Big Picture" 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.

Call for 2019 Convention Program Co-Chairs

Applications are currently being accepted for serving as a Convention Program Co-Chair in 2019. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.

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.

Explore Los Angeles

Whether you are looking for the newest designer couture or the best place to eat fish tacos while soaking in the SoCal sun, Los Angeles is a city of endless entertainment. Learn more about everything Los Angeles 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.

Registration Giveaway

In honor of the 80th annual ASHA Convention, we are giving away eight complimentary registrations to the 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles, November 9–11, 2017, through The ASHA Leader. Read more about how to win and the rules and regulations.

Future and Past ASHA Conventions

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

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