Program Planner

Access the Program Planner

Please contact if you have any questions about using the Program Planner or the program.

The Program Planner provides advance access to the entire ASHA Convention program. It allows you to search and view all of the education sessions offered during the ASHA Convention—both oral seminars and poster presentations.

Use the Program Planner to access and read session abstracts, author bios, as well as presenter disclosures, and plan how to spend your day to earn the most continuing education credit. Session materials, both the handouts uploaded prior to the Convention and final presentations (available after the Convention), are accessible through the Program Planner.

Handouts and Final Presentations/Session Materials

Final presentations, if presenters agreed to publicly share their slides and materials when uploading their presentations in the Speaker Ready Room onsite at the ASHA Convention, are now accessible for viewing or downloading via the Program Planner or mobile app (iOS or Android). (Please note that you will need to update the mobile app first if you have it already downloaded to your smartphone or tablet.) To view final presentations or advance handouts, search for a session within the Planner or mobile app, then select the title to open the full session details. If handouts or presentations have been shared, you will see the links to them at the bottom of the session detail screen.

New! Mobile App

Convention – App icon - 50x50 pixels The all-new and improved app, customized for ASHA, is here to help you plan your schedule and navigate the ASHA Convention! In addition to the searchable program, anything you save in the new online Program Planner will also be viewable in the app on your smartphone or tablet, and vice versa. Other expanded features include access to advance handouts and/or presentation slides (if shared by presenters), space to take session notes, floor plans with a location finder, social media feeds, and much more.



Use the links above to download the mobile app to your smartphone or tablet, or search the Apple Store or Google Play for "2017 ASHA Convention" and look for the Convention app icon as above.

How do I use the Program Planner?

You may conduct a detailed search by one or more of the following parameters in the search fields:

  • Session Focus
  • Audience
  • Instructional Level
  • Session Format
  • Topic Area

To locate a session by title, session code or keyword, use the search bar in the upper right. You may then filter your results by day using the tabs across the top.

Additional search fields allow you to find authors or exhibitors, and you may also view the Exhibit Hall floor plan to see where companies will be located. 

Keyword Search

After entering a keyword in the search bar on the upper left of the screen, filter the results of your search using the choices across the top of the screen. The keyword search will return results from sessions, authors and exhibitors. Use the search bar to further narrow down your results either by time or keyword.

View Session Details

Select the title of a session in your search results to read the abstract for the session, review author bios and disclosure information, view the learner outcomes, and review any materials uploaded by presenters.

Create a Schedule

To save sessions to your schedule, you will need to log in with your username and password. Then select the black calendar icon that appears before the session title and the session will be added to your schedule.

View Handouts and Final Presentations/Session Materials

In September, presenters will receive a request to upload their advance handouts by October 18, 2017. Please keep in mind that advance handouts and final presentations will only available if the presenter(s) have uploaded them or granted permission to share their slides. ASHA strongly encourages presenters to do so, but cannot make this a requirement as it is the intellectual property of the presenter.

Final presentations, if presenters agree to publicly share their slides and materials while uploading them in the Speaker Ready Room at the ASHA Convention, will be available for viewing or downloading via the Program Planner within two weeks of the conclusion of the Convention.

For questions or issues relating to the Program Planner or ASHA Convention program sessions, contact us at

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