Audiology at the ASHA Convention 

With cutting edge educational sessions, fun networking events, and an expanded Audiology Row in the Exhibit Hall, the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles is THE place for audiologists and audiology students to be November 9–11, 2017. The ASHA Convention is the largest annual gathering that brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists—where practitioners, faculty, researchers, and students will find an exciting lineup of presentation topics and formats. In addition to best-in-class education sessions, the ASHA Convention provides valuable career connections and opportunities to meet colleagues from other parts of the country and the world.

While there, visit the Concierge Learning Center in the Convention Center, located in South Hall H-K (near registration) and get help creating a learning path that is meaningful to your professional interests. Experienced ASHA Audiology staff will help you identify sessions to meet your goals, and even suggest additional courses and resources to investigate after the Convention concludes.

Also be sure to visit the Empowerment Zone, where you can learn about speaking with the media; public speaking; and personal branding and storytelling to sharpen your social, political, and personal advocacy skills. Come share what you care about, channel your passion, and find your path to action.

Drop by the Caring Square in the Exhibit Hall to meet actress Katie Leclerc, who was diagnosed with Ménière's disease and played a deaf teenager in the television series Switched at Birth. The Caring Square allows Convention-goers to take part in activities that benefit nonprofits in the Los Angeles area.

Education Sessions

Want to learn more about central auditory processing, hearing and balance science, telepractice, tinnitus, traumatic brain injury, or interprofessional education/interprofessional collaborative practice? Check out our Program Planner to search for sessions by topic area, keyword, date, presenting author, and more to create a personalized schedule. There will be a special half-day Audiology Research Symposium on Friday that includes sessions on hidden hearing loss and research. Additionally, you can choose from dozens of audiology-related sessions. For your convenience, we will post a comprehensive list [PDF] of all ASHA Convention sessions of interest to audiologists. Please check back frequently as this page will be updated with new information prior to Convention.

Networking Events

First-Timers' Welcome
Wednesday, November 8, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Concourse 152

Is this your first ASHA Convention? Come to this popular gathering to get an overview of our annual event and to preview programs and activities slated for the next three days. You'll have an opportunity to meet the ASHA President and Convention Co-Chairs, as well as ASHA staff and volunteer representatives who can provide guidance for your first ASHA Convention. It's also a great time to connect with others who are attending for the first time. Enjoy light refreshments.

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 9, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, South Hall H-K

Network with audiology colleagues and exhibitors and enjoy refreshments in Audiology Row within the Exhibit Hall! Pick up your ribbons and other fun giveaways while there.  

Interacoustics - black Audiology SIGnificant Luncheon
Friday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Lower Level, Kentia Hall, 3C

Are you interested in ASHA's audiology Special Interest Groups (SIGs)? Audiology members and audiology students attending the ASHA Convention, as well as SIG 6, 7, 8, and 9 affiliates, are invited to an exclusive luncheon co-sponsored by Interacoustics. Mix and mingle with like-minded professionals, and enter a drawing for one of 16 free SIG memberships. SIGs offer a number of additional benefits for ASHA members. Seating at this free lunch is limited to the first 80 people, so plan to arrive early!

The NSSLHA Honors Awards Ceremony  
Friday, November 10, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Convention Center, Lower Level, Kentia Hall

Join us at this reception as we celebrate recipients of the National NSSLHA Honors Program, and enjoy refreshments with students and ASHA professionals. 

Hear, Here! Audiology Open House  
Friday, November 10, 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, Plaza II

ASHA, in partnership with the Los Angeles audiology community, is excited to host this unique gathering of pediatric, educational, clinical, private practice, and research audiologists in addition to audiology students! This special Open House will follow the ASHA Awards Ceremony. Stop by to network with your colleagues and enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and limited free drinks. It's the largest event for audiologists at the 2017 ASHA Convention! Sponsored by OticonPhonak, TIMS for Audiology, Doctor Easy, and Hamilton CapTel.

ASHA thanks our sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this conference nor does ASHA endorse their products or services.

ASHA Corporate Partners