Audiology at the ASHA Convention 

With timely educational sessions for audiologists in all stages of their careers and fun networking events, the ASHA Convention in Boston is THE place for audiologists and audiology students to be November 15–17, 2018. The ASHA Convention is the largest annual gathering that brings together audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists—where clinicians, 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 and get help customizing a learning path that is meaningful to your professional interests. Experienced ASHA Audiology staff will help you identify sessions to meet your goals, and can suggest additional courses and resources to investigate after the Convention concludes.

Also be sure to visit the Career Fair, where you can search available jobs, polish and/or post your resume, and schedule onsite interviews with employers. Visit the Empowerment Zone and hone your skills in talking 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.

Education Sessions

We're happy to provide this customized list of Audiology offerings [PDF] at Convention. Want to learn more about health literacy and communication, OTCs, third-party administrators, audiology scope of practice, central auditory processing disorder, telepractice, vestibular assessment, the new JCIH position statement, and interprofessional collaboration? Check out the Program Planner to search for ASHA Convention sessions by topic area, keyword, date, presenting author, and more to create a personalized schedule. On Saturday there will be a mini-research symposium on speech perception, and throughout the week you can choose from dozens of audiology related sessions. Visit (virtually) a research lab at Massachusetts Eye and Ear or attend e-poster sessions on trending topics. Check back frequently as the Program Planner and this page will both be updated with new information prior to Convention.

Networking Events

First-Timers' Welcome  
Wednesday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, Ballroom East

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.

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, November 15, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Convention Center Exhibit Hall A

Network with colleagues and visit audiology exhibitors while enjoying refreshments in the Exhibit Hall! Pick up your ribbons and other fun giveaways while there.  

Audiology and Hearing-Related SIGnificant Luncheon  
Friday, November 16, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 52A

Are you interested in ASHA's hearing-related 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 Hamilton Captel, TIMS for Audiology, and SIGs 6, 7, 8, and 9. Mix and mingle with like-minded professionals. SIGs offer a number of additional benefits for ASHA members. Seating at this free lunch is limited, so plan to arrive early! 

"Hear, Here!" Audiology Open House  
Friday, November 16, 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront, Burroughs        

ASHA, in partnership with the Boston audiology community, is excited to host this unique gathering of audiologists and audiology students! This special Open House, co-sponsored by the Educational Audiology Association, Hamilton Captel, Oticon, Phonak, and Westone will follow the ASHA Awards Ceremony. Stop by to network with your colleagues while sampling hors d'oeuvres. It's the largest event for audiologists at the 2018 ASHA Convention! 

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