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Audiology Students at the ASHA Convention

2020 Convention Cancelled (As of July 10, 2020)

We are sorry to announce that the 2020 ASHA Convention, scheduled for November 19–21 in San Diego, California, has been cancelled. This decision was made in partnership with our host destination, San Diego. Please read our full statement.

Program Description

Are you a doctor of audiology (AuD) student who would like to attend the ASHA Convention? Then this program is for you! Audiology Students at the ASHA Convention was developed to engage clinical AuD students like you with ASHA through the Annual ASHA Convention. The program provides the following benefits:

  • Free registration to attend the ASHA Convention in November
  • Free 1-year membership in National NSSLHA
  • Networking events with AuD student peers from across the country
  • Opportunity to form mentoring relationships
  • A chance to meet and interact with audiology leaders

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Audiology students enrolled full-time in an AuD program
  • Agreement to attend the ASHA Convention and all required events at Convention
  • Attendance is required at the following events:
    • Kick-Off Breakfast—Thursday morning, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
    • AuD Students Networking Event—Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m.
    • "Hear, Here!" Audiology Open House—Friday evening, 8:30–11:00 p.m. (you do not need to attend the entire time)

The Convention offers more than 2,000 best-in-class education sessions on clinical topics, as well as ample opportunity to explore career options and network with fellow students and clinical practitioners. At the ASHA Convention, you can visit our popular Career Fair to meet leading employers, explore available jobs, and even fine-tune your résumé. You can also take part in some great networking events as your schedule permits. Visit our Audiology at the ASHA Convention page for more detailed Convention highlights for audiologists.

How to Apply

The application period is May 13 – June 17. Accepted applicants will receive their NSSLHA membership welcome letter by mid-September. Participants can then register for the ASHA Convention using the code provided with confirmation of acceptance into the program, and their registration fee will be waived. Registration for this program is open in mid-September

Availability is limited! If there are more applicants than available spots, selection will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact, attention Deborah Berndtson and Maureen Salamat.

Read more about NSSLHA membership benefits. Find more resources and information for students

Recommended Events and Activities

  • AuD Praxis Prep hosted by NSSLHA
    • Friday, November 20, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
    • Location TBD 
  • ASHA Audiology Lounge
    • November 19–21
    • Audiology exhibit area in Convention Center Exhibit Hall
    • Exclusively for audiologists and AuD students
    • Stop and recharge with coffee and a snack
  • First Timers' Welcome
    • Wednesday, November 18, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
    • Convention Center
  • Audiology and Hearing-Related SIGnificant Luncheon
    • Friday, November 20, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
    • Learn about ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 
    • Seating is limited so plan to arrive early
  • Career Portal Lounge
    • Check for hours of operation during Convention
    • Get tips to help you design a career path, network, and gain confidence
    • Stop by to sign up for a 20-minute résumé review
    • Attend workshops on resume writing, LinkedIn, and building your network
  • Career Fair
    • Did you know that employers hold interviews for audiologists at Convention?
    • 4th-year students who want more info, contact, attention Deborah Berndtson  
  • Concierge Learning Center
    • Visit with ASHA audiology, professional development, government affairs, and multicultural affairs staff
    • Find out what ASHA is doing for audiologists
    • Fill out a suggestion card for ASHA Audiology and be entered in a prize drawing

Social Media

  • Audiology Student Program, Hashtag #audsp20 
  • General Audiology, Hashtag #audpeeps
  • General AuD Student, Hashtag #aud2b
  • Follow @ASHA_Events on Twitter and @ashaweb on Instagram, and use #asha20 to connect with fellow attendees in San Diego.

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