Registration Information

Schools Connect | Health Care Connect | Private Practice Connect
July 19–21, 2019
| Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, Illinois

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ASHA offers four easy ways to register for Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, or Private Practice Connect—online, by phone, by fax, or by mail. We recommend reviewing the registration fees, rate deadlines, and policies before beginning the registration process.

The online registration process requires you to register using the same membership category that is indicated in ASHA's database. To make your registration experience as easy as possible, you may wish to first check your membership status and category to make sure that your dues are current.


2019 Fees, In-Person

Get a front row seat to the sessions tailored to your work setting, share with colleagues face-to-face, and feel the energy in Chicago. Learn more about the benefits of in-person attendance.

SIG Affiliate (Apr 8–22) Early Bird (Apr 8–Jun 7) Regular (Jun 8–Jul 12) On Site (Jul 13–19) One Day (Friday or Saturday) Half Day (Sunday)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $359 $399 $449 $489 $249 $149
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student -- $239 $239 $239 $149 $74
Nonmember -- $479 $529 $569 $329 $229

Attention, SIG Affiliates: Register for the in-person Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, or Private Practice Connect conference between April 8 and 22 to get the special SIG Affiliate rate of $359 ($40 off the Early Bird rate)!

2019 Fees, On-Demand Only

If you can't get away from home or can't afford to travel this year, you can still soak up practical and evidence-based expertise from our top-notch presenters. (Access available beginning August 15.) Learn more about the benefits of on-demand participation

SIG Affiliate (Apr 8–22) Early Bird (Apr 8–Jun 7) Regular (Jun 8–Jul 12) Last Chance (Jul 13–Sep 20)
ASHA member/ASHA associate $359 $399 $449 $489
NSSLHA member/ASHA graduate student -- $239 $239 $239
Nonmember -- $479 $529 $569

Attention, SIG Affiliates: Register for Connect On-Demand between April 8 and 22 to get the special SIG Affiliate rate of $359 ($40 off the Early Bird rate)!

2019 Fees, Add On-Demand to Full Conference In-Person Registration

It's the best of both worlds – get all the benefits of in-person participation and watch additional sessions (or rewatch your favorites!) when you get home. (Access available beginning August 15.)

Thanks to a special partnership with the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), ISHA members and Illinois residents who register for the full conference can receive complimentary access to Connect On-Demand. (ISHA members and Illinois residents must be sure to add Connect On-Demand during the registration process to get on-demand access for free.)

Early Bird (Apr 8–Jun 7) Regular (Jun 8–Jul 12) Last Chance (Jul 13–Sep 20)
All registration categories $50 $50 $75

Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop, jointly planned and offered by the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) and ASHA Professional Development, will be held on July 18, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost for the pre-conference workshop is $40 for Illinois residents and $80 for all other participants.

Social Events

Available for an additional fee during the registration process.

Cruise with the ASHFoundation on the Chicago River!

Choose your date: Thursday, July 18 OR Friday, July 19  
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$65 per ticket (non-refundable)

All aboard! Don't delay! Join us aboard Chicago's First Lady for the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center's River Cruise. Rated as one of the top 10 tours in the U.S., this experience is a must for Chicago visitors! What better way to spend a pleasant summer evening than on the river with your Connect colleagues and a knowledgeable guide discussing more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. In 90 minutes, you'll marvel at the real story of Chicago's history and architecture...and feel great about supporting your ASHFoundation.

Within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency, the boat dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive (112 E. Wacker Drive); a blue awning marks the entrance stairs that lead down to the river. If you have limited mobility, see Architecture Foundation directions for an alternative way to reach the dock.  

Due to boat capacity, two nights are offered to allow maximum participation. Tickets are limited, and advance reservation is a must! Deadline to register is June 17; no ticket purchases will be available after this date. 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Tour

Thursday, July 18
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
$10 per ticket (non-refundable) 

Amplify your impact! Learn to maximize the impact of your interprofessional team as your students and clients with traumatic brain injury transition from the hospital into the school and community. Participate in a unique tour of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (355 E Erie Street, 10th floor)!

Light refreshments will be provided. Meet at the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Chicago at 4:30 p.m. to walk over as a group

Group Discount

When two or more people from the same workplace register in the same payment transaction, receive a 10% discount on each registration. To take advantage of the group registration discount, each registrant must fill out the individual [PDF] registration form completely. The group should also include one group [PDF] registration form and mail the packet to:

Connect 2019 
c/o J. Spargo & Associates 
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112 
Fairfax, VA 22030 

Or fax it to: 703-631-1167.

Group discount applies to full conference in-person and On-Demand-only registrations (not one day or half day). Group discount does not apply to pre-conference workshop, special event tickets, or adding On-Demand to in-person registration. Group discount does not apply to student rates. To receive group discount, payment must be made in one transaction (check or credit card). Each registrant can select from among the three Connect conferences on the individual registration form. Badges will be mailed to each registrant at the address provided on the individual registration form.


Checks (made payable to ASHA), Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are acceptable forms of payment. Purchase orders will not be accepted. Full payment must be received in order for registration to be processed. Registration is guaranteed only after Visa/MasterCard/Discover has been approved or your check has cleared. If your credit card is declined or your check is returned, ASHA reserves the right to cancel registration if an alternate approved payment is not supplied.

Please be advised that ASHA is not responsible for checks or letters lost or delayed in the mail, or fax transmittals that are not received and/or are illegible.

Note: If you fax your registration, do not also mail the registration form. Doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.


All attendees who register online will receive a receipt/confirmation via e-mail upon completion of the registration process and payment. Please make sure to add to your preferred contact list in your e-mail program. To print your receipt, you can log into the Attendee Service Center.

Badges and Contact Information

Name badges will be issued to all registered attendees and are required to enter all areas of the conference. Your badge will reflect the information on your registration form, so please enter your name and organization as you would like them to appear on your badge. You will have the opportunity to preview and edit your badge during the online registration process.

Correspondence, including your registration confirmation and receipt, will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the registration form. Badges for full registrants with U.S. addresses will be mailed to the address on your registration form beginning on June 24, 2019. Remember to bring your badge with you to Chicago; there will be a $10 fee to reprint any badge that has already been issued. One-day registrants and international attendees can pick up badges on-site using the Badge Pickup stations.

Accessibility for Registrants With Disabilities and Special Needs

ASHA is dedicated to making its activities, meetings, and events accessible to all. We strive for access—to the fullest extent possible—to activities based on an awareness of participants’ needs. If you anticipate needing assistance while at the conference, please contact

International Registrants

International registrants may wish to review Visa information to help facilitate their travel to the United States.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit and Certificates of Attendance

In-Person Attendance

The deadline for reporting your attendance at the in-person conferences to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is August 5, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must submit your session attendance information via the online system by this date to receive credit for your attendance. If you need a record of the sessions you attended—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by August 5. If you add Connect On-Demand to your in-person registration, you must still report your attendance at the live event by the August 5 deadline; Connect On-Demand has a separate reporting deadline.

On-Demand Participation

The deadline for reporting your session participation for Connect On-Demand to receive ASHA CEUs or PDHs and a certificate of attendance is November 15, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. You must submit the recorded sessions you view via the online system by this date to receive credit for your participation. If you need a record of the recordings you watched—or think you may need a record in the future—you must report for credit by November 15.  

Privacy Policy

ASHA does not sell the contact information of Connect conference registrants. We do provide some information to exhibiting companies for their marketing purposes; they are entitled to one contact either before or after the conference. You may choose to share your mailing address with exhibitors via the registration form; this will enable them to contact you with special offers available only to conference attendees.

Conference badges are imprinted with barcodes that contain your information as provided on your registration record, including your mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. When you visit exhibitors at the conference, they may ask you to scan this barcode as a method of collecting your information for follow-up purposes. You do not have to allow them to scan your badge, but remember that if you do, you are sharing this information with them. Once information is given directly by the registrant to the exhibiting company via barcode scanning, ASHA does not impose any restrictions on how the exhibiting company may use this information.

Please note that opting out of sharing your address during the registration process does not remove you from any lists that may be managed by ASHA Marketing. To remove yourself from these lists, you must call the Action Center at 800-498-2071.

Cancellation Policy

Change of plans? If you need to cancel your registration, we must have your request in writing. You must send your written notice of cancellation via e-mail to or via postal mail to:

2019 ASHA Connect Registration
11208 Waples Mill Road, Suite 112
Fairfax, VA 22030

Cancellation requests received before July 1 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee, prior to the conference. Donations and tickets for the ASHFoundation fundraiser are nonrefundable. All cancellations and refunds will be processed in the same manner as original payment. If paid by credit card, the refund will be issued to the card on record, generally within 72 hours of the request. Payments made by check will be refunded as a check and may take up to 30 days to process. Any cancellation request received after July 1 will be refunded AFTER the conference, less a $75 fee. The cancellation fee is a processing fee and cannot be waived.

Special event tickets and donations are nonrefundable. Cancelling your conference registration does not cancel your hotel reservation. Contact the ASHA Connect Housing Center at 877-585-6005 or for assistance. 

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