What's New This Year

Will the 2023 ASHA Convention Be Hybrid?

The 2023 Convention will primarily be an in-person event, however, we are still offering some content online. (We are not considering this year's Convention a true hybrid event, since that term typically applies to a robust and equal online experience.)

We’re expanding our use of the iPosters virtual platform for our "Virtual Extra" online content. Between November 9–29, you may view on-demand interactive poster presentations, technical clinical and technical research sessions, and new technical demos on the iPosters platform. A limited selection of pre-determined in-person sessions taking place at the ASHA Convention in Boston will also be broadcasted live (slides and audio only) to the virtual platform.

The Virtual Extra sessions will be publicly available for anyone to view; however, you can only claim continuing education credit for them if you are a full ASHA Convention or virtual-only registrant. (One-day registration does not allow you to claim continuing education credit for Virtual Extra sessions.) If you can't join us in Boston for the ASHA Convention, the good news is that we are offering a lower virtual-only registration rate this year!

2023 Convention Highlights

Here are some things to look forward to in Boston:

  • The Welcome Reception returns to the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • A full schedule of sessions will be offered on Saturday, and the Exhibit Hall will be open until 1 p.m., so you have more time to take advantage of all the ASHA Convention has to offer!
  • A new session format! Technical demos provide an opportunity to learn how to perform a treatment technique or diagnostic method, or how to use a piece of equipment or software application.
  • Pre-Convention workshops focused on big-picture topics such as leading innovation and design thinking, along with traditional professional education courses.
  • The Convention Program Committee will be identifying “Changemaker” sessions to highlight innovation in the professions.
  • Lower cost master classes!
  • In keeping with our innovation theme, the 2023 Research Symposium will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • New Exhibitor Demonstration Stations in the Exhibit Hall provide an interactive opportunity to learn more about exhibitors' products and services. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will not be required this year; however, we strongly recommend that all attendees are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

The Call for Papers

All authors listed on propsals submitted to the 2023 ASHA Convention Call for Papers will be notified of acceptance/non-acceptance by email in mid-July. Please e-mail papers@asha.org if you have any questions.

About Our Theme

We’re really fired up about our 2023 ASHA Convention theme, “Igniting Innovation,” which is about finding the “I” in innovation. We’re celebrating how each of us is creative in a unique way and how that translates to innovation. Innovation can be anything from incremental to systemic and from low-risk to high-risk, so we can all contribute to a culture of innovation! We’ll be exploring the different types of innovation to help you find your inspiration—the color of your spark. Everyone is an innovator whose spark can ignite change for the better.

Boston, a hub for the technology and medical industries, and home to numerous universities, is known for innovation. It’s the perfect host city for the 2023 ASHA Convention!

Welcome from the Convention Co-Chairs

The Convention Co-Chair for Audiology, Jennifer Simpson, and the Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology, Kelly Farquharson, welcome you to  the 2023 ASHA Convention. In partnership with the Convention Program Committee, they are working to offer a wide array of sessions to meet the continuing education needs of communication sciences and disorders professionals.

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About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

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For inquiries about the ASHA Convention: convention@asha.org

The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

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