Leadership Into New Frontiers More than 10,000 professionals in the field of communication sciences and disorders will gather in The City of Brotherly Love to learn, network, explore, and celebrate achievements at the 2010 ASHA Convention, Nov. 18–20. Based in the heart of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the ASHA Convention will offer ... ASHA Convention Coverage
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ASHA Convention Coverage  |   August 01, 2010
Leadership Into New Frontiers
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ASHA Convention Coverage   |   August 01, 2010
Leadership Into New Frontiers
The ASHA Leader, August 2010, Vol. 15, 19. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC1.15092010.19
The ASHA Leader, August 2010, Vol. 15, 19. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC1.15092010.19
More than 10,000 professionals in the field of communication sciences and disorders will gather in The City of Brotherly Love to learn, network, explore, and celebrate achievements at the 2010 ASHA Convention, Nov. 18–20.
Based in the heart of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the ASHA Convention will offer a feast of learning opportunities: cutting-edge research, practical clinical applications, and new developments in speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech, language, and hearing science. More than 1,800 sessions—ranging in scope from augmentative and alternative communication to vestibular function—will be presented in several different formats, including one- and two-hour sessions, three-hour short courses, technical sessions, and poster sessions.
Veteran Convention-goers return year after year for the educational sessions. Virginia Berry, assistant professor and audiology clinic director at the University of Southern Mississippi, has missed only one Convention since 1969. “Each year I’m more and more impressed with the variety and caliber of the sessions,” she said. “I look forward to this every fall—it’s like my Christmas present to myself!”
Beyond the educational offerings, participants will find so much more—an opening session with a dynamic speaker, a fabulous closing party, the exciting awards ceremony, an Exhibit Hall with a vast array of products and services, the Career Fair with employers from all different work settings, the Graduate School Fair with information about master’s and doctoral programs in communication sciences and disorders, and many other special events.
Networking is an added benefit to Convention participation. Paul Deputy, dean of education and human service professions at the University of Minnesota (Duluth), has been to every ASHA Convention since 1974. “As I kept going back over the years, I’ve gotten to know people and made friends,” he said, “and every year we get together and talk and collaborate and it’s such a pleasure to have known these people for almost 40 years.”
Beyond the convention center, an amazing city awaits Convention participants. Rich with history and alive with culture and excitement, Philadelphia boasts incredible museums, interesting neighborhoods, exciting sports teams, fabulous restaurants, and great shopping opportunities (most clothing is tax-free!).
The following pages offer information on Convention activities and events, as well as valuable pre-Convention guidance on hotels, exhibitors, planning a personal Convention schedule, and garnering employer support for Convention attendance.
More information and details on all aspects of the Convention—from hotels to airport transportation to the Convention program—as well as Convention and hotel registration forms can be found at the Convention section of ASHA’s website.
We hope to see you in Philly at ASHA 2010!
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