A Convention of ‘Firsts’ Against a sunny San Diego backdrop, 11,460 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, researchers, university faculty, and students gathered at the Bayside Convention Center to network, learn, and re-energize. There were a number of firsts at this Convention: the first life coach—Barbara Cox, who advised 400 people in ASHA Circle of Support classes; ... ASHA Convention Coverage
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ASHA Convention Coverage  |   November 01, 2011
A Convention of ‘Firsts’
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ASHA Convention Coverage   |   November 01, 2011
A Convention of ‘Firsts’
The ASHA Leader, November 2011, Vol. 16, 20-25. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC1.16152011.20
The ASHA Leader, November 2011, Vol. 16, 20-25. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC1.16152011.20
Against a sunny San Diego backdrop, 11,460 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, researchers, university faculty, and students gathered at the Bayside Convention Center to network, learn, and re-energize. There were a number of firsts at this Convention: the first life coach—Barbara Cox, who advised 400 people in ASHA Circle of Support classes; the first flash mob, which performed the “Thriller” dance en masse; and almost 3,000 first-time Convention attendees. Neck massages were offered for free, and, also unprecedented, the opening session really did kick off the three-day event, at 8 a.m. on its first day. The excitement was palpable as ASHA President Paul Rao delivered a message about colleagues who inspire, and keynote speaker Jill Bolte Taylor urged a standing-room-only crowd to take control of their brains and the energy they bring into a situation.
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