Make the Most of the Exhibit Hall The dynamic, central hub and marketplace of the convention—the Exhibit Hall—connects attendees with exhibitors offering the latest tools and services, new technology and everyday practice solutions. The Exhibit Hall is also home to the Career Fair, various lounges, the ASHA Store and more. Features
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Make the Most of the Exhibit Hall
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Make the Most of the Exhibit Hall
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 70. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC2.22082017.70
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 70. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC2.22082017.70
You can immerse yourself in the L.A. experience right inside the Exhibit Hall. Embrace the fit and active California lifestyle by tracking your steps while you stroll around the hall on the Wellness Loop. The loop will take you by the Exhibit Hall’s rendering of L.A.’s iconic neighborhoods—Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Pier, Studio City and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills—all under one roof.
ASHA Store
Enjoy special convention discounts on everything in the ASHA Store, which offers resources to enhance your professional practice. Discover new CEU courses, reference books, consumer education products and logo merchandise. Take advantage of the opportunity to leaf through books, try out merchandise and explore CEU courses.
ASHA Member Services Center
The ASHA Member Services Center is your solution center in the Exhibit Hall, with ASHA staff ready to help with questions about membership, administrative items or the Exhibit Hall.
Audiology Row
This growing area in the Exhibit Hall is a must-see destination for audiologists. Exhibitors offering audiology-focused products, services and demonstrations are grouped together here.
Career Fair
Speak with representatives from top employers in the field. Prospective employers from hospitals, schools, universities and private practices—many with multiple openings—are looking to hire. Knowledgeable recruiters will be ready to discuss your job search. Whether you’re ready to change jobs or just beginning to think about it, take the first step at the Career Fair.
Caring Square
From Thursday through Saturday, the Caring Square—open all day—will offer a unique way for attendees to give back to the community. Participants can jump in and take part in specially designed activities whenever they have some free time. An enthusiastic professional facilitator will be on hand throughout to provide guidance and instruction, as well as to make sure everyone has fun.
This year, Caring Square volunteers will:
  • Build playsets for the Speech and Language Development Center, a program in Buena Park that serves 340 students with multiple challenges, age 3 months to 21 years.

  • Make superhero capes and badges for children in three programs of the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (early identification, early-childhood inclusion program for children with autism, and a program for young children with complex needs).

  • Build storage cubbies and make learning rugs for No Limits, an organization that provides afterschool services for and produces shows with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Decorate meal trays for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Los Angeles.

  • Decorate two surfboards to be donated to veterans through Operation Amped.

The ASHA Exhibit Hall showcases more than 300 companies that provide services and tools to enhance your professional practice—from books by experts on hot topics, technology solutions and software, to games and toys for treatment with children. You can see, touch and test the latest equipment, products and technology.
Stop by the Exhibit Hall for a daily dedicated lunch break and chance to network with exhibitors and colleagues. Tickets for convenient boxed lunches ($14) may be purchased when you register online (daily menus will be available when registration opens).
Virtual Expo
Explore the ASHA Exhibit Hall before you arrive in L.A. The online “Virtual Expo” allows you to navigate the exhibit floor, and lists the profiles of exhibiting companies so you can plan your visit.

Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. • Friday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

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