Network and Connect at Social Events Connect with old and new colleagues at gatherings and receptions throughout the convention, and stay in touch on social media. Features
Features  |   August 01, 2017
Network and Connect at Social Events
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Features   |   August 01, 2017
Network and Connect at Social Events
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 71. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC3.22082017.71
The ASHA Leader, August 2017, Vol. 22, 71. doi:10.1044/leader.ACC3.22082017.71
First-Timers’ Welcome
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5–6:30 p.m.Location to be announced
Is this your first ASHA Convention experience? Come to this popular gathering to meet other first-timers and to preview programs and activities slated for the next three days. You’ll have an opportunity to meet ASHA President Gail Richard and Convention Co-Chairs Mary Casper and Anita Vereb, as well as other ASHA representatives. Enjoy light refreshments.
Welcome Reception
Thursday, Nov. 9, 5–6:30 p.m.Los Angeles Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
After the opening session and a full day of continuing education, meet up with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall—a dedicated time to check out and mingle with exhibitors. Socialize and network while enjoying light snacks and a cash bar before you head to the twilight sessions. This reception is open to all fully registered attendees; guest tickets are available for friends and family.
Open Houses
Friday, Nov. 10, 8:30–11 p.m.Various locations
Friday night is an evening of celebration, as a number of universities and affiliated organizations host open houses following the Awards Ceremony.
Closing Party
Saturday, Nov. 11, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Come to a surprise studio set for Saturday night’s Closing Party. Have a movie-star experience while you nibble on tasty bites and sip cool drinks from “craft services” while socializing with friends on set. Tickets are available for purchase through registration.
These popular gatherings are a great way to continue your networking outside of the ASHA Convention in exciting Los Angeles locations.
Political Action Committee (PAC) Reception (ASHA members only)
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m.Location to be announced
This annual event benefits ASHA-PAC, which serves as the political voice of the audiology and speech-language pathology professions on Capitol Hill. A suggested donation of $50 to ASHA-PAC secures your reception ticket.
ASHFoundation Fundraiser
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30–9:30 p.m.Belasco Theatre
Come out on Thursday evening for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s fun-filled annual gala to raise funds. Purchase your ticket through registration.
Social Media
Make social media part of your ASHA Convention experience. Join in the Twitter conversation by following the official @ASHA_events handle. Use the hashtag “#ASHA17” while tweeting about the convention to connect with fellow #SLPeeps, #AudPeeps, volunteer leaders and ASHA staff.
Lounges and Zones
A number of lounges and focused service or learning zones—located in the Exhibit Hall and various areas throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center—provide places to gather, relax and chat informally with ASHA staff. Stop by for information and to network.
  • ASHA Continuing Education Lounge

  • ASHA Journals Lounge

  • ASHA Leader Ideas Lounge

  • ASHA Member Services Center

  • Certification Lounge

  • Circle of Support Lounge (in the Career Fair)

  • Concierge Learning Center

  • CORNER (Clinical Outcomes Registry, NOMS and Evidence-Based Resources) Lounge

  • Empowerment Zone (includes leadership, advocacy and media skills, SIGs and more).

  • Faculty-Researcher Lounge

  • International Lounge

  • NSSLHA/Student Lounge

  • Practice Portal Lounge

  • Public Relations Lounge—Value of the CCCs

Convention registration and housing open Aug. 1

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August 2017
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