Can’t-Miss Student Activities at Convention

Last year was my first time attending the ASHA Convention. I’ll never forget what an amazing experience it was—gaining life-long connections and learning so much about our fields at sessions and presentations. Not to mention, this was my first trip to Boston—what a great new city to explore!

My favorite memory, by far, was interacting with fellow students in the NSSLHA Lounge and hearing what motivates them to pursue this field. Convention offers so many opportunities for professionals and students alike, so take advantage of the experience by exploring your passions and network with like-minded peers as you prepare to become future audiologists and SLPs.

It’s time to pack your bags and check out all of the exciting activities we have planned for students … because this year’s convention will be nothing short of extraordinary!

NSSLHA Lounge

Thursday, November 21 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm.)
Friday, November 22 (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)

Be sure to start your Convention experience (and keep coming back each day) at the NSSLHA Lounge!

Say hi and meet your National NSSLHA student leaders, network with other CSD students, hear from professionals, and make new friends. We’ll have loads of freebies for you, like special student-related ribbons, giveaways, and candy. There will also be a chance to win great daily prizes! Oh, and you don’t want to miss out on taking a selfie at our selfie station too! Big thanks to our lounge sponsor, Speech Pathology Group—we couldn’t do all these great things without them.

Must-Attend Events & Activities

First-Timers’ Welcome

Wednesday, November 20, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Convention Center, F1 (Tangerine Ballroom)

If it’s your first time at Convention, come get an overview about the next 3 days and network with fellow students and professionals. National NSSLHA student leaders will be there and are eager to meet you all!

NSSLHA Par-tay!

Thursday, November 21, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
B.B. King’s Blues Club

Join us at a FREE party just for students! Grab a drink and enjoy some tasty appetizers while hanging out with other CSD students. Psst… grab 1 free drink ticket at the NSSLHA Lounge ahead of time … while supplies last!

Big shout-out to our NSSLHA Par-tay! sponsors: EBS Healthcare, ETS, and Simucase!

Brain Power

NSSLHA Praxis Prep Sessions

Whether you’re an #aud2b or #slp2b, come join us at our Praxis Prep Sessions where you can practice with some sample questions and case studies from the exam. Get valuable study resources and study tips, too. The number of seats each session is limited, so be sure to get there early to nab a spot.

SLP Praxis Prep
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)

  • Thursday, November 21, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

AuD Praxis Prep
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)

  • Friday, November 22, 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Thanks to our NSSLHA Praxis Prep sponsor, ETS!

NSSLHA Office Hours

Stop by the NSSLHA Lounge for some coffee, cookies, and conversation! Chat with professionals about these exciting topics:

Dr. Patricia Chute, CCC-AuD
Cochlear Implants

Thursday, November 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Aleisha Allen, CCC-SLP
From Actress to SLP—Her Experience as an Early Career Professional
Thursday, November 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Deborah Brooks, CCC-SLP
Experience as a CSD Social Media Influencer
Friday, November 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Kathy Beatty, CCC-SLP, SPG Representative
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Friday, November 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Alexis Redmond, ASHA’s Director of Career Management Resources
Resume Tips

Saturday, November 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Networking

Graduate School Fair & PhD Center

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Convention Center, Hall D2 (Posters)

Chat with CSD program reps about graduate or PhD program goals, curricula, clinical experiences, and research opportunities.

Career Fair

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Looking for someone to talk to about creating the perfect resume? Or want to talk to employers about different setting options? Check out the Career Fair!

For Fun

Discounts at the ASHA Store

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

Check out the store for TONS of fun speech, audiology, and NSSLHA/ASHA themed souvenirs. Bonus: Everything is discounted by 10% (price as marked) and you can get an additional $10 off when you spend more than $50!

Exhibit Hall

Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

You’ll have so much fun going around and trying out new therapy techniques and resources, talking with companies, conducting mock interviews, and getting free stuff like t-shirts, therapy materials, and your own Super Duper bag!

Join Us Virtually

Can’t make it to Orlando this year? That’s okay! Join the Convention experience from home by keeping tabs on National NSSLHA’s Instagram! All of our NSSLHA Office Hours will be featured live, so please send us any questions you have to ask while watching.

We’ll also post pictures and share stories each day to give you an inside look at what NSSLHA is up to at Convention!

#NSSLHAinOrlando #SuccessStartsHere #NSSLHA

See You In Orlando

No matter what sessions, activities, and events you fill your Convention schedule with, be sure to have fun, engage with your peers and fellow professionals, and take LOTS of pictures! Share your Convention experience with us on social media by using our hashtags and look out for our Insta Story takeover throughout the week. We’re so proud of all of the hard work you all have done to get to this stage of your career and we’re excited to see you there!

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