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Convention Registration is Now Open!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (2 Comments)
Posted by: William Campbell
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Each year, FLASHA hosts an annual convention for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, which has always been one of the premier events of its kind within the state and throughout the southeast. Filled with four days of education sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitors and social events, SLPs and AUDs from across the country attend this can't miss event. 


Last year, we asked attendees what changes they would like to see with our annual convention. You spoke, we listened and made several changes to the FLASHA convention to make it more affordable, more accessible, and more engaging than ever before. 


This year's convention will be held in July to accommodate more attendees, and the location has been moved to beautiful Naples, Florida. Held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, this year's convention will be held on July 26 through 29, 2018 and will feature more than 50 educational sessions (most providing CEU credit), a bigger exhibit hall, and ample opportunities to network with other professionals from across the country. 


What's even more exciting, is that we have the pleasure of featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, world renowned Autism Expert and Animal Activist headlining our convention, providing an opening keynote session on Thursday guaranteed to excite and delight attendees. 


But that's not the only exciting speaker at this year's event! ASHA Immediate Past President, Gail Richard will be providing our keynote general session breakfast on Friday to talk with attendees about legislative involvement, issues facing our profession, and how individual members can make an impact. 


Because of both Dr. Grandin's and Dr. Richard's presence at our convention, we anticipate that we will sell out our convention.


As a member benefit, we are opening registration to FLASHA members first, with FLASHA members having priority access until February 15, 2018, at which time non-members and ASHA members from other states will have access to registration. We also have early-bird pricing: register before June 23, 2018 and receive $100.00 off convention registration.


We've also revamped our VIP Convention registration package. Returning for its third year, VIP Convention Registration provides guaranteed priority seating for all keynote sessions, all education sessions, a special VIP convention binder, as well as an invitation to a private, one-on-one meet and greet reception hosted by FLASHA President Dr. Lyndsey Zurawski, with both Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Gail Richard in attendance! VIP Convention Registrations IS LIMITED, and ONLY AVAILABLE to FLASHA Members


We are also looking for presenters for our convention, and invite everyone to submit a proposal to speak at our convention. With more than 40 education session spots available, plus our new FLASHTalks theater, we need several talented presenters to round out our schedule. 


We ask everyone to view our Convention Information page on our website for more information, including registration information, hotel reservations, requests for presenters and more. 


Don't forget, Hotel Space is limited! You will want to book your rooms at the Naples Grande as soon as possible to ensure that you will be staying on property and in the middle of all of this year's excitement! Visit our hotel information page for details and registration instructions. 


We look forward to seeing everyone at our First Annual FLASHA Beach Bash in July! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our association offices by phone at 407-749-6677. You can also text us as well, or email us at 


Nancy R. Mahecha says...
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hi. I received a very nice and friendly phone call from Dr. Campbell, Executive Director of FLASHA, explaining that there was a glitch in the system that does not allow Lifetime Members to register online but that they are trying to fix it as soon as possible. In the meantime, he has reserved a spot for me so I can attend this year's Convention as I have for the past 27 years! Thank you Dr. Campbell for your prompt phone call and I hope to see you all at FLASHA this year! Dr. Nancy R. Mahecha
Nancy R. Mahecha says...
Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hi. I have been a member of FLASHA for over 25 years and now I am a Lifetime member. However, when I tried to register for the convention online just now I received a message that my type of membership was not allowed to register online. Why? Dr. Nancy R. Mahecha