This is NBASLH’s 45th anniversary, and we are excited to invite audiologists, speech-language pathologists, researchers, students, and especially our NBASLH Life Members to our 2023 Homecoming in the Washington D.C. area, where NBASLH was founded!

The theme for our 45th annual convention is Welcome Home! Connect. Re-energize. Transform. At this celebratory homecoming event we want to promote CRT:

Connect with our roots & one another

Re-energize our fervor for our work

Transform our mindsets & how we show up for our clients/students

The official convention “pre-game” activities and engagements (including community outreach) begin Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Educational presentations and posters, exhibitors, and other convention functions take place Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency-Crystal City.

We have a special guest speaker and presenter, Sunn m'Cheaux (pronounced sʌn mɪˈʃˈo͡ʊ), “Gulla Teacha,” artist, activist, and social commentator for whom representation and preservation of Gullah/Geechee culture, language, and people are integral to his work. He is a Gullah/Geechee Charleston, SC "binya" (native) speaker, and the first and only instructor of Gullah at Harvard University.

The NBASLH Convention is like a family reunion where you can not only catch up and network with friends, colleagues, and students, but also:

  • Earn ASHA-approved continuing education credits;
  • Access exclusive scholarships, graduate school options, career opportunities,  and products from our exhibitors;
  • Connect with the local community through the NBASLH Cares service projects;
  • Politically engage with education and activities sponsored by the NBASLH Government Affairs and Political Policy Committee;
  • Learn about becoming a mentor or mentee as a student, new career professional, and/or licensed clinician.

Early bird registration is open now! Reserve your hotel room today with our special convention room block pricing. Presentation and poster proposals are due December 7, 2022. Awards and scholarship submissions are due January 11, 2023.


  • Thursday, April 20th: Business Casual
  • Friday, April 21st: Rep' your School (school t-shirts, school colors)
  • Awards Gala Attire: Semi-Formal (wear any color that speaks to your spirit!)
  • Saturday, April 22nd:: NBASLH T-Shirt (past or present)

We look forward to you joining us in Washington, DC for our 45th Annual Convention! 


Joy Lennon & Shauntelle Cannon-Williams
2023 Convention Co-Chairs