Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Anyone Submit a Call for Papers Submission and Do I Need to Fill in the Information and Submit it Electronically?
A: We invite ALL professionals in the speech, speech science and audiology fields to submit research or therapy-focused professional content for our consideration. We also welcome and encourage submissions from presenters in related fields; professional, ethics, business, management, leadership, scheduling/time management, administration, billing/coding, supervision, technology, OT, PT and more… Opportunities also exist for poster submissions from students and professionals in the speech, speech science and audiology fields of study! All submissions must be made using the submission forms available on our website before the specified deadlines. Any questions should be directed to us via the contact avenues on our website before making your submission.
Q: Can I Obtain OSLHA Membership and then Register Online for Convention at the OSLHA Member Rate?
A: Yes! You are welcome to join OSLHA for the first time or renew your membership online and then proceed immediately to register for convention online and take advantage of the discounted convention pricing offered exclusively to OSLHA members!
Q: How Can I Pay for My Convention Registration?
A: We gladly accept payment for registrations through a variety of payment methods. Attendees will need to create your own, unique user account on our website to place an order for any product. Log in to your own account, access and complete your convention order form and proceed to “Submit Your Form & Choose a Payment Type”.
You will be presented options to submit your form and pay by a variety of universally accepted credit or debit cards or you can select to “pay by check” and print your completed registration form for mailing with a personal or business check or money order. **Remember to mail any Early Bird check payments postmarked by the Early Bird date!
Q: How Can I Register for Convention and Have My Employer Make the Payment?
A:We gladly accept payment for registrations a number of different ways. Attendees are now required to create a user account on our website and logging in to this user account will be required to conduct any purchases, including convention registration. Therefore, it is suggested for each individual to log into their user account and complete their own registration form submission online. Doing so will ensure your order is placed under the correct user name and will allow uniterrupted access to past purchase history/receipts and will also facilitate display of the attendee convention agenda and post-convention CE attendance codes!
An interested attendee can log in and complete a convention registration and then proceed to the payment options. They can choose the “Pay by Check” option to submit the registration form and receive an invoice for check payment to be made. Employers can use that printed form for payment processing and should remit payment to us by check or by calling us to make payment by credit card. **Remember employers must mail or provide payments reflecting Early Bird rates postmarked by the Early Bird date!
Alternately, your employer may also be willing to connect an attendee with their authorized accounts payable employee with you before you complete your online registration, allowing you to submit the form and payment by credit card online together. We welcome either process!
Q: Are There Options for a Reduced Cost to Attend the OSLHA Convention?
A: The OSLHA Legislative Council has taken great care to ensure our convention attendance pricing is consistent with the going rates at other similar conventions across the nation. We also exercise diligence in the spending of convention income to ensure we provide the highest quality presentations, activities and meals possible despite pricing increases and economic factors beyond our control. Because of this careful planning, we are currently able to provide single, 2-day and 3-day registration options to our professional attendees. We expect to continue to offer a variety of registration options whenever possible.
Q: Can I Cancel My Convention Registration and What is the Refund Policy?
A: We are pleased to offer early registration options to give attendees an opportunity to secured desired options early and to prepurchase products at a discounted price. In doing so, there is some risk associated with the possibility of needing to cancel your attendance. Our tiered refund policy allows those who preregister at a cost-savings some options for a full or partial refund until the final preregistration date. After that time, your attendance is accounted for and reserved with the convention venue and we are unable to make any refund available for any reason; including illness, injury and weather-related circumstance.
Q: Are Convention Courses Offered for CEUs and If So, How Many?
A: We are pleased to confirm that our continuing education activities are available for ASHA CEUs and when noted in the course details, are also available for AAA CEUs!
2020 Convention courses are offered for the following amounts:
- PreConventions – .2 ASHA CEUs, (and AAA CEUs where indicated on each course description)
- MiniSeminars – .15 ASHA CEUs (and AAA CEUs where indicated on each course description),
- Short Courses – .2 ASHA CEUs,
- Caucus Sessions – .15 ASHA CEUs (and AAA CEUs where indicated),
- Posters – up to .15 ASHA CEUs available.
Q: What Should I Bring to Convention To Maximize My Experience?
A: We encourage attendees to plan ahead and some of the following might make that easier:
- Make overnight accommodations as early as possible
- Make travel plans in consideration of the weather and consider timing with traffic delays in mind.
- Dress is business casual and we encourage comfortable walking shoes for travel to and from parking and classrooms.
- Dress in layers and/or bring a sweater or jacket as classroom temperatures fluctuate.
- View and print hard copies or preload your course handouts on your handheld device and refer to them during your courses. Handouts will be available for your selected courses in your Personal Agenda when logged into our Convention Attendee Portal at www.oslha2go.org.
Q: When Can I Gain Access To View/Print Course Handouts?
A: Handouts will be submitted by our speakers 2 weeks prior to the convention start date. Handouts will then be formatted and made available as quickly as possible and will appear next to your course selections in your agenda when logged into our Convention Attendee Portal at www.oslha2go.org.
Q: How Are Attendance Codes Used During The OSLHA Convention Courses/Activities?
A: As you may have experienced at other independent CE activities, OSLHA validates course attendance and confirms attendee course changes with the use of course attendance codes. Due to the popularity of our convention, reviewing course sign-in sheets for individual attendance is not an effective method of attendance verification. Instead, attendance codes given during courses integrates nicely with our online attendance system and allows us to get your certificate of attendance and ASHA/AAA registries updated with onsite course changes very shortly after our event concludes.
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- Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $75
- Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $45
- Student Membership (Full-time CSD Students): $25
- Life Memberships Available to Lifetime Membership Participants
Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off the OSLHA Convention as well as access to exclusive online continuing education programming and accessibility to reasonably priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.