TSHA CONVENTION FAQs and NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION


If you have a question that is not addressed on this FAQ list, please contact registration@txsha.org.

What is the COVID-19 plan at the TSHA Annual Convention? 

Face masks are required for all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, vendors, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors during the Annual Convention. To learn more about the social distancing and sanitation efforts we're putting into place, visit our Health and Well-Being page.

What time will the Registration Desk open? 
Wednesday, February 23: 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 24: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Friday, February 25: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Saturday, February 26: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What time is the Exhibit Hall open? 
Thursday, February 24: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Friday, February 25: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Times are posted in local, Central Standard Time. Additional scheduling information can be found on the Schedule-at-a Glance page

Will there by WiFi at Convention? 
TSHA does not provide attendee WiFi; however, you may connect to networks that the FWCC offers.

How do I pay for my registration? 

TSHA accepts both credit card and check payments for convention registration. Credit card payments must be completed online during the registration process. Checks must be made payable to Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and may be mailed to the following address:

TSHA
8645 Solution Center
Chicago, IL 60677-8006

All attendees who opt to pay by check must complete the online registration form. The option to pay by check will be presented to you during checkout.

What if I chose to pay by check while processing my registration, but decide to pay by credit card? 
Registrants may pay their unpaid registration via credit card by accessing their active invoice. Please follow the instructions below:

1) Login to your TSHA membership account
2) Go to your Profile (under My Options > My Profile on the top-right corner of your screen)
3) Click on the Transactions tab
4) Select View Invoice next to your 2022 registration
5) Select either Pay With Credit Card, Pay by Check, or Pay by Third Party

What if I need to cancel my registration?
Requests for cancellations (by email to registration@txsha.org) must be received by January 31, 2022, in order to receive a refund less a 25% processing fee. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2022. All refunds will be processed following the 2022 TSHA Annual Convention. TSHA is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by registrants. Speakers are subject to change without notice.

What is the attire for Convention? 
TSHA suggests business casual, but there are no strict guidelines on attire. We ask that attendees present themselves in a professional manner. Additionally, meeting spaces may fluctuate greatly in temperature. We strongly suggest wearing layers for comfort. We also suggest comfortable shoes.

How do I access the session handouts? 
Session handouts are available to all paid attendees and can be accessed via the TSHA Convention Mobile App. Please note that not all speakers will provide handouts for sessions.

How do I download the mobile app? 
The convention Mobile App will be available to all attendees. The app will be available in the Google Play Store (Android devices) or Apple Store (Apple devices). More information on how to download the Mobile App will be available prior to Convention.

How do I obtain TSHA CEs for Convention? 
TSHA CEs are self-reported by each attendee. Additional information on CE credits can be found on our Continuing Education Information page.

How do I register/check-in onsite?
Upon arrival at the Fort Worth Convention Center, attendees who have pre-registered online through the TSHA website must plan to visit the Convention Badge Pick-Up Kiosks during the posted registration hours. To obtain a convention badge, simply step up to a badge-printing kiosk (computer) and enter the last name of the attendee, confirm that your information is correct and click print. Staff will be onsite to assist you. Attendees needing additional assistance, or those registering/paying onsite, may approach staff at the Registration Desk. Those that have not pre-registered for the event will need to go straight to the Onsite Registration Desk to get registered and paid. You will pick up your badge there.

What do I need to pre-register for? What can I attend without registering? 
Full-Convention Registration includes access to all keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and the Exhibit Hall. Attendees may choose to attend any concurrent session available, space permitting (see below). Attendees are required to pre-register for Short Courses and the TSH-Foundation Breakfast. These may be added to your registration through the online registration process or at the onsite registration desks.

How do I add/change the paid sessions I want to attend on my registration?
Attendees who wish to add paid sessions on to their registration may log back into their registration profile by accessing the TSHA Registration page.

Use the "Register Now" link. On the right side of the page, you should see "View Your Registration Details" under the Already Registered heading. Once you click on this, you will be brought to your personal registration page. Click on "My Registration". On the next page, you should see "My Options". Under this heading, click on the "Add Additional Options" to view and purchase the options available.

Please note that attendees are not required to pre-register for specific concurrent or keynote sessions prior to Convention. Sessions that require pre-registration are limited to short courses and TSH-Foundation breakfast.

What do I do if a session I want to attend is "full"/there are no seats left?
Concurrent sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. If no seats are left in a session you want to attend, there may be standing room available. However, the Convention Center and TSHA staff reserve the right to “close” a session room if it reaches capacity as deemed by the local Fire Marshal. Please let TSHA Staff know if a particular session is full when you attend.

My family is traveling with me - Is there an age limit on attendees/guest at Convention? 
Due to the professional nature of the TSHA Convention & Exhibition, all attendees and guests must be 18+ years old, unless accompanied by a guardian, to attend any Convention sessions and/or events. The guardian of anyone under the age of 18 will need to complete a waiver at Registration in order to have access to the Exhibit Hall. Any networking event where alcohol is served is limited to attendees 21 or over. Please be aware that guests must adhere to our COVID-19 guidelines

Where should Exhibitors and Sponsors get information? 
If you are or would like to be an exhibitor or sponsor for the TSHA Convention please visit the Convention Exhibitors Information Page or contact: 

Everett Lightle, TSHA Sales Manager 
Everett.Lightle@txha.or
(312) 673-5623

Where is the Convention being held and how do I make hotel room reservations? 
The 66th Annual Convention & Exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center:
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

TSHA has secured discounted room rates at the Omni, Sheraton, and Hilton in downtown Fort Worth. Book through the Convention Housing Information Page to secure your hotel reservation within the TSHA room block. Please note that listed room prices exclude taxes. This discounted room rate cannot be guaranteed after February 1, 2022.

What meals are included with my registration? 
There are no meals included in the Full Conference Registration fee. Food is available for purchase during the exhibit hall hours in the back of the exhibit hall. If you purchase the Foundation Breakfast ticket in the registration process, breakfast will be provided on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Where should I eat at the Fort Worth Convention Center? 
Grab and go items will be available for purchase during lunches at Convention. For other meals, Fort Worth has a large selection of dining options. Visit this website for more information: https://www.fortworth.com/restaurants/

What do I do in case of an emergency while onsite at Convention?
That information is forthcoming.

I have special meals/transportation/accommodations needed, where should I report that? 
It is TSHA's goal to ensure that everyone is included in Convention and can experience it to its fullest. To ensure that we can accommodate you, please include any requests for accommodations in your registration notes when registering online for Convention.