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CSAP Fall Conference

CSAP... A Place for our Finest Leaders to Connect and Reflect

November 14, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts

Meeting Location
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Room Location: 253AB

Hotel Reservations
For sleeping room reservation, please contact ASHA Convention 2018 Reservation Center at 1-877-585-6005 for hotel accommodations or visit the ASHA housing link at http://www.asha.org/Events/convention/Convention-Housing/.

Early Bird Discount Available Until October 22, 2018

Online Registration has closed. Please visit the on-site registration desk at the Conference to register.
Printable Registration Form - download printable form to mail or fax

Registration Confirmations
Confirmations will be sent via email. Please provide your email address with registration. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the meeting, please notify the CSAP office at 1-855-727-2836.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests received on or before November 2, 2018 will be refunded less a $25 handling fee.

Handouts Now Available
Handouts are now available. Please download to your mobile device or print and bring with you to the Conference. Printed handouts will not be available on-site.

Note: Times subject to change.

Wednesday, November 14


Breakfast on Your Own

8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome/Opening Comments
Kami Rowland, President, CSAP

9:15 am – 9:30 am

State Recognitions
Elise Davis-McFarland, President and Katheryn L. Boada, VP for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break/Pictures following State Recognitions

9:45 am – 10:05 am

Andrea Falzarano ASHA Leadership Development Program Toolkit Presentation

10:05 am – 11:05 am

How to Work Effectively With Your Management Company for the Greater Good of Your State Organization
Mary Faella, New Jersey; Beryl Fogel, California; Sonja Floyd, Georgia; Tamara Freeman-Nichols, Virginia; Jacob Gutshall, Missouri; Ashlen Thomason and Lee Ann Griffith, Arkansas; Lyndsey Zurawski, Florida

11:05 am – 12:00 pm

Roundtable Discussions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  

Separate but Equal, How Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists can Collaborate on Your State Board
Mary Faella/Robynne Kratchman, New Jersey; Dena Hall, Kansas; Pat Jones, Missouri; Tena McNamara, Illinois

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

How to Work With Your Universities to Increase Membership and Bring Attention to the Profession and State Organization
Sonja Floyd, Georgia; Beryl Fogel, California; Tamara Freeman-Nichols, Virginia; Jacob Gutshall, Missouri; Dena Hall, Kansas; Julie Zellner, Connecticut

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Advocacy, How to Get Started and Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door With Key Legislators
Mary Boyle, Rhode Island; Beryl Fogel, California; Dena Hall, Kansas; Angela Mezzano, Maryland; Kami Rowland, Arkansas

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break/Sweeps Winning Tickets Announced

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Nancy McKinley Leadership Award
Ellayne Ganzfried, Chair, Nancy McKinley Leadership Award Committee

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Roundtable Discussions

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

CSAP Business Meeting

4:45 pm          

Adjournment - CSAP Happy Hour

CSAPer Comment Gallery

"This conference gave me emotional and theoretical support on how to tackle our state problems... we are not alone." CSAP Spring 2017

"This Conference was excellent!!" CSAP Spring 2018

"It was really fantastic! I loved it!" CSAP Spring 2018

FAQs for First Time CSAPers

What can I expect from my first CSAP?  You can expect to have FUN and will get a lot of valuable information.  You will make friendships that last beyond your participation in CSAP.

What is the dress for CSAP?  Many attendees wear business casual clothing.  Bring a sweater or wrap, as the room temperatures fluctuate.  Dress for the Social depends on the event – it can range from casual to business casual.

What is the 50/50?  The 50/50 drawing is an effort to raise monies to offset the costs of the Fall and Spring meetings.  Participants are able to buy a chance at winning 50% of the total monies raised.  The drawing occurs during the Business Meeting.

What should I bring for the Live Auction?  The item should be at least $50 - $100 in value.  Jewelry, pottery, professional team sportswear and artwork have always sold well.  Consider “travel ability and uniqueness” of the item you bring. 

How is my Live Auction item displayed?  All items will be placed on a table for viewing prior to the auction. 

How can I pay for my Auction items?  CSAP accepts cash, check, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) to complete your auction purchases.

Why are there 50/50 drawings and Auctions?  These are fun and exciting traditions for members to help raise money for our organization.  The monies raised during the auction and 50/50 drawing help in offsetting the cost of the Spring and Fall meetings.  Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the Live Auction goes towards the Nancy McKinley Leadership Award that CSAP awards on an annual basis.

What is the Nancy McKinley Award?  This is an annual award which is presented at the spring CSAP conference.  A check is presented to the State Speech and Hearing Association in honor of the awardee. 

Who was Nancy McKinley?  Nancy McKinley (Wisconsin), CSAP President in 2002, was the embodiment of a selfless volunteer dedicated to promoting the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, and supporting those who had chosen one of these professions as their career.  In Nancy’s honor, the Leadership Award was created.   This award acknowledges a member of a state speech/language/hearing association for his/her exemplary contributions to their association. 


Future CSAP Meetings

2019 Spring Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas

2019 Fall Conference
Orlando, Florida

2020 Spring Conference
Cleveland, Ohio

2020 Fall Conference
San Diego, California

CSAP Teleseminars

Check back soon for live Teleseminars.


Making Meetings Work with Parliamentary Procedures
Presented by Roberta Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP
Past President, WSLHA

Replay Teleseminar

Cost: $20

This teleseminar will provide presiding officers with parliamentary tools to assist in planning and implementing meetings. A review of agenda development; techniques for presiding as well as understanding the use for explicit bylaws/standing rules will be discussed.  Emphasis will be on the latest edition of Roberts Rules of Order, newly revised, 11th edition (2011).

Register Online

Printable Registration Form



Leadership: Adjusting the Sails
Presented by: Melanie W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP

Replay Teleseminar

Cost $20

For the aspiring and seasoned leader alike!
What the basic qualities of an effective leader?
How to deal with difficult situations that confront leaders.
Stories and examples to inspire and motivate.

Register Online

Printable Registration Form

Thinking Outside the Box: On-line Solutions for Your Association

Presented by Mischael Shollenberger, founder of AuthWire

Replay Teleseminar

Cost $20

Topics included:

Website management/donations
Online voting
Online membership dues processing
Conferences/Seminars - signups and payment
Continuing education/online courses

Register Online

Printable Registration Form


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