MSHA Fall Convention
2017 Convention Update
by Catherine Drescher, MSHA 2017 President
Our theme for this year’s convention is “Thinking Outside the Box.” MSHA 2017 is going to have a different feel and I am excited to share the changes with you! The committee has been working hard and we hope that you enjoy the outcome of our efforts.
DATE: October 18th – 21st
LOCATION: Ruby’s Inn & Conference Center, Missoula
HOTEL INFO: A block of rooms has been reserved at the following area hotels: Ruby’s Inn, Hampton Inn, Best Western Plus, Courtyard Marriott and C’mon Inn. Reservation deadlines are generally one month before our event, so book early! Detailed hotel contact and reservation information will be updated very soon.
CONTENT: Thursday will consist of a variety of 1.5 hour “mini-sessions”. There will be three concurrent sessions per time block. This is an exciting change which will allow you to choose what is interesting to you. Many of the sessions will have crossover content and will be applicable to both SLP and AUD. On Friday there will be a full day session on cleft palate with Mary Hardin Jones, a half-day session on pharmaceuticals and hearing loss with Bob DiSorga and a half-day session on practice development (our presenter has yet to be finalized for this, so check back!). Another change happens on Saturday when we will offer a full day session on cognition with McKay Sohlberg. The convention committee already checked – there’s NOT a Griz game that weekend and the Cats are on the road in Colorado, so make plans to stay for this awesome session!!).
SOCIAL STUFF: There will be a poster session, roundtable discussions, trivia bowl, silent auction and plenty of food and drink!
As you can see Convention 2017 is taking off in a new direction. Make plans to attend and we will see you there!!!
Thanks for attending our MSHA Fall Convention in Helena. Your participation is vital to the success of our organization! This was our first joint convention with the Montana Association of School Psychologists and we appreciated this opportunity to collaborate. We are in the process or reviewing the program evaluations and we will provide a summary ASAP. In the meantime, thanks to all of our presenters, MSHA board members, convention planners, committee chairs, table hosts, silent auction donors, hotel, and participants! Congratulations to our newest board members: Lezlie Pearce-Hopper-president-elect, Shelby Midboe-secretary, and Kathleen Delapp Cohn-member at large.
2017 Membership renewal
2017 Speaker information will be provided in the upcoming months!