It is with great enthusiasm to invite each of you to attend MSHA’s 2018 Annual Continuing Education Conference between April 18-20th, 2018! Once again, the beautiful and historic city of Natchez will be hosting us and we cannot be more thrilled. Our annual conference has been at its largest attendance over the past few years, and this year we are aiming to break that record. Please join over 500 of your colleagues to make this the most memorable conference yet!
I am pleased to announce that our lineup of speakers is once again filled with nationally renowned speakers for both Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The speakers we have lined up for this year are truly top-notch and have so much useful information for your practice. We are fortunate that your dues, contributions, conference fees, and sponsorships allow MSHA to continuously obtain speakers that are unrivaled. Additionally, we also have numerous experts around our state who have volunteered their time to deliver information which can be highly beneficial to your practice. This year, we are also boasting a record number of poster presentations from students, colleagues, and universities across the entire state of Mississippi. I cannot remember a conference when I have been this excited and proud of our state and our professions as I have this one.
Oh yes, we are bringing the fun back to conference this year as well! There will be numerous networking opportunities which include a welcome reception on Wednesday night with an amazing chocolate fondue fountain and local adult beverages in the Grand Hotel Ballroom and the Student Praxis Bowl where you can come and cheer on your favorite students and schools as they compete for the winning title. And of course, we could not pass up the opportunity to bring back the extremely popular and entertaining MSHA Block Party on Thursday night at the Rolling Rivers Bistro! Bring your dancing shoes and your lucky charms so we can dance the night away and win one of the countless door prizes from local vendors!
I sincerely hope that you will consider taking advantage of this superior state conference, the networking opportunities, as well as fit in some time to explore this gorgeous city. I look forward to seeing you all in Natchez soon! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Kim Ward, 2018 MSHA Conference Chair