Annual Conference

2012 CAPCSD Conference and Global Summit:
Sustaining Global Alliances

April 18 - 21, 2012
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA
1 (949) 640-4000

On Wednesday, April 18, the pre-conference workshop is on global leadership with Dr. Cynthia Scott, consultant and author. The workshop will focus on effective leadership with subsequent career advancement, a crucial topic during these difficult times.

On Thursday, April 19, in addition to other sessions, we present our first-ever Global Summit on Higher Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Participants will engage in information exchanges on ways to foster international collaboration and experiential opportunities for education and research in CSD as well as global networking among CSD academic programs and related professional organizations.

On Friday, April 20, our conference plenary session will focus on challenging students followed by a variety of sessions that focus on important CSD academic and clinical issues. Topics range from alternate clinical models to programmatic funding and leadership development. Updates from the Councils on Academic Accreditation and Clinical Certification are scheduled as well.

On Saturday morning, April 21, the annual business meeting is scheduled along with a session on reimbursement for university clinics and the challenges of graduate admissions.

For more information:

Click here for the Conference program.

Click here for the At-A-Glance Conference schedule.

To register:

For conference participants, click here for the registration form and online payment system.

Log in to see Member rates. If you have not logged in before, please ask your CAPCSD Institutional Representative (usually your program chair) to invite you to log on. If you have questions about logging on, please email

For exhibitors and sponsors, click here for the registration form and online payment system.

Click here to make your room reservation. Room rates for single and double occupancy are $185.00.  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before March 26, 2012, which is the cut-off date for room reservations.

The closest airport is the John Wayne Airport (SNA). The hotel is a short cab ride from the airport.