An international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession.

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VASTA's Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce the
Request for Proposals for VASTA's Annual Conference in 2019 -
“Connectors, Communicators, and Culture." 

Orlando, Florida, USA - 4-7 August 2019
Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando
Deadline for Submission: Friday, 25 January 2019

For more information about proposals,

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Early Career Leadership Initiative

Every year, the VASTA board invites two people who are early in their career as Voice & Speech professionals to join them around the table at our Board of Directors meetings.  This is an exciting program two-fold:  it allows the Board to hear a unique perspective by those who are early in their career and it provides those people chosen with a chance to see how the organization runs.  An exciting outcome is that, after two successful years of this initiative, every person who has been involved in the program has continued to stay involved as an officer or board member.  Whoever is chosen will be provided travel and accommodations to attend our Fourth Quarter board meeting the first weekend of December.  If you are early in your career, please think about getting involved by filling out the application form. Final submission date is October 26. 


VASTA Board Election 2018


Kristi Dana, Cynthia DeCure, and Daron Oram have been elected to the VASTA Board.

Cheers and heartfelt thanks to candidates Laura Hitt, Thrasso Petras, and Natasha Staley. We are indeed fortunate that all of these accomplished members contribute their talents and time to VASTA.

-Lynn Watson, VASTA Past President, 2016-18


Member Initiatives

Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group

One of the great things our members do is try to support one another for self-improvement.  VASTA Member, Diane Robinson, saw a need to help people in developing their teaching philosophy statements. For anyone in Academia, this can be a serious undertaking because it is often a part of Tenure & Promotion Materials, so she asked members of our listserv, VASTAvox, if they would like to work with one another in helping one another develop a teaching philosophy.  This has grown into the Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group.

If you are interested in being a part of these discussions, please contact the Tech Director. You will be added,  begin receiving email messages, and have access to VASTA's Google Apps Group. 


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