Our events are annual continuing education opportunities for school SLPs & SLPAs. We strive to be affordable and provide the highest quality event.
Compared to other events, we offer more continuing ed hours, quality meals for no additional charge, as well as high quality speakers and topics geared toward the public school SLP & SLPA.
Our events take place over the course of two days. Friday 8am - 3pm-ish is our Pre-Conference; and Friday night from 5-10pm-ish and Saturday 8-5 is the Conference.
1. Are you going to offer credit or ASHA CEUs?
2. Can I receive partial graduate credit from Adams State University?
3. Can I receive partial recertification credit from CDE?
4. How can I register using my credit card?
5. How do you set the cost for the pre-conference and conference registration?
6. Things that are typically out of our control
7. Why didn’t I receive handouts for every speaker/session?
8. What is your refund policy?
9. Is there a registration limit for the symposium? If so, why?
10. I would like to see a greater variety of breakout speakers at the symposium. Does the Metro committee pay for breakout speakers?
11. Why has the cost of the symposium gradually increased over the years?
12. Why does the symposium run so late on Friday night?
13. Why can’t I view the speaker handouts?
14. Is there Wi-Fi?
15. How do I make a special dietary request?
Are you going to offer credit or ASHA CEUs?
At this point we will be offering graduate credit from Adams State University and CDE recertification credit. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ASHA CEUs as we were not able to secure a corporate sponsor to cover the costs associated with offering ASHA CEUs. These CDE clock hours and graduate credits will not appear in your ASHA CE registry.
*7.5 hours of CDE recertification credit (free)
*.5 semester hours of Adams State University credit ($22.50)
*15 hours of CDE recertification credit (free)
*1.0 semester hours of Adams State University credit ($55.00)
Can I receive partial graduate credit from Adams State University?
Due to Adams State University’s requirements or contact hours, no partial credit is available. While we understand that there may be circumstances where full attendance may not be possible, we cannot make exceptions. Your reflection must be complete, no sections should be left blank.
Can I receive partial recertification credit from CDE?
Contact hours that can be used for recertification are offered by CDE. CDE’s policy is that an attended may not receive a CDE certificate if they have not attended the full event. You will receive your certificate of attendance with CDE contact hours after completing the evaluation. Link to the evaluation will only be distributed at the event during the last session on Saturday. While we understand that there may be circumstances where full attendance may not be possible, we cannot make exceptions. Certificates will be emailed to the same email address used for registration. Please allow 2 weeks to receive your certificate.
How can I register using my credit card?
For the convenience of our attendees, Metro is able to accept credit cards via PayPal. You may pay for the Pre-Conference and the Conference using the drop down menu on the registration page. You will be registered and do not need to mail in a registration page separately. Your PayPal receipt is your receipt for the event. No other receipt or confirmation will be sent to you.
*If you are registering or paying on behalf of someone else – please place the attendee’s name in the “Special Instructions” box or as the shipping recipient’s name and address OR email email@example.com
How do you set the cost for the pre-conference and conference registration?
Since we are a non-profit organization we try very hard to set our costs for the registration as low as possible to just break even. Your registration fees pay for the hotel rental, meal costs, audio-visual equipment, keynote speakers and printing. Unfortunately, CDE has undergone significant budget cuts, but we are thankful that CDE still is able to help with the cost of bringing in nationally known keynote speakers for our conference.
Things that are typically out of our control
Temperature of the rooms – we suggest dressing in layers
Bathrooms – we have requested for the hotel staff to bus the bathroom during the sessions to help minimize problems. If you notice the bathrooms need attention, please report it to the front desk immediately.
Why didn’t I receive handouts for every speaker/session?
Keynote handouts are printed and made available to attendees. Not all breakout speakers provide handouts as requested. All Short Course handouts and Breakout speaker handouts are posted on our website before and after the Symposium. Attendees should either print handouts or download them onto their tablet. In order to keep costs and therefore registration as low as possible, free WiFi is not available to attendees. It is HGIHLY recommended that you print handouts before your arrival at the venue.
What is your refund policy?
There will be a $50 fee for cancellations received on or before the date 14 days prior to the first day of the symposium.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 14 days before the first day of the annual symposium.
All cancellations must be sent in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a registration limit for the symposium? If so, why?
Yes – Symposium registration is limited each year due to the host hotel’s seating capacity. Therefore, it’s important to register early! We do keep a waiting list for registrations we receive after the symposium is full. We contact people on the waiting list as we receive notice that attendees who are already registered will not be able to attend.
I would like to see a greater variety of breakout speakers at the symposium. Does the Metro committee pay for breakout speakers?
The planning and execution of the Symposium is handled by a committee of volunteers. All Metro committee members and breakout speakers are volunteers and all Metro committee members work hard to recruit breakout speakers throughout the year. However, our control of the topics presented is limited naturally by our ability to recruit volunteer speakers with expertise in a variety of areas. Speaker agreements are available each year on our website usually beginning in September. If you are aware of SLPs or related professionals who would make great speakers for our symposium, feel free to direct them to our website (www.metrospeechlanguagenetwork.org). The more speakers we have wishing to participate, the greater chance we have to offer a variety of topics.
Why has the cost of the symposium gradually increased over the years?
The Metro Speech-Language Network strives to keep the symposium affordable to SLPs. Expenses and fees (i.e. keynote speakers, venue, AV, food, credit card fees, etc.) increase annually. Symposium registration fees are raised only when it is apparent that our operating budget does not have the flexibility to absorb costs in excess of registration fees.
Why does the symposium run so late on Friday night?
Typically, the symposium starts after work/school hours due to the fact that many school districts do not allow their employees to use continuing education hours earned during the work day toward a pay step increase. Due to our getting a later start, we must run the Friday night keynote speaker until 9 or 10pm in order to squeeze in the full number of hours of learning activities granted for the day. Our requirements for how hours are counted is dictated by our relationship with Adams State University and with CDE in terms of what they require for offering a full 1 hour of graduate credit (or contact hours for CDE in-service hours) for the two day symposium. Certificates of attendance for the Pre-Conference and the Conference are available at the conclusion of those entire sessions. You may use wither the conference certificate or ASU credit to fulfill your ASHA continuing education requirements.
Why can’t I view the speaker handouts?
Often times the problem is with certain internet browsers. We recommend using Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome. There have been known compatibility issues with Internet Explorer.
If you are a symposium speaker, we recommend that you convert all handouts to PDF format, which will make it easier for users to view and download your files. Please convert all Word and Power Point documents to PDF before submitting your documents to be placed on our website.
Is there Wi-Fi?
In order to keep costs and registration as low as possible, free WiFi is not available to attendees.
How do I make a special dietary request?
If requesting a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal, you must submit that request here: SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST. All special meal correspondence should be sent to email@example.com, with “MEAL REQUEST” in the subject line.
No adjustment to registration fees will be made if attendees bring their own food. PLEASE NOTE: Special meal correspondence sent to other email addresses will not be honored. All special meal requests must be received 14 days prior to the event, no exceptions.
February 11 - 12, 2022
Denver Marriott Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Blvd
Westminster, CO 80021
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm