Stop by the EBS booth and say "Hello!" during the CSAP Fall Conference on November 11-13, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

For more information: http://www.csap.org/meetings.htm

From the CSAP website: 

FAQs for First Time CSAPers

What can I expect from my first CSAP? You can expect to have FUN and will get a lot of valuable information. You will make friendships that last beyond your participation in CSAP.

What is the dress for CSAP? Many attendees wear business casual clothing. Bring a sweater or wrap, as the room temperatures fluctuate. Dress for the Social depends on the event – it can range from casual to business casual.

Does my Association have to bring “goodies” to give to other state associations?  States in the same region as the “hosting” state association bring “goodies” to hand out to state association leaders before the beginning of our meeting.

What is the 50/50? The 50/50 drawing is an effort to raise monies to offset the costs of the Fall and Spring meetings. Participants are able to buy a chance at winning 50% of the total monies raised.  The drawing occurs during the Business Meeting.

What should I bring for the Live Auction? Each state association is asked to bring an item representative of their state for the Live Auction. The item should be at least $50 - $100 in value. Jewelry, pottery, professional team sportswear and artwork have always sold well. Consider “travel ability and uniqueness” of the item you bring. 

How is my Live Auction item displayed? All items will be placed on a table for viewing prior to the auction. During the auction, each state representative will provide a “marketing presentation” and describe the item for fellow CSAP members – allowing an entertaining opportunity to find out the “history” behind the various items donated. This is a time to show your personality, highlight your state, have fun, and encourage higher bidding. 

How can I pay for my Auction items? CSAP accepts cash, check, or credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) to complete your auction purchases.

Why are there 50/50 drawings and Auctions? These are fun and exciting traditions for members to help raise money for our organization. The monies raised during the auction and 50/50 drawing help in offsetting the cost of the Spring and Fall meetings. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the Live Auction goes towards the Nancy McKinley Leadership Award that CSAP awards on an annual basis.

What is the Nancy McKinley Award? This is an annual award which is presented at the spring CSAP conference. A $1,000 check is presented to the State Speech and Hearing Association in honor of the awardee. Additionally, the awardee will receive a framed certificate or a plaque in acknowledgement of the award. 

Who was Nancy McKinley? Nancy McKinley (Wisconsin), CSAP President in 2002, was the embodiment of a selfless volunteer dedicated to promoting the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, and supporting those who had chosen one of these professions as their career. In Nancy’s honor, the Leadership Award was created. This award acknowledges a member of a state speech/language/hearing association for his/her exemplary contributions to their association.