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[ONLINE] Academy of Aphasia 59th Annual Meeting

2021-10-24 - 2021-10-26

Registration information 

Please note that registration will consist of two steps:

1) Registration through the EasyChair portal:

  • If you do not yet have an EasyChair account, this step will require you to create an account.

2) Payment through the website of the Academy of Aphasia:

  • Your membership status for the Academy of Aphasia can be checked and/or renewed via this site as well.

Your registration is not complete until you have finished both of these steps. Please make sure to select the appropriate payment level, depending on your situation (membership, faculty/student status, etc.), both on this website and on the Academy site for payment.

Please note that special registration rates apply to residents of Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). For the list of countries that qualify for this, please refer to the publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Countries listed as ‘Upper Middle Income’ are not included in the LMIC designation:

In case you have remaining questions about registration, please contact the Chair of the Program Committee, Dirk den Ouden (


Academy of Aphasia 2021 

This year, the meeting is fully online, and will be hosted through EasyChair Virtual Conference Solutions (VCS). We will start on Sunday morning, October 24th, and end Tuesday evening, October 26th. The schedule includes one symposium, ten platform sessions, and four poster sessions. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Salikoko Mufwene of the University of Chicago, will speak on Sunday afternoon. There will be a virtual social event on Sunday evening, and a social platform where conference attendees can ‘meet’ will be open throughout the conference.

NIH Mentoring sessions: Now in its fourth year, the NIDCD-funded Academy of Aphasia conference grant (R13 DC017375-01) will sponsor student fellows to attend and present their work at the conference. They will also receive focused mentoring and training from seasoned faculty mentors at the meeting. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply – please contact Swathi Kiran ( with inquiries. There will be a general one-hour session for all mentees and mentors, plus two half-hour sessions during which mentors and mentees can meet in smaller groups. The grant also sponsors a state-of-the-art New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar, on Monday morning, October 25th. This year’s topic will focus on Electrocorticography (ECoG), and the speaker will be Dr. Edward Chang of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chang is Chief of Epilepsy Surgery and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. His scientific research focuses upon the brain mechanisms for human speech, movement, and cognition. He co-directs the Center for Neural Engineering & Prostheses at UC Berkeley and UCSF, which brings together engineering, neuroscience, neurology and neurosurgery to develop state-of-the-art biomedical devices to restore function for patients with neurological disabilities. If you applied for a student fellowship, you will receive notice regarding your application separately.

A full schedule of the program is now available here:

A few notes about presentations: 

  • Prior to the conference, presenters will have the opportunity to test the presentation platform, so that any hardware or software issues can be detected on time. EasyChair VCS recommends the use of Chrome as internet browser.
  • Platform Presentations: Please note that the standard time allotment for platform papers is 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Poster Presentations: Poster sessions are 1.5 hrs long, but posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference. Posters should be uploaded as a single pdf page, but further specifics about poster formats will follow.


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