AAA 2020 and HearTECH Expo is proud to offer exciting and topical student programming, designed by and for audiology students! Check out the student activities listed below as well as the SAA Conference.
Keep an eye on this page for information to help you plan your best possible student experience in New Orleans—more information is being added all the time!
Wednesday, April 1
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sponsored by Starkey
The SAA Conference is not included in AAA 2020 and HearTECH Expo registration and must be registered for separately. Those wishing to attend ONLY the SAA Conference can do so by registering for the "SAA Conference – Only" during registration.
Plan Your Schedule
The conference planner (coming in December) allows you to browse the complete AAA 2020 program schedule with features that enable you to search by session type, keyword, presenter name, and presentation title, including all Academy hosted special events and the exhibit hall map.
- Add sessions and events of interest to your plan.
- Add exhibitors you are interested in to your plan.
- Locate the booths you want to visit on the exhibit hall map.
- Save your schedule for when you are in New Orleans.
- Access all session information at any time.
- Add and edit your plan at any time.
- Receive text alerts for session updates and events.
Sponsored by Starkey
SAA Central is the place to go for information on the American Academy of Audiology's student organization and to network with your fellow students. Gather important Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) information to bring back to your chapter and see what other SAA chapters have been up to! The SAA can help you find ways to engage, empower, and lead the student voice. Members of the SAA Board of Directors and SAA Programs Subcommittee will be on hand to answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you!
- Wednesday, 12:00-5:30 pm
- Thursday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
- Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
HearTECH Expo Scavenger Hunt
The scavenger hunt offers students the chance to explore the HearTECH Expo. With separate sets of questions to complete on Thursday and Friday, students can learn more about the latest products and technology being offered by different companies within the hearing health-care industry.
Search the hall and talk with exhibitors to answer the questions provided that day for your chance to win exciting prizes, meet students from other schools, and learn from the manufacturers. Submit your completed scavenger hunt cards at the end of each day to enter the drawing for a prize!
The drawing for a winner will take place on Friday, April 3, at 4:00 pm. Stop by SAA Central to participate.
HearTECH Expo Hours
- Thursday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
- Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Volunteer slots are a three-hour commitment. Students perform three hours of volunteer service in exchange for complimentary registration valued at the student member rate of $70.
- Be sure to check the new timeline below for important student volunteer dates and deadlines.
- Volunteers will report directly to their assignment and check in with a designated staff contact.
You must be an SAA member to successfully complete the qualifying survey, at the time of the drawing, and throughout AAA 2020.
At the end of December, instructions on how to register will be sent to those who were chosen by random drawing for a volunteer time slot. Those who were not chosen will also receive an email notification with details on how to register as a Student Member.
Review the Student Volunteer qualifications and requirements web page for details.
Note: Entering the drawing does not guarantee a volunteer time slot. Multiple entries will not be accepted.
We look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer at AAA 2020 and the HearTECH Expo.
Time slots and assignments are based on how many volunteers are needed for each area of assistance.
All volunteers will receive assignments and details/tips via e-mail prior to AAA. Please check your spam folders prior to contacting us about your emailed assignment.
Your assignment start time is the time you are expected to be at your designated location. You will check in directly with your staff contact.
Student Volunteer Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received via e-mail to Student Volunteers. Students who cancel after March 18, 2020, will be charged a cancellation fee of $70.
|11/11/19 – 12/6/19||Student Volunteer qualifying survey open.|
|12/12/19||E-mail notification to those selected as Student Volunteers|
|12/12/19||E-mail notification to those not selected. Those not selected may be contacted later if additional volunteers are needed.|
|1/13/20 – 2/7/20||Student Volunteer registration and timeslot selection open|
|2/19/20||E-mail notification with assignment and staff contact|
|3/18/20||Last day to cancel without incurring Student Volunteer cancellation fee|
|4/1/20 – 4/4/20||Student Volunteers check in at assigned time and location|
Interested in attending AAA 2020 without volunteering? The SAA Member early registration rate is $60 for AAA 2020. This low rate allows students to attend and experience more of AAA 2020 and its professional and educational benefits without a time commitment to the Student Volunteer program.
Registration for SAA members opens November 4, 2019.
|October 1||Submission Deadline: Student Research Forum and Research Podiums|
|October 15||Applications for 2020 FITT Grant Due. Underwritten by Starkey.|
|November 4||Student Member Registration and Hotels Opens (Student Member Early-Bird Rate: $60)|
|November 4||Submission Deadline: Clinical Posters, Research Posters, and Classroom and Clinical Teaching Posters|
|Week of November 11||Notifications E-Mailed for Student Research Forum and Research Podiums|
|November 11-December 6||Student Volunteer Random Drawing Questionnaire and Sign-Up Open|
|December 2||Registration and Hotels Open to All|
|Week of December 9||Notifications E-Mailed for Clinical Posters, Research Posters, and Classroom and Clinical Teaching Posters|
|December 12||Student Volunteer Random Drawing and Decision E-Mail Sent to Volunteers|
|January 13-February 7||Student Volunteer Registration Open|
|February 1||Student Member Early-Bird Registration Ends; Advanced Registration Begins ($70)|
|February 19||Volunteer Assignments E-Mailed to Students|
|March 9||Last Day to Cancel Student Member/Student Nonmember Registration Without Penalty (cancellation policy)|
|March 18||Last Day to Cancel Student Volunteer Registration and Volunteer Position Without Penalty|
Undergraduate Associate Members of the Academy will receive complimentary registration to AAA 2020. Membership is not required to register; student nonmember registration rates can be found here. Use our online registration system to attend as an undergraduate.
Undergraduate attendees are encouraged to participate in any of the various student programs taking place during AAA 2020 and HearTECH Expo. The SAA Mix and Mingle is a great networking opportunity for students whereas the AuD Student Toolbox, and Student Workshops provide a chance for students to learn and gain experience outside of the classroom.
Not a member? Learn more about becoming an Undergraduate Associate Member and save on events at AAA 2020 and HearTECH Expo with student member pricing.
Questions? Contact Us.