Conference Officially Cancelled

March 11, 2020: In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This unanimous decision was made by the Academy’s Board of Directors. 

Full statement and details.

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! 

AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo Conference Planner 

Browse and search sessions and events, favorite sessions you want to attend, and access presenters' slides. Explore the online planner!

 SAA Conference
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.

Registration: $40

 SAA Mix and Mingle
Wednesday, April 1
4:00-5:30 pm

Sponsored by Starkey

Join the party after the SAA Conference and head over to this fun-filled event with fellow students from across the country.



 SAA Student Leadership Series

Sponsored by Phonak

The SAA Student Leadership Series is comprised of three individual session focused on the many different facets of student leadership. This year, sessions will explore key leadership areas of diversity, mindfulness, and identity.



Unity in Diversity: Celebrating Diversity in Hearing Professionals and the Clients We Serve

Our guest speaker will talk about the importance of diverse representation in the field of audiology. Learn about why celebrating diversity will encourage a sense of affinity and cultivate cultural literacy and open-mindedness towards the people we serve.

Making Time for Mindfulness: The Audiology Student Leader Survival Guide

An effective leader is a mindful leader! Learn about mindfulness/self-care and the importance of leading with a clear and focused mind. Removing the feeling of worry during busy and stressful situations will help nurture your passions and help you to develop strong leadership skills that will empower the people around you.

Forming Your Professional Identity: How Do you Want to Lead?

Hear from a variety of audiologists about their experiences in both personal and professional development. They hope to inspire you, as you step into the field of Audiology and cultivate your own professional identity.

 SAA Central

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


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.