First-Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, March 27, 12:00–12:45 pm
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Is this your first time attending the AAA conference? Join us for an overview that will help you make the most of this incredible experience. This is also a great opportunity to meet other attendees of AAA 2019. And be sure to check out our resident rocker, Dave Lisko, who will be playing an acoustic set in the Attendee Lounge! David Lisko is an Au.D. who is also a member of the band, Infidels. The Infidels were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, regarded as one of the best bands from the state of Ohio. The band has released 3 full length albums, have been played on the radio for years (including recently on Little Steven’s Underground Garage), and have opened for acts such as the Ramones, Cheap Trick, and the Black Crowes.
Wednesday, March 27, 5:00–7:30 pm
Greater Columbus Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
Celebrate Audiology is a fun-filled way to kick-off the first evening of AAA 2019! Join us in the Exhibit Hall at 5:00 pm on Wednesday for a celebratory evening with colleagues and industry representatives. Partake in the open bars and food available throughout the exhibit hall.
Sponsored in part by Hamilton® CapTel.®
AAA Foundation Happy Hour ($)
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00–8:30 pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Catch up with friends and colleagues at the AAA Foundation's Annual Happy Hour Benefit! Join us for a cocktail and hors-d'oeuvres while we raise a glass to the Foundation, toast our supporters, and raise funds for programs in research and education.
This February, show your LOVE for the Foundation by making a donation. Your donation will automatically enter you into a drawing for a complimentary ticket to the AAA Foundation Happy Hour. The Happy Hour is an opportunity for you to enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues and to celebrate the Foundation and its supporters. Plus, the exciting Handbag Auction will take place at the Happy Hour, so you will be able to bid on new- and gently-used, high-end handbags from a variety of designers—Coach, Ugg, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spade, and more!
Every member who makes a donation to the AAA Foundation between February 1-28, will be entered into the drawing. The Foundation will select the winner on March 1, 2019. For information on how to donate, please click here.
Philanthropic support provided in part by Phonak.
SAA Mix and Mingle
Wednesday, March 27, 7:00–9:00 pm
Hall D Foyer
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) invites you to celebrate their 10th anniversary while enjoying refreshments and mingling with audiology students from across the country.
Sponsored in part by Starkey Hearing Industries.
Paint for the Profession
Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall
Stop by the SAA’s humanitarian booth in the Exhibit Hall and spend a few minutes flexing your artistic skills for a good cause. All AAA 2019 attendees are invited to help paint an audiology-themed mural that will be donated to a hospital for display after the conference. The booth will also have information about ongoing and upcoming SAA humanitarian initiatives.
Thursday, March 28, 10:15–11:15 am
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Would you like to hear more about the Academy's initiatives, advocacy efforts, and decision-making process? Join us for our annual Membership Meeting, which will include a brief message from the president, followed by the secretary/treasurer's report, and open forum that offers you the opportunity to interact with Board members and have Academy leaders answer your questions. This year, we will be livestreaming the meeting on a Facebook Live event, please join us if you cannot attend in person.
Honors and Awards Banquet ($)
Thursday, March 28, 7:00–8:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Our annual Honors and Awards Banquet is a festive evening celebrating pioneers in hearing healthcare and inspiring future innovations. Enjoy a delicious dinner, great speakers, and applaud the influential award winners at this prestigious AAA 2019 event.
Sponsored in part by Phonak.
Thursday, March 28, 8:30–9:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Columbus
This reception is a chance to connect and get acquainted with audiologists from all over the world.
A Taste of Columbus ($)
Friday, March 29, 7:00–9:00 pm
Join your friends and colleagues at one of Columbus' most well-known establishments – The North Market, an authentic historic public market, established in 1876. Spend the evening sampling small plates from a variety of vendors offering the best food Columbus has to offer. This is an exclusive private event for AAA19 attendees. Limited tickets available for purchase in advance.