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We are excited to offer the following fun activities and events to attendees during your time in St. Louis. Most activities are included with your conference registration, but those indicated with a ($) are available with a separate registration cost and can be purchased with your conference registration.

Pre-Conference PAC Fundraiser—Virtual Murder Mystery: Escape Room ($)
Thursday, March 24, 7:008:15 pm ET
Cost: $45

Join your colleagues shortly before AAA 2022 for this virtual fundraiser to support the Academy’s efforts to advance key legislative priorities.

Working with others in mini teams (4-6 people), you will collaborate to solve the case of a mysterious murder at a high school reunion. Though you will be working in smaller teams, you will still have the opportunity to interact with the whole group throughout the event. Groups will be presented evidence in the form of character descriptions, virtual maps, audio clips, and video clips and will play mini-games to uncover additional clues that will help solve the case.

First-Time Attendee Orientation
Wednesday, March 30, 12:00–12:45 pm

Is this your first time attending the AAA Conference and HearTECH Expo? 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 at the conference.

Celebrate Audiology Opening Reception
HearTECH Expo
Wednesday, March 30, 5:00–7:00 pm

Kick off the first evening of AAA 2022+HearTECH Expo in the exhibit hall. Mingle with colleagues and industry representatives and partake in the open bars and food available.
Sponsored by Hamilton® CapTel®.

Meet and Greet with Academy Leaders
HearTECH Expo Hub
Wednesday, March 30, 5:30–6:30 pm

Come “Celebrate” the opening of the HearTECH Expo on Wednesday, March 30 with members of the Academy leadership. Want to get to know those volunteers who are setting the Academy’s strategic priorities and initiatives to ensure and strengthen the future of our profession?  Mix and mingle with members of the Academy Board, Foundation Board, ABA Board, and ACAE Board. Ask questions, share your input and ideas, and get to know the volunteer leaders shaping the direction of your Academy. Our leaders are excited to meet you so be sure to stop in and say hello!   

Academy Arcade
HearTECH Expo
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00–7:30 pm
Thursday, March 31, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Friday, April 1, 9:00 am–3:00pm

Enjoy time in the Academy Arcade in HearTECH Expo Hall! Tap into your inner kid, rack up your score, and show off your gaming skills to friends and colleagues by playing Ms PacMan/Galaga, Donkey Kong, or Defender. 

Selfie Station
HearTECH Expo
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00–7:30 pm

During Celebrate Audiology, stop by the Selfie Station and strike a pose with your friends and colleagues. The Selfie Station will include a themed background as well as fun props to hold. Get a digital copy or a printed photo to commemorate your time at AAA 2022+HearTECH Expo.

Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Mix and Mingle (Students Only)
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00–5:30 pm

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, the SAA Mix and Mingle is the place to be on the opening night of AAA 2022+HearTECH Expo. The SAA invites you to enjoy a snack and a beverage while meeting audiology students from across the country.
Sponsored by Starkey.

AAA Foundation Happy Hour ($)
Wednesday, March 30, 7:00–8:30 pm

Early February 1, 2022Advanced March 29, 2022On-Site
Student Member$35.00$45.00$45.00
New Professionals$50.00$60.00$60.00

Immediately following Celebrate Audiology, the AAA Foundation Happy Hour has got to be your next stop! Reunite with your friends and colleagues, participate in a live designer handbag auction, and enjoy food and drinks while raising money for the AAA Foundation, which supports education, research, and public awareness.
Sponsored by Phonak.

Handwriting Lab
HearTECH Expo
Thursday, March 31, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Provide your handwriting sample for analysis in our lab and learn about your life and future as it pertains to love, health, career, and whatever else you may ask.

Professional Headshot Studio
HearTECH Expo Hub
Thursday, March 31, 12:00–3:00 pm
Friday, April 1, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Every professional needs a good headshot for your networking and business opportunities. Inside the HearTECH Expo, in a designated booth space, a professional photographer will capture portraits (headshots) of the attendees.
Sponsored by ReSound.

Lunch Package ($)
HearTECH Expo
Thursday, March 31, 12:00–2:00 pm
Friday, April 1, 12:00–2:00 pm

New for 2022! Grab-and-Go Lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Pre-pay for a boxed lunch in the HearTECH Expo for just $15. Selections to include either a sandwich or salad with chips, dessert, and bottled water.

Honors and Awards Dinner ($)
Thursday, March 31, 7:00–8:30 pm
Cost: $80 Attendee / $30 Student
Includes dinner and wine and one drink ticket.

Our annual Honors and Awards Banquet is a festive evening celebrating pioneers in hearing health care and inspiring future innovators. Enjoy a delicious dinner, great speakers, and applaud the influential award winners and honorees at this prestigious event.
Sponsored by Phonak.

International Reception
Thursday, March 31 8:30–9:30 pm

Reunite with your friends and colleagues, network with leaders in the field at this reception hosted for international attendees only.

Caricature Corner
HearTECH Expo
Friday, April 1, 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Caricature drawings are a time-honored tradition that began with the circus! Early circuses offered various styles of pictures of patrons to take home, and this was always a favorite of the townspeople to remember their day at the circus. Stop by the HearTECH Expo Hall to sit for our artist and get an old-fashioned black-and-white caricatures to take home to remember your time at the conference.

Audiology’s Night Out: The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch ($)
Friday, April 1, 7:00–10:00 pm

Our Friday Night Event will take place at the Biergarten at the Anheuser-Busch Headquarters, just a short bus ride away from downtown. Each attendee will receive three complimentary drink tickets for beer or wine as well as dinner from a variety of delicious food stations.
Brewing over 30 brands including beloved the favorites, Budweiser and Michelob ULTRA, the brewery is widely known for its beautiful interior and has been offering tours to the public since the 1890s.

A DJ will provide entertainment and there will be tours of the facility offered along with a visit from one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Sponsored by Amplifon.

Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 2, 7:00–8:00 am

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.

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