When people think of Nashville, they probably think of country music and cowboy boots. However, this April, audiologists from all over the world will meet in Music City for AAA 2018 to reconnect with old colleagues, get caught up with industry updates, attend educational sessions—and, yes, have some fun exploring this fun and historical city. AAA 2018 offers many diverse options to expand your professional horizons, and one of the biggest opportunities this year will be immersing yourself in the world of audiology advocacy. Throughout the conference, there will be numerous advocacy-related events, covering everything from the basics to in-depth sessions on state issues and Medicare. Whether you want to dive into the details of legislation or network with colleagues while supporting the Academy’s political action committee (PAC), there are advocacy events for everyone at AAA 2018. For an interactive, comprehensive, advocacy learning experience, start your conference off with the new Advocacy Workshop, to be held April 18, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is a great opportunity for both seasoned advocates and beginners who want to learn the basics of how government works and what the Academy’s priorities are in the advocacy world. The Academy is engaged on numerous impactful issues and helps members advocate for their profession, from state and local issues, to hosting visits to Capitol Hill. Attend the workshop to learn all about the Academy’s advocacy efforts and the current issues, including how you can get involved through the Academy’s Grassroots Advocacy Network. This content is an exclusive benefit for American Academy of Audiology members. If you're a member, log in and you'll get immediate access. Member Login If you're not yet a member, you'll be interested to know that joining not only gives you access to top-notch resources like this one, but also invitations to member-only events, inclusion in the member directory, participation in professional forums, and access to patient resources, tools, and continuing education. Join today!