AAAF Annual Conference Events

AAAF Annual Conference Events

Happy Hour

Enjoy an evening with your colleagues and join the Board of Trustees as we raise a glass to celebrate the American Academy of Audiology Foundation and its supporter! This is a time to celebrate YOU and our corporate and industry donors for making it possible for the Foundation to achieve its mission in promoting philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in hearing and balance science. 

New this year is a live silent auction of high-end handbags exclusively at the Happy Hour benefit. Bid on new and gently used Burberry, Coach, Rebecca Minkoff handbags and more only at the Foundation's Happy Hour. Join us on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Omni Hotel - Grandview Terrace in Nashville!

We would love to see new faces this year and we encourage our longstanding participants to bring a friend who has not yet been to this social event. In fact, get a whole group of colleagues together to attend! Registration for this event is open to everyone but there are a limited number of tickets, so get your ticket now! 

Tickets are $35 for students, $50 for new professionals, and $85 for established professionals.

Cheers for Ears

Cheers for Ears is a celebration of all the accomplishments achieved by our amazing audiology students, professionals, and the entire profession of audiology at AAA 2018. The SAA Board would like to invite each and every one of you to attend Cheers for Ears 2018 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Nashville on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 - 11:00 PM. There will be food and drink available. We hope you all attend. With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive two drink tickets and appetizers as well as access to the arcade, pool tables, bowling lanes (don’t forget your socks!), a photo booth and more! You must be 21+ to attend – valid ID required. Tickets can be purchased online when you register for AAA 2018.  $30 for students and $50 for non-student professionals or at the door $35 for students and $50 for professionals at the door.  All proceeds raised support students in the form of scholarships, travel grants, and other SAA community service initiatives through the AAA Foundation. 

Cheers for Ears is both a celebration and an initiative to support the efforts of all audiology students!  Questions regarding this event should be directed to Rachael Sifuentes, SAA Manager,

Coffee for a Cause

Need a boost of energy for those early morning sessions? Come meet the Foundation Board for coffee, tea, and infused water on your way to an early morning session or the Marion Downs Lecture on Friday, April 20 from 8:30 - 9:00 AM outside Marion Downs Lecture hall at Music City Center, in Davidson Ballroom B. Talk to the Foundation Board about any of our events, programs, or scholarships while you sip on your beverage of choice. A small donation of $5 is suggested. For more information, contact Rissa Duque-Yangson, Foundation Manager, 703-266-1049.

AAA 2018 Nashville Pre-Auction

The Foundation will be hosted an exclusive online pre-auction this year to encourage AAA 2018 attendees to extend their stay and enjoy Nashville, TN - Music City! Nashville is a wonderland of American music, Southern hospitality, unbelievable cuisine, and a boundless spectrum of nightlife. The pre-auction featured local and national restaurant gift cards, VIP city tour passes, tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and more! What a success!

Because of the generous support of our donors, the Foundation was able to raise over $450 to support our misson. Thank you all for your support! 

Auction 4 Audiology

Auction 4 Audiology is the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The annual online (and on-site at the AAA annual conference) auction raises funds to help advance the Foundation’s mission to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing and balance sciences. Funds raised support grants, scholarships, and outreach for students, young professionals, and lifelong educational opportunities.

The auction is a critical fundraiser for the Foundation and will launch online on Monday, April 9, 2018 (the week prior to the AAA Annual Conference 2018 in Nashville, TN) and will be live until Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM Central time. Bidders can win items such as a guitar signed by Rascal Flatts, an Amazon Echo, Bose wireless headphones, travel getaway packages, artwork, jewelry, and more!

Start bidding now through April 20, 2018.