AAAF Annual Conference Events

AAAF Annual Conference Events

Happy Hour 

Catch up with friends and colleagues at the AAA Foundation's Annual Happy Hour Benefit!  Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while we raise a glass to the Foundation, toast our supporters, and raise funds for programs in research, education, and public awareness.  Sponsored in part by Phonak, the Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Hilton Columbus Downtown - Elijah Pierce Ballroom!

We would love to see new faces this year, and we encourage our longstanding participants to bring a friend who has not yet attended 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 early-bird ticket now! The deadline for early-bird registration is February 1, 2019.

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

Handbag Auction at Happy Hour 

The annual Handbag Auction is going to take place on site at the AAA annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The 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 Academy welcomes donations of new or gently used handbags and purses.  We are accepting all brands, but typically the high-end brands generate the highest bids. Donations must be received at the Academy's office by Friday, February 15, 2019. Please send donations to:

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220 
Reston, VA 20191
Attn: Allyson Tanner

Coffee for a Cause

Need a boost of energy for those early morning sessions? Come meet the Foundation Board of Trustees for coffee on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. (immediately prior to the Marion Downs Lecture in Pediatric Audiology). Supported in part by philanthropic support from the Oticon Hearing Foundation, Coffee for a Cause is a great opportunity to socialize with friends and colleagues while you sip on coffee and fuel up for the day. A small donation of $5 is suggested. For more information, contact Foundation Coordinator Allyson Tanner at 703-226-1023.