AAA from A to Z
AAA 2018 will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, TN.
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
General Information: (317) 262-3400
Take a walk through Academy Central and discover the many benefits of membership! Find the latest marketing materials for your practice, visit the Advocacy booth to learn more about current initiatives, discover more about ABA certification, or pick up a unique audiology item at the Academy Store. Academy staff will be on site to answer all of your questions. This area will help you make the most of your membership!
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Assistive Listening Device (ALD)
Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for all educational sessions (excluding posters). Receivers are available upon request at the registration desk. For the best reception, ALD users are encouraged to sit toward the front of the room. Open captioning will also be provided at the General Assembly.
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Badges are required for all conference participants and must be worn at all times to gain entrance to sessions, events, and the exhibit hall. Swapping badges is prohibited and may result in expulsion from AAA without refund. Appropriate identification may be requested. See our Policies.
Bag and Coat Check
Baggage and Coat check will be available:
Friday, March 29, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
The UPS Store Business Center is conveniently located on Level 2 near the Sixth Avenue entrance and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We provide convenient and reliable support.
6th Ave Entrance, Level 2
Phone: (615) 401-1495 • Fax: (615) 401-1497
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Celebrate Audiology is a fun-filled way to kick-off the first evening of AAA. Join us in the exhibit hall to enjoy the entertainment while you mingle with colleagues and industry representatives. Partake in the open bars and food available in and out of the booths.
Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Please be considerate of your fellow attendees and turn off or silence cell phones and electronic devices during all educational sessions and special events.
Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be published on the Website homepage at the end of the conference.
CEUs and CEU Manager
CEU Manager is used to record your CEUs and print an AAA transcript. During the educational sessions, the instructor(s) will present a passcode. This code is unique to this session only and will be presented at the end of the session. Record the passcode on the CEU Worksheet, found in the convention bag. Record only the sessions you attended. Entering CEU information into CEU Manager is the ONLY way to receive CEU credit.
Please see our Policies for more information.
Looking for things to do and places to see in and around Nashville? Take a look at the City Guide from Nashville Visitors Center. There are places to relax, dine, unwind, and lots to see in Nashville, whether it's before, during, or after AAA
Comments and Feedback
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Following the conference, registrants will receive an emailed invitation to complete an in-depth online convention evaluation survey.
The American Academy of Audiology is not responsible for the comments expressed by any course presenter, nor does it accept responsibility for the content or the reprinting of any materials handed out during presentations.
All presenters have been asked to disclose their affiliations or financial interests in any organization or commercial product that may relate to their presentation. The Academy lists all disclosures that have been provided by the presenters, with the presenter's name, under each session description in the online conference planner.
Conference attire is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can vary considerably throughout the day; a light jacket or sweater is suggested.
The safety and security of attendees and staff is the priority of the Academy and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In the event of an emergency inside the convention center, use a house phone to dial security and be prepared to provide the nature and the exact location of the emergency.
First Aid is located outside of Hall B, 1st entrance.
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Handouts are available electronically at the discretion of each session presenter. Download the mobile app or visit our conference planner to view available handouts. Handouts along with synced audio sessions (additional fee) are also available to you online following the conference.
Hilton Columbus Downtown and Hyatt Regency Columbus. Click here to for a list of conference hotels.
HEARCareers Employment Center
The HEARCareers Employment Center is an extension of the Academy's year-round employment service Web site.
Learn more about the HEARCareers Employment Center.
Internet Access Central
CEU Manager, Internet access, session and exhibits locator, and online session planner are in one central location to keep you connected.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main registration counters. Any items remaining with Lost and Found at the close of the event will be turned over to the Convention Center security personnel. The Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
As part of your convention registration, you will receive concession vouchers for Thursday and Friday, valued at $10 per day. The coupons can be used toward purchases at the concession stations in the exhibit hall. Hold onto your vouchers, they are like cash! Lost or stolen coupons cannot be replaced.
Mail and Packages
For security reasons, all attendee mail or small packages should be sent directly to your hotel. Remember to bring your tracking numbers. Package and delivery fees may apply and are the responsibility of the attendee.
Tuesday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm (Exhibitor Staff Only)
Wednesday, 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:15 pm
Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am -12:15 pm
Parking at the Music City Center
View available parking fees and maps here. The Academy does not reimburse for parking fees.
Personal Consideration Room
A room will be available at the Music City Center for nursing moms. Please ask staff on-site.
Please see our official Policies for detailed information.
Presenters Ready Room
If you are presenting, the Presenter's Ready Room is a place where you can review and upload your presentation, practice for your session, and pick up presenter ribbons.
Academy's Public Relations Team will be available to provide information about AAA and arrange interviews with Academy leaders. Contact Vicki Bendure.
The Conference Guide is the hard copy program for AAA and has information on what is happening, when and where. For the most complete and up-to-date searchable conference information download the mobile app and use the online conference planner. Pick up a copy of the Daily News (Thursday and Friday).
Recordings (session proceedings)
Take your favorite sessions home or listen to sessions you missed! Unless otherwise noted, Featured Sessions, Learning Modules, Exhibitor Courses, and Research Podiums are recorded and offered for purchase at the on-site sales desks, or you can pre-order online during conference registration.
Session handouts will be available for free online before, during, and after the conference.
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Central
Stop by SAA Central for information on the American Academy of Audiology's student organization and to network with your fellow students. Gather important Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) information to bring back to your chapter, and see what other SAA chapters have been up! Members of the SAA Board of Directors and SAA Programs Subcommittee will be on hand to answer your questions.
The Convention Center has wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis at the First Aid Office, or the Security Office. A government issued picture ID is required as a deposit for the wheelchair. Wheelchairs may not be removed from the facility. A fee will be imposed for any wheelchairs not returned.
Scooter and electric wheelchair rental are available from outside providers.
Attendees are responsible at all times for the security of personal items such as purses, laptops, electronic equipment, etc. It is recommended that you do not wear your meeting badge outside convention functions or on the street.
Session Room Capacity
Extensive and careful planning goes into scheduling sessions in appropriately-sized rooms, however, occasionally overcrowding may occur. If a session room reaches maximum capacity, attendees are expected to follow instructions provided by Academy staff and signage provided at each session room. For your safety, the Fire Marshall will not allow standing or sitting against walls, or blocking aisles or doors. If you are denied entry by Academy staff or signage that the room is at maximum capacity, please abide as the Fire Marshall has the authority to delay or terminate the session or even the entire conference until the problems have been satisfactorily corrected.
Sessions and Session Cancellation and Changes
Sessions are held at the Convention Center unless otherwise noted. All sessions will be presented in English. No translation service is provided. Sessions printed in the Conference Guide may change or cancel after going to print. For the most current session information, download the mobile app, see the online conference planner, and check the Daily News distributed on-site.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Academy will provide shuttle service to those with disabilities who require mobility assistance. A complimentary Saturday Airport shuttle will be available by reservation only. For information on shuttle schedule and specifics, see the Shuttle Schedule page.
Sponsor Raffle Cards
Visit each of the AAA Sponsor's booths, get your card stamped, and enter the raffle for a chance to win complimentary registration and hotel for AAA 2019.
Meeting rooms are kept cool. Plan to dress in layers or bring a sweater, as temperatures may vary from room to room.
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Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the Convention Center.