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Join in on the informative fun as the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor meets for their 27th Annual Conference. Come to learn, to share best practices, to network, to meet new friends and to walk away feeling uplifted.

Humor and laughter professionals from around the world are invited to learn the latest applications and benefits of therapeutic humor presented by field experts. CEU and CME credits will be available for the conference session as well as the one-day Humor Academy sessions.

And, here's a teaser! One of our distinguished keynote speakers is Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College, who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He will be speaking at both the conference and Humor Academy. To hear a short interview with Peter, click on his image to the left.
The Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, is the official hotel of the 2017 AATH Conference. The conference room rate is $119 for single/double occupancy. This rate is good through March 24, 2017, subject to availability. To book a room, click on link below and use the code AAT to get the special room block rate.
Humor Academy Schedule coming soon.
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 2017 Annual Conference - Call for Research Posters

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor is the recognized authority and the primary membership organization for people with a common interest in applied humor and laughter. Its mission is to serve as the community of professionals who study, practice and promote healthy humor and laughter.

We encourage all those who submit proposals to attend the conference in Orlando to exchange ideas, answer questions and create new connections; however, only submissions by researchers able to attend will be considered. Conference registration is required and is the responsibility of the researcher. There will be 4-5 presenters awarded.

Deadline to submit form has been extended to November 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
If you have any questions, please email Nicholas Mosca, M.Div. at

To submit a proposal, click below.

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Through our generous scholarship donors, AATH is able to offer Sixteen Scholarships to the 2017 conference that cover conference registration or Humor Academy registration fees. Applications for scholarships will be accepted from September 15 through November 15, 2016. To learn more, click here.


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Humor Academy LogoThe Humor Academy Program offers Graduate Course Work and Certificate Options in Humor Studies by serving as a dynamic resource for the AATH community interested in the theory and scientific research that define Therapeutic Humor and its applications in occupationally diverse fields.

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