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APRIL 12-15, 2018
Holiday Inn San Diego - Bayside

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Join in on the informative fun as the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor meets for their 28th 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.


2018 Conference Registration


2018 Conference Registration Fees

Yakov Smirnoff will be headlining at the AATH Conference! 

Click his picture to see a short interview with Heidi Hanna, CHP, about his presentation.

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Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside

Group rate is $137 plus breakfast. To reserve your room, click the link below or call toll free (USA only) 1-800-662-8899.

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*For International AATH Conference Attendees….. 


Visa Information 

You are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible to attend the AATH – 2018 Annual Conference in San Diego, California. The Department of State recommends applying for a visa at least 3-4 months before the meeting. Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews so applicants should first contact the consulate to find out how long the wait is for an interview. 

For information regarding important timelines and travel to the United States, you may access the following Web sites: 

Letter of Invitation 

To receive a Letter of Invitation to attend, you must first register for the meeting, which will open in December 2017.  Following your receipt of payment, you may request a Letter of Invitation from the AATH Office, which will be sent electronically. Letters are only sent to those individuals who will be attending the meeting. Please send any questions to