2016 Conference


Save-the-Date for the AATH (Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor) 29th Annual Conference and Humor Academy

Come to learn, to share “best practices,” to network, to laugh, to see old friends, to meet new ones, and to be genuinely uplifted by the experience!

Keynote speakers, Workshops, Humor Academy, Research Poster Session, CEUs, and Scholarship opportunities!

To register for the conference, click below.

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To see the conference schedule, click below.

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To learn more about scholarship opportunities, click below.
(Scholarship deadline has been extended to Nov. 30, 2015)

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Guidelines for Scholarships: scholarships are for Conference Registration or Humor Academy Registration. Recipient is responsible for any additional membership fees, travel to the conference, and conference hotel stay.

hotelThe Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is the official hotel for the 2016 AATH Humor Conference & Humor Academy. It is located at 1011 W Holmes Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210;

The conference room rate is $119 USD for single/double occupancy. Subject to availability.

Call 480-833-5555 to reserve your room (reference "ATH") or click HERE to reserve online.


Didn’t attend the 2015 AATH Conference? Here’s a sample of what you missed and why you need to join us for our 2016 event!

Check out this article in the Philadelphia Jewish Voice about the conference.

Click here to view some pictures from the event.  (pics to come)

 *For International AATH Conference Attendees….. 


Visa Information 

You are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible to attend the AATH– 2016 Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. 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 2015.  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 info@aath.org