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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.
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Looking to share a room at this years conference?

If you'd like to keep the cost down of the conference, consider sharing a room with a fellow AATH Conference Attendee. To get in contact with others looking to roomshare please send the following information to Roommate Central's Carolynn Bramlett at

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  • Your contact information (email, phone)
  • Your arrival and departure dates
  • Anything else you'd like to share

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Visa Information 

You are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible to attend the AATH – 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. 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. 

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Letter of Invitation 

To receive a Letter of Invitation to attend, you must first register for the meeting, which will open in December 2016.  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



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