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!

Three curriculum tracks to choose from in addition to the Keynote speakers, Workshops, Humor Academy, Research Poster Session, CEUs, and Scholarship opportunities!

Interested in speaking at our 2016 Conference? AATH welcomes your proposal submission. We invite experts from education, health care, research, business, faith communities, social services and government to contribute to the educational experiences offered at the conference. Proposals are encouraged that cover a wide diversity of subjects as they pertain to evidence-based information about current research and practical applications of humor and laughter. Deadline to submit is August 15, 2015.

Click Here for Submission Form.

All proposals will be reviewed by a committee and measured by pre-determined selection criteria. Selected speakers will be notified in September, 2015.

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