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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.
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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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 is November 11, 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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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. 

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 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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