This Is Your Moment

Ready to start leveraging levity to increase your influence and improve lives?

Get all the inside jokes, and a lot more!

Join us and you’ll be instantly connected with a network of scholars and practitioners who appreciate the value of using humor as a catalyst for positive change.

 

Sure, some of the members of AATH might be world-renowned humor researchers or internationally acclaimed speakers, but the cool thing is, when you’re a humor professional, you can’t take yourself too seriously! Instead, you get to network with supportive, approachable, and often times funny colleagues from around the world and learn the science and art of strategically using humor to elicit positive results. 

Core Professional Membership Benefits

Wanna join? We’ll hook you up! When you join us at this level, you’ll enjoy:

  • Networking with expert practitioners, researchers, and global speakers

  • Exclusive Invitations to online video summits with leading practitioners and researchers

  • CME & CE Credits

  • Unlimited access to the Humor Research Library hosted by Prevention Insights

  • The opportunity to enroll in the Humor Academy

  • Eligibility to achieve Certified Humor Professional status

  • The ability to influence the direction of AATH and the field of applied & therapeutic humor

  • Discounted AATH conference rates

  • A reduced rate for exhibit tables at the AATH conference

  • Listing in AATH membership directory

$149/year   |   $275/2 years

Gold Membership Benefits

 

Because you never hear anyone say, “Go for the silver!”

 

You’ll enjoy all the Core Professional benefits, plus:

  • An upgraded profile—with a website link and bio—in the membership directory

  • Admission to the Authors Book Signing and free participation in book sales at our annual conference

  • Inclusion in the AATH Speakers Directory

  • 50% off ads in the conference program book

$199/year   |   $365/2 years

Student & Senior Membership Benefits

Whether you’re a senior citizen or a senior in college, we’ve seen your type. We know a discount is always appreciated. When you join us at this level, here’s what you’ll get:

  • Networking with expert practitioners, researchers, and global speakers

  • Exclusive Invitations to online video summits with leading practitioners and researchers

  • CME & CE Credits

  • Unlimited access to the Humor Research Library hosted by Prevention Insights

  • The opportunity to enroll in the Humor Academy

  • Eligibility to achieve Certified Humor Professional status

  • The ability to influence the direction of AATH and the field of applied & therapeutic humor

  • Discounted AATH conference rates

  • Listing in AATH membership directory

Senior Core Professional Member (65+ years old)  $110/year   |   $200/2 years

Student Core Professional Member  $70/year

Annual Conference in New Orleans | May 14-17, 2020

From Mardis Gras to marching bands, New Orleans knows how to harness happiness! Experience the power of humor first-hand with world-renowned comedians, performers, and keynote speakers. Nourish your soul with laughter while enriching your mind with captivating sessions from thought leaders in positive psychology, neuroscience, and wellness as we explore the connection between humor and happiness. Join us in NOLA:  

  • LEARN from expert keynote speakers and panelists

  • UNDERSTAND AND EXPERIENCE the connection between the science of happiness and humor

 

  • LAUGH, relax, and enjoy a night of comedy as we give back to local caregivers

 

  • ACHIEVE CE and CME credits for medical professionals, therapists, psychologists, and more

 

  • NETWORK with a conscious community of like-minded professionals

Humor Academy

It’s the Harvard of humor. The Cambridge of comedy.

And you don’t have to live in a dorm.

 

You’ll learn so much about humor’s applications and benefits, it’s not even funny.

The Humor Academy is a one-of-a kind, three-year, college-level program focused on the science, benefits, and application of humor. Each level of the Humor Academy lasts one year, and those who complete all three years earn the distinction of Certified Humor Professional (CHP). Continuing education CME and CE credits are available through the Humor Academy, as well.

At the Humor Academy, you’ll take a deep dive into all things humor with an inclusive and supportive cohort of professionals, and you’ll learn from some of the finest experts and comprehensive texts in the field. The Humor Academy uses a collaborative learning environment with participants representing a variety of occupations including (but not limited to) health and wellness, business, education, mental health, spirituality, performance, writing, speaking, and training.

What’s it like?

At each level, you’ll:

 

  • Attend the 1-day Humor Academy pre-conference meeting and the 3-day AATH conference

  • Participate in at least 8 video meetings with your cohort over the course of the year

  • Complete other assigned work, based on the syllabus

 

You’ll also complete various readings, and at Level III, you’ll get to participate in monthly calls with global humor thought leaders. You’ll enhance your knowledge, refine your humor skillset, and can even get funnier! At each level, you’ll focus on a central theme:

 

  • Level I: Increase humor awareness and develop humor habits

  • Level II: Develop and execute a humor project

  • Level III: Demonstrate leadership in the field of applied and therapeutic humor

Humor Academy Pricing

 

Invest in yourself and gain the knowledge and credentials that will help you bring positive humor to workplaces, hospitals, schools, and communities. Need financial help? We offer numerous Humor Academy Scholarships.

$370/year   |   $695/2 years   |    $995/3 years

You’re still reading? You’re kind of into this humor thing, huh?
Why not donate your money to funny!

In an increasingly volatile, disconnected, and chronically serious world, humor has the power to heal, connect, and enliven people’s spirits. AATH provides the network, training, and resources for our members to use positive humor to enhance the lives of people all over the world. Whether it’s humor resilience training to decrease stress, therapeutic laughter exercises for hospital patients, improv comedy for at-risk youth, or our Comedy for Caregivers event, we know that #HumorHelps.

 

However, as a nonprofit association, we couldn’t do all of this without your help! Our sponsors and donations help fund scholarships, bring in speakers and performers, and continue to train AATH members to enhance the human experience through humor. 

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