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Join us at the AATH 2023
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Join in on the informative fun as AATH (Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor) meets for its annual, international gathering.
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!

*Continuing education credits available.

Days Till Conference


Call for Research Abstracts

Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 26, 2023
Have you conducted an evidence-based research study (qualitative or quantitative) in the past five years?


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. 

We encourage and recommend, but do not require, all those who submit abstracts to attend the 2023 conference (April 27-30) in Mesa, AZ to exchange ideas, answer questions, and create new connections.

Conference registration (Single day or Full Conference) is the responsibility of the researcher.  There will be 10-12 abstracts selected to showcase a research poster and provided an opportunity to respond to questions.

However, only 3 applicants will be awarded an opportunity to present at the Research Session during the conference.


The DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa is the official hotel of the 2023 AATH Annual Conference and Humor Academy.

AATH has negotiated a special room rate of $134.00.
If making reservation by phone, use group code “AAH”

DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa
1011 West Holmes Avenue
Mesa, Arizona, 85210

What is an AATH Conference Like?

Did you miss the 2022 AATH Conference?

Conference Keynote and Research Showcase recordings are available. Now you can access them all in the comfort of your own home.

  • "Spirit, Silliness and Science: Intersection of Play-filled Oneness & Neurotheology” with Debra Joy Hart, CHP

  • “Ed Talks: Relevant Issues in Therapeutic Humor” — insights from the experts with Ed Dunkelblau featuring Roberta Gold CHP, Jennifer Keith CHP, Steve Sultanoff CHP, and Heather Walker

  • Research Showcase: “Humor Resources for Human Resources:  Connecting the Modern HR Professional with Practical Tools” with Dr. Amy Riederich SPHR

  • Research Showcase: “The Forms, Functions, and Foibles of Humor in Hospitalist Medicine” with Dr. Lance S. Rintamaki

  • “Live Happy: The 5 Happy Habits to Live Your Best Life” with Tom Guetzke

  • “Real Laughter vs Fake Laughter: Will the Real Laugh Please Stand Up?” with Ron Berk

  • “Relational Fusion: The 5th Dimension of Therapeutic Humor” with Steve Sultanoff CHP

  • “Curing Crazy with Humor, Hounds, and Holistic Medicine” with Judith Oliverio

  • “A Onesie, A Tutu, and 3 Things I Learned as a Grieving Single Dad” with Greg King

  • “Change Our World with Laughter” with Greg Kettner

    Only $199 for AATH Members and $275 for Non-Members


Relive the 2022 AATH Conference Experience

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