AAHA’s yearly conference is almost here! Are you ready?

Our friendly and helpful staff will be standing by in Nashville to ensure you have a great experience, but it never hurts to be prepared. Check out our must-see sessions and events, plus tips and tricks to make this your best conference yet.

Registration hours:

  • Wednesday: 3:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m.­–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall hours:

  • Thursday: 12:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Don't forget:

  • Wear comfortable shoes: Nashville’s Music City Center spans 2.1 million square feet—that’s a lot of ground to cover! Don’t forget to pack a reliable pair of walking shoes along with your cowboy boots.
  • Stay fueled with lunch breaks: Enjoy a midday meal on us! Grab your lunch coupons and head down to the Exhibit Hall to fill up before your afternoon sessions.
  • Unwind with receptions: Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and wine or beer as you connect with your colleagues and relax after a day of learning.
  • Plan your day with the conference app: Browse sessions and events, find your favorite learning facilitators, navigate the Exhibit Hall, and more with the AAHA Nashville conference app. Search “AAHA Nashville” to download.

Don’t miss:

  • AAHA Cat Lounge: Looking for the purrfect break between sessions? Paws to spend some time with the coolest cats in Music City and support a great cause! The AAHA Cat Lounge features adoptable cats from Nashville Cat Rescue (NCR), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing cats and kittens from underserved shelters and off the streets and placing them in loving, permanent homes.
  • Opening Session: We’re kicking off AAHA Nashville 2017 with an exclusive look at the state of our association and fresh data from pet owners that will inspire you to implement change in your own practice, plus stellar performances by indie rock duo, Clemency, and Stunt Dog Productions’ Chris Perondi and his talented rescue pup, Spinelli. Before we move forward, we’ll also look back at some of the most outstanding practices of 2016 with the AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Awards.
  • Accredited Breakfast: What does it mean to be a hero? For marketing executive and professional speaker, Kevin Brown, being a hero is about being your best when it matters most (hint: it always matters). This inspiring closing session will encourage you to build on your dedication to excellence by discovering the heroes around you—as well as the one within you. Ready to turn your AAHA Champions into heroes? Don’t miss this session.
  • Late Night with AAHA: AAHA’s very own open mic event is back for one night only! Don’t miss your chance to give the performance of a lifetime while giving back to a great cause. Enjoy complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and snacks plus a cash bar as your host, Dr. Boom-Boom, spins your karaoke requests. Ready for your big break? Grab a friend, join a group of colleagues, or hit the stage solo to perform a unique rendition of your favorite song. Not quite ready for the spotlight? Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. All proceeds benefit Nashville Cat Rescue.
  • AAHA Afterparty: We’ve got your ticket to the best party in town! Let loose after a full day of learning when you join your colleagues for a night of great music and even better memories. Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to dance with local party band, Chapel Park! 

Not on the list yet? Today is the last day to register online at

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