Community and connection merging as one

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Connexity is a unique, highly intimate, and exclusive experience for the changemakers and connection seekers of our profession.

The term “connexity” means community and connection merging as one. At a time when many in the veterinary profession are suffering from feelings of isolation and disconnection, Connexity aims to bring colleagues together and provide meaning behind what you do day in and day out.

What makes Connexity different from other conferences? A departure from the traditional veterinary conference, Connexity’s member-focused experience will focus on impactful networking and transformational learning techniques, including field trips, case study work, and small group problem solving.

Come together and learn together, at Connexity!

Want more information? Here are five things you need to know about Connexity.

Connexity FAQs

Got questions about Connexity? We’ve got answers!

What is Connexity?

Connexity is AAHA’s brand-new, member-focused conference experience. Open to only 700 guests from AAHA-accredited hospitals, Connexity will be unique, intimate, interactive–and unlike anything you’ve seen or experienced before.

When and where is Connexity?

We’re thrilled to kick off our inaugural event September 13-16, 2018 in AAHA’s hometown of Denver, Colorado. See you in the Mile High City!

What does “connexity” mean?

The term “connexity” means community and connection merging as one. At a time when many in the veterinary profession are suffering from feelings of isolation and disconnection, AAHA is excited to bring colleagues together to help support their peers, celebrate and shape the future of our profession, and inspire the next generation of innovators and leaders.

Why should I come to Connexity?

It’s not your typical veterinary conference! At AAHA, we’re on a mission to transform the traditional conference experience and bring relevance, meaning, passion, and compassion back to the amazing individuals of our profession (that’s you!).

Guided by key issues currently affecting veterinary professionals, Connexity will focus on solving common problems through facilitated networking and experiential learning (think field trips, teambuilding activities, case study work, and more).

Most importantly, Connexity guests will become part of a trusted community of peers they can share with and learn from long after the conference has ended.

Who can come to Connexity?

Connexity was designed specifically with practice leaders in mind. We recommend at least two key team members from each practice (we’re looking at you, hospital directors and practice managers!) attend Connexity together so they can successfully implement everything they’ve learned once they return to practice (you’ll be bursting with so many ideas, you might even start on the plane).

Can technicians come?

Of course! While Connexity will not offer technician-focused scientific CE, technicians involved or interested in practice management are highly encouraged to attend.

Is there a limit to how many people can come from one practice?

Nope! The more, the merrier.

How many people can come to Connexity?

At Connexity, we want to give you a truly unique experience you won’t forget! To keep that intimate conference feel, we’ve capped attendance at 700 of the best and brightest in the profession.

How much is registration?

Registration for Connexity is $749 for the first practice team member and $649 for additional team members from the same practice.

How do I register?

Ready to say yes to Connexity? Register online or contact us at 800-883-6301.

What kind of CE will I find at Connexity?

At AAHA, our members are at the center of everything we do, and Connexity is no exception. That’s why our CE lineup is actively being shaped by the people who know what kind of education a veterinary conference should have: you!

Because Connexity is focused on finding solutions to everyday problems in veterinary practice, we’ve asked accredited members to tell us about the issues keeping them up at night–and we’re molding our educational lineup to fit the input we’ve received.

We’re also intentionally leaving some educational opportunities open until we get closer to the big event to ensure we’re tackling the most relevant problems affecting your practice right now.

Which topics will be covered?

Connexity will focus primarily on practice culture, including sessions on profitability, marketing, human resources, and personal and professional wellbeing. Scientific CE on a variety of topics, including AAHA’s guidelines, will also be offered.

Who will be speaking at Connexity?

The Connexity team at AAHA HQ is hard at work sniffing out top-quality speakers to educate, entertain, and engage our guests.

The full lineup is still in development, but while you wait, we’ll let you in on some exciting news: Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback from AAHA Nashville 2017, we are excited to welcome Kevin Brown to Denver for an encore at Connexity!

Anxious to see who else will be making an appearance? Check back for details!

Will the CE be RACE-approved?

Yep!

How is the schedule structured?

We’re glad you asked! Each day will open with a general kickoff session, followed by smaller breakout sessions and interactive learning experiences, such as field trips, case study work, or teambuilding exercises. An afternoon break will offer multiple options for lunch and activities, followed by more breakout sessions. Each day will end with another general session to wrap up the key themes from the day.

Is it too early to book my hotel?

Nope–and in fact, we’ve saved a room just for you, right in the middle of the action. Located across the street from the Colorado Convention Center and just one block from Denver’s famous 16th Street Mall, you’ll have access to everything Connexity and the Mile High City have to offer at the Hyatt Regency, including offsite activities, dine-arounds, and more.

How can I learn more about Connexity?

You’re in the right place! Check out all the latest updates as we roll them out, right here at aaha.org/connexity.

Once you’ve registered, look to your confirmation email for an invitation to join the Connexity Class of 2018 Facebook group, a private group just for Connexity guests.

You’ll be the first to know what we’ve got planned with real-time updates on sessions, events, speakers, and more. You’ll have exclusive opportunities to shape the education you want and receive tips from learning facilitators that will help you maximize your experience. You’ll get the inside scoop on the best things to see and do in Denver straight from the locals at AAHA HQ and a look at Connexity planning behind the scenes. Best of all, you’ll meet fellow Connexity guests and make lasting connections before you ever step foot in Denver.

I still have questions. Help!

No problem! AAHA team members are standing by–reach out anytime at aaha@aaha.org or 800-883-6301.