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Virtual Connexity activities

Please note: All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Join us online for these Connexity traditions and new activities—with a virtual twist! 

 
 

Awards Ceremony

Thursday October 1
8:00am - 10:00am

Celebrate veterinary practices who have been AAHA accredited for a quarter century or longer and find out who will be this year’s winner of the prestigious Accredited Practice of the Year award during an AAHA-star-studded virtual awards ceremony.

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Sponsor Village

Collect virtual dog bones to win money and give back to the community! Visit the Sponsor Village accessible through the Connexity interactive virtual lobby to collect virtual dog bones. Check in with all the sponsors to be entered in a drawing to win $500 for yourself and $500 for charity.

Download Sponsor Village checklist.

Sponsor Village Hours

Thursday: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m

Friday: 9:30-10 a.m., 12:00-1:45 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30-10 a.m., 12:00-1:45 p.m.

All times are Mountain Standard Time ( MST)

Winners will be selected from qualifying participants at random and will be notified the week after Connexity.

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Step Challenge

Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.

This year we're mixing the old with the new. We're bringing back the fan favorite of Individual Leaderboard on MoveSpring. Compete for the highest total steps to be crowned the winner! You'll also be going on a virtual adventure with Journey. Travel across an illustrated map, unlocking fun milestones along the way. Reach the finish line at 10 miles! Click here to join.

Please note: all participants will need to create a new MoveSpring user account. If you participated in our last MoveSpring challenge you will still need to create a new user account! MoveSpring connects to a variety of fitness tracking devices including Fitbit, Garmin, Withings, and Apple Watch. To view a full list of connectable devices click here.


The competition runs September 30 through October 3. Winners will be announced and notified by Monday, October 5.

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Instructions for joining MoveSpring

You can create your MoveSpring account on a computer at app.movespring.com or by downloading the MoveSpring app to your mobile phone via the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Click the link below for easy set up, or use org code AAHA2020 (not case sensitive) on the website or app.

  1. Click this join link: https://link.movespring.com/join?groupCode=M674ZG&orgCode=AAHA2020
  2. Follow steps to create your MoveSpring account & connect a device, and you’ll automatically be added to the challenge!

NEED HELP?

Check out the MoveSpring Help Center, how-to videos, or contact their support team. To contact MoveSpring Support in the mobile app, tap the menu bars at the top left corner of the dashboard and then tap the green Message support button at the bottom of the utility panel. On web, click the blue chat icon at the bottom right of the screen. You can also reach the MoveSpring Support team at: [email protected].

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Human Library

“Check out” experts for one-on-one 15-minute video chat sessions during the timeslots below to ask questions and gain helpful insights. Click on Human Library from within the Networking Lounge to reserve your session.

Thursday, October 1
12:30−1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 2
12:15−1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 3
12:15−1:30 p.m.

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Puppy Yoga

Sponsored by CareCredit

Hop into your most comfortable scrubs and log in to the virtual yoga studio to expand your mind and stretch your body, all from your own space. Access through the Zen Zone.

Interested in adopting one of these adorable puppies? Information will be available in the videos available during the conference.

Puppies provided by 2 Blondes All Breed Rescue is a 501 c3 non-profit dog rescue, located in the Denver metro area.  We are dedicated to rescuing dogs from overpopulated, high-kill shelters around the country.  By working with committed volunteers, accredited veterinarians, trainers, boarding facilities and shelters we are trying to achieve a No-Kill Nation by placing dogs in their forever homes. You can find our adorable, adoptable dogs on our website: www.2babrescue.org.

Zen Zone

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

All that virtual learning deserves a little downtime. Relax and rejuvenate with free yoga, wellness resources, and the Step Challenge leaderboard in the Zen Zone, accessible through the Connexity interactive virtual lobby.

 

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Connexion groups

Join a Connexion Group of like-minded peers to virtually talk through problems, brainstorm solutions, and bounce ideas around. You never know when another hospital’s experience could shed light on your own challenges and lead to an “ah-ha!” (or rather, AAHA!) moment.

Visit the 2020 Connexity Facebook Group for more information.

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Enamel pins

Collect Connexity 2020 pins as you participate in various activities and we’ll mail them to you after the conference. Show your Connexity love by putting these collectible pins on your favorite bag, jacket, or lanyard.

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Attend Connexity.

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Check out an expert from the Human Library.

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Attend a wellness activity such as virtual yoga or complete the Connexity step challenge.

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Make a purchase from the AAHA Press Book Nook.

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Take a Master Class. Separate registration required.

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Meet with all the Connexity sponsors to earn virtual dog bones and be entered in a $500 drawing.

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Participate in a Connexion Group.

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A special pin, exclusive for AAHA Advantage members.

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Join the Connexity 2020 Facebook Group.

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Register for Connexity 2021.

 

Shh . . . Plus a secret bonus pin!

AAHA Press Book Nook

Browse the Book Nook in the Connexity interactive virtual lobby between sessions and stock up on essential resources for your practice. Flip through AAHA Press books and chat with AAHA staff for personalized recommendations and check out the latest issues of Trends magazine and JAAHA, the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Book smell not included.

During the show all Connexity attendees receive 15% off any Book Nook order and free shipping within the US and Canada.

Take advantage of all our Connexity offers:

  • Collect a free AAHA Press tote (and book pin!) with any purchase.
  • Read exclusive sneak peeks of our new and forthcoming products.
  • Meet our authors through videos and bonus content.
  • Enter to win free copies of our bestselling books.
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AAHA Central

Enter the lobby and click on AAHA Central to get in touch with:

Member Experience Team
Talk to a practice consultant or accreditation specialist to learn about your member benefits, including:

  • Tips on preparing for a virtual AAHA accreditation evaluation
  • Questions about how to best apply a standard to your practice
  • Savings programs
  • Marketing tools for your practice

VetBloom
Learn more information about getting virtual CE for your whole team

Dallas College 
Discover how you can empower veterinary assistants to become credentialed technicians on their own time with the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

And check out other helpful AAHA resources!

 

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