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Open houses are for colleges, universities, and learning institutions to gather alumni, faculty, and/or current students and meetings co-organized by universities and state audiology organizations for reception-style events.

Open Houses will be held at the Seattle Convention Center—Arch Building, 705 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101-2310 on Wednesday, April 19, 6:00-7:00 pm, in the exhibit hall.

Deadline: The deadline for submitting an open house application is March 10, 2023.

Application Fee: Free

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Room Availability: A limited number of rooms are available for open houses. Access to the Open Houses is through the main exhibit hall.  Rooms will be located in the back of the exhibit hall next to the Pavilion and Academy Lounge and to the right of the Poster Hall. 

Expenses: Organizations holding an open house will be responsible for their food and beverage, room set, audiovisual equipment, and any other costs associated with hosting the open house. Additional arrangements must be made with the appropriate provider. Charges will be billed directly to your organization. A list of AAA providers will be e-mailed to all open house organizers.

Advertising: Event advertising around the convention center and/or hotels is not permitted. All event material, as well as any advertising not pertaining to Academy-approved open house events, will be reported and discarded. Open houses will be listed in the printed Conference Guide and in the Online Conference Planner.

Signage: The Academy will provide a complimentary event sign displaying event information. Event signage will be placed at the entrance of the assigned location, prior to the event start time. Signage is not customizable.

Location: The rooms have a capacity of 50 for a reception style event. Co-locating open houses within the exhibit hall during the opening reception, Celebrate Audiology, allows participants to enjoy both events with ease. Open Houses are located in the back of the exhibit hall next to the Pavilion and Academy Lounge and to the right of the Poster Hall. They will take place in the Industry Update rooms. Please view here to see the location of the Open Houses for 2023.

Open House Attendance: All open house attendees must be registered for AAA 2023+HearTECH Expo. Open house attendees will not be admitted into the exhibit hall without an attendee badge.

Day of Event

Room Set-Up: Please coordinate with show management for access to the room prior to the event. Room will be available at 4:00 pm on the day of the open house.

Event Time: The published event time for open houses is 6:00–7:00 pm. The rooms must be vacated at the end of the opening reception, Celebrate Audiology.

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