AAA 2024 – SAA Conference

Georgia World Congress Center
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $45

The SAA Conference provides in-depth and hands-on education and experiences to supplement audiology program curriculum offered across the nation.

Past topics have included ototoxicity, auditory brain stem implants, pediatrics, cochlear implant candidacy, vestibular testing, salary negotiating, networking opportunities, and more.

Registration and housing open for National SAA Members on November 7, 2023; and on December 5, 2023 for all others.


"Attending the SAA Conference sparked my interest in so many topics that I hadn't previously considered. It's given me a tremendous opportunity to broaden my perspectives, form relationships with AuD students and professionals from around the country, and envision the future of our field. The conference continues to be a highlight of my academic year."

Madeleine Campbell
Student at CUNY Graduate Center

National SAA members receive discounted registration rates. When registering for AAA 2024+HearTECH Expo, add the SAA Conference to your student member registration. There is an additional cost of $45 to attend the SAA Conference.

Sponsored by Starkey


Schedule of Events

The SAA Conference is taking shape! We have many exciting topics planned. New and updated information will be provided here as we get closer to the conference.

10:00 am Welcome
10:10 am Licensing and ABA Certification
Presented by Kristen Samuelson, AuD and Carrie Meyer, AuD
10:30 am

The Importance of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic/Electrophysical Testing and the Role of Audiology
Presented by Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddie, AuD

11:20 am Break
11:30 am Final-Year Externship Panel
Students: Bailey Harmon; Janna Hines Orr; Shannon Kim
Preceptors: Alex Elkins, AuD; Virginia (Ginny) Milne, AuD; Trent Westrick, AuD
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Student-Led Research Presentations
Presented by Alex Alfieri; Nicole Genser; Kaley Graves; Elizabeth Olson
2:00 pm Break
2:20 pm Advocacy – What and How?
Presented by Susan Pilch, JD
3:00 pm

Approaches to Counseling and Communication Needs
Presented by Jocelyn Tubbs, AuD; Patricia Mazzullo, AuD; Maria Pomponio, AuD

4:00 pm Concluding Remarks

SAA Mix and Mingle

All SAA Conference attendees are encouraged to attend the SAA Mix and Mingle. The SAA Mix and Mingle is a student networking event open to all student attendees. It will take place immediately after the SAA Conference, from 4:00-5:30 pm. There is no additional cost to attend the SAA Mix and Mingle.


"I enjoyed my first time at the annual conference. I met lots of amazing people and learned a lot about how to advance my career after graduation. I am excited for my next AAA conference and cannot wait to make new connections and keep up to date with new technology."

Taylor Zeller-Gerten
Student at Central Michigan University