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2023 Innovation Academy: Networking, experiences, and more

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Create meaningful engagements at the 2023 AAD Innovation Academy. We’ve infused innovation into every aspect of this meeting starting with our amped-up Experience Hub, a Welcome Reception, networking breaks, and extended exhibit hall hours. Plus, find options for on-site childcare.

Experience Hub

Connect with colleagues, faculty, and industry professionals in this immersive space that brings together additional learning areas, industry expert sessions, technical exhibits, and networking breaks all aimed at amplifying your on-site experience.

Welcome Reception

Meet us in the Experience Hub immediately following the keynote on Thursday, August 10 where we’ll be throwing a welcome party to kick off AAD Innovation Academy! Mix and mingle with colleagues while enjoying delicious cuisine and refreshments.

The Derm Tank session on Friday evening will also include a light reception with snacks and drinks. We want you to feel as if you’re "at-home" while you watch the dermatology version of Shark Tank!


Conveniently located in the Experience Hub, technical exhibits feature the latest products, services, devices, and equipment from our exhibitors.

View the exhibit hall floor plan.

Exhibit hall hours
Thursday, August 10
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (during the Welcome Reception)
Friday, August 11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Unopposed exhibit hours from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and refreshment breaks from 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Experience Tampa, Florida

Treasure awaits around every corner in Tampa Bay! Explore local attractions between sessions or turn your trip into a vacation for the whole family. You won’t want to miss what this city has to offer. Learn more.

Little Learners Childcare

While you’re attending meetings, your children can enjoy their own activities organized by ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, LLC., a national company specializing in children’s activities. Little Learners offers a complete morning to early evening program packed with activities for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Learn more.