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2024 AAD Innovation Academy: Networking, experiences, and more

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Be a part of the engaging and unique experiences this year at 2024 AAD Innovation Academy. We’ve infused innovation into every aspect of this meeting including the Experience Hub, which includes exhibits, networking breaks, photo ops, and is where the Welcome Reception will be held.

Another added perk of Innovation Academy is childcare! If you’re planning to bring your family to Seattle, Little Learners has you covered during the meeting.


Conveniently located in the Experience Hub, be sure to spend some time with our technical exhibitors, showcasing the latest products, services, devices, and equipment.

Welcome Reception
Thursday, August 1 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Meet us in the Experience Hub on Thursday evening, immediately following Diana Nyad’s Keynote and the Presidential Update, where we’ll be throwing a welcome party to kick off the meeting! Mix and mingle with colleagues and exhibitors while immersing yourself in Seattle's most iconic landmarks. Enjoy a “Taste of Seattle” and indulge in the Emerald City's most delectable foods!

The Derm Tank session on Friday evening, Ballroom 6A, will also include a light reception with snacks and drinks. We want you to feel as if you’re "at-home" while you watch dermatology’s exciting take on Shark Tank!

View the exhibit hall floor plan.

Exhibit hall hours
Thursday, August 1
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (during the Welcome Reception)
Friday, August 2
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Unopposed exhibit hours from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Experience Seattle, Washington

Whether you’re exploring when not in session or you add on a vacation, Seattle is a dynamic city that offers something for everyone. Spend some time checking out the Visit Seattle webpage where you can find restaurant recommendations, top things to do in the city, and events happening that weekend. Learn how to get around the city and purchase a CityPass to explore at a discounted rate.

Little Learners Childcare

While you’re attending sessions, your children can enjoy their own activities organized by the AAD in partnership with KiddieCorp. We’re offering a safe, secure, entertaining, and educational experience for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Learn more.