General Information

The 48th Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Conference Hotel

altScottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Attendees can contact the Scottsdale Plaza to reserve a room through (800) 832-2025. Be sure to reference the AAS 2021 Annual Meeting to secure our special group rates. Room types and rates are: Standard rooms at $249/night, Villa Suites at $289/night, Patio Suites at $339/night, and Bi-Level Suites at $339/night. These special rates will be available until January 31, 2021 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Reservations can also be made online through: [link to be provided Fall, 2020]

The room rate includes one (1) buffet breakfast per room / per day in the Scottsdale Plaza's Garden Court Restaurant. Further questions regarding hotel facilities and other services should be directed to the hotel.

Roommates: Interested in having a roommate to share hotel expenses? Click here to view of list of attendees looking for a roommate.

Need childcare services during the AAS Conference? Click here for a list of recommendations.

Travel and Ground Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), served by over 20 domestic and international carriers, is 11 miles from the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Ground transportation is available via taxicab, rental cars, and limousines at all terminals.  Average one-way taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is approximately $35 - $40.  All major car rental companies are represented at Sky Harbor International Airport.

Conference CEU

American Auditory Society is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  2.00 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

This conference is offered for up to 2.0 ASHA CEUs (Various levels, Professional area).

American Auditory Society is approved by the International Hearing Society to offer continuing education for this course. This course [CEN-281-20] is approved for up to 20 credit(s) of continuing education (1 CE Credit = 1 contact hour). IHS approval of this course is based on the course’s adherence to IHS’s course approval requirements only and does not imply endorsement of the course content, specific products, clinical procedure, instructor or adherence to the IHS Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/Education Provider and not necessarily of the International Hearing Society.

Conference Learner Outcomes:

  • Describe two characteristics of people with hearing loss that is different from people without hearing loss addressed at the meeting.
  • Identify one clinical outcome for people with hearing, vestibular or tinnitus disorders addressed at the meeting.
  • List the overall characteristics of one device that is used for detection or habilitation of hearing, vestibular or tinnitus disorders. 

Speakers relevant financial and non-financial relationships can be found on the AAS website at: TBA

Board and Program Committee member relevant financial and non-financial relationships can be found on the AAS website at: TBA

Financial and In-Kind Support Provided By:

Local Attractions


Located in the beautiful Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale offers something for everyone, from outdoor recreation to shopping, fine dining and nightlife, cultural attractions and the arts, and easy access to side trips.

With over 200 golf courses within a 30-minute drive of the hotel, and 30 easily accessible local courses, the meeting venue offers the opportunity for a fun golf outing for players at any level.  Hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, and swimming are also a few other ways to enjoy Scottsdale’s mild weather and winter sun. Indulge yourself at one of the 130 spas in the Valley, then enjoy dinner at one of Scottsdale’s many restaurants featuring a wide array of American, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and Pacific Rim, and Southwestern food.

Shopping can’t be beat in Scottsdale, with its multi-level Scottsdale Fashion Square, and the historic Fifth Avenue shops with rows of art galleries, boutiques, and local and Native American arts and jewelry.  Museum buffs will find unique museums and collections all over the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, including the stunning Heard Museum of Native American Arts, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park, and the Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum.  And for the sports enthusiast, Scottsdale  is Spring Training home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Games with MLB teams are scheduled throughout March.

To extend your stay in the Scottsdale area, plan a side trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon (233 miles), beautiful red-rock Sedona (122 miles), Las Vegas (400 miles), or Tucson (120 miles).

A Special Note for the Disabled

AAS wishes to take steps that are required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this course please contact AAS at [email protected], via telephone at (877) 746-8315, or write to AAS, PO Box 779, Pennsville, NJ 08070.


The average daytime temperature for March in Scottsdale is 74.7o F, with nighttime temperatures in the low 50o F range.  While it is usually mild and pleasant during the day, it is wise to bring a jacket or light coat for the evening.