Get Social in Seattle: AACD 2013 Promises Networking Opportunities, Camaraderie

For those who love attending dental conferences for the camaraderie and networking opportunities, AACD 2013 in Seattle will offer several social events to help members connect with other dental professionals.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) will host AACD 2013 April 24-27 in Seattle at the Washington Convention Center. In addition to organizing an unbeatable lineup of dental educators, a number of social events are planned to help attendees make the most of their time in Seattle.

“One of the things that sets the AACD’s conferences apart from other meetings is our incredible social events,” said Ron Goodlin, AACD President. “Being social at AACD 2013 is almost as important as attending workshops and lectures. Connecting with like-minded professionals and being inspired by their work enhances your perspective on the field. Networking opportunities in Seattle are everywhere—and they’re a valuable part of your conference experience!”

AACD will host an evening Welcome Reception on April 24 to kick off this year’s annual meeting at the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum, which is located at the base of the Seattle Space Needle. The reception is included in attendees’ tuition.

At the EMP, attendees will have a chance to meet friends, enjoy refreshments, relax, and learn about music’s impact throughout history. The EMP will help attendees explore musical revolutions from jazz to blues, to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop.

On April 25, the AACD Charitable Foundation will host the Celebration of Smiles fundraiser, which benefits the AACD Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program. GBAS helps restore the smiles and lives of domestic violence survivors through the help of volunteer dentists and dental teams.

Celebration of Smiles will be hosted at the Tap House Grill, which is walking distance from the Washington State Convention Center. The Tap House is a Seattle staple that offers more than 160 beers on tap, including local craft brews. Wine and cocktails are also available. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the AACD’s online registration system at

In addition to the main events, there are other opportunities to be social in Seattle. The AACD hosts daily breakfasts and lunches in the exhibit hall during the conference where attendees can re-energize and chat with colleagues.

For a complete schedule of events at AACD 2013, visit Registration and course selection are open. To take advantage of a $150 discount, register by April 5.

About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,400 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.