Convention



Convention will be held in conjunction with the American Dental Association in October 11-15, 2021 at Mandalay Bay & MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada! 

This year, the AADA Booth will be located near the ADA House of Delegates Meeting in Mandalay Bay at the North Convention Center, Bay View Court North (main hallway outside and across from Islander Ballroom).  Be sure to come by the booth to learn more about the Alliance and what we can do for you and your ADA Family!

AADA Schedule of Events

Monday, October 11
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Leadership Council Meeting, MGM Grand, Director's Board Room

Tuesday, October 12
8:00AM - 9:30AM
ADPAC Breakfast, MGM Grand, Room 154
Guest Speaker, Dr. Jake Thompson, Director and Head Coach, UNLV Debate Team (view information below)
Registration for this event is required - REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, October 12
AADA Booth, Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Bay View Court North
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday, October 13
AADA Booth, Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Bay View Court North
7:00AM - 4:00PM

Thursday, October 14 & Friday, October 15
AADA Booth, Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Bay View Court North
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, October 16
AADA Booth, Mandalay Bay North Convention Center, Bay View Court North
6:30AM - Close of House of Delegate Session



ADPAC Breakfast Guest Presenter, Dr. Jake Thompson, Director and Head Coach, UNLV Debate Team & Professor-in-Residence, Communication Studies

Expertise: Competitive Debate (NDT/CEDA policy debate), Argumentation and persuasion, Presidential and other political campaign debates, Domestic political campaigns and persuasion, American foreign policy

Jacob Thompson is the head coach and director of UNLV's nationally recognized, award-winning debate team and a professor in residence in the department of communication studies. Under his leadership, UNLV's debate team has risen rapidly since its rebirth in 2007 and has been ranked among the best teams in the nation for several years. In 2018, Thompson received the George Ziegelmueller "coach of the year" award and in 2020 he was recognized as the Ross K. Smith "national coach of the year" by the National Debate Tournament. Thompson also played an important role in the third presidential debate in 2016 that took place at UNLV, serving on multiple university committees that organized debate-related activities, and participating in over 100 interviews as a University media expert on presidential debates. Thompson's research and teaching focuses on presidential and political campaign debates, persuasion, argumentation theory and practice, and the rhetoric of American foreign policy.
 



Head 2 Toe

Each year, the Alliance of the American Dental Association (AADA) coordinates a Head2Toe Project which supports a local organization in need. The project will be held in conjunction with the ADA’s SmileCon on October 11-13, 2021 in Las Vegas. This year AADA will be supporting The Care Complex, which is dedicated to ending homelessness in Southern Nevada, one individual at a time. The Care Complex fosters self-reliance and facilitates permanent transition out of homelessness. To learn more about the program visit https://www.carecomplex.org/.

The CARE Complex is currently in need of:

  • Hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpastes, body wash, razors, deodorant)
  • Face masks (cloth or disposable)
  • Men’s clothing items
  • Sunscreen and Umbrellas
  • Volunteers to assist with once weekly grocery delivery.

The following link https://a.co/gqKPiqG is their Amazon wish list for donations, if you donate thru this portal please include AADA H2T in the message box. More information on how to support AADA’s H2T project while at ADA’s SmileCon in Las Vegas is coming soon.