There are three technician-oriented events at the AALAS National Meeting:
- The Technician Fun Fair
- The Hunter Lecture
- Technician Lunch & Learn
The Technician Fun Fair is an educational, scavanger hunt which focuses on a set of questions about AALAS, the AALAS National Meeting, and exhibiting companies. The Tech Fair is an exciting way for technicians to learn more about the National Meeting and interact with vendors. Everyone competing will receive a certificate of completion worth 4 CEUs toward the AALAS Technician Certification Registry. There will be drawings for prizes for those scoring 80% or better on their exam.
Dr. Charles Hunter, a past president of AALAS, was a strong supporter of technician education and training. A fund was developed for technician-oriented educational opportunities, which became the Hunter Lecture series. The topics and speakers vary each year. Technicians of all levels are encouraged to attend.
The Technician Lunch & Learn provides a relaxed and casual environment to learn new things while enjoying lunch with technicians from other facilities. The "learn" portion of the two-hour session will vary from year to year, but technicians can always be assured of useful and worthwhile topics relating directly to their needs.