• Academy Plus Course Pass

  • Academy Plus is a course pass that offers unlimited access to more than 350 Academy and AAOE instruction courses.

    There is no need to plan ahead or preselect courses. You can float among all instruction courses at will.

    • Individual tickets for Academy and AAOE instruction courses are no longer sold.
    • Due to Fire Marshal regulations, however, seating capacities for course rooms is limited. Seating is available on a first-come basis.

    Purchase Academy Plus

    You can purchase the course pass when you register for AAO 2016.

    Fees: Academy and AAOE Members, Nonmembers

    • $175 before Aug. 10, the early registration deadline.
    • $225 Aug. 11 - Sept. 25
    • $275 Sept. 26 - Oct. 18

    Fees: Academy Member in Training

    • $100

    Receiving the Course Pass2015 Attendee and Badge

    You will not receive a separate "pass", instead look for the Academy Plus symbol on your badge.

    If you purchase Academy Plus online by the following deadlines your registration packet - including your badge with the Academy Plus symbol - will be mailed to you:

    • Aug. 26 for international attendees.
    • Sept. 23 for U.S. attendees.

    You can continue to purchase Academy Plus online after the above dates. Pick up your new badge with the Academy Plus symbol at the Express Registration - Self Service area in South Hall A when you arrive at McCormick Place.

    If you would like to purchase Academy Plus in person at McCormick Place, visit the Ticket Sales area in South Hall A.

    The course pass is non-transferable. View more registration and ticket policies.

    Free Programs and Sessions

    You do not need Academy Plus to attend a number of programs and sessions at AAO 2016. Your meeting registration gives you access to:

    Ticketed Events, Labs and Programs

    Academy Plus does not cover sessions that require an individual ticket, including:

    Individual tickets must be purchased separately to attend these programs.

    If you purchase tickets online by the following deadlines your registration packet - including your badge and any tickets you purchased - will be mailed to you:

    • Aug. 26 for international attendees.
    • Sept. 23 for U.S. attendees.

    You can continue to purchase tickets online after the above dates. Pick up your tickets at the Express Registration - Self Service area in South Hall A when you arrive at McCormick Place.

    If you would like to purchase tickets in person at McCormick Place, visit the Ticket Sales area in South Hall A.

    Tickets are non-transferable. View more registration and ticket policies.

    Accessing Program Information

    Starting in June, access specific course, session and event information online - including abstracts.

    Due to increased use of the Mobile Meeting Guide Web app to access program and meeting information, the large printed Final Program will no longer be produced. The Mobile Meeting Guide will be available in September. Look for the Meeting Guide, the spiral bound condensed program for AAO 2016 and Subspecialty Day, in the meeting bag you pick-up onsite.