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Exhibitor Central

AAO 2014Where All of Ophthalmology Meets
Oct. 18 - 21
McCormick Place, Chicago


Welcome to Exhibitor Central, the location for the most pertinent planning information for exhibiting companies.

AAO 2014 is SOLD OUT!

AAO 2014 Program Information
Access the easy-to-use Web-enabled 2014 Mobile Meeting Guide from your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer to view all program and meeting information for AAO 2014.

View the AAO 2014 Meeting Guide. (PDF 7MB) This planning tool is an at-a-glance guide to AAO 2014 and Subspecialty Day; it also includes the Attendee Floor Plan (PDF 754KB). You can pick up a printed copy at Exhibitor Registration in Hall A of the Academy Exhibitor Services counter in the Exhibitor Service Center.

You can also use the online AAO 2014 Program Search to find up-to-the-minute information about specific courses, sessions, tours and events.

AAO 2014 Registrants

View Attendee Badge Types (PDF 262KB) to identify physicians and health professionals visiting your booth.

See you in Chicago
The Exhibitions Team will be available to assist exhibiting companies in McCormick Place, beginning Wed., Oct. 15.

Where: Academy Exhibitor Services counter in the Exhibitor Service Center.
Tel: 312.791.6656
E-mail:  The exhibitions team will have limited access to email and will respond to your inquiries as quickly as possible. Please do not send multiple emails.

Bistro AAO Café
Fresh Food, Fast
The Bistro AAO Café, conveniently located in the exhibit hall, offers a variety of delicious soups, salads, and entrees.

New! This year vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options will be available and are noted on the menu.

The buffet lunch is $25 per guest, and includes beverages and desserts. Purchase your ticket or reserve a table in advance to avoid long lines at the cashier. Proceed directly to the Café host with your pre-purchased ticket for immediate seating.

Purchase your tickets for Bistro AAO Café TODAY!

Shuttle Buses
Shuttle bus service is provided between all official Academy hotels and McCormick Place during meeting hours Sat., Oct. 18, through Tue., Oct. 21. Share the Shuttle Bus Schedule (PDF 118KB) with your colleagues. Find additional the information on the Ground Transportation webpage.

Marketing Activities
Share the Publicity and Advertising (PDF 630KB) regulations with your marketing staff as they plan marketing strategy for AAO 2014.

The Academy has created a Marketing Free Zone around the immediate vicinity of McCormick Place and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and McCormick Place Square. Exhibitors are prohibited from all street marketing activities in this area.

View the Marketing Free Zone Map (PDF 153KB). Contact the Director of Exhibitions if you have any questions regarding these regulations or marketing activities.

Want to promote the AAO 2014 on your website or use the meeting logo in your newsletter? Contact to obtain these files.

Virtual Exhibition
The Virtual Exhibition is being used by attendees to plan their visit to the exhibition. Populate your digital booth now so attendees can find your company and products.

Log into the Digital Booth Editor to begin populating your digital booth. You will need your Academy ID number if it’s your first time logging in. Contact for this information.