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Marketing Opportunities

Extend your reach at AAO 2014 by reserving a marketing opportunity.

AAO 2014 Marketing Opportunities
The 2014 Promotional Opportunities Brochure (PDF 1.6MB) outlines all marketing opportunities and policies available for AAO 2014.

  • AAO Card Pack – This is the only card pack that will be mailed to domestic advance registrants. View more information about the AAO Card Pack and complete the reservation form (PDF 145KB) and find out how this cost-effective marketing tool can help drive traffic to your booth. Sign up for the AAO Card Pack and get 20% off your AAO Virtual Exhibition silver or gold level listing.
  • AAO Virtual Exhibition – Enhance your online booth presence with a gold or silver level listing. For more information email Anna Zammataro, Director, Exhibitions.
  • Academy Mailing Labels – Purchase the advance registrant lists for AAO 2014. For more information email Eusi Pease.
  • Ad Kiosks – Rotating and lighted ad kiosks. View the Freeman PlanTour site for availability, prices and locations. Also view the marketing opportunities floor plan (PDF 3MB).
  • Attendee Bag Inserts (New) – Place a promotional piece into the attendee bag. This is limited to six inserts.
  • Convention Center Banners – Highly visible printed banners. View the Freeman PlanTour site for availability, price and locations. Also view the marketing opportunities floor plan (PDF 3MB).
  • Escalator Decals – Place your advertising message on the escalators. View the Freeman PlanTour site for availability, price and locations. Also view the marketing opportunities floor plan (PDF 3MB).
  • Just Added! Hand Sanitizer Kiosks – Advertise on 15 hand sanitizer kiosks (PDF 285KB) placed strategically around the exhibit hall and in the lobby areas at McCormick Place for maximum exposure and usage. View kiosk locations (PDF 3MB). This is an exclusive opportunity for one company that includes artwork on each kiosk and a rug placed under the kiosk. Cost is $35,000.
  • Hotel KeycardsReserved
  • Hotel Door Drop – Contact Tom Marshall at Convention Communications to discuss your requirements. For more information email; Tel. +1.513.934.3700. Note: Do not use the Marketing Opportunities Reservation Form for this item.
  • Mobile Devices Charging Stations – Advertise on these stations that will be located in the Rest Stop.
  • Mobile Meeting GuideReserved
  • Photo Booths (New) – Advertise on eight interactive photo booth units located at McCormick Place. See photo booth/interactive digital displays floor plan and locations (PDF 730KB).
  • Seated Massage – While attendees wait for their massage, they will see your advertising message in the area.
  • Shuttle Bus Panels & Headrests – Buses will be heavily utilized in Chicago, so place your advertising campaigns on these moving vehicles.
  • Stair DecalsReserved
  • Street Banners – Welcome attendees to Chicago on these banners.
  • Video Wall (New)Reserved
  • Wi-Fi Access Splash Page (New) – When attendees access free Wi-Fi at McCormick Place, the supporting company's splash page will be the first thing they see.
  • Wi-Fi Access Tables – Place your advertising message on ten tables in the Wi-Fi lounge area where attendees will gather.

To secure a marketing opportunity, complete the Marketing Opportunities Reservation Form (PDF 55KB). Marketing reservations are accepted beginning April 15 at 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. All opportunities are available on a first-come basis.

For more information contact Nicole Naughten; Tel. +1.415.447.0309.

AAO 2014 Support Opportunities
Provide general support for AAO 2014 by participating in one of four levels:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

Find information in the 2014 Promotional Opportunities Brochure (PDF 1.6MB), or contact Todd Lyckberg; Tel. +1.415.447.0361.

Educational Support Opportunities

  • Subspecialty Day - Receive recognition within a targeted subspecialty area by providing unrestricted support for medical education during a Subspecialty Day meeting.
  • Cataract Monday - Support the Academy's ever-popular "Cataract Monday," featuring two programs — Cataract Spotlight and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium.

Find information in the 2014 Promotional Opportunities Brochure (PDF 1.6MB), or contact Todd Lyckberg; Tel. +1.415.447.0361.

Please review the 2014 Promotional Opportunities Brochure (PDF 1.6MB), for a full listing of all policies and guidelines.

  • All promotional opportunities are available exclusively to AAO 2014 exhibitors.
  • All promotional opportunities are "fair game" and open to all eligible companies on a first-come basis.
  • All advertising agencies and marketing companies must submit a Third Party Authorization Form (PDF 158KB) in order to secure a promotional opportunity.
  • A confirmation letter is emailed within one week of reservation.
  • A Marketing Partnership Agreement is sent for each reserved opportunity. It must be counter-signed and returned within 10 business days. If the agreement is not returned within 10 business days, the opportunity is available to another company.
  • There is a 100% cancellation fee after the Marketing Partnership Agreement is signed.
  • Artwork deadlines are strictly enforced to ensure production schedule is met.
  • Payment is due net 30 days from invoice date. Companies whose payments are over 60 days late will not be allowed to reserve opportunities for 2015 until two weeks after reservations open.
  • Rates and availability are subject to change in 2015.