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New Exhibiting Companies

Audience and Industry Participation

Eligibility to Exhibit
Companies who have not exhibited with the Academy previously and wish to participate in future exhibitions must submit for review:

  • Background information for your company including company history, leadership, where products are produced, and any tradeshows you participate in.
  • A sample of your print materials outlining the product(s) or service(s) you intend to promote.

Email this information or send via regular mail to:

Director, Exhibitions
American Academy of Ophthalmology
PO Box 7424
San Francisco, CA 94104-7424

The AAO 2014 exhibit booth space fees include the following:

  • Assigned exhibit booth space.
  • Linear booths – eight-foot (8') high back drape, thirty-six inch (36") high side dividers in black and white.
  • Linear booths – a seven by forty-four inch (7 x 44”) identification sign when ordered by the deadline.
  • Aisle carpet and vacuuming of aisles (color of aisle carpet is red).
  • General perimeter security.
  • The use of shuttle bus service to and from official Academy hotels and the convention center.
  • An allocation of sleeping rooms (based on booth size) through the official housing service, Expovision.
  • Five complimentary exhibit badges for company employees for each 100 square feet of exhibit space.
  • Listing by company name and booth number in the Meeting Guide; if application is received by Friday, July 18.
  • Listing by company name and booth number in the Final Program if application is received by Friday, August 22.
  • Copies of the Meeting Guide and Final Program.
  • FREE digital booth in Virtual Exhibition that Includes twenty-five (25) word company description; product and service categories and selection of related medical specialties; two company contacts. Product categories listed in Final Program if digital booth is populated by Friday, August 15.
  • Access to sessions, symposia, papers and posters.
  • Ability to purchase the Academy Plus course pass onsite (Exhibitor Representatives may not register for Skills Transfer courses).

The Retina Subspecialty Day exhibit space fee includes the following:

  • Five-foot by ten-foot (5' x 10') exhibit space.
  • Each area has an eight-foot (8') back drape and three-foot (3') high side drape.
  • A seven x forty-four inch (7 x 44") identification sign.
  • Four complimentary badges per exhibit space purchased for representatives to staff the exhibit.
  • One complimentary Subspecialty Day session badge ($975 value) per exhibit space purchased for entrance into the Subspecialty Day program.

Review these important Exhibit Prospectus sections for answers to your most frequently asked questions: