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  • New: Saturday Night Celebration

  • YO Party AAO 2023

    Join us for the must-attend social event of AAO 2024 in Chicago!

    Have fun with friends and mingle with our profession's luminaries at this meeting-wide party supporting the Academy’s ophthalmic education initiatives.


    Saturday, Oct. 19

    7:30 - 10:30 p.m.


    TAO Nightclub
    632 N. Dearborn St.

    TAO is a short walk from many downtown hotels. 


    All AAO 2024, Subspecialty Day and AAOE half-day coding meeting registrants, including spouses and guests, are welcome.

    Exhibiting company representatives may also attend.


    Tickets are $150. Move fast! Tickets are limited and expected to sell out.

    Purchase Tickets Now

    Tickets are secured through the online registration portal. Already registered? You can revisit the registration site to purchase tickets at any time.

    The Saturday Night Celebration ticket price is not tax deductible.


    Proceeds will benefit the Academy’s ophthalmic education, surgical coaching, and mentoring initiatives.

    Former Academy CEO David W. Parke II, MD, will be the event’s special honoree. You can make a tribute gift in honor of Dr. Parke, supporting the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation, at

    Saturday Night Celebration Chair and Committee

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Academy Foundation thanks Dr. Alan Wagner as the Saturday Night Celebration chair for leading a stellar committee of ophthalmologists and philanthropists to create this extraordinary event.

    Dr. Wagner is a board-certified ophthalmologist recognized internationally as an innovator in the treatment of patients with retinal and macula disease, pediatric and adult diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, ocular oncology, and the application of Lean Six Sigma to healthcare delivery. Dr. Wagner is actively engaged in setting healthcare policy and works with several charitable and fraternal organizations.