• Participate in the largest exhibition of ophthalmic technology, products and services in the world.

    AAO 2019: Inspire!

    The 123rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology will be held at Moscone Center, in San Francisco, California, Oct. 12 – 15.

    Exhibit Prospectus

    The AAO 2019 Exhibit Prospectus is now available. Review or download it now:

    Visit the Exhibit Prospectus webpage to view/download invidiual sections:

    • Checklist
    • Booth Construction
    • Booth Activities
    • Exhibitor Designated Contractors
    • Exhibitor Registration

    Exhibitor Portal - Checklist

    As you completed the online exhibit space application you may have identified several activities planned during your company's participation at AAO 2019. Demonstrating or displaying a laser, operating a wet lab, displaying Non-FDA approved products, offering a booth presentation, contest, drawing or game of chance, etc.

    Links to provide additional information for these booth activities, and to access the web sites of our official contactor partners (Experient, Expovision and Freeman) are now posted in the company Checklist when you log back into the Exhibitor Portal.

    Do not respond to an item posted in your Checklist if your company is not planning that activity. Many companies will not have all the checklist items marked as completed.

    Exhibitor Service Manual

    The online Exhibitor Service Manual (ESM) is now available in the new Exhibitor Portal. The ESM contains information and rates for available services. You can access the ESM from the company Checklist in the Exhibitor Portal

    View the list of Official Contractors. (PDF 44KB)

    View Target Freight Maps:

    Staff Changes

    To ensure timely receipt of information regarding participating in AAO 2019, please notify the Academy as soon as possible when there is a change to the person who will handle the company’s participation in the exhibition.

    Exhibitor Resources

    Visit the Exihibitor Resources webpage to learn more about the Exhibitor Success Program developed and refined over 30 years by America’s leading tradeshow productivity expert, Jefferson Davis of Competitive Edge.


    Exhibitor Registration opens July 24. Visit the Exhibitor Registration page for more information.

    Registration for Academy members opened on June 12, it opened for nonmembers on June 26.

    Hotel Reservations

    Find information and policies about reserving hotel rooms for AAO 2019.

    Caution: Beware of Scams

    Fraudulent companies that pretend to be associated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and AAO 2019 may appear in web searches or contact you by email. Only book services through Academy official contractor partners Experient, Expovision and Freeman. If you are ever in doubt, email exhibitions@aao.org or call 1.415.447.0365 to confirm.