• AAO 2021: Re/Create

    New Orleans Can't Wait to Welcome AAO 2021 in November

    General Information

    AAO 2021 will be held Friday – Monday, Nov. 12 –15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AAO 2021 Expo will open on Saturday, Nov. 13 and will run, along with sessions, through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15.

    View the AAO 2021 ShowMap. This link is shared with meeting attendees.

    Programming will begin Friday, Nov. 12 with a full day of Subspecialty Day meetings, the AAOE Master Classes, Coding Sessions and the AAO 2021 opening session in the evening. View the AAO 2021 Meeting Schedule Overview (PDF 77KB). Note: All times are subject to change.

    If you have previously exhibited, and have not yet submitted a booth application, go to the Exhibitor Portal and complete an exhibit space application.

    NEW! The AAO 2021 Expo closes on Monday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Plan to return on Tuesday, Nov. 16 to complete packing and make outbound shipping arrangements. Review the overall Expo Schedule for AAO 2021.

    Promote Your Participation

    Share that you are exhibiting at AAO 2021 using our custom images on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, in your email signature or on your website. Click on a link below to download an image. Customize your post by writing a message, making sure to use the meeting hashtag #aao2021.

    Vaccination Requirement

    The Academy is committed to your safety at AAO 2021. Therefore, our Board of Trustees has determined that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all registrants attending the meeting in person in New Orleans.

    See the Health and Safety webpage for more information.

    Contact exhibitions@aao.org if you have questions or need assistance.


    Exhibiting information.

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    Dates and deadlines.

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    View ENMCC floorplans.

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    Resources & information.

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    View 2021 highlights.

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    Free exhibiting tips.

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    • Turn in details for marketing activities (raffles, drawings, contests and giveaways), as outlined in the Rules & Regulations (PDF 140KB) section of the Exhibit Prospectus, to the director of exhibitions.

    • Access the exhibitor registration website through the Exhibitor Portal. Find information in the Registration (PDF 39KB) section of the Exhibit Prospectus.

    • The Exhibitor Service eKit is available through the Exhibitor Portal.

    October Deadlines

    • Floral orders due Oct. 26.

    • Advanced rate for paid representatives ends on Oct. 27

    • Pre-Registrant Mailing List Rental requests due by Oct. 28.

    • Review the details in your complimentary, standard virtual booth. Upload additional collateral to customize your booth by Oct. 29. Review virtual booth details and specifications.

    • Oct. 29 is the last date freight can arrive at the Freeman Advance Warehouse. Review the Shipping (PDF 43KB) section of the Exhibit Prospectus.

    • Exhibitor Designated Contractor Certificate of Insurance and Onsite Contact Forms due by Oct. 29. Find information in the Exhibitor Designated Contractors (PDF 31KB) section of the Exhibit Prospectus.


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