• In light of epidemiological projections, government regulations and public health mandates to prevent the spread of disease — including social distancing, limited crowd sizes and face coverings — the Academy has been forced to cancel its in-person annual meeting this year.

    AAO 2020 Virtual Exhibition

    We are planning an exciting virtual event for Nov. 13-15 with multiple opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors. We hope that you will continue your support of the largest ophthalmology meeting.

    Additional information about participating in the AAO 2020 Virtual Exhibition will be available by Wednesday, Aug. 12. If you have a contract for a booth and/or promotional opportunity, options include:

    • Receiving a refund
    • Applying payments to the AAO 2020 Virtual Exhibition
    • Transferring payments already made to AAO 2021 in New Orleans.

    Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to sharing more information about AAO 2020 Virtual and the Exhibition within the coming weeks.

    Hotel Reservations

    If your hotel reservation was made through the official housing service, Expovision, your reservation has now been automatically cancelled. If you have any questions, contact Expovision directly: aaohotels@expovision.com or toll free at 1.866.774.0487.

    If you made your reservation on your own, you will need to cancel directly with the hotel.

    Meeting Space

    If you reserved hotel meeting space, contact the hotel directly to cancel your event. Any Academy meeting space request fees will be refunded to your credit card within the next 30 days. If you need any assistance, please contact Alex Keane, akeane@aao.org.