Participate in the the largest exhibition of ophthalmic technology, products and services in the world.
Join the AAO 2018 Exhibition
Saturday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
McCormick Place in Chicago
Exhibitor Service Manual
The online Exhibitor Service Manual (ESM) is now available in the Exhibitor Portal. The ESM contains information and rates for available services. To access the ESM log into the Exhibitor Portal and select the Service Manual Tab; then click on the blue Exhibitor Service Manual link.
View the list of Official Contractors (PDF 903KB).
General Information, Rules and Regulations
View these materials now in PDF. Download or print the documents for reference throughout the planning cycle.
Review searchable web page versions of these.
The Exhibitor Housing information is now available in the Exhibitor Portal. Log into the Portal to view hotel reservation policies, important dates, map of hotels and preview of official Academy hotels. Hotel reservations will open in two-tiers.
- Exhibitors with > 20 rooms in 2017: You will receive the Exhibitor Hotel Reservation Application and Housing Information by email. The reservation application is due to Expovision by Wednesday, May 9.
- All other exhibitors: Online hotel room selection opens on Wednesday, May 30. Selections are made from the available inventory at the official Academy hotels.
Caution: Beware of Housing Scams
Fraudulent companies that pretend to be associated with the Academy and AAO 2018 may appear in web searches or contact you by email. Only book hotel rooms through the official housing provider, Expovision. If you are ever in doubt, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.415.447.0365 to confirm before reserving a hotel room.