AAO 2020: Vision
The Academy is closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our profession. We have listened to your input and are making exciting changes.
AAO 2020 and the Exhibition is now Saturday, Nov. 14 - Monday, Nov. 16. Also, all clinical courses are newly standardized to 75 minutes to help attendees to better schedule breaks and visits to the Exhibition.
View information about the Sands Expo / Venetian:
Review the Venetian Clean Commitment, a summary of the initiatives the hotel and convention space have rolled out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review demographic data from past Academy annual meetings and find more information about AAO 2020.
The sections of the AAO 2020 Exhibit Prospectus pertinent to securing exhibit space and making hotel reservations are below.
Exhibit Space (PDF 192KB)
Exhibitor Schedule (PDF 285KB)
Terms and Conditions (PDF 34KB)
Payment Terms (PDF 26KB)
Official Hotels (PDF 68KB)
The full AAO 2020 Exhibit Prospectus will be available soon.
AAO 2020 exhibit sales opened in the Exhibitor Portal beginning on April 1 for the first of five cycles, based on total priority points outlined in the schedule below:
|2020 Sales Cycle
||200 - 4500
||100 - 199
||35 - 99
||9 - 34
||0 - 8
On April 1 online hotel reservations opened for exhibiting companies to secure 20 rooms or less. Log into the Exhibitor Portal now and make your hotel reservations.
The Academy provides international exhibitors with a specific letter of invitation to use when applying for a Visa, which can be customized for each company representative travelling to Las Vegas.
If you need letter(s) of invitation please contact email@example.com.
Consult the following for more information and helpful links:
Traveling to Las Vegas
Thirty-one airlines fly to and from McCarran International Airport each day. The Academy's annual meeting is just three miles away from the airport in the Sands Expo/Venetian, right on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Starting Oct. 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require all adult passengers on U.S. domestic flights to present a more secure form of identification to board planes. This identification can be a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, a state-issued enhanced driver's license or another acceptable form of ID (such as a passport). Regular, non-REAL ID or non-enhanced driver's licenses are no longer adequate forms of identification.
Learn more about REAL ID and other acceptable forms of identification.
Caution: Beware of Scams
Fraudulent companies that pretend to be associated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.415.447.0365 to confirm.