The 2018 Exhibition will take place:
Saturday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
McCormick Place in Chicago
The 2018 Exhibit Sales package, containing the Exhibit Space Application and Floor Plan, was emailed to all AAO 2017 exhibiting companies, and companies approved to exhibit, on March 26. To assist with completing and returning the exhibit space application:
The Exhibitions General Information & Rules and Regulations are available now in PDF. Download or print the documents for reference throughout the planning cycle.
This information will be available in searchable web pages soon. Please check back.
If you are new to the Academy's annual meeting, visit the New Exhibiting Companies Web page.
Many international exhibitors will require a visitor visa to enter the United States. Consult the following for more information and helpful links:
Letter of Invitation
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 traveling to the Academy's annual meeting. The exhibitor Letter of Invitation will be available in June when exhibit space is confirmed. If you have an immediate need, please contact email@example.com.
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: Received the Exhibitor Hotel Reservation Application and Housing Information by email. The reservation application was due to Expovision by Wednesday, May 9.
- All other exhibitors: Online hotel room selection opened 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.