The Academy has become aware that several fraudulent companies, pretending to be associated with AAO 2017, appear in web searches and are contacting individuals via email. These companies are unaffiliated with the Academy, but claim that they can book hotel rooms and even register you for AAO 2017. These sites may request deposits and/or full pre-payment, but they often do not secure the rooms as promised. The Academy is working through legal channels to shut these false websites down, but new ones pop up every day.
It is very important that you only book hotel rooms and registration through the Academy’s website. If you are ever in doubt, please email email@example.com or call 1.415.561.8500 to confirm before reserving your room or registering.