• Meeting Information

  • AAO 2021: Re/Create

    Join us in November as we re-create the Academy's annual meeting. From highlighting clinical pearls and the latest research, to making new connections and learning new techniques we look forward to bringing our community together, where all of ophthalmology meets® in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.

    Register Now

    When you register for the in-person meeting you will also have access to content in the virtual meeting. If you are unable to join us in New Orleans, you can register for just the virtual meeting. Learn more about meeting registration.

    Reserve a Room

    The Academy has negotiated special hotel rates for AAO 2021. Learn more about hotel reservations.

    Check your travel dates - don't miss a minute of the meeting!

    AAO 2021: Friday, Nov. 12 - Monday, Nov. 15

    Subspecialty Day: Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13

    AAOE Practice Management Program: Friday, Nov. 12 - Monday, Nov. 15

    ASORN Nursing Program: Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13

    AAO 2021 Expo: Saturday, Nov. 13 - Monday, Nov. 15

    The Academy is excited to implement many changes in 2021 to increase educational and networking opportunities, including:

    • Updated meeting dates so that you spend less time away from your practice.

    • Reducing the number of simultaneous programs so that you can more easily plan your schedule.

    • Providing more community engagement opportunities in the Expo.

    • A robust virtual component for those unable to join us in-person or who want to view a session they may have missed on-site.

    Send Us Your 30-sec Video, Win a Meal in New Orleans!

    Your voice is important to us! We want to share your thoughts and enthusiasm with our global community to celebrate the return of a live annual meeting in Nov. 2021. Make a 30-second video telling your colleagues what you love most about the Academy’s annual meeting or what you are looking forward to at AAO 2021 in New Orleans. We may share your video on social media, and you could win a gift certificate for one of New Orleans’ famed restaurants.

    Don’t worry about professional quality. Just grab your smartphone, make sure it is horizontal and that your sound is clear. Record yourself for about 30 seconds.

    Email the completed video (under 10 MB) to promotions@aao.org. If the video is larger than 10 MB use a file transfer service (such as Hightail or WeTransfer).

    Questions? Email promotions@aao.org.


    View the AAO 2021 Meeting Schedule Overview (PDF 77KB). Note: All times are subject to change.

    Look for more exciting AAO 2021 and Subspecialty Day program news and updates in the coming months.

    Health and Safety

    The Academy continues to monitor developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our profession. We are working to bring you the highest quality educational experience that you have come to expect from the Academy in the safest possible environment.

    The Academy and Morial Convention Center are implementing cleaning procedures and physical distancing protocols in all areas of AAO 2021 that meet or exceed industry standards. Review the Health and Safety initiatives that are bring implemented for the annual meeting.