• Welcome to Presenter Central

    Presenter Central is your one-stop location for the Academy's annual meeting and Subspecialty Day presenter information.

    Online Forms and Schedules

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    If you need assistance, contact presentercentral@aao.org.

    Uploading Presentations, Posters and Handouts Prior to the Meeting

    Upload Your Presentation

    Certain presentations can be uploaded before and during the meeting via Orchestrate, AAO’s Presentation Management website.

    • Prerecorded videos scheduled for On Demand Only in the Virtual Meeting
      • MP4, M4V and MOV files accepted
      • Due: Oct. 15
    • Prerecorded videos scheduled to be played during the in-person session
      • MP4, M4V and MOV files accepted
      • Due: Nov. 1
    • In-person, session room presentations
      • PowerPoint, Keynote and video files accepted
      • Submit presentations ideally 24 hours, but no later than 4 hours, in advance of your scheduled in-person presentation time
    • In-person, course room presentations that are being recorded or livestreamed for the Virtual Meeting
      • PowerPoint, Keynote and video files accepted
      • Submit presentations ideally 24 hours, but no later than 4 hours, in advance of your scheduled in-person presentation time

    If your presentation is not listed in Orchestrate, bring your presentation on USB flash drive and load it into the presentation laptop PC available in the room. The Speaker Ready Room will be available for you to test your presentation to make sure it is compatible. Contact presentercentral@aao.org with questions.

    Upload Your Poster

    For AAO 2021, the author listed first on the ePoster abstract was sent an email from upload@scientificposters.com with instructions on how to upload their electronic poster. Contact Poster Technical Support at upload@scientificposters.com with questions. The deadline for submitting electronic posters is Nov. 2. (Note: Posters scheduled in Poster Discussions must upload by Oct. 8.)

    Upload Your Handout

    Handout information, including your login and link, will be emailed by upload@scientificposters.com on Oct. 21. Uploads received by or before Nov. 9 will be made available to attendees during AAO 2021 through the Mobile Meeting Guide. Uploads received after that date may not be available until after AAO 2021 ends.

    Health and Safety

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is committed to the health and well-being of our meeting speakers, attendees, exhibitors, staff and meeting contractors. The following policies and procedures are being implemented for AAO 2021:

    • All attendees will need to show proof of vaccination to obtain their badge.
    • Masks will be required while indoors at the convention center.
    • Speakers may remove their masks when going on stage to speak.
    • Speaker Ready Rooms have been reset to allow for more physical distancing.
    • There will be hand sanitizer available near the stage stairs so that speakers can sanitize their hands before and after using the podium.
    • Only 2 people will sit at each panel table and each panelist will have their own microphones.
    • The microphones and podium will cleaned at breaks.
    • All rooms will be set to allow for more physical distancing and will not be set to full capacity.
    • Skills labs rooms have been rearranged to allow for more physical distancing. Face shields will be available for lab instructors.

    Learn more about the steps being take to ensure a safe AAO 2021.

    Hurricane Ida and AAO 2021

    The Academy’s thoughts are with friends and colleagues who have survived Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and the surrounding states. 

    The storm will not affect AAO 2021, which is scheduled for Nov. 12-15 in New Orleans.

    The Academy is in contact with city officials, closely monitoring the recovery effort. Power has been restored to the convention center and to many in the surrounding neighborhoods. Continued infrastructure repairs will not impact the meeting. We look forward to bringing our community together, where all of ophthalmology meets, in New Orleans.