• Academy Plus Course Pass

  • Academy Plus is a course pass that offers unlimited access to more than 350 Academy and AAOE instruction courses.

    There is no need to plan ahead or preselect courses. You can float among all instruction courses at will.

    • Individual tickets for Academy and AAOE instruction courses are no longer sold.
    • Due to Fire Marshal regulations, however, seating capacities for course rooms is limited. Seating is available on a first-come basis.

    Purchase Academy Plus

    You can purchase the course pass when you register for AAO 2017.

    Fees: Academy and AAOE Members, Nonmembers

    • $225 by Aug. 9, the early registration deadline.
    • $250 Aug. 10 - Oct. 13
    • $275 Oct. 14 - Nov. 14

    Fees: Academy Member in Training

    • $100

    Receiving the Course PassAAO 2016 - Badges.

    You will not receive a separate "pass", instead look for Academy Plus noted on your badge.

    If you purchase Academy Plus online by the following deadlines your registration packet - including your badge with the Academy Plus notation - will be mailed to you:

    • Sept. 22 for international attendees.
    • Oct. 13 for U.S. attendees.

    You can continue to purchase Academy Plus online after the above dates. Pick up your new badge at the Express Registration - Self Service area when you arrive at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    You can also purchase Academy Plus in person; visit the Ticket Sales area in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    The course pass is non-transferable. View more registration and ticket policies.

    Free Programs and Sessions

    You do not need Academy Plus to attend a number of programs and sessions at AAO 2017. Your meeting registration gives you access to:

    • Opening Session,
    • Symposia,
    • Named lectures,
    • Spotlight sessions,
    • Academy Café sessions,
    • Paper sessions,
    • Posters,
    • Videos,
    • Learning Lounge, and the
    • Technology Pavilion.

    Ticketed Events, Labs and Programs

    Academy Plus does not cover sessions that require an individual ticket, including:

    Individual tickets must be purchased separately to attend these programs.

    If you purchase tickets online by the following deadlines your registration packet - including your badge and any tickets you purchased - will be mailed to you:

    • Sept. 22 for international attendees.
    • Oct. 13 for U.S. attendees.

    You can continue to purchase tickets online after the above dates. Pick up tickets at the Express Registration - Self Service area when you arrive at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    You can also purchase tickets in person; visit the Ticket Sales area in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    Tickets are non-transferable. View more registration and ticket policies.

    Accessing Program Information

    Access program information through online registration. You do not need to log in to review the program.

    • Use the quick search buttons at the top of the page to easily find Subspecialty Day, Course Pass, Free Events or Ticketed Events information.
    • Refine your search by clicking the orange Filter button to look up courses and sessions by topic, type and special interest.
    • You can also type in a keyword, name or course number into the search field.

    Want to save your search? Click the ‘Export to Excel’ button near the top right of the page.

    Ready to add favorite sessions to your calendar? Want to purchase tickets or the Course Pass? Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the yellow ‘Login now’ button.

    The Mobile Meeting Guide, which contains all program information including abstracts, handouts, posters and videos, will be available in September. Look for the Meeting Program, the spiral bound condensed program for AAO 2017 and Subspecialty Day, in the meeting bag you pick-up onsite.