Social Events and Receptions

Attendee Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 11, 5:00–7:00 PM
The American Academy of Optometry welcomes all attendees to Academy 2017 Chicago at this reception. Come enjoy a drink and a bite to eat while you catch up with your friends and colleagues.


Australia Party
Friday, October 13, 9:00 PM
Hosted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the American Academy of Optometry. Enjoy great live music and as always, the beer will be flowing!


Annual Fellowship Banquet
Saturday, October 14, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
NEW for 2017! The annual Fellowship Banquet format has been changed for 2017. It is no longer black tie optional - come as you are and join us in recognizing the new Fellows and Diplomates of the Academy. Enjoy the camaraderie as we celebrate those who have reached this milestone in their career and toast to the success of another great Academy meeting. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each (tickets are no longer automatically included with some registration categories). Seating is first come, first served.