Q. How much does it cost to attend your meeting?
A: Please check back for a list of registration prices early 2018.
Q: What is the price if you pay after Early Bird Registration Deadline?
A: Prices increase by $50 in each category.
Q: I live outside the U.S. and want to attend your annual meeting. Can I obtain a "letter of invitation" to support my documents to apply for visa to the U.S.?
A: Please forward your complete contact information to Sarah Kidd at SarahK@aaoptom.org or call 321-319-4860.
Q: How do I register for your meeting?
A: Registration will open on May 21, 2018.
Q: This is my first time attending your meeting, how does the registration work? Do I register per class or per day?
A: Attendees at Academy meetings register for the entire meeting, although single day registrations are also available. Attendees do not sign up for classes ahead of time (except for workshops and leadership courses); most of the classes are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Q: I am bringing a guest with me to the meeting, should I obtain a guest pass, so that person can attend a few lectures with me?
A: The seating at our education sessions is limited; and primarily it has been reserved for anticipated attendees needing CE. For this reason, the Academy is unable to accommodate individuals who may want to observe our CE courses. However, we would like to invite you to register for a guest pass , so that your guest can participate in other Academy activities such as our Exhibit Hall, Awards Program and Alumni Receptions. The cost of the guest pass is $100 and $150 onsite.
Q: How do I go about canceling my registration for the meeting?
A. Requests for meeting refunds, which include registration fees, workshops, leadership courses, and banquet tickets, must be received in writing before September 19, at which time a full refund less 25% will be administered. No refunds will be given to requests received after October 12.
Q. I am a current resident, but I am also a Candidate for Fellowship. Can I register for the annual meeting at the student/resident rate?
A. Yes. Please contact the Membership Department at 321-319-4862 after establishing a new registration account in order to make these arrangements.