Registration

Optometry’s Meeting is the profession’s premier annual meeting with opportunities for doctors, paraoptometric and office staff, future doctors and industry representatives. Below you can find registration options for you to engage our conference in a way that works best for you.

Find the registration option for your Optometry's Meeting experience

Optometry’s Meeting is dedicated to what matters most for optometrists, paraoptometric staff and future doctors: equipping yourself and your practice to deliver meaningful primary eye health and vision care. With premier education, networking, exhibits and entertainment, Optometry’s Meeting is where you can find everything you need to excel as an optometry professional.

Optometry’s Meeting registration will open in January 2025. Interested in signing up for a registration notification email with an opportunity for exclusive, early access to registration and housing for Optometry's Meeting 2025 in Minneapolis, Minnesota?

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NOTE: Registration fees and deadline information are available in the drop down menus below for the 2024 meeting that took place in Nashville, Tennessee.

Have questions about registration, rates or deadlines? Please email optometrysmeeting@aoa.org or review our frequently asked questions.

AOA Optometry's Meeting Registration

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AOA/AOSA Member Registration Fees with Continuing Education

 

EARLY BIRD
Jan 22 - Mar 31

ADVANCED
Apr. 1 - June 2  

ONSITE
June 3 - June 23 

Optometrist

$565

$620

$680

Life Member

$200

$225

$250

Optometric Educator

$415

$470

$530

Optometrist One-Day Pass: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

$360

$420

$480

Optometrist: CE Saturday ONLY

$175

$175

$235

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff

$200

$200

$210

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff One-Day Pass: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

$110

$110

$120

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff CE Saturday ONLY

$35

$35

$45

Student/Future Optometrist

$60

$75

$115

Resident/Post-Graduate

$99

$115

$130

Association Executive

$210

$230

$250

House of Delegates & exhibit hall ONLY (no events, no CE)

$100

$100

$150

HOD & OM: Includes CE when House of Delegates is not in session, and access to all events and Exhibit Hall

$340

$340

$360

Non-Member Registration Fees with Continuing Education

EARLY BIRD
January 22 – March 31  

ADVANCED
Apr. 1 - June 2  

ONSITE
June 3 - June 23

Optometrist

$1,000

$1,100

$1,200

Optometrist One-Day Pass: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

$600

$650

$700

Optometrist: CE Saturday ONLY

Optometric Educator

$715

$770

$830

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff

$250

$275

$300

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff One-Day Pass: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

$175

$200

$225

Paraoptometric / Optometric Staff CE Saturday ONLY

$65

$65

$75

Student/Future Optometrist

$164

$186

$219

Resident/Post-Graduate

$260

$275

$300


Guest Registration Fees - NO CE: Includes access to exhibit hall/breaks, Opening Reception/Ball & Celebration

Guest Registration Fees - NO CE: Includes access to exhibit hall/breaks & special events, when noted.

Guest Pass is only available with a valid Conference badge

Exhibits & Events: Adult Guest

$250

$275

$300

Exhibits & Events: Child 11-18 years

$65

$65

$75

Exhibits & Events: Child 4 -10 years

$35

$35

$45

Exhibits & Events: Child 0-3 years

$0

$0

$0

Celebration Ticket Only (Only needed if a full guest pass isn’t purchased – no access to Opening Reception or Exhibit Hall)

$150

$175

$200

Celebration Ticket Only (EXHIBITORS)

$200

$225

$250

3-Day Exhibit Hall Only Pass – Does not qualify for CE, Includes Opening Reception and Breaks (Non-Exhibitors)

$100

$125

$150

1-Day Exhibit Hall Pass – Friday Only

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$50

Press Pass

Press Pass

Please contact   ycooper@aoa.org for information on securing a press pass.

Registration discounts, savings and special rates

Optometry’s Meeting delivers a premier conference experience for optometry professionals. Here are several ways that attendees can save money but still gain access to this top-notch, professional experience.

5 ways to save on your Optometry’s Meeting experience

  1. Are you an AOA/AOSA member or associate member? Here is the easiest way to save on Optometry’s Meeting! As the annual meeting of both the AOA and AOSA, Optometry’s Meeting offers special member pricing—half off or more in some cases! So, too, AOA member doctors can enroll their staff as AOA associate members—at no cost to their AOA membership—to qualify for member pricing. Contact memberservices@aoa.org or visit aoa.org/join to start your membership today!

  2. Take advantage of early registration tiers! The next easiest way to save on Optometry’s Meeting: register for the meeting during the early-bird registration period, Jan. 22 through March 31, to receive the lowest registration rates.

  3. Are you eligible for a travel grant? Limited numbers of travel grants/scholarships will be made available for Optometry’s Meeting. Optometry students can check here to see what travel grants are currently available.

  4. Are you active military? In recognition of your service to our nation, Optometry’s Meeting offers a $150 discount for active military attendees on a full conference registration fee. Please contact optometrysmeeting@aoa.org for more information.

  5. Take advantage of housing and travel discounts! Optometry’s Meeting has many different hotel options to choose from and booking within the housing block will give you not only the best rates but also the closest rooms to the Music City Center. So, too, Optometry’s Meeting offers limited travel discounts—check back soon for more information.

Save on food, drink during Optometry’s Meeting

Optometry’s Meeting offers numerous symposium opportunities for attendees to receive a meal and hear from our industry supporters. Be sure to denote your interest in specific symposiums during the Optometry’s Meeting registration process (symposiums are seated on a first-come-first-served basis) and consult the symposium schedule.

  • Daily: Fuel your Optometry’s Meeting experience with coffee and water stations available throughout the Music City Center and in the exhibit hall.
  • Wednesday: Join an industry-sponsored lunch symposium to kick off your Optometry’s Meeting experience, then find food and beverage during the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception that evening.
  • Thursday: Join an industry-sponsored breakfast or lunch symposium, then join us for breaks throughout the day in the exhibit hall where beverages and snacks will be provided. That evening, enjoy food and beverage during the AOSA Optometry Student Bowl.
  • Friday: Join an industry-sponsored breakfast or lunch symposium, followed by light snacks and beverages throughout the day in the exhibit hall. That evening, experience the flavors of Music City with classic Nashville fare during Celebration of Optometry. And, young ODs can join a night of celebrating you during the Young OD Reception.
  • Saturday: Last chance to join an industry-sponsored brunch or lunch symposium, as well as food and beverage offered as part of the last day of AOA+ Leadership Links (sign-up required).

Thank you to our 2024 Industry Supporters

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