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SCHEDULE

Annual Session is more than just 20 hours of CE. Check out all the fun attendees get to share with this schedule.

REGISTRATION FEES

AAO members save over $1,300 on their registration fees. See categories, fees, and deadlines here

SPEAKER LINEUP

Hear from a lineup of industry-leading experts – some of whom are exclusively speaking at AAO 2021.

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GENERAL INFORMATION 

 

When and where is the 2021 Annual Session being held?

June 25-27, 2021 | Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) | Boston, MA + Virtual

Is there a headquarter hotel?

Yes. Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer StreetBoston, MA 02210.

What is the dress code?

Business casual.

Will there be a designated Family Room?

Yes! The Family Room will be located in Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Room 150 and will include:

  •  Nursing/pumping/changing areas, cold storage and pack ‘n’ plays available.

Will childcare services be available?

Yes! Childcare services will be available at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, during show hours (Saturday – Tuesday). For more information or to register, please visit aaoinfo.org/register.

Will there be food/beverages available?

Food and drinks will be available for purchase inside the exhibit hall.

Where and when will the Exhibit Hall be open?

Onsite Location:Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Halls A&B
Onsite Hours:Friday, June 25

9:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday, June 26 – Sunday, June 278:00am – 4:30pm

Where can I get a Certification of Attendance?

All registration categories except Guests/Spouses/Children, Retired Members and Exhibitors will be able to pick-up a certificate of attendance (one per registration record).

Following the meeting, the certificate can be downloaded from the AAO website.

TRAVEL + HOUSING

 

Which airport should I select to fly into Boston, MA?

(BOS) Boston Logan Airport 

Is there parking at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)?

There is public parking near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). For detailed information, visit: https://www.massconvention.com/about-us/contact-us/boston-convention-exhibition-center 

Where can housing information be found?

The link to book housing will be included in the registration confirmation email. For more information, call 866.575.4133 or visit aaohotelservices@onpeak.com. A password will be required to book housing via telephone.  The password is in the registration confirmation email. Headquarter hotel: Westin Boston Waterfront | 425 Summer Street | Boston, MA | 02210

When can I register for housing?

Early 2021
The link to book housing will be included in the registration confirmation email.

Where can I find visitor information?

REGISTRATION

 

What are the Registration Fees?

Click here for Registration Fees for the 2021 Annual Session.

When will Registration open?

Registration will open Tuesday February 16 at 8 a.m. Central.

Where will on-site Registration be located?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Registration Hall

When will on-site Registration be open?

Onsite Hours:Thursday, June 2411:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, June 25– Sunday, June 277:00am – 5:00pm

*The AAO will allow one free re-print onsite, then $50 per reprint; only one reprint per day. This applies to all registration categories.

Who can I call with questions about Registration?

CDS (AAO registration partner) at 508-743-8578 ext. 2 or aaos@xpressreg.net.

What are the guidelines for Cancellations / Refunds?

Requests for registration cancellation / refunds must be received in writing, including name and registration/badge number, and sent to the attention of the Sarah Dvorak via e-mail sdvorak@aaortho.org or fax 800.747.2513. A $50 cancellation fee will apply to any cancellations received June 28 through July 28. Requests received after July 28, 2021 (30 days after meeting) will not be approved.

EDUCATION

 

Who can get a certificate of attendance?

All registration categories except Guests/Spouses/Children, Retired Members and Exhibitors will be able to pick-up a certificate of attendance (one per registration record).

Following the meeting, the certificate can be downloaded from the AAO website.

Where can I manage CE credits?

CE credits can be managed on the AAO mobile app or on the AAO CE Manager. 20+ CE hours will be available for this meeting.

Where will the Doctor Lectures be held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: Ballrooms East & West, 205, 210

Where will the Team Lectures be held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: 156, 157

Where will the Collaborative (Doctor + Team) Lectures be held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: 253, 258

Where will the Featured Speaker Lectures be held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: 153. Please note that no CE will be offered for Featured Speaker Lectures.

Where will the overflow room for CE lectures be located?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: Exhibit Hall C

Where is the Society of Educators Conference being held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 257

Where is the New Orthodontist/Resident Conference being held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 107

Where is the CPR Training Course being held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 154
Training by American Red Cross.

Where is the Specialized Orthodontic Assistant Prep Course being held?

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 109

Where can I find information regarding the Resident Scholar Award, Oral Research, Table Clinics and E-Posters?

Deadline to apply for Oral Research, E-Posters and Table Clinics:

Oral Research, Table Clinic, E-Poster: October 15, 2020 at 5pm Central

Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards: October 1, 2020 at 5pm Central

Resident Scholar: February 1, 2021 at 5pm Central

Online Information

Oral Research, Table Clinic, E-Poster

Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards (COSA)

Resident Scholar

Onsite Locations:Oral ResearchBoston Convention & Exhibition Center – 254
Table ClinicsBoston Convention & Exhibition Center – 052
E-postersBoston Convention & Exhibition Center – Exhibit Hall
COSA AwardsBoston Convention & Exhibition Center – 206
Dr. William R. Proffit Resident ScholarBoston Convention & Exhibition Center – 052

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Where can I purchase additional event tickets?

      Tickets for special events can be purchased through the online registration system or onsite, while supplies last.

Where and when will the Opening Ceremonies be held?

Friday, June 25 from 430pm – 7:00pm at Lawn on D featuring RELAPSE.

Includes food & 2 drink tickets. Children 3 & under do not need a ticket.

Where and when will the Alumni Receptions be held?

Friday, June 25 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Westin Boston Waterfront Hosted by the individual schools.

Where and when will the Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Luncheon be held?

Saturday, June 26 from 12:00pm – 2:15pm in Westin Boston Waterfront featuring Mitch Albom. 

When and where will the Resident Reception be held?

Saturday, June 26 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm at King’s Seaport. Includes food & 2 drink tickets.

Where and when will the AAO Celebration be held?

Saturday, June 26 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Includes food & 2 drink tickets
Children 3 & under do not need a ticket

Where and when will the Fun Run & Walk be held?

Sunday, June 27 location TBD.

ABO/CDABO EVENTS

 

Where will the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) events be held?

Contact InformationMelissa Brydels

314.432.6130

melissa@americanboardortho.com

Open House/Info Session

Friday, June 25 – 9:30-11AM

Saturday, June 26 – 9:30-11AM

Sunday, June 27-9:30-11AM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

102

ABO Booth 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Exhibit Hall

  

Where will the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics (CDABO) events be held?

 

Contact InformationKristi Burmeister

888.217.2988

association.info@icloud.com

Prep Course for the ABO Clinical Exam

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

104

College Annual Business Meeting

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

104

Registration Websitehttp://www.cdabo.org/meetings-education

 

EXHIBITS 

When and where will the Exhibit Hall be open?

 

Onsite Location:Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Halls A&B
Show Hours:Friday, June 25 Saturday9:00am – 4:30pm
June 26 Sunday, June 278:00am – 4:30pm

Who can I contact for more information?

Elizabeth Cordes – ecordes@aaortho.org or 314.292.6539 or Libby Dischert ldischert@aaortho.org 314.292.6538

Additionally, please visit our dedicated Exhibitor + Sponsor page for more information: aaoinfo.org/as-exhibit

When do online applications open?

Monday, August 3.

GOVERNANCE

Where will the Governance Meetings take place?

All Governance Meetings will be held virtually.

Where will the 1st & 2nd House of Delegates be held, and when?

 

House of Delegates Meetings

Friday, April 23

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Grand Ballroom

Monday, April 26

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Where will the Caucuses be held, and when?

CaucusesFriday April 237:00am – 12:00pm

GLAO – TBD

MASO – TBD

MSO – TBD

NESO – TBD

PCSO – TBD

RMSO – TBD

SAO – TBD

SWSO – TBD

Monday April 267:00am – 12:00pm

Where will the Reference Committee Hearings be held, and when?

Reference CommitteesFriday April 234:00pm – 6:00pm

Committee 1 – TBD

Committee 2 – TBD

Committee 3 – TBD

Have questions?

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