ANNUAL SESSION 2020
MAY 1-4, 2020 | ATLANTA, GA
The American Association of Orthodontists presents
THE WORLD’S LARGEST ORTHODONTIC TRADESHOW
For over a hundred years, the orthodontic community has gathered far and wide to celebrate the art and science of orthodontics. That celebration is Annual Session.
Something for everyone
Join your colleagues for the largest celebration of orthodontics in the world from May 1-4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. With over 16,000 attendees and nearly 400 exhibitors, Annual Session is more than just 245+ speakers and 20 hours of CE.
Located in the vibrant “city in a forest,” you’ll be able to party in the Mercedes Benz Stadium during Opening Ceremonies and experience the Georgia Aquarium as you’ve never seen before at AAO Celebration. Celebrate the art and science of orthodontics with a series of events, exhibits and cutting edge lectures showcasing the latest innovations in the orthodontic specialty.
RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES
An opportunity for graduate orthodontic students and residents to present clinical research and basic science research at Annual Session.
These research awards are given to research papers of unusual merit related to orthodontics.
Established in 2011, the Humanitarian Award recognizes significant contributions to improve the quality of human life that extends beyond the usual scope of organized dentistry.
The award is presented to those who have made contributions to orthodontics in addition to other valuable and devoted services to the Association and to its membership
The AAO Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the science related to the specialty of orthodontics over the course of the recipient’s lifetime.
Recognizes a non-orthodontist for the outstanding service to the specialty of orthodontics.
Introduced in 2018, the Ortho Innovator Award recognizes ideas that could revolutionize orthodontic treatment or practice management.
SPEAKERS + ONSITE
An overview of program speakers and concurrent session titles. Check out the speaker line-up.
Interactive Schedule (under construction)
An in-depth look at session and special event content. Browse your learning and networking opportunities.
At a glance, the program will provide you with all you need to know to make the most of your time at Annual Session. The program will be available closer to the event date.
AAO Memorial Lectures memorialize and honor individuals who have contributed to the rich heritage of the orthodontic specialty. Lectures include the Sharon Hunt Memorial Lecture (new), Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture, Edward H. Angle Award Lecture, John Valentine Mershon Award Lecture and Jacob A. Salzmann Award Lecture. Learn more.
Annual Session speaker handouts for the Doctors Scientific Program, Collaborative Concepts for Doctors & Team as well as the Orthodontic Team Program will be available for download.
Continuing Education Disclaimer
This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest. Please be advised that courses, speakers or scheduling may change without notice.
ORAL RESEARCH, TABLE CLINIC, EPOSTERS
Kick-off your Annual Session experience at the AAO Opening Ceremonies. Enjoy food, drinks, activities and entertainment, on the playing field of Mercedes Benz Stadium, home of the 2019 Super Bowl! Featured entertainment is Big & Rich.
You don’t have to be an ocean voyager to get up close and personal with the marine life at Georgia Aquarium. Take in the sights and sounds of the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere at the AAO Celebration. Featured entertainment is Party on the Moon.
Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Luncheon
Celebrate those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of orthodontics. The keynote speaker for the 2020 is Presidential Historian and Author, Jon Meacham. Learn more about the awards being presented.
Always a favorite, the AAO Fun Run is sure to get your blood pumping before the daily lectures! Start your morning strong with a 5k and light refreshments.
The world of Orthodontics meets the World of Coca Cola. Everyone is encouraged to attend the AAO Global Reception (formerly International Reception) at the World of Coca Cola. Enjoy appetizing cuisine and sample more than 100 different beverages from around the world.
AAO’s exclusive resident party at Atlanta’s ultimate sports bar, STATS Brewpub. This event is open to AAO Residents and offers great food, cold drinks and unparalleled networking opportunities.
The family room will be located in the convention center (GWCC) and will include:
- Lockers for storage, changing tables, variety of size diapers, baby wipes, refrigerators, comfortable seating, privacy areas
- This room will also be in much closer proximity to Camp AAO, positioned right across from each other on the same level
Reach over 16,000 conference attendees
Nearly 400 exhibitors display and engage with Annual Session attendees each year at the largest dental specialty exhibit hall in the world. Showcase your company to nearly 10,000 orthodontists, orthodontic staff and dental-related guests in Atlanta May 1-4, 2020.
Exhibitors already know that Annual Session attendees include the key decision-makers they need to meet in order to grow their business. Now, you as an exhibitor can exceed your goals at Annual Session by participating in The Exchange. Designed as a new interactive corner of the Exhibit Hall, The Exchange presents unique new opportunities to expand your reach beyond your booth.
RESOURCES FOR EXHIBITORS
Build brand awareness
Boost your reach beyond your booth at this year’s Annual Session. New in 2020: Morning Hospitality, Central Overflow Room, Lecture Room Rental, Conversation Cafes, AAO Celebration, Opening Ceremonies Pre-Parties, and Exhibit Hall Passport!
Recently redesigned, the AAO’s year-round sponsorship program rewards our supplier community for and encourages them to engage with AAO members all year long! Learn more about the exciting ways your company can leverage the power of the AAO in order to connect with your buyers!