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.

ATTENDEES

Gain real-world insights and enhanced knowledge of new trends in orthodontics with over 250 lectures

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EXHIBITORS

Participate in the world’s largest orthodontic tradeshow and reach over 9,500 orthodontic professionals worldwide

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SPONSORS

Push traffic to your booth and gain brand awareness by connecting with your buyers in new and innovative ways

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Attendees

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

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FAQ

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SCHEDULE

Annual Session is more than just 245+ speakers and 20 hours of CE. Check out all the fun attendees get to share with this schedule

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REGISTRATION FEES

Did you know that AAO members save over $1,300 on their Annual Session registration fees? See categories, fees, and deadlines here

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AWARDS

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AAO Resident Scholar Award

An opportunity for graduate orthodontic students and residents to present clinical research and basic science research at Annual Session.

Hellman, Sicher, Graber Award

These research awards are given to research papers of unusual merit related to orthodontics.

Humanitarian Award

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.

James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Outstanding Contribution Award by a Non-Orthodontist

Recognizes a non-orthodontist for the outstanding service to the specialty of orthodontics.

OrthoInnovators

Introduced in 2018, the Ortho Innovator Award recognizes ideas that could revolutionize orthodontic treatment or practice management.

SPEAKERS + ONSITE

 

Program Grid

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.

Onsite Program

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.

Memorial Lectures

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.

Speaker E-Handouts

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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Opening Ceremonies

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.

AAO Celebration

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.

Fun Run

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.

Global Reception

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.

Residents Reception

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.

LITTLE ORTHOS

Family Room

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

Camp AAO Children’s Program

Exhibitors

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.

RESOURCES FOR EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITOR PORTAL

Everything exhibitors need to be successful at Annual Session can be found in the Exhibitor Portal. First-time exhibitors, email hkiel@aaortho.org 

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FAQ

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INVITATION TO EXHIBIT

Your company is invited to connect with Annual Session attendees in Atlanta. Join us at the world’s largest celebration of orthodontics!

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FUNCTION SPACE REQUEST

Hosting an event “In Conjunction With” (ICW) the 2020 Annual Session? Be sure secure your venue.

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LIVE FLOOR PLAN

Stay up-to-date with the Exhibit Hall line up with a live look at the Exhibit Hall floor.

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VISA INVITATION LETTER

Traveling internationally to attend Annual Session 2020? Fill out your Visa Invitation Letter online.

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Sponsors

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!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS