Exhibit Hall Information

You asked - we listened! 2018 has a new schedule!

The Exhibit Hall is open on Thursday and Friday only, so please plan accordingly.

DAY TIME *UNOPPOSED HOURS
Thursday, June 21 3-7pm 3-7pm
Friday, June 22 9am-5pm 9-10am, 12-1pm and 3-5pm

*Unopposed hours are the perfect time to visit the Exhibit Hall as the Hall will not compete with continuing education except for a few workshops with limited enrollment.

This new Exhibit Hall Schedule will:

Exhibit Hall Schedule

The Exhibit Hall is where the conference networking breaks take place. Visit with our exhibitors and sponsors and your colleagues and refuel!

Thursday, June 21

3-7pm

Time              
  Event Sponsor
3pm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting   Johnson & Johnson Vision
3-7pm International Wine & Cheese Tasting AOAExcel
3-7pm Hike the Hall* *See details below
3-7pm Special Promotion at booth #824 ClearVision Optical
3-7pm One-of-a-Kind Event at booth #316 CooperVision
3-7pm Raffles and prize drawings
3:30-4pm AOSA 50th Anniversary Celebration with Cake Cutting & Champagne Toast Johnson & Johnson Vision and Allergan
4-5pm AOA+ Leadership Link Johnson & Johnson Vision
4-7pm ePoster Session #1: Preview Session of all posters. No CE credit.

Friday, June 22

9am-5pm

Time             
  Event Sponsor
9-10am Breakfast Networking Break AOAExcel
9-10am ePoster Session #2
9am-5pm Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk Packet Pickup MyEyeDr
9am-5pm Hike the Hall* *See details below
-5pm Special Promotion at booth #824 ClearVision Optical
9am-5pm One-of-a-Kind Event at booth #316 CooperVision
9am-5pm Raffles and prize drawings  
12-1pm Lunch Networking Break AOAExcel
12-1pm ePoster Session #3
3-4pm ePoster Session #4
3-5pm Microbrew Mania - Light to Dark and Everything in Between Transitions
4-5pm ePoster Session #5

Hike the Hall

Thursday 3-7pm and Friday 9am-5pm

Hike the Hall to collect things you need for your journey! If you have not already picked up your Essilor backpack from the tote bag kiosk at Registration, go get it! Grab your passport first from Essilor, booth #733. Then head over to the Oxygen Bar where you can sit down, relax and breathe easy! Next, get your tumbler—you need to stay hydrated in Denver! Then grab your patient education materials. It's important to stay on top of these things. Finally, climb the rock climbing wall for bragging rights. We promise we won't leave you hanging! You will be eligible for prizes when you complete the Hike the Hall challenge. Just turn your completed passport in at AOA Central.

Hike the Hall  Booth Number      Sponsor
Hike the Hall Passport 733 Essilor
Oxygen Bar 633 Signet Armorlite
Tumbler 1025 Costa Sunglasses
Patient Education & Resources 1415 Bausch + Lomb
Patient Education & Resources 1612 Johnson & Johnson Vision
Rock Climbing Wall End of 900 aisle AOAExcel

International Wine & Cheese Tasting

Thursday 3-7pm

Professional attendees—check your registration materials for a ticket to this event. Exchange your ticket at AOA Central for a Wine Tasting passport. There are five concession areas spread throughout the Exhibit Hall. You will experience wines from around the globe at four of the five concession areas, finishing with a full glass of your favorite at the last concession area. Your passport will have complete details!

Sponsored by AOAExcel

Breakfast Networking Break

Friday 9-10am

Join your colleagues in the Exhibit Hall for donuts, bagels and coffee. There is no continuing education during this time, so relax, take a break and socialize with your friends and colleagues. 

Sponsored by AOAExcel

Lunch Networking Break

Friday 12-1pm

We have some tasty finger foods for your enjoyment. You can find the food spread throughout the Exhibit Hall at each of the five concessions.  You can easily make a meal out of it—just visit each area! There is no continuing education during this time, so relax, take a break and network with your friends and colleagues. 

Sponsored by AOAExcel

Microbrew Mania: Light to Dark & Everything in Between

Friday 3-5pm

Professional attendees—check your registration materials for a ticket to this event. Exchange your ticket at AOA Central for a Microbrew Tasting passport. There are five concession areas spread throughout the Exhibit Hall. You will experience microbrews from Denver at four of the five concession areas, finishing with a full glass of your favorite at the last concession area. Your passport will have complete details!

Sponsored by Transitions

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Our Exhibit Hall has been around for more than a century! Yes, that's 100+ years! Be sure not to miss it this year!

With our wide range of exhibitors, we provide optometric professionals with the most innovative technologies and solutions. When you walk onto our floor you can expect to find everything you need to succeed: how to become a paperless practice, the latest pharmaceutical research, the hottest trends in contact lenses and frames, the newest office equipment and services available and much more! You can also learn about the amazing member benefits available to you at AOA Central and meet our premier business partners ready to assist with all your practice needs at AOAExcel.

We encourage all our professional attendees to schedule time to visit with the Exhibitors and Sponsors of Optometry's Meeting. We are able to offer our attendees affordable registration fees and hotel rates because of industry support!