Exhibit Hall Information

You liked it in 2018, so we're doing it again in 2019!

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

DAY TIME
Thursday, June 20 3-7pm
Friday, June 21 9am-5pm

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!

NEW this year--Get CE credit while you're in the Exhibit Hall! Get COPE credit in five one-hour courses in the Education Theater and at four one-hour ePoster Sessions. In addition, take advantage of two new leadership development courses in the Education Theater. 

Thursday, June 20

3-7pm

Time              
  Event Sponsor
3pm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting   EyePromise
3-7pm International Wine & Cheese Tasting AOAExcel
3-7pm Get Your Kicks on Route 66 *See details below
3-7pm Raffles and prize drawings
3:30-4:30pm Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (COPE credit): The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Refraction Technologies: How They Impact Your Practice and Where You Should Go From Here  
5-6pm ePoster Preview Session (not for credit)
5:30-6:30 Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (COPE credit): Addressing Contact Lens Dropout: Taking an Active Role in Keeping Your Patients Happy in Contact Lenses
6-7pm ePoster Session #1 (COPE credit)

Friday, June 21

9am-5pm

Time             
  Event Sponsor
9-10am Breakfast Networking Break
9-10am Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (COPE credit): Neurostimulation in Eye Care - The Next Frontier of Dry Eye Treatment
9-10am ePoster Session #2 (COPE credit)
9am-5pm Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk Packet Pickup
9am-5pm Get Your Kicks on Route 66 *See details below
9am-5pm Raffles and prize drawings  
10-11:30am Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (not for COPE credit) Connecting the WHY-What Motivates and Inspires You and Your People
12-1pm Lunch Networking Break
12-1pm ePoster Session #3 (COPE credit)
12-2pm AOA+ T-shirt Pop-Up Shop
1:30-3pm Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (not for COPE credit): Bringing Your Strengths to the Table-Leaving Your Struggles at the Door
3-4pm ePoster Session #4 (COPE credit)
3-4pm Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (COPE credit): Anterior Segment and Contact Lens Application of OCT
3-5pm Microbrew Mania: From Light to Dark and Everything in between Transitions
4-5pm Education Theater in the Exhibit Hall (COPE credit): Top 5 Innovations in Eye Care

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

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

Professional attendees—check your registration materials for a ticket to exchange for a Route 66 stamp card at the AOA Central booth. Then hop on Route 66 to start your journey and collect some fun memorabilia along the way. Route 66 runs right through St. Louis—follow the signs to get your kicks! Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Get Your Kicks on Route 66
Booth Number
Commemorative T-Shirt or Socks
305
AOA Webcam Cover
233
Commemorative Pin
823
St. Louis Figurine
907
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
1115

International Wine & Cheese Tasting

Thursday 3-7pm

Professional attendees—check your registration materials for a ticket to this event. Exchange your ticket at the AOAExcel booth #633 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. Relax, take a break and socialize with your friends and colleagues.

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! Relax, take a break and network with your friends and colleagues. 

Microbrew Mania

Friday 3-5pm

Professional attendees—check your registration materials for a ticket to this event. Exchange your ticket at the Essilor booth #533 for a Microbrew Tasting passport. There are five concession areas spread throughout the Exhibit Hall. You will experience microbrews from St. Louis 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

Need more reasons to visit the Exhibit Hall?

Stop by AOA Central in the Exhibit Hall for prize drawings daily. Professional attendees—check your registration materials for your raffle tickets.

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!