*Exhibit Hall Hours (15 total hours):
day time *non-compete time
Thursday, June 22 4pm – 7pm 4pm – 7pm non-compete
Friday, June 23 10am – 5pm 12pm – 1pm and 3pm-5pm are non-compete
Saturday, June 24 8am – 1pm 9am – 10am and 12pm - 1pm are non-compete
*Hall Hours are subject to change. However, we guarantee a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 exhibit hall hours for the 2017 meeting.
To download a copy of the Exhibitor Prospectus, please CLICK HERE
Tuesday, June 20 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 21 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, June 22 8:00am – 12:00pm
Dismantle Dates: Beginning Saturday, June 24 at 1:00pm; bills of lading are due Saturday at 8pm. Hall cleared by Saturday at 10:00pm.
Exhibitor Service Kit: The kit will be mailed via e-mail by the end of February 2017. The kit will contain all forms needed to successfully exhibit at Optometry’s Meeting®.
Booth Payment: A 50 percent deposit is due at the time you reserve your space online. The remaining 50 percent is due on Jan. 13, 2017. Checks and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX.
Exhibitor Badges: Please register your booth staff for badges through your Virtual Booth Space; click on GET BADGES. You receive five (5) comp badges per purchased 10x10 booth space. The AOA requires all exhibiting booth personnel to display a name badge to gain entrance to the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitor Badges can be picked up on-site at the Exhibitor Registration desk. A state-issued license or passport is required to pick up your badge. Exhibitors may enter the Exhibit Hall ½ hour prior to the Exhibit Hall opening each day.
Housing: Exhibitors may register for housing online at www.optometrysmeeting.org in early-February 2017. Log on to view hotel choices and reserve your hotel room(s).
Press Opportunities: If your company would like to conduct a press conference to announce new products or services during Optometry’s Meeting®, you may reserve time in the Press Room at the Convention Center. Please contact Susan Thomas at the AOA at 800-365-2219, ext. 4263 or 314-983-4263 to reserve your time.
Sponsorship Opportunities: If your company is interested in sponsoring programs/items at Optometry’s Meeting® please contact Linda Boyland at 800-365-2219,ext. 4134 or 314-983-4134. (You must be an exhibitor to sponsor items at Optometry’s Meeting®)
Advertisement Opportunities: If your company is interested in advertising in any Optometry's Meeting publications, please contact the Corporate and Industry Relations Department at 314-991-4100 or email Kellie Rodrigue at KERodrigue@aoa.org. You may also consider advertising in AOA Focus an AOA publication, mailed to AOA members.