Badge & Ticket Information

Registration Badges


Badges are distributed with a paid registration. A badges is required for entry to the Exhibit Hall, AAOS sessions and Annual Meeting events.  


New for 2019 ~ No Badges or tickets will be mailed
All badges and tickets will be printed onsite with registration confirmation. Two weeks prior to the meeting you will receive a secondary email confirmation that you will need to bring to Registration for check-in at the meeting.

New for 2019 ~ Family Badges limited to members only
One complimentary family badge per member. Defined as spouse, significant other, or immediate family member who is not an active orthopeadic professional. Members can pre-register for a family badge during online registration or obtain a badge on-site.

  • To receive a family badge on-site, you must be accompanied by the registered AAOS Member
  • Family Badge Attendees 16 and older have access to the following:
    • Academy Hall (Posters & Scientific Exhibits)
    • Symposia and Paper Presentations
    • Industry Exhibits
    • Your Academy 2019/Guest Speaker, Frank Sesno

Included with your Registration: Full access to Paper Presentations, Symposia, Exhibit Hall, Featured Sessions (Flash Five, Showdowns, The Way I See It), Academy Hall: Orthopaedic Video Theater, Posters, ePosters and eScientific Exhibits, Poster Tours, Career Center, Resource Center, and “Your Academy” -  Special Event with Presidential Guest Speaker. You will also have access to our shuttle busses to and from the Annual Meeting sanctioned hotels.

Check-In: If you have registered in advance, bring your email confirmation to Registration at the Convention Center to officially check-in, print your badge and course tickets, and ensure that your CME credits will be counted for your full attendance time.

Scanning at the session doors: Many sessions at the Annual Meeting will have AAOS staff members scanning your badge in addition to collecting your tickets at the door of the session room. Badge scanning is being conducted for future consideration of ticketless entry into sessions. This is not related to your CME credits.


Course Tickets

An additional purchased ticket is required for entry to:  ALL Instructional Course Lectures (ICLs), Case Presentations, Orthopeadic Review Course, and Nursing and Casting Courses. 

  • Course tickets are sold with your registration and can be added to your registration any time up to the actual time of the session, pending availability. 
  • Onsite ticket sales are only available at the Registration Desk before the session begins.
  • Please Note: AAOS Staff will be collecting tickets at the entry to these sessions. You must have the actual ticket to gain entry. (Receipts, emails and photos are not acceptable tickets.)

Course Ticket Exchange: Tickets purchased in advance may be exchanged for the same type ticket (ICL ticket for an ICL ticket) at the on-site ticket sales counter. There are no exchanges available for the Education Tracks. The registrant must pay the difference between the advance purchase price and the onsite purchase price in order to exchange the ticket. No exchanges or sales after the start of the session.

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