How Our Meeting is Structured

The Annual Meeting is full of educational opportunities of many varieties. New Attendees will be able to take full advantage of all the meeting has to offer if they are more informed about the process and timing of education available. Here are a few quick details to get you on the right road.

Schedule Overview

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Registration is Open
Academy Hall in Progress
All Education in Progress
Exhibit Hall in Progress
Specialty Day


Onsite Registration opens at 2:00 PM on Monday and is open daily throughout the meeting, as well as on Saturday for Specialty Day.

Academy Hall: An educational hub of the meeting, Academy Hall is open from:
Tuesday:  7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Education Sessions: On Tuesday, our sessions run from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For the remainder of the week, our sessions run from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The duration of most sessions are one and a half hours but can vary by format and topic. See our Educational Formats Explained for format and duration details.

Exhibit Hall:

The Exhibit Hall is only open for three days during the Annual Meeting so be sure to get there! The hours are:
Wednesday:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Thursday:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  
Friday:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

You can explore the Exhibit Hall without missing any of our education sessions with our unopposed exhibit times scheduled into the day!  There's ample time to explore in a morning, lunch or afternoon break.  For details see our  Exhibit Hall Activity Schedule.

Specialty Day: Specialty Day runs on Saturday only. Scientific programs will be presented by organizations that are members of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS). Sessions are in progress 7:00 AM to 5:15 PM.