The OLC team is here in the Moscone West Building booth to discuss your event needs.


Published 3/8/2024

OLC Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration at AAOS 2024

Encompassing a vast 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the OLC Education & Conference Center (OLC) annually hosts an impressive assembly of approximately 10,000 guests, drawing attendees from all 50 states and more than 50 countries worldwide.

At any given moment, it serves as an innovative hub, featuring state-of-the-art labs and immersive hands-on experiences. Within its auditoriums echo the reverberations of groundbreaking medical procedures, championed by the nation’s preeminent surgeons, doctors, and industry experts.

Back in September 2023, the OLC had the privilege of hosting an event that truly embodied the essence of next-gen education. A collaboration with the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Advanced Procedure-Specific Surgical Experience introduced a groundbreaking approach to elevating surgical skills.

Course co-chair Richard K.N. Ryu, MD, remarked, “This type of educational delivery, on this scale, with more than 70 knee and shoulder procedures, has never been attempted before. Based on the feedback from attendees and faculty alike, the course was a huge success and may very well shift the paradigm of educational offerings moving forward.”

“I clearly noticed the constant attention to all details at every step—that is a testament to the OLC dedication. Thank you,” added Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, course co-chair.

In short, the course was a game-changer and yet another example of how the OLC has pioneered medical education over the years.

In fact, the OLC is gearing up for an exhilarating 30th anniversary kickoff at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting, commemorating three decades of innovation, inspiration, and impact. As it dives into this milestone, the OLC invites you to join an exciting celebration! Just head to the Moscone West Building, Fourth Street Entrance. The OLC booth is located directly inside, on the left, next to the OrthoDome.

OLC offerings at AAOS 2024
Attendees are invited to take part in the following offerings in the OLC booth throughout the week.

  • Exhibitor Coffee Happy Hour: Exhibitors are invited to kickstart their day at the OLC booth for a coffee session from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Seize this opportunity to recharge and connect before the Exhibit Hall opens.
  • Faculty pins: Have you been a faculty member of the OLC? Stop by and celebrate your experience with a special OLC faculty pin.
  • Spin-to-win: Back by popular demand, the OLC’s spinning wheel returns to the booth, offering all a chance to win exciting prizes. Join in on the fun as you take a spin!
  • Anniversary photos: Capture the moment and commemorate the OLC’s 30th with a photo-op at the anniversary logo wall.
  • Discover cutting-edge technology: Witness the convergence of cutting-edge technology and the OLC’s commitment to shaping the future of orthopaedic education. Most recently, the center is proud to be home to Zimmer Biomet’s ZEO arthroscopic towers. Discover more at the booth!
  • Pearls of wisdom: Unlock the potential for your future events with OLC experts! Do not miss your chance to connect with the OLC’s very own Lisé Puckorius, CAE, and team. Learn how their state-of-the-art facilities can be tailored to meet your needs.