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Meeting Dates: Tuesday, August 31 – Friday, September 3

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, September 1 – Friday, September 3

For the 2021 Annual Meeting, Specialty Society Sessions will be held Wednesday, September 1 – Friday, September 3.

ADA Needs

San Diego has ADA accessible guestrooms at every hotel. Please specify your needs when making your reservations.


Visit CorpTrav or call (800)318-3846 to make your reservation for the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego. A per reservation service fee of $15 (online) and $32 (telephone) is charged.


The San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) is located 4 miles (10 minutes) from downtown San Diego. Curfew restrictions prohibit late night and early morning takeoffs between the hours of 11:30 PM and 6:30 AM.

Airport Shuttles are an economical way to get to your hotel from the airport with rate ranging $14-$20 one-way.


Professional attire is appropriate at the meeting and to visit the exhibit hall. Some restaurants require coats and ties for gentleman, but most welcome casual attire. Check each restaurant’s policy when making reservations.

Hotel Reservations

In partnership with onPeak, we've secured discounted rates at a selection of San Diego hotels. onPeak is the only hotel provider endorsed by AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, and we encourage you to book through them early for the best selection and price.

Hotel Shuttles

Shuttles run between the hotels and the San Diego Convention Center starting Tuesday, August 31, at 6:30 AM through Friday, September 3, at 5:30 PM.

Public Transportation

Train or bus transportation is an economical way to travel to/from the San Diego Convention Center. To learn more about fares and to plan your trip visit the MTS website or call (619)233-3004.

Rideshare Service

Companies, like Uber and Lyft, also provide service from the airport to downtown for $10-$21, according to the location of your hotel.

Taxi Service

Taxis from the airport costs $17-$25 (one-way). Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Transportation Coordinator will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.


The average temperature in the San Diego area at the end of August is 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average high of 77 and an average low of 67. Pack an umbrella for the possibility of rain showers.