Frequently Asked Questions - Registration
Meeting Dates: Tuesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 26
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, March 23 – Friday, March 25
Specialty Day: Saturday, March 26
2301 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
November 10, 2021
Non-Member Registration Opens
What do I need to do if I am attending the meeting for the first time?
First time attending: You need to request approval to attend the meeting. Please complete the Request Approval form to attend. Once completed, you will be contacted within 2-3 business days if you have been approved or if more information is needed. If approved, you will receive registration login information and additional meeting details.
Can family members attend the meeting?
AAOS members receive one complimentary family badge that may be used by a spouse, significant other, or immediate family member (not an active medical professional). You may pre-register a family member during online registration or on-site. All Family Badge recipients must be accompanied by the registered AAOS member and present an ID to receive a family badge. Family Badge attendees 16 years and older have access to the following:
o Academy Hall
o Industry Exhibits
o Your Academy/Guest Speaker
Family Badge attendees under 16 have access to Academy Hall, providing they are not disruptive to surrounding activities.
Please note: Family Badge attendees will not have access to any educational sessions or events.
Where can I find housing information for the meeting?
The AAOS official housing vendor is onPeak, and MCI USA for international attendees and groups. Visit www.aaos.org/housing for more details.
How can I get a letter of invitation from AAOS for visa purposes?
International Attendees that require visas to travel to the United States can request invitation letters from AAOS. These letters do not guarantee that visas will be approved but can be presented with your visa application process and may be required by the U.S. consulate in some countries. Submit your request for the official AAOS Invitation Letter.
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