On-site Resources - Technology

Tech Resources and Uses

Technology at the Convention Center

Wi-Fi

Stay in touch and up to date using your electronic devices throughout the Annual Meeting. Wireless internet access is available at no charge in the Convention Center. Please check with individual hotels for their internet access capabilities.

My Academy App

Plan your personalized meeting experience with ease using the My Academy app:

  • Build your education, exhibits, and networking agenda
    • Add the education programs you won’t want to miss
    • Select Exhibit Hall activities and exhibitors you wish to visit
    • Connect with faculty and attendees across all specialties
  • Superior program filtering allows you to focus on specific content areas or preferred learning formats.
  • 3D maps provide point-to point navigation through Academy Hall, Exhibit Hall, and meeting rooms.
  • Access program handouts and submit your evaluations all in one place

The My Academy app is available for free download from the App Store or Google Play.

Need some assistance? Download login instructions or contact meeting@aaos.org

Information Booth Digital Signage

Touch screens are available at the Info Centers located throughout the Convention Center and function as an interactive “You Are Here.” This technology provides a visual guide to meeting rooms, educational sessions, exhibits, Academy Hall, and special events.

Technology as Part of Our Meeting

Audience Response System

Selected Instructional Courses and Symposia will feature the Audience Response System, allowing interactive participation with the faculty by responding to their questions utilizing a keypad to indicate your choices.

Case Presentation Courses

Several Case Presentation instructional courses will take place during the Annual Meeting. Tables will be facilitated by expert faculty who will discuss cases presented by the moderator. The entire audience will discuss results and pearls.

Electronic Handouts

Annual Meeting handouts are available electronically via My Academy app, as well as accessing them on the registration site. Handouts for all Instructional Courses will be available one week prior to the meeting if you have purchased a ticket for the course.

ePosters

A digital version of the poster is provided in this electronic format. The audio recorded by the presenter will be a narrative of the poster and offered on playback via Smartphone and tablets as the attendee views the poster. A blog will allow viewers to question the authors, creating an ongoing dialog. Kiosks are available within Academy Hall, where attendees can view them, hear the audio, and play the video. The ePosters create an excellent post meeting opportunity to view this important research in your office or home, allowing you to create your own grouping of Posters to view and share with colleagues.

Poster Tours

Poster Tours are guided by experts in each classification with them quizzing selected poster authors, highlighting pearls and answering your questions during the tour; and are uniquely viewed using monitors while the poster authors navigate through their important data via laptop to create a memorable experience.

Evaluations

Instructional Courses and Symposia evaluations can be accessed through the My Academy app available on your smartphone or tablet, as well as accessing them on the registration site. You can easily complete and submit yourevaluation form for the sessions you attended. Also, Poster Tour evaluations can be completed at the ePoster and eScientific Exhibits Kiosks.