Badge & Ticket Information

Registration Badges

Badges are distributed with a paid registration. A badge is required for entry to the Exhibit Hall, AAOS sessions and Annual Meeting events.  

Badges Will Not be Mailed

Attendees must present an electronic or printed copy of their registration confirmation at the check-in counters located in the Moscone South Lobby & Moscone West Lobby. Also, there is a check-in location at the Marriott Marquis hotel.    

Ticketless Entry

All purchased sessions will be programmed to your attendee badge and the QR code will be scanned at the session room door to gain entry. This is not related to your CME credits.     

Members Only Family Badge and Children at the Meeting Policy

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:

  • Academy Hall
  • Industry Exhibits
  • 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.

Badge Colors

  • Medical Attendee: Grey
  • Family Badge: Beige
  • Exhibitor Research Development
  • Exhibitor: Blue
  • Industry Non-Exhibitor: Pink
  • Press: Red

If you did not receive your participant/volunteer ribbon(s) in advance, please stop by the Ribbon Counter located in Moscone South Lobby in the main registration area, or in the Speaker Ready rooms, located in Room 216 of the South building, or Room 2014 in the West Building. Committee members and Board of Councilors receive their ribbons from their liaisons.

Use of Geographic Location

AAOS mobile apps use geographic data to enhance user experience by providing direction and messaging for key events.

Registration Includes Access to: 

  • 1,300+ Orthopaedic Videos
  • 250+ Posters
  • 1000+ ePosters
  • 800+ Expert Faculty                                                                       
  • 500+ Industry Exhibits
  • 20+ Innovation Theater Sessions               
  • 15+ Symposia
  • 15+ Engagement Theater Presentations   
  • 15+ Poster Tours
  • 10+ OrthoDome Presentations
  • 10+ TechTalks                                           
  • 10+ Ask an Expert Sessions
  • 15+ Industry Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • 4 The Way I See It…® Sessions
  • 2 Flash Five®: What's Coming Down the Pike                
  • 4 Showdowns® Debates
  • Annual Meeting Mobile App                                   
  • Your Academy 2024
  • Guest Speaker, Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Happy Hour in the Hall
  • OrthoPitch
  • TBD - hours of DEA requirement-eligible opioid education

Course Tickets

  • Course tickets are sold with your registration and can be added to your registration pending availability. 
  • On-site ticket sales are available via the Annual Meeting Mobile App, and in the Moscone South Lobby in the main registration area.

Instructional Course Lectures Ticket Exchange: Tickets purchased in advance may be exchanged for the same ticket type (ICL ticket for an ICL ticket) at the on-site ticket sales counter. The registrant must pay the difference between the advance purchase price and the on-site purchase price in order to exchange the ticket. No exchanges or sales after the start of the session.