Industry Attendee Registration

The AAOS Annual Meeting is a private meeting for medical professionals. However, as a professional courtesy, after review and approval, AAOS does allow a maximum of two representatives from a non-exhibiting commercial company to attend the meeting under the registration category of Industry Non-Exhibitor. Approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the AAOS Exhibits Committee.

Qualifying individuals for the Industry Non-Exhibitor category include:

  • Equipment Distributor/Manufacturer (requires a letter of invitation from an exhibiting company)
  • Financial Analyst
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Investment Broker/Banker
  • Potential Exhibitor (one-time registration only)

Registration provides access to the technical exhibits. Soliciting business as a Industry Non-Exhibitor anywhere at the Annual Meeting, including on the exhibit floor, is strictly prohibited. Industry Non-Exhibitors are NOT allowed to attend AAOS educational programming.

Companies that have reserved exhibit space, have exhibited at past meetings, or registered for an exhibit and cancelled their exhibit space are not permitted to register their employees as Industry Non-Exhibitors.

The registration schedule/fees are as follows:

Online until January 24:              $1,400 per person

Online from Jan. 25 to Feb. 23:  $1,600 per person
(online registration closes on February 23 and will not be available from February 24 to March 5)

On-site only, March 6-9:             $2,500 per person

Advance online registration is now closed.  You can now only register on-site at the Morial Convention Center, Hall E Lobby, from March 6 to March 9.  Please bring a photo identification, business card that identifies you with your company, and if you are a distributor/manufacturer you must also bring an invitation letter from an exhibiting company.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Raymond at