The AAO Planning Committee is excited to announce that the AAO is now accepting applications for the 2015 AAO Emerging Leaders Conference. The conference will be at the Loews South Beach Resort in Miami, Florida on Thursday, February 5, the day before the AAO Winter Conference, “Early Orthodontic Treatment: Who, When and Why and How to Treat.”

Who is eligible to attend the Emerging Leaders Conference?

The conference will be limited to 75 emerging AAO leaders from the following categories:

2nd and 3rd year residents (must be an AAO member)

Members in practice for less than 10 years

Members in practice for more than 10 years, but not actively involved in AAO national, regional or local leadership

What will I get out of the conference?

Skills and encouragement to seek volunteer involvement with the AAO at the local, regional or national levels;

An understanding of how to apply leadership concepts that can help you think strategically and tactically now and throughout your career;

The opportunity to discuss AAO “critical issues” and have input as to direction and priorities of the association;

Knowledge of AAO consumer marketing initiatives and the opportunity to provide input to help promote the My Life. My Smile. My Orthodontist.® brand;

Knowledge of membership communication and outreach tools and the opportunity to provide input to help the AAO leadership better understand how to best engage members;

Connections with peers and association leaders for the development of lifetime professional relationships;

An understanding of how to transform practice and association strategic vision, structure and governance, capabilities, talent development, and operational execution to become more socially enabled.

Who will be leading the Conference?

Join growth strategist and best-selling author of Relationship Economics and Return on Impact, David Nour. David will lead a discussion on how to develop a digital strategy and will introduce you to the 10 Relationship Impact Moments, on- and off-line, to help you engage and influence others. In addition, the AAO is partnering with David Nour to design, develop, and deliver a series of six one-hour follow-up Return on Impact Webinars that will help you and your staff reinforce the ideas you learn about at the Emerging Leader Conference, and implement digital strategies to grow your practice.

What is the cost of attending?

Most travel, hotel, meals and program costs will be covered by the AAO*, including the following:

Two night’s hotel accommodations. Arrive on February 4 and depart on February 5, unless you decide to stay for the Winter Conference. Cost for hotel in excess of two nights will be covered by the individual;

Roundtrip airfare will be reimbursed up to $400;

All meals that are associated with the Emerging Leaders Conference will be covered;

* Note that Emerging Leaders Conference participants who are staying for the AAO Winter Conference will be responsible for paying their Winter Conference registration fees.

How do I apply?

CLICK HERE to apply.

What is the application deadline?
Applications must be received no later than August 31, 2014. All candidates will be notified by September 15.