Join your friends and colleagues for unforgettable 2018 Annual Session events. Tickets for events are available for purchase through the Annual Session registration website.

Opening Ceremonies, Saturday, May 5

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Featured entertainer:  Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth
Sponsored by Crest/Oral B

Kristin Chenoweth
Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s prolific career spanning film, television, voiceover and stage has brought her numerous honors, including:

  • Emmy Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Pushing Daisies” on ABC (Olive Snook);
  • Tony Award ,“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” (Sally Brown);
  • Tony Award nomination, “Wicked” (original role, Glinda the Good Witch);Two Emmy Awards and a People’s
  • Choice Award, “Glee” on Fox (April Rhodes).
Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony, Sunday, May 6

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Keynote speaker:  Head coach of the Duke University Men’s Basketball Team Mike Krzyzewski
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics

Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski, aka “Coach K” is head coach of the Duke University Men’s Basketball Team and a COLE executive-in-residence at The Fuqua School of Business.  Coach Krzyzewski has led Duke to five NCAA Championships and 12 NCAA Final Four appearances in 38 seasons as head coach.  Coach K partnered with Apple to launch PowerForward, a mobile video network designed to help corporations foster leadership and build teams. He is the author of Leading with the Heart (2001); Beyond Basketball – Coach K’s Keywords to Success (2006); and The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (2009).

AAO Celebration (formerly the AAO Gala), Monday, May 7

The Old Post Office Pavilion, completed in 1899 and owned by the U.S. Government (GSA), one of the most interesting examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the country.
Entertainment: To be determined
Sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Special Interest Social Events

The International Members Reception*, Saturday, May 5
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Orthodontics

Established in 1981, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world devoted to championing female artists. In 1986, the museum opened in its current facility, a 78,810-square-foot former Masonic Temple near the White House. The Renaissance Revival building features luxurious marble, crystal chandeliers and elegant staircases that combine with the works of art to produce a visually fascinating setting. This event is open to all registered attendees who purchase tickets.

Fun Run and Walk, Sunday, May 6
Trail follows the scenic Anacostia River in Washington’s Holley Anacostia Park.
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Sponsored by Speed System Orthodontics

AAO Orthodontic Residents Reception, Sunday, May 6
Lucky Strike
Sponsored by American Orthodontics
(Free by reservation to residents who are AAO student members. Required guest tickets are available for purchase.)

The complete events schedule is available at the 2018 Annual Session information page.