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).

A graduate of Oklahoma City University with a master’s degree in opera performance, Ms. Chenoweth last year released her first album of American songbook classics, “The Art of Elegance.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart.

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.  He led the U.S. National Men’s Basketball Team to gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. 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

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Special Interest Social Events

The International Reception*, Saturday, May 5

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Orthodontics

* Open to all registered attendees who purchase tickets.

Fun Run and Walk, Sunday, May 6

(Location to be determined)

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.)