Join your colleagues in beautiful San Diego, California, April 21-25 for the 2017 Annual Session:  “Navigating Orthodontics:  The Art. The Science. The Business.”.
Register for the 2017 Annual Session and book housing, or add tickets to an existing registration.

Ticket purchases for Annual Session events and reservations for free events may be made during registration, or when updating your registration. Major events include:

Opening Ceremonies

San Diego Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 6 pm – 8 pm
Entertainer:  Martina McBride
Country music singer, songwriter and record producer Martina McBride is a multiple Grammy® nominee who has sold over 18 million albums including 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. This year she released her first single, “Reckless,” the title track from her newly available album. Ms. McBride is a four-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and has won three Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist awards.
Ticket price:  $30/person regardless of age*
* Children age 3 and under are not required to have tickets.. Sponsored by Crest Oral-B

Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony

San Diego Convention Center, Sunday, April 23, 12:00pm – 2:15pm
Keynote speaker: Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi’s tennis career included 60 men’s singles titles. A former World No. 1 player, he is the only male player ever to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. Mr. Agassi established the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation for Education at the age of 24 in his hometown, Las Vegas. Since retiring from pro tennis in 2006, Mr. Agassi has focused on the foundation and published his autobiography, Open.​
Ticket prices:
– $60/ticket with lunch;
– $15/ticket without lunch, awards & speaker only|
View information about award recipients. Sponsored by Dentsply GAC, International.

The Celebration (formerly the AAO Gala)

North Embarcadero Park, Monday, April 24, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Entertainment:  The Zippers
Named “Best Dance Band in the USA” by the National Music Awards, the Zippers got their start as favorites on the 1980s-90s TV show, “Star Search.” With every member an accomplished vocalist as well as an instrumentalist, the band is known for its audience engagement, its wide repertoire, its versatility and a playlist that covers every conceivable era and style of music.
Ticket prices:
$95/person 19yrs and older; includes 2 drink tickets
$45/person 3yrs – 18yrs.; includes 2 drink tickets*
* Children ages 3 and under do not require a ticket. Sponsored by Invisalign iTero.

Camp AAO

Learn more and access links to information about Camp AAO (child care), AAO Tours of San Diego and resident research presentations.

Continuing Education Schedules Have Been Updated

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Doctors Program
Orthodontic Team Program and Mega Trends for Doctors and Staff *

* View a video by Maria Bailey, who will give the Mega Trends lecture, “Millennial Moms: 202 Facts Marketers Need to Know.”

Schedule Includes Major Events and Business Meetings

View the updated calendar with all Annual Session special events.*

* New this year:  The Town Hall for all members will be Saturday, April 22 starting at 2 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center. Share your views with AAO leaders and ask questions about AAO programs, services and resources. No ticket or advance registration required. 

Career-Related Options

View information about career-related events, including the Practice Transition Seminar (sponsored by Ziegler Practice Transitions Ltd.), the New Orthodontist and Resident Conference and the Orthodontic Career Fair.

International Members’ Options

View information about events and amenities for international members. including the International Reception, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Orthodontics.