Top 6 Reasons to Attend

AAO Annual Session 2024 is the most empowering event for orthodontists and their teams. Annual Session is designed to give you a completely customizable experience. Enjoy the Annual Session your way! Join thousands of orthodontic professionals for the most reliable education from leading experts in the field.

1. Engage in the world’s greatest celebration of orthodontics 

Connect with thousands of professionals from the orthodontic industry 

Our attendees represent the largest and most actively engaged community of orthodontists and ortho teams from around the world. Connect with thousands of  orthodontic professionals who understand your challenges and triumphs. Build your network by engaging with the top minds in the field who can help you to grow and innovate your business. 

2. 15.5 CE Credits 

Exclusive access to the most trusted and reliable orthodontic education

3. Over 350 exhibiting companies

Experience the latest in orthodontics from 350+ exhibiting companies

See the latest orthodontic services and technologies from hundreds of leading companies. With our live Exhibit Hall map, you can easily navigate the hall and find experts who can help you manage daily operations and grow your practice. Experience the latest innovations straight from the companies who developed them and understand their potential. 

4. Create your own experience

Seven customizable tracks help you experience Annual Session your way 

AAO Annual Session can sometimes feel enormous. We’ve made it easy for you to choose your path by selecting the learning and engagement opportunities that meet your needs.

5. Attend in-person or virtually 

Can’t travel? We’ve got a virtual option so you can still take part 

Virtual attendees will have access to the three most popular CE tracks as they occur, live in New Orleans. Additionally, limited livestreamed content will be available on-demand for 30 days after the Annual Session for all in-person and virtual registrants (guests and exhibitor registrants are ineligible to receive 30-day Replay). Virtual registration opens March 1.

6. The Big Easy offers something for everyone 

Laissez les bon temps rouler.

New Orleans was recently named #2 on the Top 10 US Cities list by Travel + Leisure. Whether it’s the absolutely unmatched cuisine, award-winning museums and cultural institutions, or the sounds of live jazz reverberating through streets lined with centuries-old architecture, one thing is for certain–when you’re in New Orleans, there’s nowhere else in the world you could possibly mistake it for.