Music City Center, Nashville, TN
October 7 – 10, 2020

Information for Exhibitors and Sponsors

We invite you to partner with us at Academy 2020 Nashville. Our annual meeting is the most comprehensive optometry meeting in the world and represents the full spectrum of optometry leaders, vision science professionals and decision-makers. Your participation at this meeting offers face-to-face and unequalled opportunities to be present among other leaders in the eye care industry, in addition to showcasing your products and services to the vision science community!


First Time Exhibitors! Join Us in Innovation Alley

If you are an entrepreneur/new company looking to break into the optometry market then we have an opportunity for you! Turn-key booth packages (approximately 8’x8′) are available which include graphics, barstool and wastebasket. These are limited to the first 25 companies. $3,500 total investment for three days of exhibiting.

Booth Sizes and Rates

Costs below are per each 10’x10′ space.

Booth Type Before February 1, 2020 After February 1, 2020







$30 NSF




$31 NSF

Book Your Booth Space

Got Questions? Contact Us

What’s Included?

  • 15 total hours of exhibits time! Up to 5 1/2 hours of UN-opposed exhibit time with FIVE food & beverage events taking place in the exhibit hall.
  • Five complimentary exhibitor badges per 100 square feet of space (10×10).
  • Recognition our Annual Meeting Program Preview, which is sent to targeted regions of licensed ODs in the U.S., and the entire Academy membership which totals more than 65,000 copies.
  • Attendee Registration Lists: Exhibitors receive these pre- and post-show lists for proactive marketing to registered attendees.
  • VIP Exhibit Hall Only Passes: Exhibitors can send out an unlimited number of these to invite potential and current customers to visit your booth.
  • Company Listing on the Academy.20 Mobile Phone Application.
  • Company Listing on the Academy website.
  • Exhibitor Lounge: A complimentary exhibitor lounge is provided by the Academy and is open to all exhibitors from Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 9 during set up and exhibit hours. Refreshments and comfortable furnishings are provided for your comfort and convenience.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus

View the Exhibitor Listing


Show Hours

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception)

Thursday, October 8, 2020

10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Student Focus Hours)
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Lunch in the Exhibit Hall)
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Attendee Reception)

Friday, October 9, 2020

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Lunch in the Exhibit Hall)

Exhibit Hall Dates and Hours

*Please note: Exhibit hours are subject to change

Exhibitor Installation

Monday, October 5, 2020 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (targeted only)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Exhibitor Dismantle

Friday, October 9, 2020: 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm


Looking for meeting space?

If you’re requesting meeting space for Academy 2020 Nashville, please complete our Affiliate Meeting Space Request form. If you have questions, please contact Megan Scherman at mscherman@tradeshowlogic.com

3rd Party Authorization Form

Exhibitor Housing

Do you need to book multiple hotel rooms in our exhibitor block? Housing will open on May 12, 2020.


Music City Center

201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203