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Update: The Academy has canceled the price increase for registration scheduled for the early bird deadline of August 6.
All registration rates will remain at the current pricing outlined below.

Academy 2020 Nashville – Here We Come!

We are very enthusiastic to see all of you this October 7-10 for Academy 2020 Nashville. We continue to be hopeful that we have successfully flattened the curve and our lives can begin to get back to “normal” slowly and safely. While this might change, the Academy continues the planning for our Annual Meeting – this includes measures to keep everyone safe while still being able to learn, network and engage with each other and our incredible industry partners.

With this in mind, we are pleased to open registration May 12. Upon registering, you will receive an email confirmation, as well as a link to hotel registration.

Got questions? Download our Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Fees Include:

  • CE Session Access (additional fees apply for Workshops, ACE Courses and Leadership Courses)
  • CE Certificate (unless otherwise noted)
  • Exhibit Hall Access
  • Social Events
    • Exceptions:
      • Banquet tickets which can be purchased for an additional $25
      • Student reg costs does not include Exhibit Hall lunches
      • Guest reg only includes Exhibit Hall access and social events

Program Preview Guide

Download the Program Preview Guide and Education Grid to begin planning your Annual Meeting educational experience. Please note, the courses are subject to change and we encourage you to check here for the most up-to-date version.

Cancellation Policy

We recognize these are unprecedented times and due to the uncertainty around the pandemic, should you register and encounter health or travel concerns, the Academy will waive all cancellation fees and issue a full refund if you decide not to attend. We simply ask for cancellation requests to be submitted in writing.

Registration Rates

Member Rates
Non-Member Rates
Exhibit Hall Only Rates
Virtual Education
Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) Bundled Rates
Member Rates
Registration Rates
  • Fellows/Candidates: $435
  • Honorary Emeritus: $110
  • Students/Residents: $75
Non-Member Rates
Registration Rates
  • OD/Vision Scientists: $795
  • Students/Residents: $125
  • Guest: $100
Exhibit Hall Only Rates
Registration Rates
  • One Day: $35
  • Three Day: $100

If you fall into one of the following categories, please email the Academy for a registration code.

  • Administrators
  • Librarians
  • Non-ODs
Virtual Education

While we hope to see as many of our loyal attendees as possible in Nashville this fall, we recognize that due to travel restrictions, health concerns, or simply fear of the unknown, may prevent some from attending in person. As such, the Academy is developing a virtual education offering. More details will be forthcoming.

Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) Bundled Rates

Registration Rates

  • AAO & AFOS Member: $585
  • AAO Member & AFOS Non-Member: $815
  • AAO Non-Member & AFOS Member: $945
  • AAO & AFOS Non-Member: $1,175
  • AAO Student/Resident & AFOS Member: $125
  • AAO Student/Resident Member & AFOS Non-Member: $175
  • AAO Student/Resident Non-Member & AFOS Member: $175
  • AAO Student/Resident & AFOS Non-Member: $225
  • AFOS Meeting Only – Member: $150
  • AFOS Meeting Only – Non-Member: $380


Your safety is our top priority.

We are working with Music City Center and our hotel partners to review their plans and identify additional steps to ensure the safety of our attendees. During our annual meeting, we also will adhere to the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. As we continue planning, we will keep you appraised of safety measures being put into place. Read more…


Fellows, Candidates for Fellowship and student/resident members save significantly. Not a member? Click here to learn more.

*Students who graduated in 2020 and residents who finished their program in 2020 are eligible to register at the Student/Resident rate.


Students, if you are seeking to earn your Student Fellowship at Academy 2020 Nashville, you can substitute select requirements by volunteering 2 hours as a room monitor for the Lectures and Workshops Committee. Email the Academy to learn more.


As we monitor the COVID-19 situation, this includes closely watching the Federal & CDC travel guidelines, regulations and restrictions. We recognize the implications this poses for our International attendees and will keep you apprised of updated information as it is received.

Until this time, we are unable to process any Visa requests and we appreciate your patience and understanding.