Networking and Events


Networking by Region

Thursday, June 9, 2016                      1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Kick off your 2016 Annual Conference experience with conversation regarding hot topics with attendees from your neck of the woods.


State Society Sponsored Receptions (Invitation Only)

Thursday, June 9, 2016                      5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

AAOE has partnered with state societies to host networking receptions at the AAOE Annual Conference.  These receptions are an opportunity for attendees to mingle with those in the same geographic area.  Get to know your peers that live in your state, while enjoying delectable food and drinks!


Ambassador Reception (New Member and First-Time Attendees Only)

Thursday, June 9, 2016                      6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Network with Annual Conference first-time attendees, new AAOE members, and AAOE leadership while enjoying appetizers and drinks in the ALPS Reception.  RSVP for the ALPS Reception when you register for the AAOE Annual Conference.


Ambassador Breakfast (New Members and First-Time Attendees Only)

Friday, June 10, 2016             7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Start off your Friday with a delicious breakfast while getting to know Annual Conference first-time attendees, new AAOE members, and AAOE leadership!  RSVP for the ALPS Breakfast when you register for the AAOE Annual Conference.


Networking by Practice Size

Friday, June 10, 2016             9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Discuss issues, hot topics, and new ideas amongst your peers of similar size during this dedicated networking time.


Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, June 10, 2016             4:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Jumpstart a fun-filled evening of networking with your colleagues and exhibitors during the wine reception in the Exhibitor Hall.  Enjoy a drink (or two!) and appetizers at the Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall, before leaving for the Opening Reception at City Hall.


Opening Reception    

Friday, June 10, 2016            

7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Your mission: to join AAOE and your peers for a fun-filled night where we will celebrate the legacy of AAOE! 

Dress in your best attire and celebrate AAOE’s legacy in the “Crown Jewel” of San Francisco- at the San Francisco City Hall.  This historic landmark and San Francisco tourist attraction will be a night to remember with impressive food, delightful cocktails, and a jazzy band playing hits from the Big Band Era.  AAOE will also recognize past Board Presidents, as well as honor the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Last but not least, don’t forget to brush up on your poker skills.  Have a little fun playing Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, and Texas Hold’em Poker for a buy-in donation to support this year’s Community Project Initiative, Larkin Street Youth Services.  Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives.  Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through Larkin Street’s doors seeking help where they are given a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build their future.

We hope you choose to accept this mission and join us at the AAOE 2016 Opening Reception, generously, sponsored by athenahealth, to celebrate AAOE’s legacy!

The dress code is black tie optional but is not required. Cocktail attire and casual wear are also acceptable.  

Here are some helpful tips to make sure you look your best at this breathtaking event without the hassle of traveling with your evening wear:

Want to avoid checking-in your tuxedo and carrying it on the airplane? Men’s Warehouse offers a convenient solution! You can have your tuxedo measured and fitted in your hometown and pick it up at the San Francisco location. 

Women can rent a formal gown from, an online rental service for designer clothing, and have it shipped directly to the Annual Conference hotel! Renttherunway lets you select a second size of the selected dress for free so you can be sure that it will fit perfectly while avoiding the cost of purchasing a brand new designer gown. 



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