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Networking and Events

Build relationships that help you and your career.
Get connected at these networking and conference events.

You'll gain fresh perspectives and sharper skills by networking with peers and industry leaders who share your interests and concerns at this year's Annual Conference.

If you're a new AAOE member or this is your first AAOE conference, we've got you covered. Learn more about conference events for newbies.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Networking By Practice Size
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Each practice size presents its own unique challenges and rewards. Talk to others who work in practices similar in size to your own. Discuss the issues you’re facing and get relevant insight and advice from peers who are going through the same things as you are.

 
Opening Reception In Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Conference festivities kick off Sunday evening with the Opening Reception. Head to the Exhibit Hall for appetizers, drinks, and great company! Mingle with other attendees and chat with helpful company representatives about your product and service needs.


Hive Welcome Event For Newbies
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
New to the Annual Conference? On your own and feeling a little nervous? Not anymore! Join other conference newbies at the Hive the first night of the conference to get started on the right foot. You’ll make new friends and get paired with AAOE leadership (aka seasoned conference veterans) who will give you insider tips and take you to the Opening Reception immediately following so you don’t have to go alone! Conference fears, conquered.



Monday, May 6, 2019

Sports Day
All Day
Be sure to pack your favorite team jersey, hat, or shirt!

Ambassador Breakfast for Newbies
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Delicious breakfast? Check. Another chance to connect with newbies and AAOE leadership? Check. Tips and tricks to make the most of AAOE membership? Check. Don’t miss this special breakfast exclusively for newbies and volunteer leadership!

Hive Meet Up Event
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Start your day off right at the Hive meet-up. Meet up events will be held each morning, but the Hive is open throughout the entire conference for attendees to connect, relax, and learn how to get the most out of the conference!

Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Exhibiting companies will represent a large variety of product and service categories. Chances are, you need to make at least one purchase this year. The Exhibit Hall is the place to research quickly and efficiently. There will be dedicated Exhibit Hall time on Monday and Tuesday to give you plenty of time to meet with exhibiting companies you’re interested in!

Networking by Function
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Network with orthopaedic practice professionals who have the same job function as you. Connect with peers whose positions are similar to your own, and get their perspective on the challenges you’re facing.

50th Anniversary Celebration
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join the fun Monday evening after a full day of education! Head to Delta Island, onsite at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, for an event to remember. Attend a special anniversary celebration commemorating AAOE’s history and looking ahead to our bright future! This unique “outdoor” experience will include boat rides, food stations, and other fun activities!



Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Thistle Farms Day
All Day
Donate $25 to this year's charity during registration to receive your shirt to wear onsite.

Hive Meet Up Event
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Start your day off right at the Hive meet-up. Meet up events will be held each morning, but the Hive is open throughout the entire conference for attendees to connect, relax, and learn how to get the most out of the conference!

Networking in Exhibit Hall
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Exhibiting companies will represent a large variety of product and service categories. Chances are, you need to make at least one purchase this year. The Exhibit Hall is the place to research quickly and efficiently. There will be dedicated Exhibit Hall time on Monday and Tuesday to give you plenty of time to meet with exhibiting companies you’re interested in!


Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exhibiting companies will represent a large variety of product and service categories. Chances are, you need to make at least one purchase this year. The Exhibit Hall is the place to research quickly and efficiently. There will be dedicated Exhibit Hall time on Monday and Tuesday to give you plenty of time to meet with exhibiting companies you’re interested in!

 

 



 

 


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