The New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology is looking forward to our upcoming 72nd Annual Symposium, covering the topics of Retina, Anterior Segment, and Uveitis. We invite you to be a part of a cooperative effort to provide educational excellence in ophthalmology in the Gulf South and beyond. We are confident that our 2023 topics and faculty will make for an even stronger meeting, and it is our sincerest hope that you will choose to exhibit with us. As in previous meetings, we will feature coffee breaks and entry paths through exhibits to help maximize your exposure to attending physicians.

Download the 2023 Exhibitor Packet 


Apply for a Booth

Hotel Information 

Click here to make your reservation at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). Rooms are $239 per night, and it is recommended that reservations should be made well in advance, as there may be limited room availability after December 1, 2022.

An Important Note

It is the policy of the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology that all companies in the exhibit hall must promote products germane to ophthalmology. Due to limited space in the exhibit hall, we must ensure that each booth is useful and relevant to our exclusively ophthalmologist attendees. For this reason, we cannot accept registrations from companies promoting skincare products, red-light therapy devices, etc. If you are unsure if your company meets this requirement, please reach out to edavie@noao.org

Exhibitor Sponsored Events

If you are a registered exhibitor who would like to host an event for the attendees, speakers, etc. during the run of the Annual Symposium, you must complete the Exhibitor Sponsored Event Approval Form and submit it to us as soon as possible.  Not doing so could result in your suspension as an exhibitor at the current and future symposia.

Also, opportunities are still available for company support for our many events and activities. For more information on how your company can underwrite an event, please call 504-861-2550.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the fee for booth exhibitors?
The basic booth fee includes the 8’ high back drape, 3’ high side dividers, one 7”x44” one-line identification sign, a standard skirted table, two chairs, and a wastebasket ONLY. Tabletop booths will not include pipe and drape. Additional materials and furnishings can be purchased through Alliance Exposition.

How is this event formatted?
One General Session with coffee breaks in the Exhibit Hall throughout the day; workshops are held in the afternoon. Opportunities for corporate-supported events are available during lunch or evenings.

What is the usual number of MDs that attend?
The symposium draws more than 300 attendees annually.

What is the usual number of ODs that attend?

What other groups might attend?
Technicians and Residents/Fellows. There is a concurrent technicians’ conference on Friday and a social event on Thursday.

Is there a limitation on the number of company representatives per booth?
5 representatives are allowed per company. Additional name badges cost $50 each.

Can we use a banner stand behind our table?

Are there any limitations on the type of equipment we can exhibit?
There is no real limit to what can be displayed, except that we cannot have anything in the exhibit hall that would produce a flame or put anyone in danger (like an open burner).

Can we pick and choose which days we’d like to exhibit?
Exhibitor check-in is on Thursday. All exhibits are required to be staffed on both Friday and Saturday.