The New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology is looking forward to our upcoming 70th Annual Symposium, Going Global: Adventures in Retina, Oculoplastics, and Anterior Segment. 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 2021 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.


Our Exhibit Hall registration is now closed. We hope you will return for the 2022 Annual Symposium.


Hotel Information

Hotel Accommodations:   Click here to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel  (601 Loyola Avenue,  New Orleans, LA), or call either (877) 803-7534 (toll-free) or (504) 561-1234 and ask for the room block under the NOAO. Rooms are $189 (single) and $214 (double) per night, and it is recommended that reservations should be made well in advance, as there will be limited room availability after April 2, 2020.

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 tabletop exhibitors?
Tabletop space includes a standard skirted table, a 7”x44” one-line identification sign, two chairs, and a wastebasket.

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.

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.

Is internet or power included?
Internet and audio/visual equipment must be reserved through the hotel’s AV provider, Encore. Please see the included pricing form. Electrical power may be purchased through Freeman Decorating Company.