November 6-9, 2024

Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open

Academy 2024 Indianapolis will be held from November 6-9 in Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis is known for fast cars and blockbuster sporting events, but it also offers a robust culinary and brewing scene, iconic cultural institutions, and vibrant neighborhoods. Known as the crossroads of America, you can drive to Indianapolis from most of the Midwest or fly into the airport conveniently located only 15 minutes from the headquarters hotel.

The continuing education is second-to-none, and you can learn in a variety of formats including standard continuing education lectures by top-notch presenters, grand rounds presentations, workshops, rapid fire lectures, a variety of symposia, and small-group exchanges. The opening Plenary Session always presents cutting-edge information that provokes thought and conversation. Attendees will also be able to interact with more than 150 vendors in the exhibit hall, while learning about and purchasing products that will improve patient care. According to the Academy motto, “All CE, All the Time,” attendees can potentially earn 32+ hours of continuing education credit over the course of the meeting.

So, START YOUR ENGINES and race to Indianapolis to meet friends and colleagues, advance your eye care knowledge, and purchase innovation that can improve patient care! Academy 2024 Indianapolis will be the best meeting yet!

Jeffrey Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO


Corporate Partners

The Academy invites your company to become a partner of the most comprehensive meeting the vision industry has to offer. Academy 2024 Indianapolis will represent the full spectrum of optometric professionals and decision makers, including optometrists in general practice and subspecialties, optometric residents, optometry students, and many others within the vision sciences community.

Click here for more information on how to become a Corporate Partner.

Affiliate/ICW Events

The American Academy of Optometry recognizes the need for groups to meet with industry colleagues and staff while attending Academy 2024 Indianapolis. These rules and regulations apply to any group with business related to the field of optometry and vision sciences. Events may be held during Academy 2024 Indianapolis from Monday, November 4 through Saturday, November 9. Review the guidelines linked here for the eligibility requirements, application information, and additional details. Please email [email protected] for any questions.

Academy 2024 Indianapolis Program Preview

Academy 2024 Indianapolis

We can’t wait to see you at Academy 2024 Indianapolis.  Registration will open in the spring.

Upcoming Submissions

Why Indy?

Hotel Information

Academy 2024 Indianapolis has rooms at seven hotels within walking distance to the Indiana Convention Center.  Click here for information and rates.

Registration Rates

Registration opens on May 27, 2024. You may register online at
If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (321) 319-4860 or toll free (844) 323-3937.

Following online registration, you will receive a link enabling you to make hotel reservations.

  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • Fellows/Candidates: $670
    • Honorary Emeritus: $110
    • Students/Residents: $75
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • Fellows/Candidates: $770
    • Honorary Emeritus: $110
    • Students/Residents: $100
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • Fellows/Candidates: $845
    • Honorary Emeritus: $110
    • Students/Residents: $125
  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $1,125
    • Students/Residents: $125
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $1,225
    • Students/Residents: $150
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $1,300
    • Students/Residents: $175
  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • Members: $390
    • Non-Members: $660
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • Members: $415
    • Non-Members: $685
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • Members: $515
    • Non-Members: $785
  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • 1-Day: $35
    • 3-Day: $100
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • 1-Day: $85
    • 3-Day: $150
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • 1-Day: $85
    • 3-Day: $150


*includes access to social events and the exhibit hall. No CE/education access permitted with this registration type.

In August 2023, the Academy Board of Directors approved a reduction in Full Registration prices for international attendees who reside in a country that falls on the World Bank’s low income and lower-middle income economies. The Academy utilizes the following list to determine which countries fall under these categories: View List

For those residing in countries in the low-income list, the fees have been reduced to:

  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • Members: $70
    • Non-Members: $115
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • Members: $80
    • Non-Members: $125
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • Members: $85
    • Non-Members: $130

For those residing in countries on the lower-middle income list, the fees have been reduced to:

  • Early Bird (May 27 – September 2):
    • Members: $170
    • Non-Members: $280
  • Regular (September 3 – October 24):
    • Members: $195
    • Non-Members: $305
  • On-Site (October 25 – November 9):
    • Members: $210
    • Non-Members: $325

For assistance taking advantage of this reduced pricing, please ensure your Academy account accurately reflects your current mailing address/country of residence. For questions, contact [email protected].

Registration pricing includes:

Continuing Education Session Access:

  • Including all general educational programming except sessions marked with a $$ icon on the Education Grid (additional fees apply)

Continuing Education Certificate

Exhibit Hall Access:

  • Including lunches and receptions

Social & Special Events:

  • Excluding sessions with a $$ icon or invite-only noted on the Education Grid

On-Site Registration

Registration central is located in the Indiana Convention Center. Below are the registration desk hours.
*Hours subject to change.

Main Registration: Indiana Convention Center

  • Tuesday, November 5
    1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 6
    7:00 am — 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 7
    7:00 am — 5:30 pm
  • Friday, November 8
    7:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 9
    7:00 am — 3:30 pm

*Hours subject to change.

Satellite Registration: JW Marriott

  • Tuesday, November 5
    12:00 pm — 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 6
    7:00 am — 9:30 am
  • Thursday, November 7
    7:00 am — 9:30 am

2024 Cancellation Policy:

Requests for meeting refunds, which include registration fees, workshops, leadership courses, and banquet tickets, must be received in writing at the Academy office before September 2, 2024, at which time a full refund less $25 will be administered.

Written requests received on or after September 2, and not later than September 23, 2024, will be assessed an administrative charge of 25% of the total fees. No refunds will be given to requests received after September 23, 2024.

Most international attendees visiting the United States will need to apply for a visa through the U.S. Department of State.

Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. The visa application process can take several weeks.

Please note the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for travel to and from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda.

It is important to thoroughly review all information on the specific Embassy’s Consular Section website for local procedures and instructions on making an interview appointment, paying fees and checking on the status of your visa application. Find the consulate for your country by selecting the associated region.

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements explained below. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.

Please fill out the Visa Invitation Letter Form after completing your meeting registration. You will hear back from a member of our team within five business days of your submission.