2016 Annual Meeting

May 01 - 05, 2016 Seattle, Washington


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Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance. Be sure to bring your ExpressPass email confirmation with you to the Meeting. Save time – Badges can be printed prior to the Meeting at badge-printing kiosks. Learn more.

Everyone must register for the Meeting, whether you are presenting a poster or paper, attending or exhibiting. While you must pay membership dues to submit an abstract, membership dues do not include Meeting registration. First authors of accepted abstracts must pay the registration fee to attend; a complimentary full-meeting exhibitor badge is not a substitute.

Registration includes:

  • Admission to the Annual Meeting’s scientific sessions
  • Workshops
  • SIGs and exhibits
  • Free internet at the Convention Center
  • A Program Summary book and Pocket Guide
  • A tote bag
  • A water bottle

How to get your name badge

ARVO's registration system will provide ExpressPass email confirmations with a custom QR Code to quickly scan and print your badge at kiosks onsite at the convention center all week, and at select hotels on Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance.

Learn where and when you can print your badge

Annual Meeting Registration Fees

  By March 6  By April 24  After April 24
Members $285 $385 $410
Student Members $185 $235 $260
Non-Members $525 $625 $650
Non-Member Students   $295 $345 $370

Guest registration procedures

ARVO members, co-authors on abstracts or individuals having any professional interest may not register as guests. Eligibility of guests will be verified. 

Children under 18 are not required to pay, but must pick up a wristband at the Badge Replacement Desk and must be supervised at all times. Guests must be accompanied by the registered ARVO attendee for onsite registration.

Education course registration

ARVO Education Courses are offered on Saturday, May 2. Full-day and half-day courses are available.

Separate registration is required in advance for Education Courses. They are not included with Annual Meeting registration. 

Continuing Medical Education 

View CME information related to the Annual Meeting.

Cancellation and refund policy

  •  The deadline to receive refund requests is Friday, April 24, 2015.
  • Annual Meeting registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $40 administrative fee ($20 for students).
  • Saturday Education Course registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $30 administrative fee ($20 for students).
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received in the ARVO office after April 24, 2015.
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO, 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing arvo@arvo.org.

Photography Release

By attending the ARVO Annual Meeting, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded onsite to be used by ARVO and the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research for educational and promotional purposes.

Receive the lowest Annual Meeting registration rate by renewing your ARVO membership for 2015.

Select "Renew/Rejoin ARVO Membership" at the top of the Annual Meeting registration form or renew/rejoin using the link below before registering for the meeting.


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