Registration for ARVO 2024

Important information about the 2024 Annual Meeting

The 2024 ARVO Annual Meeting is scheduled to be in-person only and will not have a virtual component.

NOTE: The presentation type option "on-demand" is for those who know for sure they will be unable to travel and cannot present at the Annual Meeting. There is no virtual presentation in the 2024 Annual Meeting program. Learn More

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Be aware of registration scams

There are very sophisticated criminals who create a fake website for ARVO and other large meetings every year. Prior to the pandemic, they were primarily focused on selling hotel rooms that either do not exist or that have been marked up in price. They are now adding registration sales to their scams. Several of these websites were set up for previous Annual Meetings.

These ‘companies’ have the ability to deceive members and attendees into paying false invoices. A commonly used strategy is to target people by posing as a third-party organization (such as MedConn) that handles payments and billing information, or as an employed member of a company using relevant details and public information accessible online. Visit only or to book your hotel or to register.

How to get your name badge

ARVO's registration system will provide email confirmations to quickly scan and print your badge at kiosks onsite at the Convention Center all week. Please note that badges will not be mailed in advance.

Badge pickup hours (PT)
  • Saturday, May 4 (7am - 6pm)
    • Saturday Snack and Scan: Print your badge while enjoying snacks (2-4pm) and refreshments (4-6pm).
  • Sunday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 8 (7am - 6pm) 
  • Thursday, May 9 (7am - 2:30pm)

2024 Annual Meeting registration
Annual Meeting registration fees By March 8
By April 26
After April 26
ARVO Member  $370 $530 $585
ARVO Member-in-Training  $255 $365 $385
Nonmember (meeting registration + 1-year membership)  $655  $815  $870
Nonmember  $655 $815 $870
Nonmember-in-Training $395 $505 $525

Things to know about Annual Meeting Registration
  • Membership dues are non-refundable, non-transferable, and do not include registration fees for the 2024 Annual Meeting. Join/Renew now
  • All deadline dates are subject to Eastern Time.
  • If you require a personalized letter of invitation for a visa application, email your request to
    • Annual Meeting registration is required to be provided a letter of invitation.
  • Meals, Education Courses, Pre-meeting sessions, and Annual Meeting extras are not included with Annual Meeting registration and come as separate fees.


Registration payment information

Registration payments can be made using one of the following options:

  • Online payments through the ARVO website by Credit Card (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, or DISCOVER)
  • Wire transfer payment
  • Check payment
  • Secured Payment Terminal (if paying by Credit Card on behalf of registrant)
  • Purchase Orders are not accepted


Wire Transfer Payment information (International Attendees Only)
  • It may take 14 days from the Wire Transfer remittance date for funds to be deposited, please plan accordingly. 
  • Payment of registration fees will only be posted upon confirmation of deposit from our bank. 
  • The deadline to receive wire transfer payments (or checks) is Friday, April 26, 2024.
    Wire transfer (or check) payments sent or received after April 26, 2024, may not be processed by the start of the meeting.

Note: For wire transfer or Secure Payment Terminal options, please email for instructions

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The 2024 Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., from May 5 - 9, is an accredited continuing education activity. Attendees who register for CME credits and pay the processing fee are eligible to claim credit for attending in-person, accredited paper and cross-sectional group sessions, minisymposia, and symposia.

Attendees interested in claiming credit for the Annual Meeting are required to add the “CME credits and certificates” session to their registration and pay the associated fee by May 9, 2024. Follow these instructions to add the CME session to your new/existing registration.

Exhibitors may be eligible to claim credit and should contact for assistance.

CME credit and certificates processing fee

March 8
April 26
ARVO MIT/Nonmember-in-Training $79 $79
ARVO Member/Exhibitor (paid full-meeting access badge)  $99 $119
Nonmember/Exhibitor (complimentary full meeting access badge only) $99 $119

Education Courses

Saturday, May 4| 8am - 5pm PST

The 2024 Education Courses will be held in-person at the Seattle Convention Center - Arch Building. Courses may be added to your registration for the Annual Meeting. Choose between Full-day or Half-day courses:

Full-day course fee    By March 8 By April 26 After April 26
Member $235 $290 $320
Member-in-Training $175 $200 $220
Nonmember $310 $365 $395
Nonmember-in-Training $215 $240 $260


Half-day course fee By March 8 By April 26 After April 26
Member $140 $175 $190
Member-in-training $105 $120 $130
Nonmember $185 $220 $235
Nonmember-in-training $130 $145 $155



2023 ARVO Foundation honorees: Stella Robertson, Dan Stamer, BrightFocus FoundationARVO Foundation Gala

Saturday, May 4 | 7:30 - 10:30pm PT
Seattle Convention Center - Summit Building

The ARVO Foundation's annual fundraising event honors individuals and organizations who have shown dedication to the ARVO Foundation and its mission. The 2024 ARVO Foundation Honorees and new Dowling Society members will be recognized. Tickets available online in advance only until April 26. Sponsorships are also available. Learn more

ARVO Foundation Gala tickets
Purchase by April 26
Individual  $349

U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $150 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible.


WEAVR Event photo2024 WEAVR Luncheon

Tuesday, May 7 | 11:30am - 1pm PT
Seattle Convention Center - Summit Building

Network with colleagues at the annual Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) Luncheon, a fundraiser for the ARVO Foundation. Purchase tickets online or onsite (onsite availability not guaranteed). Learn more

WEAVR Luncheon tickets  
 Member/Nonmember  $89
 Member-in-Training  $59

U.S. tax deduction: The estimated fair market value of the goods and services received is $59 per ticket/seat. The balance of your purchase may be tax deductible. 


ARVO Sunday Social

Sunday, May 5 | 7:30 - 10:30pm PT
Museum of Flight

Join your colleagues and friends for a classic Seattle experience. In the shadow of Boeing Field, the Museum of Flight offers an in-depth view of the history of aviation and includes a hangar of authentic, flown planes including a British Airways Concorde and an Air Force One, among others. Attendees will have access to the entire Museum for the evening.

Sunday Social tickets
$40  includes shuttle to/from event, admission, two drinks and appetizers

  • Saturday ― Purchase tickets in the registration area of the Seattle Convention Center
  • Sunday ― Purchase tickets at ARVO Central


Karaoke singers on stageKaraoke Night

Wednesday, May 8 | 9pm - midnight PT
MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture)

You don't want to miss this crowd favorite. New this year ― Rockaroke Live-Band Karaoke! In addition, you will have access to MoPop’s museum galleries which include Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel, Guitar Gallery, Indie Game Revolution, Sound Lab, and Hidden Worlds: The Films of Laika.

Karaoke tickets (non-refundable)
$25  includes admission, one drink and light snacks

 Cancellation and refund policy
  • The deadline to receive refund requests for the Annual Meeting is 5pm, EDT on Friday, April 26, 2024.
  • Annual Meeting registration: Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $75 administrative fee ($40 for students).
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received in the ARVO office after 5pm, EDT on April 26, 2024.
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing