Special Events

For a complete list of Special Events, download this PDF: Special Events Information

Join your friends and colleagues for unforgettable events.

Tickets for events are available for purchase through the Annual Session
registration website, accessible via aaoinfo.org/members.

Opening Ceremonies, Saturday, May 5, 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Featuring entertainer Kristin Chenoweth.

Sponsored by Crest Oral-B

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s prolific career spanning film, television,
voiceover and stage has brought her numerous honors, including:

  • Emmy Award, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Pushing Daisies”
  • on ABC (Olive Snook);
  • Tony Award,“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” (Sally Brown);
  • Tony Award nomination, “Wicked” (original role, Glinda the Good Witch);
  • Two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award, “Glee” on Fox (April Rhodes).

A graduate of Oklahoma City University with a master’s degree in opera performance, Ms. Chenoweth last year released her first album of American songbook classics “The Art of Elegance.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart.

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The International Reception*, Saturday, May 5, 8:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Orthodontics
* Open to all registered attendees who purchase tickets.

Fun Run and Walk, Sunday, May 6, 6:30am-7:15am

Sponsored by SPEED System Orthodontics

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ABO Open House and Info Session – Saturday, May 5 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. & Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 103
Learn more about the Scenario-based oral clinical exam

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The Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony, Sunday, May 6, 12:00p.m. – 2:15p.m.

Keynote speaker Mike Krzyzewski.
Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics
Mike Krzyzewski, aka “Coach K” is head coach of the Duke University Men’s Basketball Team and a COLE executive-in-residence at The Fuqua School of Business. Coach Krzyzewski has led Duke to five NCAA Championships and 12 NCAA Final Four appearances in 38 seasons as head coach. He led the U.S. National Men’s Basketball Team to gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Coach K partnered with Apple to launch PowerForward, a mobile video network designed to help corporations foster leadership and build teams. He is the author of Leading with the Heart (2001); Beyond Basketball—Coach K’s Keywords to Success (2006); and The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (2009).

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AAO Orthodontic Residents Reception, Sunday, May 6, Lucky Strike, 5:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Sponsored by American Orthodontics
(Free by reservation to residents who are AAO student members. Required guest tickets are available for purchase.)

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AAO Celebration, Monday, May 7, 7:30p.m.-10:00p.m.

The Old Post Office Pavilion Entertainment: to be determined.
Sponsored by Invisalign iTero

Completed in 1899 and owned by the U.S. Government (GSA), the Old Post Office is one of the most interesting examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the country. The Trump International Hotel transformed the building into a luxury hotel that opened in 2016. The Clock Tower offers panoramic views of the city. The US National Park Service operates complimentary tours to the observation deck of the Clock Tower, seven days a week from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The AAO Celebration will be in the elegant Presidential Ballroom.

Sponsored by SPEED System Orthodontics
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