Attendee Registration

We’re setting the stage for AAOS 2021 in San Diego, California, August 31 - September 3, and it’s shaping up to be four days of powerful education, innovation, and collaboration. Join your colleagues and elevate your knowledge of the most current orthopaedic science, research, and clinical practice spanning all specialties – all at one time, all in one place. AAOS has preventive measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will comply with federal, state and local guidelines. View our Health & Safety Resources.

Registration Rates

The Annual Meeting 2021 Registration Rates document provides a complete overview of member and non-member categories and associated registration rates as well as course and educational tracks rates.

Non-Member First Time Attendees

If you are not an active member of the AAOS approval is required prior to registration. 

Industry Non-Exhibitor Attendees

If you are a representative from a non-exhibiting commercial company AAOS approval is required prior to registration.

Important Dates for the 2021 Annual Meeting

April 14, 2021
Member Registration Opens

April 21, 2021
Non-Member Registration Opens 

June 4, 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline 

July 23, 2021
Advance Registration Deadline

July 23, 2021
Registration Cancellation Deadline

July 23, 2021
Industry Non-Exhibitor Registration Deadline

August 19, 2021
Industry Non-Exhibitor Online Registration Deadline

August 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM
On-Site Registration Opens

Registration Alert!

Convention Data Service (CDS) is the official registration provider of the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, August 31 – September 3. It is possible that you may receive phone calls, emails, or see websites from unaffiliated organizations and individuals who claim to be acting on behalf of AAOS.

AAOS does not recommend that you do business with them or provide them with your contact or payment information or other personal details. If you choose to do so, you solely assume the risk.

Neither AAOS nor CDS can verify the authenticity of such companies or their representations and will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such registrations.

If you question the authenticity of an individual, group or website, please contact AAOS at