Streamline your 2022 Annual Meeting experience with the AO event mobile app

Everything you need in the palm of your hand.

As attendees are excitedly reacquainting themselves with the logistics of an in-person event, it’s obvious that each day offers a full schedule of sessions and social events. Whether you’re a regular attendee of the AO Annual Meeting or a newcomer, navigating the various sessions and events can prove to be a daunting task for all.

To eliminate stress surrounding your experience, the Academy is offering the 2022 Annual Meeting mobile app. This app is a native feature of the year-round AO365 mobile app – easy to download to your device and free to all users. This year’s app platform has eliminated a sign-in prompt and offers a general platform where everyone can access all meeting programming, speakers, exhibitors, and other pertinent information. Here is an overview of a few of the most popular features of the 2022 Annual Meeting mobile app.

To see a full listing of sessions by day, open the SCHEDULE section in the event app. Each session listing will show the presentation time, room number with ‘Map It’ option to see the room located on a floorplan, speaker information and the session description. If you wish to create or join a discussion that is open to all app users, touch the “Discuss” button. To create personal notes for your eyes only, begin typing in the NOTES section available for each session.

Looking for your favorite presenters at this year’s meeting? Look in the SPEAKERS section of the app and find a complete listing, including information about which sessions they’ll present and their individual biographies. Easily add them to your device address book and keep track of additional information in the “Notes” section.

This year’s Exhibit Hall will present a bustling assortment of more than 100 corporate displays, available to attendees each day of the conference. See each company name, email address and booth number in the EXHIBITORS section of the app. Touch the “Map It’ button to see the exact booth location in the Exhibit Hall floor plan and utilize the ‘Notes’ section to keep track of new products, corporate representatives and other pertinent information you want to have after the meeting has ended.

COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind as we return to in-person activities and the app’s COVID GUIDELINES section provides a complete rundown of safety protocol guidelines for this year’s event. AO strongly recommends that attendees download and utilize the CLEAR Health Pass mobile app to streamline the COVID check-in process. Find the link to download the CLEAR app directly from the AO event app from this section.

The special alerts function of the 2022 Annual Meeting app is automatically set to ‘allow’ so users receive the various alerts throughout the meeting. You’ll receive reminders about special activities that are on tap each day so you don’t miss a thing.

When you arrive home after the conclusion of the meeting, wouldn’t it be great to have one easy place to find all the information you’ve collected throughout the conference? The MYEVENT section of the app is where you’ll find the information you’ve collected throughout the Annual Meeting. As you utilize the SCHEDULE, ATTENDEES, and EXHIBITORS sections, you’ll see a circle button on the left side of each entry. When you select this button, this information is automatically added to the MYEVENT module for easy access and enhanced organization of your meeting information. In addition, everything you’ve entered into the various NOTES sections throughout the app will automatically be sent to the NOTES category of the MYEVENT section.

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Because the 2022 event app is a component of the AO365 mobile app, you can continue to enjoy many member-oriented features, including special alerts of job postings, throughout the year. Designed to offer a very intuitive and user-friendly format, both the AO365 app and the 2022 Annual Meeting app provide several benefits to enhance your time at this year’s Annual Meeting and after – all in the palm of your hand.

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