AOA LEAD Conference: 2020, Eau Palm Beach Resort, Thursday, 27. February 2020

Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) ConferenceFebruary 27-28, 2020 | West Palm Beach, FL
The LEAD Conference will take place Thursday, February 27 - Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort.
Future leaders, this is the conference for you. This program delivers Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) training to individuals throughout the osteopathic medical profession in a relaxed, casual environment perfect for networking. Specialized breakouts offer advanced educational content designed to meet the needs of individual attendees.
This integrated experience includes exciting keynotes and plentiful networking opportunities to allow professionals across the career spectrum to learn from each other. Breakout sessions give individuals a chance to choose the topic areas and focus that best meets their career and leadership development needs.
How do I reserve a hotel room? 
This year’s conference will be held at the Eau Palm Beach Hotel, located at 100 South Ocean Blvd., in Manalapan, Florida.  Group rates have been secured at the Eau Palm Beach Hotel and the Tideline Hotel (2.5 miles from the Eau Hotel).  Hotel accommodations should be made as soon as possible*. *Note: if you are planning on attending the AOA Midyear Business Meeting, please make your hotel reservation for the full length of stay.

Book your stay at the Eau Hotel here. The contracted rate is $499 plus tax, per night. The AOA room block cut off date is January 20, or when the block is full, whichever comes first.

Book your stay at the Tideline Hotel by calling Executive Meeting Manager, Yareni Leyva at 561.540.6461. Please mention AOA LEAD when calling to make your reservation. The contracted rate is $305 plus tax, plus a $20 resort fee, per night. The AOA room block cut off date is February 6, or when the block is full, whichever comes first.

What time will the meeting take place? Is there a tentative schedule?
The conference is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm on Thursday, February 27 and conclude at 3:00pm on Friday, February 28. The agenda is available here.
Various AOA-related meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 26 (Society of Osteopathic Specialty Executives), Wednesday, February 27 (Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors) and Saturday, February 29 (American Association of Osteopathic Examiners, Bureau of Emerging Leaders, and Training in Policy Studies). Please contact your affiliate leader or bureau, council or committee secretary to determine meeting schedules.
What is included in the registration fee?LEAD registration includes full access to the conference. Thursday will include lunch and a reception, Friday will include breakfast and lunch. Attendees will be eligible to earn up to 10 Category 1-A CME Credits.
Please note that attendees have the option to register guests and minor guests during the registration process. Guests bearing the appropriate badge are welcome to attend Thursday’s poolside reception and Friday’s breakfast; however, guests are not permitted in educational sessions, including the Friday breakfast keynote presentation. 
How much CME Credit is available? Participants may earn up to 10 AOA Category 1-A CME Credits. 
Is there a discount on airfare? United Airlines offers a discount - the promotional code will be available in the coming weeks.
Which airport is the closest to the hotel?Recommended airports are:

Palm Beach International (PBI) – approx. 20 minute drive ($20-30 Uber/Lyft) to the Eau

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) - approx. 1 hour drive ($45-60 Uber/Lyft) to the Eau

Miami International (MIA) – approx. 1.5 hour drive ($65-100 Uber/Lyft) to the Eau

What is the dress code?The dress code for LEAD is resort casual.
What is the refund policy?For AOA Members, Non-Members and Friends of AHP, a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be issued if the cancellation request is received in writing before midnight on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Registrants who cancel between January 9 and 11:59 PM EST on January 27, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to After January 27, cancellation requests will NOT be accepted and no refunds will be issued; however, you may send an alternate for a $25.00 change fee. No-shows will not be refunded.

All registration fees are in US Dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment. 

As a registrant or participant, you agree to AOA's use of your likeness captured by the official show photographer or videographer, in any future promotional meeting materials.

Attendees are expected to respect the copyright, patent right and trademark right of fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. Violators may be subject to sanctions by event management.

All speakers, sessions, sponsors, exhibitors, times and locations are subject to change without notice.

Can I update my registration information?Registration may be updated via the confirmation email sent by Eventbrite. Any and all changes should be made directly through the registration link. 
How do I pay by check? To pay by check, please enter the promo code PAIDBYCHECK in the promotional code box on the registration screen. 
Checks should be mailed to the following address: AOAc/o Finance - LEAD Conference142 E. OntarioChicago, IL 60611
Registration is not fully confirmed until your check has been received. 
Questions: Contact AOA at

Thursday, 27. February 2020, Eau Palm Beach Resort, AOA LEAD Conference: 2020

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