MOA 2024 Summer Convention

June 6 - 8, 2024
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Gulf Shores, AL

If you are having any issues with signing in or getting registered for the event, reach out to 

Thank you for your interest in the MOA Summer Convention! Online registration is now closed. Limited on site registration will be available at the registration desk beginning at 7:15 am Friday June 7.

Important Dates

May 8: Deadline to reserve rooms in The Lodge at Gulf State Park.
May 8: Early Bird Deadline for registration for Summer Convention (rates increase after this date).
May 8: Deadline for ordering printed handouts.
May 29: Final Deadline for pre-registration and reserving exhibit space (on-site registration is available for ODs and Paras).
June 6: MOA Board of Directors meeting begins at 2:30 p.m.
June 7Membership Luncheon – Vote will be held for 2025 officer and board positions.
June 7: Exhibit Hall and Ice Cream Social: 3:45 – 6:15 p.m.

Summer Convention Event App

For full conference info, speaker bios, handouts, and exhibitor info: please use the conference app.
Download YAPP and use code  SUMMER2024

Summer Convention FAQ's

ODs should utilize the OD registration ONLY for themselves and other OD staff. Para staff should be registered via the PARA registration link separately. If you believe you have made a mistake registering ODs and/or Paras please contact the MOA office. 

MOA / AOA Account for Registration
You will need to log in to your member or non-member account in order to register online.

Current MOA / AOA Members
To find your existing account, try retrieving your username using the email address you have on file. You can also reset your password using the same email address. If you need additional assistance,  please contact the MOA office.

Non- MOA / AOA Members
You can create an account with the MOA/AOA in order to register for events. Before creating a new account we recommend you try to reset your password, as a non-member account may already exist. For further assistance contact the MOA Office.

Hotel Room Block 
Room block reservations must be completed by Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Call in reservations are processed exclusively through
the Lodge's Central Reservations Department. For Guests wishing to check availability to extend their stay: Edit travel dates at the top of the landing page, then click the UPDATE icon. If the requested dates are not available at the group rate, reach out to Central Reservations at 800.618.4350 and mention your group code MOA for assistance.

Student Registration
MOA offers students registration for free. You will need to create or update your account to access the student option. You may also mail or fax in your registration form, or contact the MOA office.

Paraoptometric Members**
All Paraoptometrics/Optometric staff of MOA/AOA member doctors may register as AOA associate members and have access to all current paraoptometric member benefits and services at no extra charge to the staff member or the MOA/AOA member doctor. 

The MOA/AOA member OD or their designee should visit the manage staff page. Log in using the OD information.Then add/enroll the para or staff members (non doctors). Only one doctor per practice should enroll an individual staff person.

**This is important so that PARA/Staff members receive the discounted member pricing, as well as any discounts associated with members.

All refund requests must be made in writing and may be emailed to:; faxed to 601.853.4408, or mailed to 141 Executive Drive, Suite 5, Madison Ms 39110. Refunds may be subject to a processing fee or as a percentage refund.

Dietary Restrictions/Dietary Allergies
If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please make sure that MOA is aware, either using the online registration form or by contacting the MOA at your earliest ability.