AO conducts an international convention and leadership meetings each year. Any student who has attended convention will attest that convention is an opportunity not to be missed.
AO also provides leadership training during the calendar year---combining students, young alumni (that's eventually you!), and alumni dentists. Our members are bright, engaged people who want to learn leadership techniques to use at their chapters and eventually on a larger scale with AO. 2013 Emerging Leaders Program
April 27 & 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 27 & 28 Houston, TX Click here
for Emerging Leaders Program information. 2013 Shore to Ship Convention
December 25-29 Shore
December 29-January 5 ShipClick here
for convention information.
Students are highly encouraged to attend this year's convention. There are two parts: the shore part at the Harbor Beach Marriott and then a cruise on the Holland America Eurodam.
Students may attend the international council meetings as delegates. Each student chapter must have the roster, dues, and officer list turned into headquarters by December 1. Please visit the Membership page for the forms.
The AO constitution outlines a travel reimbursement structure for student delegates. Depending on the chapter size, a student delegate may receive up to $500 in airfare reimbursement. The student is expected to write a summary of his or her convention experience that will be published in the spring Articulator.
Please contact Heidi at headquarters for more information. Past Meetings
We wanted to share the documents from the recent meetings. There are some terrific networking and fundraising ideas. 2012 Womens' Leadership Meeting
April 26-28, Las VegasWhat AO Means - Summary Points2012 Student Leadership Meeting
September 9, PhiladelphiaMeeting recapWhat AO Means - Summary PointsMagic of Networking Presentation2012 AO Leadership Meeting
October 13 & 14, ChicagoSteve Anderson Presentation - Discussion PointsMagic of Networking Presentation International Convention Scottsdale, AZ 12/25/2012 - 1/1/2013Convention Highlights