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The Orthopedic industry is changing! It's more important than ever to know and understand the business side so you can control your future.

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2024 Keynote Speakers

2024 Keynoe Speake

Opening Keynote

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Dr. Ivan Joseph

Building A High-Performance Team 

Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too. 

His TEDx Talk has over 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of The Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life. 

As Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ivan led the athletic program to national prominence. Along with being an in-demand speaker, consultant and coach, Ivan contributes regularly to publications including the Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail. 

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Closing Keynote

Sarita Maybin

Say What You Mean In A Nice Way

Sarita Maybin shows her audiences how to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication. With real stories, real solutions and a relatable presence, she breaks down barriers to reveal how to work together better. 

Raised as a “military brat” moving from country to country, Sarita mastered how to make fast friends and finesse stressful situations. She quickly learned that it wasn’t just what you say, but how you say it that matters. 

Sarita has spoken in all 50 states and 10 countries--including Iceland--making a positive impact globally and giving back to her community locally. She has presented on the prestigious TEDx stage, she is a past president of the San Diego chapter of the National Speakers Association and she served for six years on the board of her local YMCA.

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Schedule

Agends At Glance

Schedule

Agenda At a Glance

Thursday, April 25, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Welcome Happy Hour! (open to conference attendees only)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

Registration Open

Friday, April 26, 2024

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

9:30 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

Exhibitor Set Up
Coffee and Networking in The Hive
Speed Meetings (separate registration required)
Pre-Conference Workshop (separate registration required)

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM CDT

Coffee Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Group Discussions by Practice Size

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT

The Hive Welcome Event

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM CDT

President and Volunteer Reception (by invitation only)

6:45 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

State Receptions (by invitation only)

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Carnival Day

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT

Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT

The Hive Meetup- Meet others to make the most of Conference! 

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT

Registration Open

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT

Opening Keynote

11:15 AM - 4:30 PM CDT

Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM CDT

Networking & Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM CDT

Group Discussions by Topic

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM CDT

Carnival Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Charity Day

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT

Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT

The Hive Meetup

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM CDT

Registration Open

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

9:30 AM – 1:45 PM CDT

Exhibit Hall Open

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Coffee & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT

IGNITE General Sessions and Awards

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

Networking & Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM CDT

AAOE Prize Event

1:45 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Exhibitor Tear Down

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM CDT

Coffee Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

Concurrent Education Sessions

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT

Orthopedic Practice Model Meetup in The Hive

5:30 PM CDT - whenever

Explore Chicago!

Monday, April 29, 2024

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM CDT

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM CDT

Registration Open

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM CDT

Facilitated Roundtables

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT

Closing Keynote and Prizes

Unique Session Formats

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Nuts & Bolts

Provide the tools and resources to perform the day-to-day operations required for your job—the “nuts and bolts” you need to succeed. After attending these sessions, you will be able to apply the information learned immediately.

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Strategic

Designed for practice executives planning growth and positioning, or who are looking to address an issue within their practice. Learn what is needed to create a strategic plan to move your practice forward in the coming year. After attending these sessions, you will have the knowledge and tools to go back to your office and develop a strategy specific to your practice’s needs.

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On The Horizon

Prepare for new initiatives that are coming. These “hot topic” trends may be frequently talked about, but only a few practices have begun implementing them. Learn about these emerging trends and how to prepare from practices who have already started. Make sure you are ready for these changes and learn how they will affect your practice.

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Ignite Sessions

A unique learning experience that’s equal parts education and entertainment! Held as a General Session, Ignite sessions are designed to spark new ideas and creativity. Speakers will present on a variety of topics in just five minutes, and their PowerPoint slides are timed to auto-advance to ensure they keep up! 

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