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Priority Point Accrual Information

Priority Points are a large factor in your exhibit location at the ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress.

ASCRS•ASOA recognizes that the location of a booth at our annual meeting is of high strategic importance. ASCRS•ASOA has a system in place that determines the order of space selection for each exhibitor.

With the exception of the number of consecutive years exhibiting, Priority Points are accrued in the following ways and reset to zero after each year’s Symposium & Congress concludes. Priority Points are not earned based upon booth size or cost of exhibition space.

How are Priority Points accrued?

1. Years exhibiting at consecutive annual meetings are accrued per year and applied to the next consecutive year.

a. 1–5 consecutive years exhibiting are awarded 10 points per year.

b. 5–10 consecutive years exhibiting are awarded 20 points per year.

c. 10–15 consecutive years exhibiting are awarded 30 points per year.

d. 15–20 consecutive years exhibiting are awarded 40 points per year.

e. 20+ consecutive years exhibiting are awarded 50 points per year.

2. Utilizing the ASCRS•ASOA official housing bureau, onPeak, for 100% of the exhibiting companies housing needs.

a. Ten (10) times the total square footage of your booth at the 2017 annual meeting will be awarded in points toward the 2018 annual meeting if onPeak is used.

Ex.: 20 ft. x 20 ft. booth = 400 square feet = 4,000 Priority Points earned toward the 2018 annual meeting.

b. If onPeak is NOT used for 100% of the exhibiting companies housing needs, company will lose Priority Points for the 2018 annual meeting equal to 50% of the total booth square footage.

Ex.: 20 ft. x 20 ft. booth = 400 square feet = –200 Priority

Points toward the 2018 annual meeting.

3. Partnering with ASCRS•ASOA via advertising in ASCRS• ASOA publications, by purchasing advertising and/or marketing items for the annual meeting (e.g., tote bags), or by contracting with ASCRS•ASOA to host a corporate event during the 2017 calendar year will accrue 25% of the total dollar spent in earned Priority Points toward the 2019 annual meeting.

Administrative Eyecare expanded to 6 printed issues.

Earn bonus Priority Points if you purchase advertising space in all 6 issues during the 2017 calendar year.
Accrual is below:

• 100 points for 1/2 page ad in all 6 issues

• 200 points for full page ad in all 6 issues

Plus, receive 25% of the total dollar spent in earned Priority Points toward the 2019 annual meeting.

 

4. Exhibiting at other ASCRS•ASOA meetings during the 2017 calendar year will accrue 25% of the total dollar spent in earned Priority Points toward the 2019 annual meeting.

• Other ASCRS•ASOA meetings include: Young Eye Surgeons Advanced Cataract Training (YES ACT), Combined Ophthalmic Symposium (COS).

• If you exhibited at the previous annual meetings, ASCRS Glaucoma Day/Cornea Day or World Cornea Congress (takes place every 5 years) you will earn 25% of the total dollar spent in earned Priority Points toward the next consecutive annual meeting.

5. Donations to the ASCRS Foundation during the 2017 calendar year will accrue 25% of the total dollar donated in earned Priority Points toward the 2019 annual meeting.

6. Completion of the post-meeting survey will result in 50 Priority Points toward the next consecutive year.

 

Category

Accrual Period

Year Applied

Years exhibiting at annual meeting

Past Consecutive Years

2018

Housing

Fulfillment of final block utilized
at 2017 annual meeting

2018

Advertising and marketing

Calendar year, January 2017–December 2017

2019

Exhibiting at other ASCRS•ASOA meetings

Calendar year, January 2017–December 2017

2019

Exhibiting at ASCRS Glaucoma/Cornea Day

2017 annual meeting

2018

ASCRS Foundation donation

Calendar year, January 2017–December 2017

2019

Completion of the post annual meeting survey

Immediately following the 2017 annual meeting

2018