2020 EBAA Annual Meeting

Welcome to the EBAA 2020 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2020 Annual Meeting, June 17-20, 2020, at the Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas.


EBAA is monitoring news about COVID-19 as it relates to our Annual Meeting.  The situation remains fluid as we learn more about the virus.  We intend to hold this meeting unless CDC or another authority makes this inadvisable or impossible.  If we are forced to postpone the meeting, all registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled event or refunded, at the registrant’s discretion.  EBAA cannot refund airfares or other travel expenses; meeting attendees may consider purchasing travel insurance.

Meeting and Registration Information

The 2020 Annual Meeting is a favorite among eye bank professionals and corneal surgeons. This four-day event features dynamic workshops, concurrent sessions, and the opportunity to network with other donation and transplantation professionals from around the country.


Registration TypesRegistration FeesHotel InformationTravel Information

Full Meeting Registration: The entire 2020 Annual Meeting program, including admittance to all educational sessions, the Exhibit Hall, luncheons, continental breakfasts, Exhibit Hall Reception, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket.

Physician Program Registration: A two-day program (Friday and Saturday) for physicians, featuring admission at the MAB Meeting & Friday sessions, Medical Director Symposium, Scientific Symposium, continental breakfasts, one Physician luncheon ticket, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket. Please note: If you plan to attend sessions earlier in the week, the Full Meeting registration is required. To qualify for the Resident/Fellow rate, one must be currently active in a residency or corneal fellowship program.

Guest Registration: An option for registrants who want to include their spouse, companion or friend in the social activities of the EBAA Annual Meeting. The registration includes continental breakfasts, daily refreshment breaks, luncheons, receptions, and one Annual Dinner and Awards Program ticket. Please note: Guest registration is not available to individuals in the eye banking community, and does not include the Wednesday social event.


Registration Fee Type Through April 20 April 21-June 1 Onsite
Full Meeting
EBAA Member $595 $695 $850
Non-Member $950 $1,100 $1,250
Physician Program 
Paton Member $450 $550 $650
Non-Paton Member Physician $550 $650 $850
Resident/Fellow (Member) $250 $350 $400
Resident/Fellow (Non-Member) $350 $450 $500
Guest of EBAA Member $295 $345 $345
Guest of Non-Member $345 $395 $395


The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas. The Fairmont Dallas is located at 1717 N Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

EBAA has secured a room block with the discounted rate of $189/night plus taxes. The deadline to reserve a room in the room block is Wednesday, May 20.


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: 19 miles from Fairmont Dallas. Airlines serviced: American, JetBlue, Delta, United, Spirit, and Alaska.

Dallas Love Field: 5.6 miles from Fairmont Dallas. Airlines serviced: Southwest, Delta, and Alaska.

Airline Discounts
2020 Annual Meeting attendees are eligible to receive a 4% discount on published air fares into Dallas from American Airlines. Use promo code 9560GF at www.aa.com on AA/AE flights. May not apply to all flights and fares.

Uber/Lyft/Taxi Estimates
From Dallas Love Field Airport to Fairmont Dallas:

  • Uber: $14
  • Lyft: $16
  • Taxi: $19

From Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Fairmont Dallas:

  • Uber: $24
  • Lyft: $32
  • Taxi: $44

Meeting Add-Ons

The opportunities below can be added to your meeting registration during checkout for an additional fee.

executive workshop: inspiring a culture of trust

As an eye banker, your most important attribute is your trustworthiness. You are the stewards of the gift of sight; donor families trust you to respectfully recover and care for their final altruistic gift, while physicians and recipients trust you to provide safe, suitable tissue for transplant. Within the eye bank itself, your staff and colleagues trust you to lead the eye bank, or your specific portion of it, in a manner that ensures its success.

In his classic book The Speed of Trust, Stephen Covey explained that the first imperative of a leader is to inspire trust – bringing out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardship and to create an environment in which high trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility. Our Executive Workshop features a FranklinCovey presenter who helps you explore how to create a culture of trust, and how it makes a difference in your eye bank’s operations. Add the workshop to your registration during checkout.

social event: An evening in the orinoco rainforest

Just a few short blocks from the Fairmont Hotel, the renowned Dallas World Aquarium transports us to a land far away.  The event takes place on Wednesday, June 17th at 7 pm.  Tickets to this event include a “Welcome to Dallas Dinner,” beverages, a steel drum band, live fire dancers and an amazing array of fish and wildlife.   All are encouraged to attend this special event where you will dine with colleagues while taking in exotic sights and sounds.

Event Features:

  • Passed Hors D’oeuvres and Texas Themed Buffet Dinner
  • Open bar featuring beer, wine and champagne
  • Musical Entertainment including Live Fire Dancing
  • Zoologist Discussions
  • Photo opportunities with a variety of animals, including a manatee!

Don’t miss out on this opening night extravaganza! Register for this event with your Annual Meeting Registration!

annual meeting package through eyelearn

Post-meeting access to recordings of all of the 2020 Annual Meeting sessions are available on eyeLEARN. Select this option during checkout to add the package to your meeting registration for $60 for EBAA Members, and $100 for Non-Members.

Note: The Online Annual Meeting package at this special price is only available to registered attendees. Options to purchase the Online Annual Meeting package for non-attendees will be available after the event; pricing and information will be provided at a later date.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information


EBAA has a range of sponsorship packages to help communicate the benefits of your product and services to the conference attendees. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available!



The EBAA Annual Meeting is the ideal venue for companies to promote their products and services to a wide variety of national and international leaders. Register to exhibit at this year’s meeting.


Awards and Scholarship Information

gift of sight award

The Gift of Sight Award is presented to a professional who works closely with the eye banking community and whose efforts have demonstrated significant support of corneal donation.

heise award messages

Join EBAA in celebrating the 2020 Leonard Heise Award Recipient, Donna Drury! Purchase a message that will be included in the Awards Dinner Program.


The Crystal Cornea Award is presented to media organizations, lawmakers, or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing cornea donation.


The Patricia Aiken-O’Neill Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship providing airfare, meeting registration, and lodging (up to $2,000) to the recipient.



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Mark Your Calendar for the
2021 EBAA Annual Meeting

The 2021 EBAA Annual Meeting will take place June 9-12, 2021, at the Loews Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri.  We hope to see you there!

The countdown is on for the eye banking and corneal transplantation event of the year!

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