Fellowship Convocation Breakfast

Friday, October 12 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Ballroom AB 
Please Note: Convocation is for new fellows who have never been conferred.

Outstanding member physicians are awarded the Degree of Fellow during this special ceremony attended by peers and Academy leadership. AAFP Fellows have fulfilled requirements in many areas, including lifelong learning, practice quality and improvement, volunteer teaching, public service, research, and more.

Event Details

Date and Time: Friday, October 12 | 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom AB 
Dress: Business Attire

Check-in Times and Location

In order to attend the breakfast and receive recognition for the Degree of Fellow, you must go to the Fellowship Check-in Booth at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to pick up the following items:

  • Tickets for the breakfast
  • Fellow pin
  • Fellow ribbon
  • Fellow lanyard

The Fellowship check-in booth is located at:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Fellow Registration Area

Registration Times

Date: October 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Date: October 10Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Date: October 11Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Fellows should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 6:45 a.m. on Friday, October 12. Be sure that you have tickets for you and your guest(s). If you are driving, your tickets can be picked up outside of the Ballroom at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside the day of the event. Please arrive about 30 minutes early.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served convocation process during breakfast.

The breakfast will consist of the following elements:

7:00 - 7:07 a.m. -- Welcome and invocation/reflection
7:07 - 7:30 a.m. -- Breakfast
7:31 - 8:20 a.m. -- Fellows to stand to take th Degree of Fellow pledge with process to follow as outlined:

  • After taking the pledge, Fellows will be asked to line up according to your assigned number.
  • As your name is announced, you will walk on stage to be greeted by th President and receive your certificate.
  • A picture of you and the President will be taken as your certificate is handed to you. (An email will be sent to you 4-6 weeks after the convocation with information on how you can obtain your picture.)
  • You will walk off the stage on the other side to sit down.

8:20 - 8:25 a.m. -- Presidents remarks
8:25 - 8:30 a.m. -- Closing remarks/announcements

Your certificate will be mailed to you 4 to 6 weeks after the breakfast.


  • Hourly self-parking: First hour is $11, each additional hour is $2, with a maximum of $44.
  • Hourly valet parking: First hour is $15, each additional hour is $5, with a maximum of $49
  • Self-parking: $44 per night
  • Valet parking: $49 per night