Optometry’s Meeting® gets an earlier start in 2014

By popular demand, the Opening General Session for Optometry's Meeting® in 2014 will be held Wednesday evening, June 25, instead of the traditional Thursday morning.

Starting the celebration a day earlier is like an extra day of vacation or another scoop of ice cream.

This is one of several planned scheduling changes designed to make it easier for attendees to take advantage of all that Optometry's Meeting® offers: continuing education, exhibits, networking and more. For example, continuing education also will begin on Wednesday and continue through Saturday, adding a half day of additional options for attendees.

Starting the celebration a day earlier is like an extra day of vacation or another scoop of ice cream, and attendees have asked to have more time available on Thursday.

Sponsored by Essilor, the Opening General Session will feature a keynote speaker and presentation of the AOA's annual awards and videos. Past awards highlighted during the session have included:

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Optometrist of the Year Award
  • Young Optometrist of the Year Award
  • Apollo Award
  • Paraoptometric of the Year Award
  • Optometric Educator of the Year Award

Past keynote speakers include Erin Brockovich, J.R. Martinez, Bob Woodruff, Ben Stein and Scott Adams. The soon-to-be announced 2014 speaker is sure to make another outstanding impression.

Make your plans to arrive in time to attend the Opening General Session on Wednesday, June 25, and start planning your trip to Philadelphia now. Registration and housing will open February 2014.

November 25, 2013

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