Fixin’ for a grand ole show at Optometry’s Meeting

May 22, 2024
Get your dancing shoes on and bring your country-style shake to Optometry’s Meeting®, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee. We’ve got a few reasons why Music City is the place for you to be this summer!
Optometry's Meeting Student Bowl 2023

Mountain Dew, Moon Pies and Dolly Parton … oh my! These treasures rose to fame in the city of Southern hospitality, Nashville, Tennessee—the site of this year’s much-anticipated Optometry’s Meeting®.

On the fence? There’s still time to register to attend. And we’ve got even more reasons why students should attend this part-conference, part-music fest, all-around unforgettable event.

"Optometry's Meeting is the most tangible way to see how the profession of optometry is one big happy family,” shares James Chung, American Optometric Student Association trustee, who attends The Ohio State University College of Optometry. “ At my first-ever Optometry’s Meeting last year, I was amazed by the fellowship and camaraderie I had with fellow students from optometry schools all over the country and Canada, and doctors who inspired me to advocate for the profession and also to have a little fun. Optometry's Meeting is the most important event of the year, and I can't wait to reconnect with friends and meet new people while advancing the profession."

VIP networking in Music City

Making connections is what Optometry's Meeting is all about. Make Music City your jam session—where you connect with peers, seasoned industry professionals and thought leaders. Networking at Optometry’s Meeting can open doors to mentorship, job opportunities and collaborations that can shape your career path.

Elevate your career at the AOAExcel® Career Center Fair

 Join the AOAExcel ® Career Center Fair, 1-4 p.m., Friday, June 21, at Optometry's Meeting to take the next step toward a successful optometric career. The AOAExcel Career Center Fair delivers an unprecedented opportunity for optometry students and new doctors to meet prospective employers and organizations, as well as learn about the countless career opportunities that exist throughout optometry.


Educational riffs (and many encores) at Optometry’s Meeting

Feel like you have a backstage pass when you enter sessions covering everything from foundational concepts to career development, as well as next-level experiential learning. Optometry’s Meeting has more than 250 hours of content with 14 workshops available to students (seating is limited!). Make sure to register now to guarantee your top-of-the-charts educational experience.

Hear why Optometry’s Meeting is the perfect venue to receive unmatched education for optometric students!


Did you know?

AOA+ Pop-up Sessions will be at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting? These fast-paced, diverse and engaging education sessions will cover topics ranging from becoming an advocate for your profession and practice management to conquering student debt and interactive workshops.

Endless encores at Optometry’s Meeting

Beyond the 250+ hours of content and 14 workshops available to students and a blockbuster keynote speaker, there’s a Residency Forum featuring 10 residents sharing standout cases from their residencies. From there, join the AOA+ Residency Day with current and former students, as well as a future resident and residency site manager discussing the importance of residency and what to expect.

Residency and Graduate Education Summit

The Summit has been a huge success and a valuable part of Optometry’s Meeting for students and new doctors since 2018. This event is a chance for hundreds of students, new doctors and faculty to meet and network while learning about residency options at different schools and colleges of optometry. Representatives from different residency and graduate programs are on-site to give students insight into what this opportunity could look like for them. 

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Experience one-of-a-kind Nashville vibes

When the conference lights dim from the daily sessions, workshops and keynote headliners, the Nashville lights shine bright. Explore iconic spots such as the Grand Ole Opry, soak in the history at the Country Music Hall of Fame and see if your tastebuds can handle the spicy and mouthwatering Southern cuisine Nashville is known for at places like Hattie B’s Hot Chicken and City House.


Optometry's Meeting® 2024 registration

Visit the Optometry's Meeting registration page below to find more information about attending our profession's premier annual event, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee. Register now to receive advanced registration pricing, discounted off on-site fees, and find other ways you can save with information on member pricing, travel grants and more.
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