Unlocking opportunities: Why you should attend Optometry's Meeting® 2024

January 25, 2024
Registration is now open for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn why Music City is the place to be for this year’s premiere optometric event!

Whether it’s the continuing education (CE), networking and career opportunities, advocating for optometry or simply experiencing the stunning location, the 127th Annual AOA Congress & 56th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting® promises to have it all ( and more)!

Join more than 4,000 fellow doctors, students, paraoptometric and industry professionals at the premiere event of the year in the Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22.

Optometry’s Meeting is for the professional, by the professional, and you told us why in a 2023 survey. Learn the top three reasons your colleagues call this year’s Optometry’s Meeting a must-attend event!



1: Continuing education opportunities abound at Optometry’s Meeting.

In the ever-evolving field of optometry, ensuring you stay up to date on the latest trends, industry insights and research is critical. Attendees stated they chose Optometry’s Meeting for the four days of comprehensive and diverse educational opportunities to meet the needs of doctors, students, paraoptometric professionals and office staff.

Post-course survey results

  • 98% of attendees stated content will enable them toimprove my patient outcomes.
  • 98% of attendees stated courses addressed their needs and professional practice gaps.
  • 97% stated the course met or exceeded their expectations to implement changes in their practice.
  • 98% stated they would like to learn more about the topic toimprove and advance their practice.

Highlights for this year’s educational opportunities include:

  • More than 250 hours of industry-renowned CE, with more than 187 professional development courses, clinical lectures and hands-on workshops
  • A lineup of more than 150 top-notch speakers, presenters, experts and thought leaders
  • Courses that cut across a wide range of modalities, from advancements in diagnostic technologies to the latest treatments
  • CE credits and credentials, including AOA CE hours, CPC and COPE credits, as well as 22 CEE/TQ courses

Take advantage of the numerous CE, professional development courses and workshops this year to earn valuable CE credits while gaining insights that can be directly applied to your practice.

2: Location, location, location … Music City hosts this year’s Optometry’s Meeting!

Are you ready to get amped for Optometry’s Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee? We hope so, because Nashville is ready to welcome optometry’s stars in this exhilarating city—filled with incredible music, delicious food, museums and memorable attractions.

More than 49% of attendees stated they chose Optometry’s Meeting for the ability to convene in a new, exciting location each year.

Social and event opportunities highlights

  • Kick off the opening session with keynote Tom Lawry, a globally recognized AI keynote speaker and a transformative advisor in health and medical fields. Following the opening session at the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, attendees will get a taste of all the local flavors and sounds of Nashville on June 19.
  • Keep calm and join us at puppy yoga with the opportunity to adopt local puppies on Thursday, June 20.
  • Join us for a boot-scootin’ good time at the Celebration of Optometry at FLG House–a fun honky-tonk right off of Broadway, exclusive just for Optometry Meeting attendees on Friday, June 21.
  • Start your day off at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway during the Optometry Cares® 5k on Saturday, June 22.
  • Don’t miss an evening at Geodis Park cheering on the Nashville Soccer Club as they take on the NYCFC on Saturday, June 22.

Check out the schedule of events to stay on top of the ticketed evening events at Optometry’s Meeting.

3: Networking and career opportunities at Optometry’s Meeting

Around 38% of attendees stated they chose Optometry’s Meeting for the ability to collaborate and connect with colleagues, leading experts, exhibitors and other industry experts. There are a plethora of networking and career opportunities—ranging from industry symposia, receptions, leadership events, the Paraoptometric Idea Exchange, the AOA+ Career Fair and AOA+ Residency Summit, as well as the ever-popular Eye Care Square exhibit hall.

Get ready to build long-lasting relationships with fellow optometrists, optometric support staff, practice managers, paraoptometric professionals and fellow students from around the country and experience everything Nashville has to offer!

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