JUNE 21 - 25, 2017 | Washington, DC

House of Delegates, Optometry's Voice


The House of Delegates is the legislative and policymaking body of the AOA and has helped lead the advancement of optometry for over a century. It is composed of delegates representing members of the affiliated associations. This is the venue in which affiliate leaders gather to discuss and vote on the business matters of the association, and it is the highest authority of the association. Professional attendees wearing a badge are welcome to attend public sessions on Thursday and Saturday.

On Thursday, the oHOD Flag Ceremonypening session of the House of Delegates begins with a colorful parade as the flags of the sovereign states of our great nation, the District of Columbia, the Armed Forces Optometric Society, and the American Optometric Student Association are presented. Industry supporters are recognized, reports are delivered, awards are presented, and proposed amendments and resolutions are considered.

The Saturday afternoon session begins with a procession for the incoming president. Following the president’s inauguration speech, the nominations, elections, and installation of the AOA Board of Trustees conclude the annual meeting.

The AOA House of Delegates will be in session at the following times:

Thursday, June 30 8:00am - 3:30pm
Friday, July 1 No Sessions
Saturday, July 2 8:30am - 4:30pm