5:30-8pm: New AOSA logo will be unveiled at the Opening General Session
3:30pm: AOSA 50th Anniversary Celebration with Cake Cutting and Champagne Toast in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision and Allergan
6-8pm: AOSA Spotlight Featuring AOSA Legends
Sponsored by Alcon
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision
Friday, June 22, 1-2:30pm
AOA+ speaker Alexa von Tobel is back by popular demand after her keynote address at the AOA+ event at Optometry's Meeting 2017. The young entrepreneur and best-selling author, von Tobel will present easily applicable financial planning advice that will help mitigate climbing student debt and prepare for the future.
AOA+ Leadership Link provides an exclusive opportunity to students and new doctors to help them make the transition from optometry student or recent graduate to doctor of optometry. Optometric leaders from around the nation meet with students in a small group setting to share experiences and offer resources and guidance. For more information and to register for AOA+ Leadership Link, contact Stacey Struckhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 21, 4-5pm
Friday, June 22, 8:30-10am
Saturday, June 23, 8:30-9:30am
The Pop-up Sessions are not your typical education courses. These fast-paced, interactive, and diverse sessions will keep you engaged, motivated and excited to be an optometrist. Topics will range from business acumen, how to become an advocate, hands-on workshops and jazzercise...yes, jazzercise!
College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest and most creative in the 27th Annual Essilor Optometry Student BowlTM. The high-speed, high-stakes test of optometric knowledge pits one champion from each school against all others, poised to buzz in with the right answer and bring home $1,000 and the coveted crystal trophy. Second- and third-place winners take home $750 and $500 respectively.
The equally celebrated Spirit Award honors the school with the most energy, best costumes and flashiest entrance; students ramp up for the must-attend event by putting together costumes, props and signs to cheer on their champion. Everyone is invited to the Student Bowl and the reception that immediately follows. Keep the energy flowing and party with your peers at the reception while you enjoy great food, drinks and warm camaraderie.
Sponsored by Essilor
Keynote speaker, Ben Chudner, O.D., Senior clinical Director of Luxottica Eye Care, will talk about how his team exists to support doctors as they put their visions into practice and find fulfillment in their careers. He'll also explore how clarifying one's vision increases the likelihood of it coming true. With anecdotal stories and scientific data, he'll share how the law of attraction can help build personal and professional success. A Berkeley graduate, Dr. Chudner will share personal insights from his career path that show how being open to unforeseen opportunities can fit into your vision in unexpected ways.
Attend this course to receive your wristband to attend the Luxottica Live! party.
Sponsored by Luxottica Retail
Luxottica Live! is always one of the most anticipated student events at Optometry's Meeting, and this year will be no exception! Stay tuned for more details about the location and theme of this year's party.
Students must attend the student course from 10:30am-12pm to receive a wristband to attend.
Sponsored by Luxottica Retail