2020 Student Highlights

Optometry Unites at Capitol Hill
Wednesday 1-5pm
AOSA Optometry Student BowlTM XXIX powered by Essilor
Thursday 7:30-11pm

College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest, and most creative in the 29th Annual AOSA Optometry Student Bowl® powered by Essilor. 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.

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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.


Luxottica Live!
Friday 8-11pm

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 details on the 2020 event!

Sponsored by Luxottica


AOA+ Leadership Link
Thursday 9-11am, attend as an AOA+ Pop-Up Leadership Link

Leadership Link is a networking program designed to help students and new doctors make the transition from optometry student or recent graduate into the role as doctor of optometry. This is an exclusive opportunity to network, ask questions and learn from the profession's leaders.


AOA+ Residency and AOA State Affiliate Summit
Friday 12:30-2:30pm

Back by popular demand! Seize the opportunity to visit with residency directors and AOA State Affiliates to see what programs are available.


AOA+ Pop-Up Sessions
Thursday 9-11am
Saturday 9:30-11:30am

AOA+ Pop-Up sessions are not the typical education courses students and new doctors are receiving in the classroom. Pop-Ups are fast-paced, interactive and diverse, designed to keep attendees engaged, motivated and excited about the future of their profession. Topics range from business acumen and becoming an advocate to much-sought-after hands-on workshops.


AOA+ Advocacy Workshop
Thursday 1-3pm
AOSA Sunglass Sale
Details coming soon!

Sponsored by Luxottica