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Registration and housing is OPEN for the 2013 Optometry’s Meeting®!

February 12, 2013
A Gaslamp Quarter sign points the way to the Convention Center, waterfront, and Linear Park. The Gaslamp Quarter is known as the historic heart of San Diego. The historical neighborhood is the center of downtown nightlife. Photo courtesy of SDCCC

A Gaslamp Quarter sign points the way to the Convention Center, waterfront, and Linear Park. The Gaslamp Quarter is known as the historic heart of San Diego. The historical neighborhood is the center of downtown nightlife. Photo courtesy of SDCCC

Registration is now open for the 2013 Optometry’s Meeting® at www.optometrysmeeting.org. Join us June 26-30 at the San Diego Convention Center, which has three spectacular hotels within walking distance: the Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and the Omni San Diego. Register early and SAVE! The discounted early-bird registration rates are valid until May 1.

You asked, and we listened!

This year Optometry’s Meeting® will have an inclusive registration fee structure featuring one low price that includes continuing education, admittance to the Exhibit Hall, and popular events including the Welcome Reception, Opening General Session, Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™, and the Celebration of Optometry (Presidential Celebration).

Details for AOA and American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) members and non-members are available at www.optometrysmeeting.org.

Education a cornerstone of Optometry’s Meeting®

Experience in-depth, diverse educational programming and gain the edge you need to stay advanced and competitive in the industry.

The inclusive registration fee allows you to choose from more than 200 hours of education at no additional cost.

Attendees will have more chances to delve deep into a topic with the expansion of focused education tracks.

The program also boasts interactive courses allowing participants to drive the content. Customize your education based on your schedule, learning needs and interests.

Share ideas and network

Optometry’s Meeting® is the place to be. This year, there are endless opportunities to connect with your colleagues, reconnect with old friends, and make new friends at the many special events during the action-packed three days.

  • On Wednesday evening, AOAExcel™ is our host for the Welcome Reception, where you can reunite with your peers while enjoying the beautiful views of the San Diego harbor.
  • Thursday kicks off Optometry’s Meeting® with the Opening General Session, generously sponsored by Essilor, featuring a keynote address by J.R. Martinez, the Iraq war veteran who has been featured on “Dancing with the Stars” and “All My Children,” and who is now the best-selling author of “Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit.” Martinez will inspire you to improve your outlook on life, family, and profession. Thursday afternoon join us for the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony where you can visit more than 200 companies. Thursday evening keeps the excitement going with the National Optometry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the famous Varilux® Optometry Student Bowl™ XXII.
  • The action continues on Friday with the Optometry’s Career Center® Networking event during the day and more than a dozen college/ alumni/sections/company receptions in the evening.
  • Saturday, get your blood pumping as Optometry Cares®, the AOA Foundation, hosts a 5k run/walk around the San Diego Embarcadero area to benefit Foundation programs. Close out Optometry’s Meeting® at the can’t-miss event of the year – the Celebration of Optometry (Presidential Celebration) aboard the naval aircraft carrier, USS Midway. Food, fun and dancing will all be part of the celebration. A big thank you to HOYA for once again sponsoring the Celebration. Be sure to register early for a ticket – space is limited and it WILL fill up.

The 116th Annual AOA Congress & 43rd Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting® truly promises a rewarding experience for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego June 26-30, 2013, and Looking to Tomorrow…Together.

Visit www.optometrysmeeting.org to learn more and to register today!

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