Executive Summit 2018

Executive Summit

Executive Summit

Thank you for attending The Vision Council's 2018 Executive Summit - the premier, must-attend event for senior level management and business leaders in our industry. This year's event saw another record-breaking attendance number, with close to 400 industry leaders gathered together. The 2018 program theme Idea to Implementation focused on turning an idea to reality. The remarkable speakers at this year's event provided insight into this process to help you create opportunity and take stock of your methods and your ability to create a culture of ingenuity and innovation, communicate effectively to gain buy in, embrace risk, challenge yourself, welcome feedback, and - ultimately - execute, measure and adjust initiatives.

State of the Industry

Post-Summit Resources

Final copies of annual member meeting minutes, division meetings and speaker presentations can be found below. Please contact Renae Shepherd if you have any questions regarding these documents.

Attendee List

Business Meeting

Chairman's Chat

Emerging Optical Leaders

Keynote Speakers & Program

Daymond John

Erik Wahl

Brian Beaulieu

Frances Cole Jones

Silent Auction

The Executive Summit was proud to host the First Annual Silent Auction benefiting The Vision of Children Foundation. The Silent Auction raised $15,610 for The Foundation.

Our winning bidders of the silent auction were:

Winner Item
Lori Treadwell Daymond John painting
Kurt Gardner Statue of Liberty painting
Sue Downes Albert Einstein painting
Robert Liener Rise and Grind care package
Darren Horndasch Caymus Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Larry Somrack Italian Eyewear book package
Jeff Obstfeld Historical Eyewear book package
Jeff Obstfeld Retrospective Eyewear book package
Aspasia Shappet One Hour Session with Frances Cole Jones
Aspasia Shappet One Hour Session with Brian Beaulieu and three books

If you would like to donate directly to The Vision of Children Foundation, please click here.

Photos from the Event

Click on the photo below to view the full album and check back later for more photos!

2018 Executive Summit - Day 1

Additional Resources

For additional information on the Executive Summit, please contact Renae Shepherd at rshepherd@thevisioncouncil.org or at (703) 740-1096.