Meetings and Events
The Vision Council offers its members many opportunities to meet with other industry leaders throughout the year. The Vision Council facilitates and participates in a variety of events including industry-wide tradeshows such as International Vision Expo, and members-only opportunities including Division and Committee meetings, professional forums, and a yearly Executive Summit.
Vision Expo East and West, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eyecare providers each year. More optical professionals make their buying decisions at Vision Expo than any other annual industry event in North America.
Members of The Vision Council receive discounted rates per net square foot - upwards of 10 percent - for exhibiting at any Vision Expo. Members also receive instant access to several other discounts and privileged industry information and statistics.
Division, committee and task force meetings provide great opportunities to network with other members that share your business needs and perspectives. Our groups meet regularly to face issues that are important to unique segments of the industry, share best practices, and increase their networks.
The Vision Council's Executive Summit has become the "must-attend" event for senior executives in the vision industry. Your leadership team will benefit from numerous opportunities for executive-level networking, hot-topic panel discussions, leadership development, economic trend updates, and business strategies.
The Lab Division meeting is the complete lab event. Each component, from education to exclusive receptions and events, has been thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed. Combined with the continuing education and expansive exhibits at Vision Expo West - the largest ophthalmic event in the Americas - the Lab Division meeting provides the perfect setting for you to hear about hot topics, network with labs and test drive equipment before implementing new ideas and technologies into your business.
The annual COLA Spring Meeting is a must-attend two-day event featuring the latest industry updates and educational sessions.
This series of exclusive events will help feed the growing desire to better the optical industry, our members' companies and individuals' careers through targeted events for everyone from future forerunners, to C-level executives, to marketing professionals, and driven leaders.