Lab Division Meeting
2016 Lab Division Meeting, September 14-15, 2016
The Lab Division meeting is the complete lab event with components thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed through education, exclusive receptions and events, including The Vision Council Lab Division Hall of Fame.
The education program features thought-leaders, specialized experts and panelists tackling trending industry topics of importance to labs, and hours of dedicated networking time.
|Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016||12:00pm-1:30pm||Lab Division Steering Committee|
|2:00pm-2:45pm||Legal Restrictions on Industry Reward Programs||Jim Anderson||Howe, Anderson, & Smith, P.C.|
|2:45pm-3:30pm||Competing in Abundant Competition||Mike Karlsrud||The Karlsrud Company|
|3:30pm-4:00pm||Prop 65, UDI and other legal updates||Rick Van Arnam||Barnes, Richardson& Colburn, LLP|
|6:30pm-7:00pm||Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception|
|7:00pm||Hall of Fame Dinner|
|Thursday, Sept 15, 2016||7:00am-8:00am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00am-8:30am||3D Printing – A Year Later||Guido Groet||Luxexcel|
|8:30am-10:00am||Eye Care Consolidation & The Future of the Supply Chain (Panelists TBA)||Hunter Puckett||HPC Puckett & Co.|
|10:15am-11:15am||COLA Board Meeting|
The Lab Division Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the contributions of those who participated in the establishment of the wholesale optical industry in its founding years. These industry veterans will be recognized during the Directors' Choice Award and 17th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, September 14 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West.
All members of the optical lab community are invited to attend this event. Purchase tickets online now!
2016 Directors' Choice Award:
- James C. Tooke, Regional Account Manager for Zyloware Eyewear
2016 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees:
- Craig D. Giles, Executive Vice President/GM (Retired), Walman Optical
- Michael C. Vitale, ABOM, The Vision Council
- Christie Walker, Editor, LabTalk
- Dick Whitney, Carl Zeiss Vision
- John M. Young, Founder, Colts Laboratories
For more information about the Lab Division, visit the Lab Division section of the site.