Meetings and Events

The Vision Council creates opportunities for strategic relationship-building and networking by facilitating industry events and offering members access to exclusive programming at industry forums.

As the co-owner of Vision Expo, a trade-only conference and exhibition held twice a year – Vision Expo East in New York City and Vision Expo West in Las Vegas – The Vision Council helps curate the ultimate marketplace for the vision community to connect and conduct business. Revenue from Vision Expo supports The Vision Council’s mission to promote growth in the vision industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums.

The Vision Council also facilitates and participates in a variety of events including members-only Division and Committee meetings, professional forums, and a yearly Executive Summit.

Featured Meetings and Events

New Show Location and Dates: Vision Expo East 2021

Vision Expo East 2021 is scheduled to take place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City, the strategic decision to change the Show location was made by the show’s co-organizers based on COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings in New York State and the successful track record of previous events held at the Orange County Convention Center. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3.

For more information, click here.

Vision Expo West 2021

Vision Expo West 2021 is scheduled to take place September 22-25, 2021 (Education: Sept. 22-25; Exhibition: Sept. 23-25) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To pre-register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here. For more information, please visit and follow Vision Expo's social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.