2016 Events Schedule

As of September 13th, 2016

Tuesday, September 13th

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM COVD Applied Concepts Course: Vision & Learning Evaluation & Successful Vision Therapy Treatment, Day 1 *Registration required Level 1, Sands 303
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

COVD Board Meeting

Level 1, Sands 301

7:00PM – 9:00PM

Cohen's Fashion Optical Annual Convention & Welcome Cocktail Hour
*By invitation only

Level 1, Casanova 505

Wednesday, September 14th

Time Title Location
7:00AM Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight
*Registration required
Spanish Trial Country Club
7:00 AM – 1:30 PM Global Contact Lens Forum
This program is endorsed by: British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
Supported by: Cooper Vision, Bausch + Lomb,
Media Partner: Contact Lens Spectrum
Level 1, 503 (Eyemax Theater)
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM C&E Vision Meeting

Level 1, Galileo 907

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

COVD Applied Concepts Course: Vision & Learning Evaluation & Successful Vision Therapy Treatment, Day 2
*Registration required

Level 1, Sands 303
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Optiport Spark Meeting
*Members only

Galileo 901
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Optometry Giving Sight Global Meeting

Level 1, Galileo 906

1:30 PM – 5:15 PM Ocular Surface Disease and Wellness Symposium
Supported by: Allergan, Shire
Media Partner: Primary Care Optometry
Level 1, 503 (Eyemax Theater)
4:00PM – 6:00PM

Vision Monday Live: Customer Experience 360
*Registration required

Level 1, Murano 3205

Thursday, September 15th

Time Title Location
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Optometry Giving Sight National Board Meeting

Level 1, Sands 404

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM C&E Vision Meeting

Level 1, Galileo 907

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Social Media Zone
Sponsored by: Cooper Vision

Level 2, Lobby

9:30 AM Voting Begins for the Vision Choice Awards

Level 2, Product Gallery

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Asahi Vision Inc Press Conference

Level 1, Sands 102 (Media Office)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Pop Up Talks – "In this Complex, Ever-Changing Healthcare World, What Drives Consumers Perception of OD Quality?"
Speaker: Jason Singh, OD, Chief Medical Officer, Luxottica Retail North America

Learning Lounge, Booth #LP3091

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Digital Heat Corporation Press Conference

Level 1, Sands 102 (Media Office)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

PECAA Business Meeting
*Members only

Level 1, Galileo 1003

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Pop Up Talks – "Optical on Main Street – A Consumer Shift in Shopping Small"
Speakers: Marge Axelrad, Sr. VP/Editorial Director and Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor, Vision Monday

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge, Booth #G24042

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Marketing Your Practice From the Inside Out | Speaker: Dr. Carl Spear Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
12:00PM – 1:30PM

The OWA "Girl Bosses" Workshop & Luncheon
*Registration required

Level 1, Galileo 905

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Vision Series brought to you by Alcon
Presentation 1 – Ocular Allergy Update
Speaker: Paul Karpecki, OD
Presentation 2 – After a PGA, What's Next?
Speaker: Joseph Thimons, OD
*For ODs only

Level 1, Marco Polo 801

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Pop Up Talks – "How to Stand out from the Crowd" Speaker: Kristin O'Brien, OD, Vision Source of GVR

Level 2, Learning Lounge, Booth #LP3091

1:00PM – 2:00PM AR – The Last Mile Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
1:30PM – 2:30PM

Vision Series brought to you by Bausch+Lomb
What's New at B+L? From Presbyopia… to Ocular Surface… to Ocular Nurtrition
Speaker: Mile Brujic, OD; Derek Cunningham, OD; Jeffry Gerson, OD; Ben Gaddie, OD
*For ODs only

Level 1, Marco Polo 701

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Winning the Online Game- Any Practice can be #1 Online |Speaker: Dr. Chad Fleming Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pop Up Talks- "Opening Your Optometry Practice Cold: The Steps To Make it Happen" Speakers: Eric Baas, OD, Principal and Co-Founder of iCare Advisors, LLC; Robert Steinmetz, OD, Principal and Co-Founder of iCare Advisors, LLC; and Matthew Geller, OD, President of NewGradOptometry.com, Co-Founder and CEO of CovalentCareers.com

Level 2, NewGradOptometry.com, Booth #LP12115

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Suites' Buyer Bellini Toast The Venetian Hotel, Levels 35 & 36
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Pop Up Talks – "On-Line Optical: Threat or Opportunity? Speaker: Frank Giammanco, President and CEO, VCPN

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge,Booth #G24042

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Visionaries Toast All lounges and multiple pop-ups throughout the exhibit hall
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Walmart/Sam's Club Doctor Networking Reception*By invitation only

Level 1, Galileo 905

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Breton Communications VIP Champagne Cocktail for Canadian ECPs

Level 1, Marco Polo 701

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM YPC PreParty
*By invitation only
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Vision Source Member Reception *Members only Sponsored by Costa RX Hard Rock Cafe
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Bad Habits "Eye Docs of Rock" – Vision Expo Opening Night Party
Sponsored by: Vision Source, Costa, Essilor, De Rigo Rem, Marco, Ocuco, RevolutionEHR
Supported by: Think About Your Eyes
Hard Rock Cafe

Friday, September 16th

Time Title Location
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Vision Series brought to you by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc - A Bright Future For Vision Care
Speakers: Peter Menziuso
President, North America
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. & Cristina Schnider, OD, MBA, MSc, FAAO
Director, Global Professional Affairs
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

C&E Vision Meeting

Level 1, Galileo 907

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Boutique Buyer Breakfast
*By invitation only

Level 2,
The Galleria Lounge Booth #G24042

8:30AM – 9:30AM The HOW? behind the WOW!
Speaker: Anne Marie Luthro, AML Insights
Supported by: Essilor of America
Media Partner: Eyecare Business Magazine

Level 1, Casanova 602

9:30 AM– 2:00 PM Voting Open for the Vision Choice Awards

Level 2, Product Gallery

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM The Social Media Zone Sponsored by: Cooper Vision Level 2, Lobby
10:00 AM – 3:15 PM PERC & IVA Exclusive Education

Level 1, Galileo 1003

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pop Up Talks – "How to Become the Practice Rockstar"
Speaker: Jordan Edwards, Regional Manager, The EyeDoctors

Level 2, Learning Lounge, Booth #LP3091

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Biofinity Energys™ the Lens for Digital Lives and Everyday Living | Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO

Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pop Up Talks – "20/20's TrendSETTING – Don't just follow Fashion…Set it!"
Speakers: James J. Spina, VP/Editor-in-chief; Christine Yeh, Executive Editor; and Victoria Garcia, Associate Editor, 20/20

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge Booth #G24042

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Celebrity Appearance: Lisa Loeb

Level 2, Lisa Loeb Eyewear, Booth #G22031

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Documenting and Managing Age Related Macular Degeneration in the EHR Era| Dr. Ian Lane Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

YPC Lunch
*Members only

The Palazzo Hotel, Grand Lux Café
12:15PM – 1:15PM

Vision Series brought to you by Shire
Say Hii to Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution): A New Prescroption Treatment Option
Speaker: Paul Karpecki, OD, Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO & Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS
*For ODs only

Level 1, Marco Polo 801
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

YPC Advisory Group Meeting
*Members only

The Palazzo Hotel, Grand Lux Cafe

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Retinal Disease: What the Periphery Holds | Jeffry Gerson, OD, FAAO Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
1:30PM – 3:30PM Our Children's Vision from Optometry Giving Sight Level 1, Galileo 907
1:30PM – 2:30PM Vision Series brought to you by Regeneron
Diabetic Eye Disease - Diagnosis and Management Strategies for Patients
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; Sanford Chen, MD
*For ODs only
Level 1, Marco Polo 701
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Celebrity Appearance: Lisa Loeb Level 2, Lisa Loeb Eyewear Booth, #G22031
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM A Nutritional Approach to Dry Eye: Cause and Cure | Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO Level 2, Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #4121
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pop Up Talks – "The Basics of Finance, Legal and Tax After Optometry School
Speakers: Matthew Geller, OD, President of NewGradOptometry.com, Co-Founder and CEO of CovalentCareers.com; and Daniel E. Goodrich, Esq., VP of Strategic Initiatives at CovalentCareers.com

Level 2, NewGradOptometry.com, Booth #LP12115

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Suites' Buyer Bellini Toast The Venetian Hotel, Levels 35 & 36
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Pop Up Talks – "The Making of America's Finest Optical Retailer 2016"
Speakers: Deirdre Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, INVISION, and James and Dr. Laura Armstrong of Alberta Eye Care in Portland, OR, INVISION's 2016 America's Finest Optical Retailers winner

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge Booth #G24042

4:00 PM Vision Choice Awards Announced

Level 2, Product Gallery

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Visionaries Toast All lounges and multiple pop-ups throughout the exhibit hall
4:30PM – 6:00PM

Arizona College Of Optometry Alumni and Friends Reception
*By invitation only

Grimaldi's, Located at the Shoppes at the Palazzo
5:00PM- 6:30PM

UHCO (University of Houston College of Optometry) Alumni & Friends Reception
*By invitation only

Level 1, Galileo 907
5:30PM – 7:00PM OWA Network & Raffle Level 1, Marco Polo 701
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ODs on Facebook Party
Title Sponsor: VBA & Europa
Gold Sponsor: VisionWeb
Silver Sponsors: Marco, Ophthalmic, Avalon Eyewear, ABB OPTICAL GROUP, Optos, Haag-Streit/Reliance, Tearscience, & Weave
The Venetian Hotel, TAO Nightclub
9:30 PM – 1:00 AM

VSParty
Sponsored by: VSP Global, Marchon, Altair, Optics and Eyefinity *Party bracelets will be available on Friday at the booths mentioned above

Paris Hotel, Soleil Pool

Saturday, September 17th

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SAO Annual Meeting

Level 1, Galileo 903

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM C&E Vision Meeting Level 1, Galileo 907
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM The Social Media Zone Sponsored by: Cooper Vision Level 2, Lobby
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pop Up Talks – "The Essential Money Conversation for Optometry Students"
Speaker: Quy H. Nguyen, OD, Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment, SUNY College of Optometry

Level 2, Learning Lounge, Booth #LP3091

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pop Up Talks – "Fall's Biggest Eyewear Fashion Trends"
Speaker: Erinn Morgan, Editor-in-chief and Editorial Director, Eyecare Business

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge Booth #G24042

12:15PM – 1:15PM Vision Series brought to you by Carl Zeiss Meditec
OCT and OCT Angiography: NEW Technology and Best Practices
Speakers: Mark Dunbar, OD; Jay Haynie, OD
*For ODs only
Level 1, Marco Polo 701
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pop Up Talks – "Everything You Need to Know About Jobs, Resumes, and Salary Negotiations After Optometry School"

Level 2, NewGradOptometry.com, Booth #LP12115

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SOLN Meeting Level 1, Galileo 903
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Pop Up Talks – "Those Frames Cost How Much?! Selling High End Eyewear with Ease"
Speaker: Margot Lanham, Sales Manager, Ulla Eyecare

Level 2, The Galleria Lounge Booth #G24042

5:15 PM – 7:15 PM

WesternU College of Optometry Alumni Dinner
*RSVP required

Canonita, Located along the Grand Canal

NGO.com Interviews

Come Join Us To See Up-And-Coming Game Changers And Established Leaders In Eye Care Discuss The Topics That Matter Most To ODs!!!

Newgradoptometry.Com (Lp12115)

Thursday, September 15

10:30 AM

Unlocking the keys to successful networking; Making the most out of your study habits while in school

11:30 AM

How to start a practice and career from scratch and succeed at both; Guidelines to success while in school
Kristin O'Brien, OD
VisionSource of GVR

1:00 PM

Everything you wanted to know about the SOLN Group; Navigating the challenges facing optometry students today
Sloan Rajadhyksha
OD Candidate, UC Berkley School of Optometry 2017

4:00 PM

Opening Cold: How to do it, why to do it, and what to expect when you do
(Film continuation of the pop-up panel discussion at 3:00)
Eric Baas, OD
Principal and Co-Founder of iCare Advisors, LLC

Robert Steinmetz, OD
Principal and Co-Founder of iCare Advisors, LLC

5:00 PM

Surprise Topic
David Kading, OD, FAAO
Specialty Eye Group

5:30 PM

Surprise Topic
John Rumpakis, OD, MBA
President and CEO, Practice Resource Management, Inc.

Friday, September 16

9:30 AM

How to stay involved and give back to YOUR profession; Practice management pearls; Why it's important to differentiate yourself and your practice; The top 3 mistakes not to make Bryan Rogoff, OD, MBA, CPHM
Founder and Consultant, EyeExec Consulting, LLC

10:00 AM

Navigating the role of vision plans in your practice; How changing technology impacts how we deliver care; Staying independent during consolidation: Can it be done?
Aaron Lech, OD, FAAO
ClearVue Eye Care

10:30 AM

Modern optometry: what it is and how to be a part of the excitement; How to find and keep your passion; How to develop and grow the next generation of ODs
William To, OD, ABOC

11:00 AM

The importance of building a co-management network and how to make it happen; Overcoming the challenges of staff management as a new grad; Involvement in optometry beyond your practice: Does it really matter?
Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO
Associate Director of Eyecare, CovalentCareers.com
Center Director, VisionAmerica of Huntsville

1:15 PM

How to build and run a successful practice; Branding yourself; Making VT work for you and your patients
Katie Dugan, OD
Temecula Creek Optometry

1:45 PM

How to utilize social media as a professional; The challenges and rewards of subleasing and owning a new practice; How to be a great educator; Avoiding burnout- how to keep optometry fun
Harbir Sian, BSc, OD
Highstreet Eyecare Center

Saturday, September 17

9:30 AM

How to stand out in optometry school; Three marketing strategies to bring new patients into your practice; Using Instagram to build optometry practice revenue
Matthew Geller, OD
President, NewGradOptometry.com
Co-Founder and CEO, CovalentCareers.com

10:00 AM

Costs of turnover on a practice; Tips for a successful interview; How to navigate negotiating your salary; How to build your professional value through social media and networking
Brett Kestenbaum, DPT
Co-Founder and COO, CovalentCareers.com

10:30 AM

Top 5 tips for newcomers to eyecare; How to recruit new staff and doctors at Vision Expo; Networking debunked: the dreaded art of asking for and giving help
Daniel E. Goodrich, Esq.
VP of Strategic Initiatives, CovalentCareers.com

11:00 AM

Branding yourself and your practice for success; Exploring the different avenues of branding and how you can utilize them all
Alan Glazier, OD
Founder, ODs on Facebook
Founder, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care

11:30 AM

The latest in macular health: what's happening, why it matters to you and your practice, and how YOU can be a part of it
Gordon Bethwaite
VP of Sales and Marketing, GUARDiON Health Services, Inc.

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