Conference Schedule 

Full Conference Schedule*

Click here to review the OptiCon @ Vision Expo East 2018 schedule.

*Schedule is subject to change, based on speaker and course availability. Please check this page for updates as they occur.

Special Events During OptiCon® @ Vision Expo East 2018

Friday, March 16

General Session: Back to the Future: Why Our Past Matters
7:15 AM TO 8:15 AM
Join Dr. David Fleischman, as he takes a look at how past and current leaders have profoundly impacted the eyecare profession. You’ll get a look at history and a peek into the future as you get inspired to explore the possibilities of how you can make a difference and create your own memorable past.
*Includes breakfast

Friday, March 16

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Party
7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Join the party at Stitch Bar & Lounge to meet and mingle with eyecare professionals celebrating OptiCon @ VisionExpo. Located in the heart of New York City’s historic Garment District at 247 West 37th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, you’ll be in walking distance to other great hotspots afterwards like Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Penn Station and Port Authority. Please visit the OptiCon Hub (Booth #G1164) to exchange your ticket for a wristband.  You will need this wristband to enter Stitch Bar and Lounge.
Please note: as part of the OptiCon education package, you are eligible for one complimentary pass to this event. If you are interested in additional passes, you can stop by the OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub (located in booth #G1164) to purchase an additional pass or passes.

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Course Proposals for OptiCon @ Vision Expo East 2019 are now being accepted!

The OptiCon Advisory Board (OAB) is now accepting course proposals for consideration to be included in the Vision Expo East 2019 and Vision Expo West 2019 program.  The OAB will convene in January to start the development of the OptiCon Expo East 2019 CE Program using the course submissions that are collected through our speaker management system, Attendee Interactive.

While our submission database will be active year-round, in order to have the best opportunity to be considered for the Expo East 2019 program, please submit course proposals by January 30, 2018. Only proposals submitted via Attendee Interactive will be considered.  Submissions containing sales pitches for products or services will not be considered.  Please be sure to reference our Guidelines for Prospective Speakers.

Click on this link to Attendee Interactive where you can create an account by simply clicking on the “Create Your Submission Account” link.  Once your account has been created, you will be emailed your username and password. After logging on to Ai, first make sure all information is complete and accurate in “My Account”.  Then click on “My Submissions” towards the top of the page.  You will be able to enter as many submissions as you like.

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please feel free to contact Barbara Head, via email at