Meetings and Events

Meeting Schedule

2014 Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury, CMP


MARCH – 2014

The March 2014 meetings will be held at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
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March 20, 2014
Executive Committee Meeting

March 21, 2014
Joint AOA-ASCO Board of Directors’ Meeting

March 22, 2014
Board of Directors’ Meeting


JUNE – 2014

The June 2014 meetings will be held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The locations have not been determined.

*denotes meetings that are not being held at the AOA.

June 24, 2014
Student Affairs Committee*     |   Hilton San Francisco Union Square  | San Francisco, CA | Contact: Paige Pence 

June 25, 2014
Student Affairs Officers*     |   Hilton San Francisco Union Square  | San Francisco, CA | Contact: Paige Pence

June 23, 2014
Chief Academic Officers

June 24, 2014
Executive Committee

June 24-25, 2014
Annual Meeting

June 25, 2014
Annual Leadership Luncheon  |  Contact: Christine Armstrong

June 27, 2014
Corporate Contributors’ Breakfast    |    Contact: Christine Armstrong
Generously Sponsored by HOYA


JULY – 2014

July 10-12, 2014
Low Vision Educators’ SIG     |     Location TBD

July 24-26, 2014
Ophthalmic Optics Educators’ SIG     |     Tampa, Florida
Generously Sponsored by Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor of America, EyeMed, HOYA, and Transitions Optical


OCTOBER – 2014

The October 2014 meetings will be hosted by Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry in Glendale, Arizona.

October 9, 2014
Externship Directors’ SIG

October 9-11, 2014
Clinic Directors and Administrators’ SIG


NOVEMBER – 2014

The dates below are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in Denver, Colorado.

November 10, 2014
Executive Committee

November 11, 2014
Board of Directors’
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors’ SIG

November 12, 2014
Educational Technology SIG

November 12-14, 2014
Vision Science Librarians’ SIG

November 13, 2014
Development Directors’ SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators’ SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators’ SIG
Public Health Educators’ SIG
Residency Educators’ SIG

November 14, 2014
Biomedical Science Educators’ SIG
Chief Academic Officers
Continuing Education Directors’ SIG
Ethics Educators’ SIG
International Optometric Educators’ SIG
SIG Chair Meeting/Orientation

November 15, 2014
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators’ SIG


MARCH – 2015
The March 2015 meeting dates are tentative. The location is still being determined but will potentially be held in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

March 20, 2015
Executive Committee Meeting (evening)

March 21, 2015
Board of Directors’ Meeting


JUNE – 2015
The June 2015 meetings will be held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The locations have not been determined.

June 21, 2015
Student Affairs Committee     |     Contact: Paige Pence 

June 22, 2015
Chief Academic Officers
Student Affairs Officers     |     Contact: Paige Pence

June 23, 2015
Executive Committee

June 23-24, 2015
Annual Meeting

June 24, 2015
Annual Leadership Luncheon     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong

June 26, 2015
Corporate Contributors’ Breakfast     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Generously Sponsored by HOYA


JULY – 2015

July 9-11, 2015
Low Vision Educators’ SIG     |     Location TBD

July 11-13, 2015
Future Faculty Program     |     Eric P. Newman Education Center     |     Saint Louis, MO
Generously Sponsored by Walmart

July 12-15, 2015
Summer Institute for Faculty Development     |     Eric P. Newman Education Center     |     Saint Louis, MO
Generously Sponsored by Alcon, Essilor of America, Vistakon, Luxottica, National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Allergan Eye Care

July 23-25, 2015
Ophthalmic Optics Educators’ SIG     |     Michigan College of Optometry     |     Big Rapids, MI
Generously Sponsored by Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor of America, EyeMed, HOYA, and Transitions Optical


SEPTEMBER – 2015
The Externship Directors’ and Clinic Directors and Administrators SIG meetings will take place sometime in September.
The dates and locations are still being determined.


OCTOBER – 2015
The dates below are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in New Orleans.

October 12, 2015
Executive Committee

October 13, 2015
Board of Directors’
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors’ SIG

October 14, 2015
Educational Technology SIG

October 14-16, 2015
Vision Science Librarians’ SIG

October 15, 2015
Development Directors’ SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators’ SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators’ SIG
Public Health Educators’ SIG
Residency Educators’ SIG

October 16, 2015
Biomedical Science Educators’ SIG
Chief Academic Officers
Continuing Education Directors’ SIG
Ethics Educators’ SIG
International Optometric Educators’ SIG
SIG Chair Meeting/Orientation

October 17, 2015
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators’ SIG


2016 MEETINGS SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury

MARCH – 2016
The March 2016 meeting dates are tentative. The location is still being determined.

March 18, 2016
Executive Committee Meeting (evening)

March 19, 2016
Board of Directors’ Meeting


JUNE – 2016

The June 2016 meetings will be held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
The locations have not been determined.

*denotes meetings that are being held in conjunction with the National Association of Advisors of the Health Professions (NAAHP).

June 22, 2016
Student Affairs Committee*     |     Meeting Date Tentative     |     Location TBD     |     Contact: Paige Pence

June 23, 2016
Student Affairs Officers*     |     Meeting Date Tentative     |     Location TBD     |     Contact: Paige Pence

June 27, 2016
Chief Academic Officers

June 28, 2016
Executive Committee

June 28-29, 2016
Annual Meeting

June 29, 2016
Annual Leadership Luncheon     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong


JULY – 2016

July 1, 2016
Corporate Contributors’ Breakfast     |     Boston, MA     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Generously Sponsored by HOYA

July 7-9, 2016
Low Vision Educators’ SIG     |     Meeting date tentative     |     Location TBD

July 21-23, 2016
Ophthalmic Optics Educators’ SIG     |     University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science     |     Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Generously Sponsored by Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor of America, EyeMed, HOYA, and Transitions Optical


OCTOBER – 2016

The Externship Directors’ and Clinic Directors and Administrators SIG meetings will take place sometime in October.
The dates and locations are still being determined.


NOVEMBER – 2016
The dates below are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in Anaheim, California.

November 14, 2016
Executive Committee

November 15, 2016
Board of Directors’
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors’ SIG

November 16, 2016
Educational Technology SIG

November 16-18 2016
Vision Science Librarians’ SIG

November 17, 2016
Development Directors’ SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators’ SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators’ SIG
Public Health Educators’ SIG
Residency Educators’ SIG

November 18, 2016
Biomedical Science Educators’ SIG
Chief Academic Officers
Continuing Education Directors’ SIG
Ethics Educators’ SIG
FFP & SIFD Alumni Networking Session
International Optometric Educators’ SIG
SIG Chair Meeting/Orientation

November 19, 2016
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators’ SIG