Meetings and Events

Meeting Schedule

2015 Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury, CMP


JULY – 2015

July 9-11, 2015
Low Vision Educators SIG     |    Pacific University College of Optometry    |      Portland, Oregon

July 12-14, 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


OCTOBER – 2015
The meetings dated October 5-10 are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in New Orleans.

October 5, 2015
Executive Committee

October 6, 2015
Board of Directors
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors SIG

October 7, 2015
Educational Technology SIG
Vision Science Librarians SIG

October 8, 2015
Development Directors SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong
Ethics Educators SIG
Joint ASCO/Academy Executive Committee
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators SIG
Public Health Educators SIG
Residency Educators SIG     |     Contact: Paige Pence
Vision Science Librarians SIG

October 9, 2015
Biomedical Science Educators SIG
Chief Academic Officers
Continuing Education Directors SIG
International Optometric Educators SIG
Vision Science Librarians SIG

October 10, 2015
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators SIG

October 22, 2015
Externship Directors SIG     |     San Antonio, TX

October 22-24, 2015
Clinic Directors/Administrators SIG     |      San Antonio, TX


 2016 MEETINGS SCHEDULE

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

February  2016

February 5-6, 2016
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Summit   |   SCCOMBKU     |     Contact: Joanne Zuckerman


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
Generously Sponsored by HOYA


JULY – 2016

July 1, 2016
Corporate Contributors Breakfast     |     Boston, MA     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong

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