Meetings and Events

Meeting Schedule

2016 Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury, CMP


February  2016

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


MARCH – 2016
The March 2016 meetings will be held at The Phoenician / The Canyon Suites in Scottsdale, Arizona.

March 10, 2016
Board of Directors Meeting (afternoon)

March 11, 2016
Joint ASCO-AOA Board of Directors Meeting

March 12, 2016
Strategic Planning 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) at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.

June 14, 2016
Student Affairs Committee*     |     Contact: Paige Pence

June 15, 2016
Student Affairs Officers*     |     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 14-16, 2016
Low Vision Educators SIG     |     Meeting date tentative     |     Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

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


SEPTEMBER – 2016

The Externship Directors and Clinic Directors and Administrators SIG meetings will be hosted by the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry.

September 22, 2016
Externship Directors SIG

September 22-24, 2016
Clinic Directors/Administrators SIG


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

November 7, 2016
Executive Committee

November 8, 2016
Board of Directors
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors’ SIG

November 9, 2016
Educational Technology SIG

November 9-11 2016
Vision Science Librarians SIG

November 10, 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 11, 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 12, 2016
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators SIG


2017 Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury, CMP

MARCH – 2017
The March 2017 meeting dates are tentative. The tentative location is The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

March 17, 2017
Executive Committee Meeting (evening)

March 12, 2017
Board of Directors Meeting


JUNE – 2017
The June 2017 meetings will be held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC. The locations have not been determined.

June 18, 2017
Student Affairs Committee     |     Contact: Paige Pence (ppence@opted.org)

June 19, 2017
Student Affairs Officers     |     Contact: Paige Pence (ppence@opted.org)
Chief Academic Officers

June 20, 2017
Executive Committee

June 20-21, 2017
Annual Meeting

June 21, 2017
Annual Leadership Luncheon     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)

June 23, 2017
Corporate Contributors Breakfast     |     Boston, MA     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)


JULY – 2017
The July 2017 meetings dates are tentative.

July 6-8, 2017
Low Vision Educators SIG     |     Location TBD

July 9-12, 2017
Summer Institute for Faculty Development     |     Eric P. Newman Education Center     |     Saint Louis, MO

July 27-29, 2017
Ophthalmic Optics Educators SIG     |     Chicago, Illinois


OCTOBER – 2017
The dates below are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in Boston, Massachusetts

October 2, 2017
Executive Committee

October 3, 2017
Board of Directors
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors SIG

October 4, 2017
Educational Technology SIG

October 4-6 2017
Vision Science Librarians SIG

October 5, 2017
Development Directors SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators SIG
Public Health Educators SIG
Residency Educators SIG

October 6, 2017
Biomedical Science Educators SIG
Chief Academic Officers
Continuing Education Directors SIG
Ethics Educators SIG
FFP & SIFD Alumni Networking Session
International Optometric Educators SIG

October 7, 2017
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators SIG

The below October 2017 meetings dates are tentative. The locations have not been determined.

October 26, 2017
Externship Directors SIG

October 26-28, 2017
Clinic Directors and Administrators SIG


2018 Meetings
Unless otherwise indicated, the contact for all meetings is LaShawn Sidbury, CMP

MARCH – 2018
The March 2018 meeting dates are tentative. The location has not been determined.

March 15, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting (evening)

March 16, 2018
Joint AOA-ASCO Board of Directors’ Meeting

March 17, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting


JUNE – 2018
The June 2018 meetings will be held in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting in Denver, CO. 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 17, 2018
Student Affairs Committee*     |   Contact: Paige Pence (ppence@opted.org)

June 18, 2018
Student Affairs Officers*     |     Contact: Paige Pence (ppence@opted.org)
Chief Academic Officers

June 19, 2018
Executive Committee

June 19-20, 2018
Annual Meeting

June 20, 2018
Annual Leadership Luncheon     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)

June 22, 2018
Corporate Contributors Breakfast     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)


JULY – 2018
The July 2018 meetings dates are tentative. The locations have not been determined.

July 12-14, 2018
Low Vision Educators SIG

July 26-28, 2018
Ophthalmic Optics Educators SIG


OCTOBER – 2018

October 25, 2018
Externship Directors SIG     |     UHCO

October 25-27, 2018
Clinic Directors and Administrators SIG     |     UHCO


NOVEMBER – 2018
The dates below are tentative; these meetings will be held in conjunction with the AAO meetings in San Francisco, California.

November 12, 2018
Executive Committee

November 13, 2018
Board of Directors
Clinical Optometric Methods & Procedures Instructors SIG

November 14, 2018
Educational Technology SIG

November 14-16 2018
Vision Science Librarians SIG

November 15, 2018
Development Directors SIG     |     Contact: Christine Armstrong (carmstrong@opted.org)
Joint ASCO/AOA Executive Committee
Low Vision Educators SIG
Neuro-rehab Educators SIG
Public Health Educators SIG
Residency Educators SIG

November 16, 2018
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 17, 2018
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators SIG