Join optometry students from across the country in Denver for AOSA’s annual meeting, June 20-24, 2018. The AOA and AOSA have been working hard to enhance the experience at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting®.

Here is a preview of the amazing events this year:

NEW! AOA+ Pop-Up Sessions!
These Pop-Up Sessions are not your typical education courses. These fast-paced, interactive, and diverse Sessions will keep you engaged, motivated, and excited to be an optometrist. Topics will range from business acumen, how to become an advocate, hands-on workshops, and jazzercise…yes, jazzercise.

AOA+ Leadership Link
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision
Do you want to connect with optometric leaders or learn how to network with new grads? AOA+ Leadership Link is designed to give students and new doctors an exclusive opportunity to network, ask questions, and learn from the professions’ leaders in a constructive setting. For more information and to register for AOA+ Leadership Link, contact Stacey Struckhoff at

AOA+ Keynote Speaker Alexa von Tobel
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision
You asked. We delivered. Alexa von Tobel is back by popular demand. Have student loans? Looking to open your own practice one day? The young entrepreneur and best-selling author, von Tobel will present easily applicable financial planning advice that will help mitigate climbing student debt and prepare for the future. You will NOT want to miss this!

AOSA 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision and Allergan
Join your fellow classmates and colleagues as we celebrate AOSA’s 50th Anniversary! We will have cake and champagne for everyone in the Exhibit Hall…and you will not want to miss the unveiling of AOSA’s new logo!

Opening General Session featuring adventurer Aron Ralston
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision
Come be inspired by Aron Ralston who has overcome adversity and persisted after experiencing a horrific canyoneering accident. Ralston recounts that story in his New York Times best-selling book, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” which inspired the major motion picture, “127 Hours.”

Essilor Optometry Student Bowl™ XXVII
Sponsored by Essilor
College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest and most creative in the 27th Annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl™.

AOSA Sunglass Sale Benefiting Optometry Cares & OneSight
Sponsored by Luxottica
It’s baaaack! Luxottica’s Sunglass Sale benefiting charity is returning! Select top designer frames at a huge discount!

Luxottica Live! Student Party
Sponsored by Luxottica Retail
After a jampacked day of networking, professional development, work-life integration, and mindfulness, continue the party with Luxottica Live! Luxottica Live! is always one of the most anticipated student events at Optometry’s Meeting, and this year will be no exception! Stay tuned for more details about the location and theme of this year’s party.

Optometry Cares’ 5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by MyEyeDr.
Rise and shine with Optometry Cares at the annual 5K Run/Walk! The race will take place on the beautiful University of Colorado Denver Auraria Campus, located only a half-mile from the Colorado Convention Center.

Sign up for the race when you register to attend Optometry’s Meeting! Race entry fee of $30 includes a race packet, chip-timed bib, a technical T-shirt, and awards to top age-division finishers. Check in at the packet pickup table located in AOA Central near the Optometry Cares Kiosk on Friday, June 22, from 9am-5pm.

AOSA Spotlight featuring AOSA Legends
Sponsored by Alcon
This exclusive reception will honor 50 years of legends as well as recognize tomorrow’s brightest leaders. Be on the lookout for your special invitation!

Celebration of Optometry!
Hoya Vision Care
Come enjoy an evening of laughter as Howie Mandel – comedian, actor, producer and author-performs on the closing night of Optometry’s Meeting.


To make sure you don’t miss out on all of these opportunities, register today at!
(Early Bird Rates Expire April 1st!)