Annual Meeting Student Registration

Illinois 2023 Annual Meeting Schedule

Optometry students are invited to join us at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Optometric Association. The student track will be held on Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, at the Renaissance in Schaumburg, IL. The meeting will offer many opportunities to learn and network with ODs practicing in Illinois. You won't want to miss this opportunity! 

Students will be charged a $100 deposit to secure their spot. This fee will be refunded the week after the event, after attending all of the student events listed below.  

Hotel Room Reservations: Hotel rooms will be covered by the IOA, with four students to each room. Sign up for your hotel room spot at the link below. 

Hotel Room Reservations

Saturday, September 30, 2023

8:00am - 9:00am 

Arrive at hotel

9:15am - 10:15am

IOA/AOA+ Leadership Link

This round-table event offers students a chance to meet with practicing ODs and ask questions about the profession. Find out more about different practice modalities and what it's like to practice in Illinois. This is your chance to ask ODs anything you want to know about the profession! 

10:15am - 11:00am

Career Fair

Illinois optometrists who are looking to hire within the next few years or sell their practice will join in on this OD/student Career Fair. 

11:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall & Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Externship Grand Rounds - Our Best Cases

Presented by MyEyeDr

This 1-hour lecture is presented in Grand Rounds format. It focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of ocular diseases. The course also includes relevant studies centered around each of the cases presented.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Art of Networking

Presented by VSP Vision

The Art of Networking is an interactive workshop designed for participants to learn how to position themselves for optimal outcomes in social situations. They will gain a deeper understanding of ways to gain confidence, prepare for group interactions, and look for hidden opportunities. In this engaging course attendees will develop a 10-second “commercial,” receive valuable networking tips, and learn how to obtain referrals.

4:00 - 5:00pm

VSP Mixer

5:00pm - 10:30pm

Illinois Optometry's Celebration feat. Eye Docs of Rock

Sunday, October 1, 2023

9:00am - 12:00pm

OD Career Path Panel


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