Annual Meeting 2023

September 28 - October 1, 2023
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr N || Schaumburg, IL

2023 IOA Annual Meeting - Celebrating 125 Years! 

September 28 - October 1, 2023
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Schaumburg, IL
Click here to register

Mark your calendar for September 28 - October 1 for the Illinois Optometric Association’s Annual Meeting, where you can enjoy a wide array of exhibitors, 18 hours of CE, a workshop on laser procedures, and important networking opportunities with industry leaders. 

On Saturday, September 30, we will honor the best of Illinois Optometry with our 2023 awards during Optometry's Celebration. To nominate a colleague, please see the nomination forms below. After the awards, The EyeDocs of Rock will take the stage for a truly fun show. We hope to see everyone there! 

This year’s Annual Meeting will also include a trip down memory lane with special presentations highlighting the 125 years of the Illinois Optometric Association. 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that you do not want to miss. Join us at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, and help us make new memories while we celebrate our history.

Want to keep up with all of the events happening during the Annual Meeting? Get the official Annual Meeting app presented by Chittick Eye Care. 


Course Handouts

Click here to download/print the OD course handouts. 

Click here to download/print the para course handouts. 


Speaker Lineup:

Chris Borgman, OD

Sharon Carter

Joy Gibb, ABOC

Cecelia Koetting, OD

Nathan Lighthizer, OD

Blair Lonsberry, OD

Breanne McGhee, OD

Ryan McKinnis, OD

Mohammad Rafieetary, OD


Early Bird Contest:

Register by 9/1/2023 to be entered into a drawing to have all registration and testing fees refunded. All registrants who complete their registration by 9/1 will be automatically entered to win. One OD registration and one para registration will be selected. 


Hotel Room Block Reservations:

The IOA room block is now closed. Reservations may be made through the hotel at the link below. 
Click here to reserve your room online


Cancellation Policy:

Registrations may be cancelled for a $25 fee until Wednesday, September 13th. Cancellations will incur a $50 fee between Thursday, September 14 th and Monday, September 25 th. No refunds will be given after Monday, September 25th. All registrations received after September 25th will be considered on-site and will incur a $25 on-site registration fee.


Exhibitor Information:

Exhibitor registration is available at the link below. 

Exhibitor Registration

Golf Classic & Gray Cup Registration

Golf Classic & Gray Cup Sponsorship Opportunities


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