SECO International Moves Dates for SECO 2021 to April 28-May 4, 2021

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ATLANTA—SECO International announced this week that it was making “the difficult decision to adjust the timing" of the SECO 2021 meeting. Originally scheduled for Feb. 24-28, SECO 2021 will now take place April 28 – May 2. As previously planned, SECO 2021 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and will be offered as an in-person event, with options for virtual attendance. Max Raynor, OD, president of SECO International, said in this week’s announcement, “As we look toward 2021, our priority is to deliver a safe and successful meeting where we can come together to access emerging eyecare trends, explore the latest technologies, gain hands-on training, and forge new connections with the eyecare community.

"The decision to move the dates of our annual Congress from February to April was not taken lightly. Following discussion with the board of trustees, input from members, and feedback from our key partners, the final sentiment indicated a strong desire for a rescheduled in-person event later in the spring. We are unified in our decision that adjusting the date will allow SECO and the industry to host a more successful meeting.”

Raynor also noted that SECO International will implement several infection control and prevention guidelines and will follow recommendations from public health experts and standards set by the federal, state and local governments.

In addition, SECO International said that it remains committed to continuing to provide new ways to engage and connect throughout the year. Since the SECO 2020 Congress in Atlanta, volunteers and staff have been working via SECO University on new education offerings, such as the SECO Live webinar series.

“This dynamic, year-round digital learning platform will extend our community outreach throughout the year by providing education, virtual networking opportunities, and discovering new products and services,” the SECO International announcement noted.

Registration for SECO 2021 will open in early-December. Additional event details, including networking opportunities, schedule, travel, and more, will be made available via