The Vision Council Concludes Second All-Member Virtual Meeting

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted the organization’s second All-Member Virtual Meeting yesterday, Wednesday, May 5. The meeting brought together nearly 200 members of the vision care product and services community for an afternoon of engaging presentations from The Vision Council’s leadership and community leaders on timely topics.

Vision Expo Extends Free Registration, as Show Organizers Anticipate 5,000+ Attendees for Vision Expo East Orlando

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced that free registration for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla., will be extended indefinitely. The decision to extend the free registration deadline is based on what they describe as a "recent, notable spike in attendee registration. Mitch Barkley, vice president of trade shows and events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo, said, “With just four weeks to go until Vision Expo East, we are expecting to have at least 5,000 attendees at the show."

SECO International Names Recipients of 2021 Optometry Awards

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, headquartered here, has announced the recipients of its 2021 awards and has recognized these leaders in optometry for their significant contributions to the profession, according to an announcement this week.

Vision Expo East 2021 to Host the Career Zone on Saturday, June 5

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the Career Zone will return to Vision Expo East 2021 on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The hub for students and young professionals will be hosted in The Seen (#TP1251).

Registration Opens for Optometry’s Meeting 2021 in Denver

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has opened registration for Optometry’s Meeting, which is returning to Denver this year. The meeting is scheduled for June 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center.

More Than 200 Exhibiting Companies Commit to Vision Expo East 2021

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Monday, April 26, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that more than 200 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here. “We are thrilled to welcome more than 200 exhibiting companies to Orlando this June,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo.

National Optometric Association to Host Regional Meeting at Vision Expo East 2021

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced today that the National Optometric Association (NOA), will host an upcoming Regional Meeting on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at Vision Expo East, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

Transitions Optical Cancels Transitions Academy 2021

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Friday, April 9, 2021 11:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical announced this morning that it is cancelling Transitions Academy 2021, scheduled for June 13 – 16, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. The annual meeting is one of the industry’s most well-recognized educational events, bringing together independent eyecare professionals, national and regional retailers, educators, optical laboratories, managed vision care companies, and other industry professionals from across North America and around the globe. In lieu of Transitions Academy 2021, Transitions Optical said it will continue to connect with and support the optical industry through virtual events like Transitions The Pulse, which brought together over 10,000 global attendees, and its Innovation Awards, virtual education and customized training events.

The Professional Opticians of Florida Commit to Vision Expo East 2021 as an Official Supporter

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Monday, April 5, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that the Professional Opticians of Florida will join Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida, as an official supporter.

Mido's Next Live Exhibition Postponed to Feb. 12-14, 2022, Details of a New Virtual Event in June Will be Shared Soon

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Monday, March 22, 2021 10:05 AM MILAN—Citing a current new shutdown in Italy due to continuing concerns about the pandemic, the restrictions in place against live trade events and an uncertain travel situation in Europe, Giovanni Vitaloni, president of Mido, just announced today the postponement of the international eyewear event's live exhibition, which had been planned for June 5-7 in Milan, to take place Feb. 12-14, 2022 at Milan's Rho-Pero center. In addition, the organizers will soon debut a new virtual conference and digital exhibit program, to be held June 22, 2021, details of which will be presented soon.

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, Organizers of Vision Expo, Release VisionSAFE Updates for Exhibitors

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced that VisionSAFE, the comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021, has been updated with specific guidelines for exhibitors.

SECO Opens Registration for April 28-May 2 Meeting With Meet Safe Guidelines

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International  is open for SECO 2021, SECO's annual conference and marketplace, providing the optometric profession outstanding educational opportunities. This live, in-person event will take place April 28 to May 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, with a Meet Safe plan to ensure safety measures for all attendees. In addition to live and in-person, there is an option to participate virtually. “SECO 2021 is looking forward to welcoming our attendees and exhibitors back to Atlanta,” said Max Raynor, president of SECO International.

My Vision Show to Host 'Share Your Vision' March 25-28, and New My Vision Show Galleria, an Ongoing Virtual Conference Platform

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, the ever-growing virtual showcase, is back with a brand new event and an updated platform. Share Your Vision will be held on March 25-28, 2021 although the platform is open for registration on an invited, membership basis, to enable attendees to customize their own experience and interaction.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 13th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo East

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, has announced that the 2021 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

IDOC Connection 2021 Successfully Draws More Than 1,100 Attendees, With 85 Sessions Featured via Interactive Virtual Meeting Platform

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:18 AM NORWALK Conn.—IDOC's Connection 2021, the alliance’s annual national conference, took place for the first time this year via a virtual platform that featured general sessions, exhibitor booths, nightly entertainment, and networking opportunities for the more than 1,100 attendees.