Lab Division Meeting

Lab Division Meeting

Lab Meeting


2016 Lab Division Meeting, September 14-15, 2016

Meeting Information:

2016 Meeting Highlights:

The Lab Division meeting is the complete lab event with components thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed through education, exclusive receptions and events, including The Vision Council Lab Division Hall of Fame.

The education program features thought-leaders, specialized experts and panelists tackling trending industry topics of importance to labs, and hours of dedicated networking time.


Schedule At-a-Glance:

Wednesday, Sept 14, 2016 12:00pm-1:30pm Lab Division Steering Committee    
  2:00pm-2:45pm Legal Restrictions on Industry Reward Programs Jim Anderson Howe, Anderson, & Smith, P.C.
  2:45pm-3:30pm Competing in Abundant Competition Mike Karlsrud The Karlsrud Company
  3:30pm-4:00pm Prop 65, UDI and other legal updates Rick Van Arnam Barnes, Richardson& Colburn, LLP
  6:30pm-7:00pm Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception    
  7:00pm Hall of Fame Dinner    
Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast    
  8:00am-8:30am 3D Printing – A Year Later Guido Groet Luxexcel
  8:30am-10:00am Eye Care Consolidation & The Future of the Supply Chain (Panelists TBA) Hunter Puckett HPC Puckett & Co.
  10:15am-11:15am COLA Board Meeting    


Lab Division Hall of Fame:

The Lab Division Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the contributions of those who participated in the establishment of the wholesale optical industry in its founding years. These industry veterans will be recognized during the Directors' Choice Award and 17th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration on Wednesday, September 14 in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West. 

All members of the optical lab community are invited to attend this event. Purchase tickets online now!

2016 Directors' Choice Award:

  • James C. Tooke, Regional Account Manager for Zyloware Eyewear

2016 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Craig D. Giles, Executive Vice President/GM (Retired), Walman Optical
  • Michael C. Vitale, ABOM, The Vision Council
  • Christie Walker, Editor, LabTalk
  • Dick Whitney, Carl Zeiss Vision
  • John M. Young, Founder, Colts Laboratories

Registration Information

Register now at this link!

Additional Information

For more information about the Lab Division, visit the Lab Division section of the site.