Meetings and Events
The Vision Council creates opportunities for strategic relationship-building and networking by facilitating industry events and offering members access to exclusive programming at industry forums.
As the co-owner of Vision Expo, a trade-only conference and exhibition held twice a year – Vision Expo East in New York City and Vision Expo West in Las Vegas – The Vision Council helps curate the ultimate marketplace for the vision community to connect and conduct business. Revenue from Vision Expo supports The Vision Council’s mission to promote growth in the vision industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums.
The Vision Council also facilitates and participates in a variety of events including members-only Division and Committee meetings, professional forums, and a yearly Executive Summit.
Featured Meetings and Events
For the first time, The Vision Council is hosting a completely virtual all-members meeting. Designed to inform, inspire, and connect members, the meeting will feature engaging presentations from The Vision Council’s leadership and community leaders on timely topics including the post-election outlook for the vision care industry and the state of the industry heading into 2021.
An OPTImistic View of the Future: Presented under the banner of “An OPTImistic View of the Future,” The Vision Council’s 2021 Executive Summit will be conducted in an all-new, virtual format designed to accommodate the needs of attendees from around the globe.
Over the course of three days, The Executive Summit will illuminate the state of the industry, spotlight key business trends and present concrete approaches to confronting the evolving challenges of the marketplace through a robust schedule of engaging presentations, interactive panels and personalized networking sessions.
Vision Expo East 2021 is scheduled to take place May 25-28, 2021 (Education: May 25-28; Exhibition: May 26-28) at the Javits Center in New York City. Typically held in March, the show date was adjusted by The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, to better accommodate participating companies and to provide more time for companies to effectively plan their participation during a challenging period for the optical marketplace.
As the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle, 2021 also marks the 35th anniversary of Vision Expo East. Additional details on Vision Expo East’s new neighborhoods, educational programming and special features will be announced in the coming months.