Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

Vision Expo West 2020 Update

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23-26. Despite efforts to ensure the safety of everyone planning on attending Vision Expo West and a strong interest from the industry to participate, the decision has been made to cancel Vision Expo West 2020 as a result of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak's announcement on Monday, June 26 sharing that Nevada "will remain in Phase 2 of reopening plans through the end of July due to current trends of the coronavirus infection."

Attendees and exhibitors who had registered to participate in Vision Expo West 2020 will receive separate, personalized communications from the Vision Expo team.

With a focus on delivering greater value to the industry and further developing fresh and innovative virtual offerings, Vision Expo is launching a robust 365-digital platform dedicated to bringing the optical community together and allowing business to continue and flourish. The platform will include CE education, allow for direct appointment setting, virtual product showcases, service and product sourcing, and much more. The announcement on Vision Expo's new virtual platform, its specific offerings and partners will be shared soon.

Learn more about the decision here and how we plan to focus on delivering greater value to the industry through the development of innovative virtual offerings.


The Vision Council offers its members many opportunities to meet with other industry leaders throughout the year. The Vision Council facilitates and participates in a variety of events including industry-wide tradeshows such as International Vision Expo, and members-only opportunities including Division and Committee meetings, professional forums, and a yearly Executive Summit.

Vision Expo

Vision Expo East and West, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eyecare providers each year. More optical professionals make their buying decisions at Vision Expo than any other annual industry event in North America.

Members of The Vision Council receive discounted rates per net square foot - upwards of 10 percent - for exhibiting at any Vision Expo. Members also receive instant access to several other discounts and privileged industry information and statistics.

Division and Committee Meetings

Division, committee and task force meetings provide great opportunities to network with other members that share your business needs and perspectives. Our groups meet regularly to face issues that are important to unique segments of the industry, share best practices, and increase their networks.

Executive Summit

The Vision Council's Executive Summit has become the "must-attend" event for senior executives in the vision industry. Your leadership team will benefit from numerous opportunities for executive-level networking, hot-topic panel discussions, leadership development, economic trend updates, and business strategies.

Lab Division Meeting

The Lab Division meeting is the complete lab event. Each component, from education to exclusive receptions and events, has been thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed. Combined with the continuing education and expansive exhibits at Vision Expo West - the largest ophthalmic event in the Americas - the Lab Division meeting provides the perfect setting for you to hear about hot topics, network with labs and test drive equipment before implementing new ideas and technologies into your business.

COLA Spring Meeting

The annual COLA Spring Meeting is a must-attend two-day event featuring the latest industry updates and educational sessions.