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October 19-21, 2019
Alexandria, VA

Celebrating six years, a schedule designed with only Corporate Optometrists in mind. The ultimate event to network with—and learn from—your corporate optometry peers. We invite you to join us for the celebration!


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ATTENTION ATTENDEES

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OE TRACKER Mobile App by ARBO
Instructions for Optometrists Attending CE Courses
(for Apple v 1.2 and Android v 1.2)

Optometrists can use the OE TRACKER mobile app to record attendance at continuing education courses and receive instant course credit. Not only is it easy, but the app is FREE and can be used by anyone with an OE TRACKER number. The OE TRACKER app is available for iPhones/iPads and Android phones. CLICK TO SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

Thank you to our 2019 Diamond Level Title Sponsor


About the AACO Annual Conference

The AACO Annual Conference is designed to serve the community of corporate-affiliated optometrists and those entities that provide technical collaboration and support. AACO focuses on offering learning and networking opportunities for corporate affiliated practitioners so that you may give the highest quality patient care. In our 6th year, we are celebrating Corporate Optometric Icons. Professionals without whom the community of corporate optometrists would not have come as far and as focused on service, mentorship, and leadership. Join us for the celebration in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, VA, just minutes from Washington, DC. A quaint, historic district with plenty of shopping and unique treats to help you celebrate your decision to attend the Conference!
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The AACO Annual Conference emphasizes technical and professional education and networking and provides a list of sessions and activities to appeal to your particular area of interest. Our conference sessions and exhibits give our attendees a mix of topics and high-quality educational experiences.

In previous years, the Conference was named Energeyes National Annual Conference, as a nod to the early years in AACO's history. Today, as the AACO Annual Conference, we devote our time to empowering our attendees with quality learning and resources so they can provide optimal patient care. Providing mode-specific CE for corporate affiliated optometrists enhances the quality of eye care professional education. The inclusive AACO community is creating a platform for best practice guidance. AACO is driving technical and professional learning for corporate affiliated Optometrists in the U.S.A. and Canada.

As always, we promise expert keynote speakers, program categories of interest, and engaging workshops. Our exhibitors will offer technical demonstrations and detailed information on innovative equipment and services to bring your work setting to a new level. 

JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO MOVE CORPORATE AFFILIATED OPTOMETRY TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONNECTING AND CELEBRATING WITH YOU IN ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2019.

Be sure to bookmark this page as we continue to update it. AACO members save $100 on registration. Click here to become a member today!


Schedule At-A-Glance

Two and a half days of education and trade show exhibits. This program will feature COPE approved CE Sessions, the Annual Banquet, Member's business meeting, networking, and special connections with our preferred sponsors. Check out the PRELIMINARY schedule listed below.


Earn up to 15 hours of ARBO approved COPE CE!

Saturday, October 19

Time Activity
10:00am - 12:00pm Attendee Registration
12:00pm - 1:00pm  Welcome Ceremony and Attendee Lunch
1:00pm – 4:45pm General Session  (DETAILS BELOW)
5:00pm - 6:30pm  Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Annual Gala (Semi-Formal Dinner, Awards & Presentations)
9:00pm - 11:00pm  Gala "After Party" Celebration & Dancing

Sunday, October 20

 Time  Activity
7:30am – 8:30am Coffee and Breakfast
8:00am – 11:50am Morning General Session and Breakouts
(DETAILS BELOW)
1:30pm -  Buffet Lunch, Designated Exhibit Hours and Appointments
1:30pm - 3:00pm Members Business Meeting, Installation of new board members
2:30pm – 3:00pm “Minute to Win It!”  Must be present to win prizes
3:00pm - 4:50pm Afternoon General Session and Breakouts
(DETAILS BELOW)
4:00pm - 5:00pm Retail Brand Meetings by Invitation Only
5:15pm - 6:45pm Attendee "Happy Hour" in Exhibit Hall
NOTE: Free evening for scheduling dinners   


Monday, October 21

Time Activity
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00am - 10:00 Meet with Exhibitors & Appointments
9:45am – 12:30pm Morning General Session & Breakouts (DETAILS BELOW)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch and Closing Remarks
1:30pm – 3:15pm Afternoon General Session (DETAILS BELOW)

Featured Speakers

eric botts leo osemes
ernie bowling richard madonna
george banyas


About AACO

AACO is a national association working to bring members the best practices, programs, and services. Representing the more than 13,000 practicing-optometrists working in a corporate setting, we are dedicated to giving our members, and vendors access to the best products, programs, and services available. Learn more about our membership benefits.

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