Vision Expo has announced a full line-up of Pop Up Talks, celebrity appearances, networking and social events in the ABO-NCLE OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub, a space designed exclusively for Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians. The Hub, located between the Galleria and Eyewear + Accessories Pavilions at booth #G1164, will also provide attendees with access to representatives and resources from ABO & NCLE, NAO, OAA, NFOS and vendor partners.In addition to free amenities including food and beverages, giveaways, and more, the OptiCon Hub will host daily happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17. TV personality and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey will be in the Hub from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, and Sunday, March 18 from 12:30 to 1:30, for attendee photo ops. Pop Up Talks will take place throughout each day of the Show in an intimate and interactive setting and will focus on a variety of topics, including sessions from the eyewear designer and deejay duo Coco and Breezy and style expert Joy Gibb.
The full OptiCon Hub Schedule of Events can be found online here.
In addition to more than 75 hours of educational content developed by the OptiCon Advisory Board and just steps away from the Exhibit Hall with over 260,000 net square feet of eyewear and eyecare products, Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians can now take ABO & NCLE review courses and sit for exams at Vision Expo East. (Sitting for exams requires a separate exam registration and fee).
Attendees can also join their colleagues for an opening night party on Friday, March 16, from 7:30–9 p.m. at Stitch Bar & Lounge to meet and mingle with eye care professionals celebrating OptiCon @ Vision Expo.