Upcoming Events

2020 AAO Virtual Conference and Optifair

The Alberta Association of Optometrists is celebrating its 100th Conference this year, and is taking it virtual!

In light of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this year’s conference, Seeing Beyond 20/20, will be held virtually. This also allows us to extend the conference from its traditional three day event schedule to a series of weekly events over the course of three months.

Join us every Tuesday evening from September 8th – November 24th for educational sessions with industry leaders, an exciting virtual tradeshow exhibition hall and numerous social events.

The weekly Tuesday sessions will feature:
6:00pm – Social event / Virtual Exhibition Hall 
7:00pm – CE Session (1-2 hours), immediately followed by a 30 minute live Q&A with the speaker

Note: There will be no CE session on Tuesday, October 13 as the ACO and AAO AGM will be held virtually on October 14. 

We are working hard to ensure the AAO virtual conference remains a premier event for our members to connect with each other and industry professionals. It’s a vital opportunity for professional development, networking, and seeing what’s new in the industry.

Be prepared for:
Up to 26 hours of outstanding educational content and earn up to 52 Category 1 CE credits!
A variety of registration packages to fit your own CE requirements 
A virtual exhibition hall with up to 40 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest in the industry
Networking opportunities to connect with your fellow members and colleagues
Games, contests and social events throughout the conference and your opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!

Stay tuned for more information coming your way shortly. If you are a member, the information and registration packages will arrive directly to you. If you are not an AAO member and wish to receive information about the conference, please email us at alberta.association@optometrists.ab.ca

We look forward to you joining us for an outstanding virtual conference!

Thank You To Our Conference Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Virtual Exhibitor Opportunities

The ever so popular Optifair tradeshow is going virtual! Every Tuesday between 6:00-7:00pm MDT, the tradeshow floor will be live for company representatives to engage with attendees, prior to each educational session beginning. Virtual exhibitor listings will be active on the conference platform for the entire 3 month duration of the conference, providing an excellent opportunity for exposure.
As we are limiting the number of exhibitors to 40 and are looking to begin all of the marketing for the conference as soon as possible, we recommend registering as soon as possible so that your exhibitor information is included in conference communications. We kindly invite you to review this new exhibitor package and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.


Feel free to contact:
Cynthia Lee
Event Coordinator
Ph: 780.488.7029
E-mail: clee@optometrists.ab.ca

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American Academy of Optometry – October 7 to 10, 2020