Back to Business?

What Employers Need to Know as They Return in a Post-COVID-19 World.
As AAO members re-open clinics and bring staff back to work, there are bound to be a lot of questions about operating procedures relating to labour and employment standards in this new work environment. To help members address their questions, the AAO has arranged a webinar with labour and employment legal experts Thomas Duke and Stephen Torscher, partners at Miller Thomson LLP. 

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Registration: AAO Members Only - Free of Charge

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2020 AAO Conference & Optifair

October 15th to 17th
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alberta

The Alberta Association of Optometrists is celebrating its 100th Conference! This year’s conference, Seeing Beyond 20/20 is an exciting opportunity for optometrists and clinic staff to connect with each other and other industry professionals.

Information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.  If you are a member, the information will arrive in your mailbox.  If you are not an AAO member and wish to receive information about the conference, please email us at alberta.association@optometrists.ab.ca

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate sponsorship is the primary source of funding for this premier event, and the exclusive sponsors garner exceptional opportunities to put their company’s brand in front of more than 500 key optometric leaders. By becoming one of the conference sponsors, you can reach this unique targeted audience, share your 2020 news and demonstrate your commitment to industry relationships.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for every budget. We are confident that you will find the perfect opportunity to showcase your company that will align with your marketing goals.

Optifair Exhibitor Opportunities

One of the highlights of the conference is always Optifair, where exhibitors showcase the latest products and the best in new technology. The very popular Optifair optical trade show is at a new time! The trade show is on October 16th from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

This unique event is Alberta’s only trade show dedicated to the optometric profession. As an exhibitor at Optifair, your products and services receive maximum exposure to the key decision makers from across Alberta. As the Friday lunch will be served at Optifair and CE will be available, we expect a very high attendance at Optifair.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to book your booth early! To learn more about Optifair and how you can exhibit, view our exhibitor guide below.


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

Other Events

Western Canadian Dry Eye Summit 2020 - May 23 to 24
CAO National Congress – July 7 to 10, 2021, St. John’s NL
American Academy of Optometry – October 7 to 10, 2020