AAO Events

100th Anniversary Celebrations

From the first meeting in 1921, we have grown to be an Association with more than 800 members. There have been many accomplishments over the past 100 years in the optometric industry, and we look forward to celebrating this very special milestone throughout the year.

Stay tuned for events and activities to come!

2021 AAO Conference

The Alberta Association of Optometrists is celebrating its 100-year anniversary! This year’s conference, A Celebration of Success, is an exciting time for optometrists to connect with each other and other industry professionals. It is a vital opportunity for professional development, networking, and to see what’s new in the industry.

This year's conference will be an exciting and innovative hybrid event format, combining the best of virtual CE with in-person CE and social events.

Virtual CE Sessions - 6 Week Series
Every Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00pm from September 14th - October 19th

Two Day Conference - In-Person and Virtual
We will have a two day conference held October 22-23 at the Banff Fairmont Springs. This two day event will have CE sessions, a small exhibitor showcase, and various social events. Registration will be open for optometrists only and attendance at the conference will be limited to 200. Keep an eye out for the registration package!

Those that are not able to attend this event in-person will still be able to watch the CE lectures virtually. The sessions over these two days will be broadcasted for you to view live.

As part of our commitment to providing our members with valuable educational opportunities, recordings of all CE, both virtual and in-person will be available on-demand. The on-demand content will be eligible for credits and will be available for 30 days after the live sessions are complete.

Stay tuned for more information about the conference and how to register in the upcoming months.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact;
Cynthia Lee, Events Coordinator
(780) 488-7029

Other Events

Each month, ShopVISION will host week-long digital events to highlight brands and content that align with exciting product and industry themes. From July 26 - August 1, you will have the chance to shop incredible brands, new products, deals and more.

To explore the ShopVISION Fashion & Eyewear Feature Week, register here.

  CAO National Congress – 2021 Postponed to July 6-9, 2022

Last October, CAO’s Council considered the feasibility of pursuing Congress in St. John’s in July, 2021 given the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the interests of ensuring the most robust event possible, Council decided to postpone Congress 2021 to July 6-9, 2022  in St. John’s.  Council further decided that although holding the event in 2022 disrupts the traditional hosting of Congress in odd years, it would not change the rotation going forward, and will still pursue Congress in 2023 in Quebec City.