As students, there will never be another time in our careers when we are able to take advantage of the amazing optometry conferences for insane discounts – OR FOR FREE. Vision Expo East/West is one of the latter.
You heard that right. Any registered student at any of the 23 official AOSA schools of optometry can register for Vision Expo East (New York, in March 2015) or Vision Expo West (Las Vegas, in September 2015) for free. This is inclusive of exhibit hall registration and unlimited continuing education (CE). As an OD, the cost of registration is $150 for the exhibit hall and $260-610 for CE. There are also student only education courses, networking events, and socials. All for free.
As if these weren’t enough incentives for you to get out and enjoy an exciting city, meet new people, and learn about innovations and advancements in optometry, Vision Expo is willing to PAY YOU!
There’s a $500 travel grant per school that’s up for grabs!
All that’s required is a 500 word essay on how you would benefit from attending conferences. The submission is due by midnight (EST) January 23, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include whether you would prefer to go to New York or Las Vegas along with your name, address, email, school, and grad year.
Applicants must be able to attend student events on the Saturday of their chosen conference to receive their grant (March 22 for Vision Expo East, September 19 for Vision Expo West). Click here for complete details.
Good luck! See you in New York or Las Vegas!