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The Place(s) To Be: All Things OWA At Vision Expo East!

OWA at Vision Expo

Vision Expo East will soon be live in New York City! The OWA is hosting 3 events during the conference.

We welcome everyone to join us at one or more of these events to network with your colleagues and learn more about what the OWA has to offer.

OWA Champagne Breakfast Celebrating Women in Leadership

Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Location: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Please join us at the spectacular Gotham Hall to celebrate our 2023 OWA award recipients:

  1. Karen Roberts (Zeiss): Pleiades Award

  2. Dr. Beverly Bianes (Pack & Bianes Vision Care Optometry): Pyxis Award

  3. Talia Bruno (De Rigo REM): Emerging Leader Award

Celebrate these amazing women in an elegant setting while enjoying a champagne breakfast. Keynote speakers this year are three OWA presidents — past, present, and future — as they describe the extraordinary story of the OWA itself, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022!

Registration Details:

  1. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

  2. Reserved Tickets Before 2/15/2023: $60 per individual member, $70 per individual non-member, or $600 per table of 10

  3. Reserved Tickets After 2/15/2023: $75 per individual or $700 per table of 10


Annual Star Award Cocktail Reception & Networking Event Date & Time: Friday, March 17, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Location: Javits Center, OPTImum Lounge, Expo Show Floor, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Please join us at the OWA Star Award Cocktail Reception & Networking Event!

This event will be held in the OPTImum Lounge on the Expo Show Floor in the Javits Convention Center to allow easy access for all industry professionals.

Network with members and non-members alike while enjoying cocktails from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Although there is no charge to attend, your RSVP is greatly appreciated!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2023


Career Zone Student Lounge

Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Location: Javits Center, Booth F3162, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001

From 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM The OWA will be moderating a presentation on Life, Work and Balance in the Eyecare Industry. The event will include five panelists from leading optical companies, including: MyEyeDr, National Vision, Vision Source, Walmart and Warby Parker.

At 3:15 PM, the OWA will host an Ice Cream Social (the perfect afternoon pick me up!).

The Career Zone Student lounge is open to students and young professionals from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 18.


Article written by Yvette Carranza

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