2020 VOA Annual Conference

2020 VOA Annual Conference
Early Bird Ends: Jul 17
Deadline: Aug 1

Due to COVID-19, the VOA leadership felt it was best to re-schedule the VOA 2020 Annual Conference from May 13-17 to August 13-16, 2020.  All registrations will be transferred to the new date automatically.  Additionally, if you've made a hotel room reservation at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, your reservation will be adjusted automatically by the hotel. There is nothing you need to do at this time.

lodwickOn behalf of the Annual Conference Committee and the Virginia Optometric Association I’d like to invite you to the 118th Virginia Annual Conference, being held in Norfolk, Virginia at The Hilton Main Norfolk from August 13-16, 2020.

This year’s conference will mark a significant time in our history as we celebrate optometry in the year 2020. Norfolk’s waterside harbor will serve as the backdrop to The Hilton Main Norfolk’s central location with a schedule of events throughout the entire weekend. The conference kicks off Thursday evening with events for Young ODs and Women In Optometry as well as industry dinners. Beginning Friday morning attendees will have the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers throughout the conference. Enjoy the Exhibit Hall Friday evening and Saturday morning as we bring to you innovations in eye care. Saturday will begin early and end late as we celebrate our profession followed by the Saturday Evening Social. Enjoy the interactive workshops and rapid fire grand rounds along with “stay in your seat” promotions provided by our industry colleagues.

The VOA Annual Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Norfolk, Virginia!

— Richard K. Lodwick, O.D.

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pdfDOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE PROGRAM  (Please note that this is the original program from the May 2020 dates. It will be updated accordingly once we have confirmed the new dates with our speakers.)

VOA Exhibit Hall is Sold Out!

Lodging Information

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The Hilton Norfolk The Main is located at 100 E. Main Street,  Norfolk, Virginia 23510. Make your reservations by calling 1-800-445-8667 and mentioning the Virginia Optometric Association.  Alternatively, you may also click here to make your reservations online

The VOA discounted rate is $159* per night. Reservations will be accepted based on availability until July 23rd. Rates are applicable August 12-15. The number of rooms at this rate is limited. 

Check-in begins at 4:00 pm and checkout is 11:00 am All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card, supplied at the time of reservation. Any guaranteed reservation not cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one night’s room and tax.   (*All rates are subject to state and local taxes, per room per night. Taxes are subject to change without notice.)

Parking: Self parking is included in the VOA room rate.  Valet parking is available for $26 per car per night for overnight guests of the hotel. 


July 17 - Early Bird Deadline

July 23 - Lodging Deadline

August 1 - Advanced Registration Deadline, after this date please download the program above and register at the door

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