Thank you for attending the 116th Virginia Optometric Association Annual Conference. We had a great time!
Norfolk was the prime location for our annual meeting and the Hilton The Main did not disappoint. The bar was set high following last year’s conference and fitting for Harborfest weekend, the longest-running maritime festival in the nation, this year’s blew it out of the water.
Our conference kicked-off early Friday morning with breakfast followed by a full day of engaging education, which included a workshop for those looking to increase their scope-of-practice. The Exhibit Hall welcomed us with familiar faces and new technologies as we socialized with those who support our industry. Following dinner many took to the waterfront to take in Harborfest, dancing the night away to live music.
Saturday continued with early morning breakfast and lectures followed by the VOA’s business meeting. Here, attending members heard updates on what our association has accomplished over the previous year with a look ahead to the coming year. Saturday evening we donned our black-ties and dresses to celebrate Virginia Optometry and our president Dr. Adam Parker at the President’s Banquet and Awards Dinner. Harborfest fireworks then entertained us as we socialized rooftop, overlooking the Elizabeth River, enjoying drinks and each other’s company. The night ended late with more live music on the waterfront after a busy day of learning and activities.
Sunday wrapped up the conference weekend with coding alpha to zulu, concluding yet another spectacular Virginia conference.
We’ll see you in Richmond as we return to our capital city in June 2019!