OAA Leadership Conference
February 9-11, 2017 marked the Opticians Association of America’s annual Leadership conference held in Savannah, Georgia. The host city was beautiful, rich with history and pleasantly warm. Attendees from the northeast missed a big snow storm!
There were opticians and optical students from all over the U.S., including Alaska. Many state societies were also represented and they sponsored students and apprentice opticians to attend. It was wonderful to be in a room full of like-minded individuals who want to promote opticianry through leadership, education, legislative representation, and communication. Being a member of the OAA is an investment in our profession as is attending Leadership. I am already looking forward for next year’s OAA Leadership conference in Charleston, South Carolina.
Some break-out sessions that were well attended include:
Money was raised for the Vision of Hope Foundation/Opticians Association of America. You can read about some of what they support and do here: http://www.oaa.org/who-we-are/giving-back We learned about how to plan for a successful mission trip and how life changing mission trips are for those being served and those serving.
I hope you consider attending next year!
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