THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO GO!
October 6-8, 2017 is OptiCon is ABO-NCLE's national education conference. If you are an apprentice optician, an opticianry student, a licensed optician, or an optical dispenser this is the place for you. Imagine ABO and NCLE credit classes all under one roof. In addition, there are review classes and opportunities to sit for your national boards.
One of the highlights is to watch the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) student reps compete in the annual College Bowl. Optical knowledge competition, jeopardy style. It's a lot of fun.
Being around like-minded professionals from all over the USA provides an opportunity for you to share best practices, meet people who may end up being life-ling friends, and can re-energize you professionally. The courses are outstanding as is the exhibit hall.
All of this takes place right outside of Magic Kingdom at Disney's Contemporary Resort.
Please visit ABO-NCLE website at https://www.abo-ncle.org/
Here is an excerpt from their website:
OptiCon® 2017 will take place from October 6 - October 8, 2017 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney's Contemporary Resort! Mark your calendar now so that you don't miss this event. Come to Disney before the conference, or stay after the conference to enjoy everything that Walt Disney World has to offer.
OptiCon® 2017 events will begin on Friday morning, October 6 with educational sessions, and continue through Sunday afternoon (October 8). Courses that are being scheduled include the following categories: Spectacle, Contact Lens, Business and Hands-On, Refraction for Opticians, as well as the ABO and NCLE exam review courses!
For more information on the conference itself, hotel and air travel, please click on the links to the left. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you at Disney!
Tom Barracato, ABOC Patrick Goughary, NCLEM, ABOM
ABO Board Chair NCLE Board Chair
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