Events for Students

New for 2017!  Student Welcome Reception Industry Forum
Sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Vision
Wednesday, October 11, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Hear from four industry supporters prior to the Student Welcome Reception.  Attendees will receive their drink tickets for the reception after the conclusion of this forum.

Student Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Allergan, Essilor and VSP
Co-hosted by the American Optometric Student Association

Wednesday, October 11, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Kick-off the annual meeting at this students-only featuring a guest DJ.

Student Fellowship Program 
Distinguish yourself by becoming a Student Fellow! Sign up when you register for Academy 2017 Chicago.

Special Student Focus Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, October 12, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Students will have a special opportunity to meet and network with over 150 exhibitors in attendance while playing Optometric Pursuit. While you’re there, stop by the Academy membership booth (#551) in the Exhibit Hall to ask a Fellow any question you have about membership or the Academy.

New for 2017! Student/Resident Awards Lunch
Thursday, October 12, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This year, the Academy will hold its first annual Student/Resident Awards Lunch. This luncheon will honor the best student scientific program presenters from Academy 2016 Anaheim, the 2017 student travel fellowship recipients and the 2017 Allergan resident travel fellowship recipients.

Student Networking Luncheon
Sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Vision and VSP
Friday, October 13, Noon – 1:30 PM
Meet and network with students from other schools. Staff from residency programs will be available to answer questions.