GWCO Congress was developed to provide an educational venue for the optometric professional in GWCO member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. As a way to encourage the participation of members and state leaders, net profits from the annual congress are returned to the GWCO states based on an attendance formula.

Thank you to all who attended GWCO 2019! We hope to see you all next year at Portland, OR for GWCO 2020 being held on Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20. Mark your calendars!

We will be updating the GWCO website as 2020 details become available. Until then, we encourage you to take a look at the 2019 details for a frame of reference.

Learn About Congress 2020

Earn Optometry CEs at Congress

Join us for a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with optometric and paraoptometric professionals in a fun and educational environment. 

  • Earn 75 plus Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, ABO, NCLE & CPC Accreditation Available
  • Explore the Extensive Exhibit Hall Marketplace
  • Have Fun at Evening Events & More
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Partnership Opportunities with GWCO

GWCO offers a large variety of partnership options. We are proud to help you showcase your latest products, tech, and ideas. Be sure to check out the 2019 Industry Partners Prospectus to learn more. 

  • Advertise with GWCO on our website and in our event booklet.
  • Sponsoring with GWCO give you access to optometric and paraoptometric professionals from throughout our region
  • Sign up for booth space at our 2019 GWCO Congress
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