Exciting Changes to the Upcoming GWCO Congress! 

The 2020 GWCO Congress will be virtual. We are committed to providing you with meaningful education.

Last Updated June 23, 2020

As the uncertainty of the current climate continues to revolve around the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the GWCO Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to forgo an in-person Congress this fall (September 17-20, 2020) in Portland, Oregon.

The GWCO Board reached its decision after Governor Brown of Oregon released her "Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon" that advises the cancellation of large gatherings (including conventions) through at least September 2020. Without a doubt, GWCO places the health and safety of our attendees, industry partners, and staff at our highest priority.

GWCO remains committed to delivering an unparalleled educational program that provides positive and meaningful experiences to ODs, paraoptometrics, students, and the at-large optometric community. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that plans are being finalized for a re-imagined, virtual GWCO Congress for this September!

New dates have been selected for the 2020 Congress, September 18—20, 2020. Further details about revised programming and activities and updated industry partnership opportunities will be shared with the GWCO community in the coming weeks. So please stay tuned!

We will be updating the GWCO website as 2020 details become available.

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Join us for a unique opportunity to network and collaborate. 

  • Earn Up to 15 Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, ABO, NCLE & CPC CE Credit Available
  • Explore the Extensive Exhibit Hall Marketplace
  • Have Fun at Networking Events & More

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GWCO offers a large variety of partnership options. We are proud to help you showcase your latest products, tech, and ideas. 

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