2022 Congress Schedule at a Glance*

The 2022 GWCO Congress is scheduled for October 6 - 9, 2022. The event will take place at the Oregon Convention Center. This event was developed to provide an educational venue for optometric professionals from the GWCO's 12 member states to come together and receive high-quality, multi-track optometric education. It is a pleasure to invite you to join us in Portland for the GWCO Congress,  one of the Northwest's largest regional eyecare conventions. 

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*Schedule is subject to change as we are still finalizing details. 

Thursday, October 6
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Thursday Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunches
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO Welcome Reception
6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM OOPA Advocacy Committee Meeting & Dinner
9:00 PM - Midnight OOPA Hospitality Suite
 
Friday, October 7
6:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM OD Information Seminar ($50 Cash Rebate)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Presidents' Council
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM  Friday Continuing Education Sessions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Seminar Lunches
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace Grand Opening Reception
5:00 PM  - 6:00 PM Oregon, Washington & Alaska Happy Hour
6:00 PM  - 9:30 pm OOPA Membership Dinner & Casino Night
9:30 PM - Midnight OOPA Hospitality Suite

 

Saturday, October 8
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday Continuing Education Sessions
8:00 - 11:00 AM OOPA Board Breakfast Meeting
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Snacks
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM GWCO Student Program
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Marketplace & Lunch
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM GWCO State/Student Networking 
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GWCO Presidents' Council 
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GWCO President's Reception & Awards

 

Sunday, October 9
7:30 AM – 12:00 Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 12:00 Sunday Continuing Education Sessions @ Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center - Regency Ballrooms