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Congress Attendee Information

The 2019 GWCO Congress is scheduled for October 10–13, 2019. 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 13 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. 

Congress Highlights

  • 75+ Hours of Cutting-Edge Education
  • COPE, ABO, NCLE & CPC Accreditation
  • BOGO Staff with OD Early Registration
  • 2-Day Exhibit Hall Marketplace
  • Evening Events & More


Join us for a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with optometric and paraoptometric professionals in a fun and educational environment. Attendee registration rates are based on several factors. Optometrist rates are based on AOA membership, student and resident rates are based on AOP membership and both options have single day rates available. We also offer registration of exhibit hall access only an additional specialty education. 

Learn more about registration rates, the Congress schedule, and to register on the Congress registration page.

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CE Certificates

Thank you to those who joined us at the 2018 GWCO Congress in Portland Oregon. CE Certificates are available, please email the GWCO Office to obtain your Certificate of Attendance and be sure to join us again.

Learn more about CE credits offered, how to make sure you receive your credits, and how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance on the CE Certificate page.

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Congress Schedule at a Glance

The 2019 GWCO Congress schedule details are on their way. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at all of the sessions, group events, and networking opportunities we had in 2018.

Learn more about the courses that were offered at the 2018 event to get an idea of the offerings we will provide. We will be uploading the 2019 schedule to the Schedule at a Glance page in the near future. 

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Hotel & Travel

Learn all you need to know about traveling to Portland for Congress. If you are planning to join us in Portland for the 2019 GWCO Congress, then it is time to start planning your trip.

Learn more about air travel, getting around, weather, OCC parking, and the top 10 things to do in Portland on the hotel and travel page.

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